Bio

« The question of what constitutes the now - our contemporary reality - is very important to me. We are confronted with the extensive effects of our digital, immaterial era; Our perception and our movements increasingly take place in virtual space. An unknown space. This fundamental transformation drives me to questions these issues in contemporary language, because the significance of the image has drastically changed. 

 

The way I see it, as the image fades out and the object expands in layers, the trace of the original subject intensifies, because the image is composed of a number of images: It exists beyond matter itself. I study our perception (and condition) of presence.

I perform, layer and displace our perception of space-time, I invert matter and create exhibitions that aim to question the very definition of art, today. I research the sensation of conceiving the insubstantial as a core. To do so, I integrate notions of the elasticity of time to create objectified portraits in motion. I draw a line from one body of work to the next, and building upon each work, I allow the passage of time to influence and change the nature of every piece; an infinite continuum where past and future interlace in a multidimensional present. 

I keep my images in constant evolution to defy the stillness of the photographic media and preserve something living that ultimately tends towards a palpable absence of form.

 

My research process feeds off its unfinished state, gaining sustenance from its questioning. It exists only in its evolution and is nourished by the act of researching itself. »

 

Rachel Rom for Swiss Art Awards

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018        

"Pointless vanishing point" Video installation and Land in situ displacement piece, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

2017

"Shifted Condition of Presence » Video projection, Le Boudoir2.0, Les Rencontres d’Arles.

"Invisible Wall" ephemeral exhibition, place de la République, Arles

2016

"Self exposed (With Pauline Klein)" performance within Pistoletto's Installation, VnH Gallery, Paris

"Floor Invisible Wall" Free exhibition on the floor of Place de la République, les Rencontres d'Arles

2015

Paris Photo Los Angeles with Galerie E.G.P

2014

"Fragments", Galerie E.G.P, Paris

2013

"Rachel Rom", Galerie E.G.P, Paris

2010

"Naked and Hurt", Visionnaire's Gallery, Paris (solo)

"Escape and Wander", Three Seven Us, Paris (solo)

2008

"Run", SAKS Gallery, Geneva (solo)

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 

October 2016

"Silk", curated by Andreas Krueger, Berlin

"Party Pooper" at Franzkowiak and Westphal Gallery, Berlin

February 2016

"Poesis" - Exhibition collaboration with artist Anthony Bannwart at Laurent Marthaler Contemporary in Montreux, Switzerland

June-Sept 2015 

Mother Serie exhibited at "Portrait(s)" Festival in Vichy

2015 

Portraits Festival Group Show curated by Off the WALL

2014

"Be my Guest" group show at Galerie E.G.P

"Fashion for future" Art exhibition fundraiser at Les Anges de la Mode 

2013

"Replica" curated by Martin Margiela at Jousse Gallery, Paris

"Tarentel 1", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, curated by Christoph Tannert, Berlin

2012

"Face up", Dior's Suite at Cannes Film Festival

2009

"Art is Fashion" photo exhibition at Visionaire's Gallery, Paris

"Summer show", SAKS Gallery, Geneva

"Portrait exhibition", Cannes Film Festival Art Show, Cannes

2007

"Portraits", Galerie Joyce, Paris

"Visionaire", Galerie de la Bourse, Paris

2002-2006

"Ten" Deluxe Gallery, Hoxton square, London

"No Title Show" Covent Garden Gallery, London

"The Group show" St Martin's Gallery, London

 

BOOK

"RACHEL ROM", limited edition of 20 published by Préféré

"SHIFTED CONDITION OF PRESENCE" series

"WITHIN WITHIN" series

"INVISIBLE WALL" series

 

 

FILM DIRECTING

 

"Rachel by Rom" Paris, 2014