Rachel Rose (b. 1986) is among the foremost artists working with and in video today, as her work actively recodes the medium’s very conditions. Her films straddle and collapse multiple categories at once: found and original footage coalesce into poetic compositions, which explore states between real and artificial, interior and exterior, dead and alive. Rose draws from and extends a long history of cinematic innovation, as she foregrounds a usage of noted audiovisual strategies and editing techniques in her practice. Investigating topics such as cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War, modernist architecture, or the sensory experience of walking in outer space, Rose’s body of work pinpoints what it is that makes and keeps us human, along with the ways we seek to alter, enhance, and escape that designation.
Recent solo exhibitions include: 57th Venice Biennale Exhibition: Viva Arte Viva, Venice; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz; Lake Valley, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London; Contemporary Projects: Rachel Rose, Museu Serralves, Porto; The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; Everything and More, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Palisades, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London; Interiors, Castello di Rivoli, Turin. Current and recent group exhibitions include: Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice; The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery, London; the São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, and Development, Okayama Art Summit, Japan. Forthcoming exhibitions include: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Italy (2018); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2018).