Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose’s videos investigate subjects ranging from zoos and cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War and 19th century park design, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, EDM concerts and and the sensory experience of walking in outer space. Through the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated events, Rose’s work presents humanity’s shared current anxieties and their multi-layered interconnectivity around our own mortality now.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Rachel Rose at The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; “Everything and More” at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); “Palisades” at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London(2015); “Interiors”, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2015). Forthcoming exhibitions include Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2016); Museu Serralves, Porto (2016); the Hayward Gallery, London(2016); and the São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo (2016).

Born 1986
Lives and works in New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Museu Serralves, Porto – PT
Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Rachel Rose, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen – US

2015
Everything and More, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York  US
Palisades, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London  UK
Interiors, Castello di Rivoli, Turin  IT

2014
A Minute Ago, High Art, Paris – FR

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York – US
Invisible Adversaries, Marieluise Hessel Collection, The Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson – US
Incerteza viva [Live Uncertainty], 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, curated by Jochen Volz, São Paulo – BR
Life Itself, curated by Jo Widoff, Daniel Birnbaum and Carsten Höller, Moderna Museet, Stockholm – DK
The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery, London – UK
Welt am Draht, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin – DE
Okayama Art Summit, curated by Liam Gillick, Okayama – JP

2015
CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist, Musée d’Art Moderne Paris, Paris – FR
Visitors, curated by Tom Eccles and Ruba Katrib, Governors Island, New York – US
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York – US
Cloud Cover, CCS Bard College, Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson – US
This a Way, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis – US
The Importance of Being a (Moving) Image, National Gallery, Prague – CZ

2014
The Great Acceleration, Taipei Biennial curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei – TW
Phantom Limbs, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
The Elephant Test, Lothringer 13, Munich – DE
Chance Motives, curated by Kari Rittenbach, SculptureCenter, New York – US
Geographies of Contamination, curated by Vincent Honoré, Alex Scrimgeour, Laura McLean-Ferris, David Roberts Art Foundation, London – UK

2013
Sonic Hedgehog, Malraux’s Place, New York – US
xoxo, Night Gallery, Los Angeles – US
Visual Arts Columbia University Thesis Show, curated by Fionn Meade, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York – US

2012
A Programming Language, organised by Kari Rittenbach, Primary Work Surface, London – UK
Shelf Life, organised by Kari Rittenbach, Primary Work Surface, London – UK 

SCREENINGS

2015
A Minute Ago, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam  NL
Serpentine Cinema: Rachel Rose and Anna Zett, Hackney Picture House, London  UK

2014
The Animals, programmed by Arjuna Neuman, Beirut Art Center, Beirut – LB
Artist Spotlight: Rachel Rose, programmed by Kevin McGarry part of BAMcinématek series Mirating Forms, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Brooklyn – US
Screening and conversation with Chrissie Iles, Grand Century, New York – US
Sitting Feeding Sleeping, programmed by Andrea Lissoni, Jens Hoffmann and Filipa Ramos, Vdrome.org
Sitting Feeding Sleeping, programmed by Marie Canet, Stéphanie Cottin and Caroline Ferreira, Cinémathèque Robert Lynen, Paris – FR 

2013
Optic Nerve, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami – US
Sitting Feeding Sleeping, Studio for Propositional Cinema at the Kunstalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf – DE
Uncanny Valleys, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York – US 

TALKS

2016
Rachel Rose in conversation with Jens Hoffmann, AM at the JM, Think Coffee, New York – US

EDUCATION

2013
MFA Visual Art, Columbia University, New York
2010
MA Art History, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
2009
BA Humanities/BA Art, Yale University, New Haven

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2015
Frieze Artist Award 2015, London
2014
Illy Present Future Prize, Artissima
2012
Columbia University Visual Arts Scholarship

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015
Seeing Stars, Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, November
Rachel Rose: Art Star, Fan Zhong, W Magazine, November
Openings: Rachel Rose, Kevin McGarry, Artforum, October
It Looked Like a Universe, Beau Rutland, Flash Art, October
Rachel Rose, Aily Nash, Bomb Magazine, September
Rachel Rose: Palisades, Edited by Emma Enderby with Agnes Gryczkowska and Melissa Larner, Serpentine Galleries and Koenig Books, September (book)
Rachel Rose: artist sets our on Gravity-inspired space odyssey, Charlotte Burns, The Guardian, October 26
The Frieze Project That Has Collectors on Their Hands and Knees, Kevin McGarry, The New York Times Style Magazine, October 16
Frieze Projects Puts the Focus on Physical Space, Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times, October 13
Rising star Rachel Rose invites Frieze visitors to take a walk on the wild side, Charlotte Burns, The Art Newspaper, October 14
HIGHLIGHTS: Rachel Rose, George Vasey, Kaleidoscope, October/Fall
First Look: Rachel Rose, William S. Smith, Art in America, May
We have always been in the end times – a conversation between Lauren Cornell, Rachel Rose and Ben Russell, Lauren Cornell, Mousse Magazine, July
Sound and visionary, Liz Jobey, FT weekend Magazine, September
Rachel Rose, Frances Loeffler, Cura Magazine, October
Critics’ Picks: Rachel Rose, Serpentine Galleries, Alex Davidson, artforum.com, October
More is More and More, Alex Greenberger, ARTnews, October
Rachel Rose, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Fraeulein Magazin, August
Fall Preview, Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, August
Rachel Rose, Christian Kobald, Spike Magazine, Summer
Animal Architecture: a Q&A with Frieze Artist Award Winner Rachel Rose, Dylan Kerr, ArtSpace, October 12
Reel to Real: Rachel Rose’s Trippy Videos Have Painterly Roots, Wendy Vogel, Modern Painters, January
Review: Rachel Rose: Palisades, Martin Coomer, Time Out, October 13
Rachel Rose “Palisades” at Serpentine Sackler Gallery and Jimmie Durham “Various Items and Complaints” at Serpentine Gallery, London, Mousse Contemporary Art Magazine Online, October 16
Review: Slick, engaging work from a pair of risk-takers – Jimmie Durham: Various Items and Complaints/Rachel Rose: Palisades, Serpentine Gallery, London, Karen Wright, The Independent, October 14
Contempt & Catastrophe, Rachel Rose in The Machine Stops, Edited by Erik Wysocan, Halmos Press, August (book)
Rachel Rose, exhibition review: A Rose in full bloom, Ben Luke, Evening Standard, October 1
Life Studies, Thessaly La Force, US Vogue, October
Where the Wild Things Are, Caroline Roux, Frieze Week Magazine, September

2014
Review: Taipei Biennial 2014, Kevin McGarry, Art in America, December
Highlights 2014
, Saim Demircan, Frieze d/e, December
Rachel Rose wins the 2014 Illy Present Future Prize at Artissima
, Alex Greenberger, ARTNEWS, November
Present Future: Rachel Rose, Jamie Stevens, Artissima 2014 catalogue
Taipei Biennial: Everything is connected
, Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, September
Rachel Rose
, Arts Magazine, July-August
Contempt & Catastrophe, Rachel Rose in The Machine Stops, Halmos
Phantom Limbs, JJ Charlesworth, art-agenda.com, July
Virtual Visual: Salon|Artist Talk Art Basel in Miami Beach, Transcript of Chrissie Iles in conversation with Rachel Rose and Tobor Robak, Art Basel | Year 45, May
Review: Geographies of Contamination, Jenny Nachitgall, Artforum, May
Sitting Feeding Sleeping, interview with Ruba Katrib, Vdrome.org, March
Rachel Rose, Laura McLean-Ferris, ArtReview, March
Review, Mousse.com, March
Critic’s Picks, Sherman Sam, Artforum, February
Review, Tatevik Sargsyan, Kaleidoscope, February

2013
A State of Constant Becoming, interview with Laura McLean-Ferris, Mousse Magazine, October-November

2012
How to Download a Boyfriend, edited by Paul Chan, Ian Cheng and Micaela Durand, Badlands Unlimited

Rachel Rose and Rirkrit Tiravanija at Okayama Art Summit 2016

Rachel Rose and Rirkrit Tiravanija at Okayama Art Summit 2016

Okayama Art Summit 2016 is a large-scale international exhibition that aims to produce interaction across all countries, cultures, and ages. For the first ever event, where 31 artists from 16 different countries will gather together, we welcomed artistic director Liam … More

“Welt Am Draht” at Julia Stoschek Collection — Berlin

"Welt Am Draht" at Julia Stoschek Collection — Berlin

“WELT AM DRAHT” is the title of the first presentation in the new temporary JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION satellite at Leipziger Strasse 60 in Berlin’s Mitte district. In line with the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION’s insistence that it be contemporary, the exhibition … More

Rachel Rose at Frieze New York—Reading Room

Rachel Rose at Frieze New York—Reading Room

Reading Room: Sunday 8 May @ Frieze New York 2016 “On Ecstasy”: Rachel Rose and Ryan McNamara in conversation with Alex Jovanovich Artforum 3.30 PM For more information Map Rachel Rose, Everything and More (still), 2015

Rachel Rose at Aspen Art Museum

Rachel Rose at Aspen Art Museum

The video work of New York–based artist Rachel Rose addresses how we define mortality. Her subjects range from zoos and a robotics perception lab to Philip Johnson’s Glass House, the American Revolutionary War, and nineteenth-century park design. She anchors these … More

Philippe Parreno and Rachel Rose at Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Philippe Parreno and Rachel Rose at Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Ever since the days of Aristotle, life itself has remained a mystery, in spite of countless attempts by scientists and philosophers to come up with a definition. Despite contemporary advanced theories about complex systems and the vertiginous potential of synthetic … More

Rachel Rose and Koo Jeong A at Engadin Art Talks, Zuoz

Rachel Rose and Koo Jeong A at Engadin Art Talks, Zuoz

E.A.T./ENGADIN ART TALKS “TRACES AND FRAGMENTS” The art and architecture forum E.A.T./Engadin Art Talks will take place for the fifth time on the weekend of 30-31 January 2016 in Zuoz in the Engadin. The topic of this year’s event is: … More

Rachel Rose in conversation with Jens Hoffmann

Rachel Rose in conversation with Jens Hoffmann

A breakfast salon for the 21st century that takes place in the early hours of the day at Think Coffee, Union Square, hosted by the Jewish Museum. Artist Rachel Rose discusses her recent projects with Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions … More

Rachel Rose at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Rachel Rose at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

This autumn, the Serpentine presents Palisades, the first solo show in London by Rachel Rose, American artist and winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award. The exhibition will directly respond to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery with a unique site-specific installation. … More

Rachel Rose at Governors Island, New York

Rachel Rose at Governors Island, New York

Visitors, the next series of exhibitions comprising Art CommissionsGI, the Trust for Governors Island’s public art program, features the work of nine contemporary artists using multiple artistic platforms including performance, visual arts, interactive technology and written pieces to create experiences for … More

Rachel Rose wins 2015 Frieze Artist Award

Rachel Rose wins 2015 Frieze Artist Award

The winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award is Rachel Rose. Supported by the LUMA Foundation, the Frieze Artist Award allows an emerging artist to realise a major commission at Frieze London as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects … More

Rachel Rose at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Rachel Rose at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Rachel Rose will receive her first solo exhibition in the United States this fall in the Museum’s fifth-floor Kaufman Gallery. Rose’s presentation at the Whitney will physically engage with the architecture of the Museum’s new Renzo Piano–designed building. Using her … More

Rachel Rose at CCS Bard Hessel Museum

Rachel Rose at CCS Bard Hessel Museum

Rachel Rose exhibits alongside Liam Gillick, George Inness, and Marina Pinsky in the exhibition Cloud Cover, curated by Lee Foley, as part of Moves & Countermoves: CCS Bard Graduate Thesis Exhibitions and selected works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection. The exhibition Cloud … More

Rachel Rose screening by Serpentine Cinema

Rachel Rose screening by Serpentine Cinema

Serpentine Cinema hosts a screening of films by artists Anna Zett and Rachel Rose at Hackney Picture House, 26 March 2015, 8:45pm.  Rachel Rose’s work addresses how we define mortality. In this programme, Rose presents two of her most recent films. A … More

Rachel Rose at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

Rachel Rose at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

As part of the BAMcinématek series Migrating Forms at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Rachel Rose presents three recent videos: A Minute Ago (9min, US, 2014), in which a freak hailstorm obliterating a perfect beach day is juxtaposed with the peacefulness of Philip Johnson’s Glass House during … More

Rachel Rose at Governors Island 2015, New York

Rachel Rose at Governors Island 2015, New York

Rachel Rose has been selected to  create a unique site-specific long term piece for Governors Island’s park and public spaces next summer. Art CommissionsGI is curated by Tom Eccles, the Executive Director of Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies. Artists … More

Rachel Rose at BAM, New York

Rachel Rose at BAM, New York

Rachel Rose’s work will be featured in a solo programme as part of the BAMcinématek series Migrating Forms curated by Kevin McGarry. In this programme, Rose presents three recent videos: A Minute Ago (2014), in which a freak hailstorm obliterating a perfect beach day is juxtaposed with … More

Rachel Rose wins Illy Present Future Prize 2014

Rachel Rose wins Illy Present Future Prize 2014

Rachel Rose has been awarded the Illy Present Future Prize, which is presented yearly at Artissima art fair in Turin to an emerging artist. Rose won for A Minute Ago, a video in which a computer-generated hail storm interrupts a bright day at the … More

Rachel Rose, Artist, Curator, Meaning, The Exhibitionist No12, Journal on Exhibition Making, June 2016 (Download PDF)

Federico Florian, Rachel Rose at Serpentine Sackler, Art in America, January 2016 (Download PDF)

Andrea K. Scott, Seeing Stars, The New Yorker, November 2015  (Download PDF)

Kevin McGarry, Openings: Rachel Rose, Artforum, October 2015 (Download PDF)

Beau Rutland, It Looked Like a Universe, Flash Art, October 2015 (Download PDF)

Aily Nash, Rachel Rose, Bomb Magazine, September 2015 (Download PDF)

Charlotte Burns, Rachel Rose: artist sets our on Gravity-inspired space odyssey, The Guardian, October 26 (Download PDF)

William S. Smith, First Look: Rachel Rose, Art in America, May 2015 (Download PDF)

Kevin McGarry, The Frieze Project That Has Collectors on Their Hands and Knees, The New York Times Style Magazine, October 16 (Download PDF)

Charlotte Burns, Rising star Rachel Rose invites Frieze visitors to take a walk on the wild side, The Art Newspaper, October 2015 (Download PDF)

Lauren Cornell, We have always been in the end times – a conversation between Lauren Cornell, Rachel Rose and Ben Russell, Mousse Magazine, July 2015 (Download PDF)

Fan Zhong, Rachel Rose: Art Star,  W Magazine, November 2015 (Download PDF)

Liz Jobey, Sound and visionary, FT Weekend Magazine, September 2015 (Download PDF)

Frances Loeffler, Rachel Rose, Cura Magazine, October 2015 (Download PDF)

Alex Davidson, Critics’ Picks: Rachel Rose, Serpentine Galleries, artforum.com, October (Download PDF)

Alex Greenberger, More is More and More,  ARTnews, October (Download PDF)

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rachel Rose, Fraeulein Magazin, August 2015 (Download PDF)

Christian Kobald, Rachel Rose, Spike Magazine, Summer 2015 (Download PDF)

Dylan Kerr, Animal Architecture: a Q&A with Frieze Artist Award Winner Rachel Rose,  ArtSpace, October 12 (Download PDF)

Wendy Vogel, Reel to Real: Rachel Rose’s Trippy Videos Have Painterly Roots, Modern Painters, January 2015 (Download PDF)

Karen Wright, Review: Slick, engaging work from a pair of risk-takers – Jimmie Durham: Various Items and Complaints/Rachel Rose: Palisades, Serpentine Gallery, London, The Independent, October 14 (Download PDF)

Ben Luke, Rachel Rose, exhibition review: A Rose in full bloom, Evening Standard, October 2015 (Download PDF)

Kevin McGarry, Review: Taipei Biennial 2014, Art in America, December 2014 (Download PDF)

Ajay RS Hoti, Talk – Rachel Rose, TANK Magazine, December 2015 (Download PDF)

Saim Demircan, Highlights 2014, Frieze d/e, December 2014 (VIEW article here)

Jamie Stevens, Present Future: Rachel Rose, Artissima 2014 catalogue, November 2014 (Download PDF)

JJ Charlesworth, Review: Phantom Limbs, art-agenda, July 2014 (Download PDF)

Jenny Nachtigall, Review: Geographies of Contamination, Artforum, May 2014 (Download PDF)

Ruba Katrib, Rachel Rose: Sitting Feeding Sleeping, Vdrome, March 2014 (Download PDF)

Laura McLean-Ferris, Future Greats: Rachel Rose, Art Review, March 2014 (Download PDF)

Laura McLean-Ferris, A State of Constant Becoming: Interview with Rachel Rose, Mousse Magazine, October 2013 (Download PDF)

Rachel Rose: Lake Valley

Rachel Rose: Lake Valley

Pilar Corrias is pleased to present the first solo exhibition at the gallery by the American artist Rachel Rose. Lake Valley (2016), is a cel animated video set in an imagined suburb. Each frame is a composite of elements from … More

Phantom Limbs

Phantom Limbs

Phantom Limbs: Alisa Baremboym, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Cécile B. Evans, Ken Okiishi, Philippe Parreno, Charlotte Prodger, Rachel Rose Pilar Corrias presents Phantom Limbs, a group exhibition that traces how notions of consciousness are evolving as a result of our … More