Born 1986. Lives and works in New York.
Within the past few years, Rachel Rose has established herself as one of the foremost artists of her generation. Rose's work explores states between real and artificial, dead and alive. Rose questions what it is that makes us human and the means we seek to alter, enhance, and escape that designation in this catastrophic era. Given the relatively succinct length of her films, Rose first conducts in-depth research before producing a work. Whether she studies the history of children's literature or interviews an astronaut, the cultural forms and figures at the basis of her inquiry are often representative of more existential questions. As such, Rose persistently explores how our changing relationship to the natural and socially-impacted landscape in which we live has shaped story-telling and belief systems. From supernaturalism to the future of the body, Rose's work reveals commonalities throughout history.