Bio

Rachel Rom works on redefining the condition of presence. She is using the idea of elasticity of time to create « objectified portraits » in motion.
She keeps her pieces in constant evolution to defy the stillness of the photographic media and preserve something real that tends towards dematerialization, because she believes that: "as the image fades out and the object expands in layer, the trace of the original subject intensifies."
She performs, plays around with space-time and layering, invert matter and create exhibitions that question the definition of portraiture. She definately draws a line from one body of work to the next, and building upon each work, allowing the passage of time to influence and change the nature of every piece.
When questioned about her approach she says: "My approach of art is a research process that feeds of its questionable nature. Of its unfinished state. It exists only in its evolution. Taking nourishment from time. Hence, the photographic act is reversed and it can last."
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

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 www.prefere.fr
 

FILM DIRECTING
 

"Rachel by Rom" Paris, 2014