Bio

"Swiss artist Rachel Rom graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in 2003. She moved to Paris and worked as a journalist/photographer for ten years until she was able to dedicate herself to her art. 

 

Her work endeavors to defy photography, playing with its boundaries and challenging its reputation as a “dead-still medium”. In doing so, she opens a whole new window of artistic possibilities. Using photography as a raw material, Rom questions the status of the photographic image, inviting us to meditate on the emotions it can convey, and the notions of memory and time it evokes.

 

Rom’s approach always implies an attempt at distancing herself from her subjects in order to reveal them. Using photographs as raw material, she creates recursive installations where her own (or someone else’s) work echoes itself. This mise en abîme questions the relationship between the author and her work, and the very definition of Art. By re-photographing her pictures to give them a “remanence” in time, cutting off her prints, fragmenting them and reassembling their pieces, she keeps the artwork in constant evolution. It is alternately kept at a distance, transgressed and renovated. Such a process creates an accumulation of layers, of parallel realities, which in turn, results a breach in the notion of time.

 

Rachel Rom is looking for the right distance, a space between life and the representation of life, that would neither be an illusion nor an image, but would forever hover in-between, and therefore be eternally unfinished."

 

Wall Street International / April 2016 

 

 

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

"SHIFTED CONDITION OF PRESENCE" series

"WITHIN WITHIN" series

"INVISIBLE WALL" series

 

 

FILM DIRECTING

 

"Rachel by Rom" Paris, 2014