Rafaël Rozendaal

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Born 1980 in Amsterdam. Artist. His father is a painter, his background is very religious: a Calvinist Dutch farm life. Rozendaal’s mother was a fashion journalist in Paris and studied architecture. She is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her grandfather, Humberto Castello Branco, was the president of Brazil in the 60s, a kind of a dictator. He died in a plane crash. They never figured out if that was just an accident or it was a political statement. It makes a nice contrast: a Dutch modest hard working side of the family and a Brazilian spoiled upper-class presidential side.

Exhibited all over the world in galleries and museums, makes installations with projections. Makes websites as art pieces, pieces are sold with domain name, work remains public, name of collector in title bar. Lived in Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Portland and Berlin. Lives and works in hotels.