Sabrina Raaf


The photography of Chicago-based artist Sabrina Raaf often depicts a certain absurdity of science. Images of machines that make art for the artist and automated systems and contraptions that are assembled from industrial materials, together with architectural elements, create installations that embody both the familiarity and stark distance of science fiction. Many works are based on a “what if” scenario, which allows the artist to playfully investigate what would happen if humans evolved and obtained the capabilities of functioning in new ways. The artist received a double MFA from Cornell University (1997) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999). Currently, Raaf is exhibiting “Meet the New You” at the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa. Last year, the artist exhibited “Grower + ?” at Lunds Konsthall in Sweden, was featured in “This is Gallery” with the Lawrimore Project in Seattle and had a solo exhibition at the Mejan Labs in Stockholm, Sweden.