O'Born Contemporary

Artist Biography

Rafael Goldchain

www.rafaelgoldchain.com

Rafael Goldchain's photographs have been exhibited across Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United States, Cuba, Germany, France, Italy, and the Czech Republic. His work is in private and public collections including France's Biblioteque Nationale, the Canadian Museum for Contemporary Photography, New York's Museum of Modern Art, Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Portland Art Museum, and San Diego's Museum of Photographic Arts.. A second-generation Latin American Jewish artist, Goldchain was born in Santiago de Chile, lived in Jerusalem in the early 1970s, and moved to Canada in the late 1970s. Goldchain received a Master of Fine Arts from York University and a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, both in Toronto. Goldchain received the 1989 Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography from The Canada Council for the Arts, and accompanied Canada's Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on official visits to Chile and Argentina in 2001. He is currently Professor and Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Photography Program at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition: beautifully broken, March 18 – April 23, 2011

Solo Exhibition: I Am My Family, April 18 – May 30, 2009


Selected Press

May 2013: Beautifully Broken: The Life and Work of Rafael Goldchain,
bio-documentary regarding Goldchain's life and work, Vladimir Kabelik (filmaker) for TVO

April 2011: Interview: Rafael Goldchain, video interview with Lori Starr for ArtSync TV

September 28, 2008: A Picture and a Thousand Words, Ryan Biggie for The Toronto Star

March 2007: The Varieties of Goldchain Experience, Ciel Variable (C.V.)

Title:
Family
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
31.5 x 24 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
54.5 x 39.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Tree 1
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Pilaster Palm Shadow
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Pine Boxtree Shadows
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Cracked Column
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Twisted Tree
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Tree 2
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Column & Door
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Column Tilted
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Column Crumbled
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Column Disabled
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Column Bike
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Column Vines Back
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Column & Vines
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Column 1
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 31.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10
Dimensions:
39.5 x 54.5 inches (framed)
Print Edition:
10

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Title:
Self-Portrait as Gur Rabbi's Nephew (Groom)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2005
Dimensions:
40 x 50 inches
Print Edition:
10
Title:
Self-Portrait as Zelman Hersz
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Doľa Miriam Feller Gewanszneider de Laks (Tia Mira)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Mojszes Precelman (older)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2000
Dimensions:
40 x 50 inches
Print Edition:
10
Title:
Self-Portrait as Naftuli Goldszajn
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2000
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Pesia Krongold
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
AP
Title:
Self-Portrait as Don Isaac Goldszajn (Photographer)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
1999/2007
Dimensions:
20 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Rachelle Goldszajn (Bride)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2005
Dimensions:
40 x 50 inches
Print Edition:
10
Title:
Self-Portrait as Don Moises Rubinstein Krongold (as photographed by Rafael Goldchain in 1979)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2000
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Simon Goldschain
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2000
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Yankel Goldstein (Clarinet)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2008
Dimensions:
20 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Szmul Goldstein (Accordion)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2008
Dimensions:
20 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Wigdor Goldstein (Drum)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
20 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Maier Goldstein (Trumpet)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2008
Dimensions:
20 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Luzer Goldstein (Tuba)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
20 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Avrum Goldstein (Violin)
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
20 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Zyndel Baumfeld
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Yehuda Liberman
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
20
Title:
Self-Portrait as Reizl Goldszajn
Medium:
Chromogenic Print
Year:
2001
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
20