Emile Rubino (°1992, FR) lives and works in Brussels.
Rubino’s pictures play with photography’s declarative register. By drawing out photography’s contextual relationship to care and labor, he questions the notion of ‘the photographic’ and its social implications.
Emile Rubino’s pictures play with photography’s declarative register. Working through the semantics of picture-making, its discourses and histories, he directs our attention towards the photograph as both an object and a depiction—a thin yet capacious container. By drawing out photography’s contextual relationship to care and labor, his pictures, which often involve a mix of analogue and digital processes, question the notion of ‘the photographic’ and its social implications.
Rubino (b.1992) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He holds an MFA from ICP-Bard, New York, NY (2017), and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (2015). Solo exhibitions include: Bon public (in collaboration with Judith Geerts and CC Strombeek’s Kindergarten Atelier), CC Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium (2022), LANDLINE (with Konrad Klapheck), presented by Lucas Blalock and Whitney Hubbs, Situations, New York, NY (2021); Friends & Laundry, Island, Brussels, Belgium (2018). Recent group exhibitions include: à contretemps, LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina, Kosovo (2023); tiff, Emerging Belgian Photography, fomu, Antwerp, Belgium (2022); Saint-Gilles Confidential, LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS, Brussels, Belgium (2021); Vancouver Carry On, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium (2018); Ami Omo, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY (2018). Together with Felix Rapp, he co-edits Le Chauffage magazine, an artistrun publication based between Brussels and Vancouver. His writing has appeared in frieze, Text zur Kunst and CFA.
The artist is receiving support from SOFAM for this residency.