Rogier Delfos is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Institute and is currently teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. His artistic practice evolves around image and language, within the realm of the analogue and the digital. His work shows a strong emphasis on self-publishing and commissions within the field of culture such as International Committee of Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), Architectuur Lokaal in Amsterdam, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid, South London Gallery in London, S.M.A.K. in Ghent, The Showroom in London and Deutsche Architektur Zentrum in Berlin. Rogier Delfos uses text, language and visual communication as a modus operandi to initiate and spread content fast, making it the quintessential medium to represent political issues of our current times.
Since 2009 Rogier Delfos is involved in Werker Magazine together with Marc Roig Blesa, which is an editorial project about photography and labour that inquires into the possibility of formulating a contemporary representation of work. In which forms does work appear in our Post-Fordist society? How can we activate a critical and collective practice of self-representation as a form of resistance to the dominant media? Werker takes its name from the Worker Photography movement, a group of associations of amateur photographers that appeared in germany in the 1920s, following in the steps of the first socialist photography experiences in the USSR which extended into the rest of Europe, the USA, and Japan. Far from having a rhetorical approach to Worker Photography, Werker Magazine is interested in their radical practice of photography based on self-representation, self-publishing and image critique.