Carlo Van de Roer is an artist from New Zealand, living and working in New York. His work has been exhibited at venues such as M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee; Hyères Photography Festival; the Paris Photo Prize; and the MUSAC Museum of Contemporary Art, Léon, Spain.

As an inaugural participant in the New Museum’s New Inc program, Van de Roer co-founded a research and development lab in New York, with a focus on new technology for photography and film-making. New experiments with these technologies can be seen in his Satellite Lab project.


2019 RGB, Vente-privée, Paris, France.
2017 Here and Then, Dolby Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2013 The Portrait Machine Project, Randall Scott Projects, Washington DC.
2011 The Portrait Machine Project, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2010 The Portrait Machine Project’, Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
2007 Watermark, Mehr Gallery, New York, NY.


I Sing the Body, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH.
Rooms, curator: Franek Ammer, Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland.

SIR, NAK Contemporary Art Association, Aachen, Germany.

The New Museum’s New Inc Public Beta, The New Museum, NY.

1MSQFT, curator: Ken Miller, Sundance Film Festival, UT.
June Show, Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
Up, Close & Personal, Fuchs Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

Animal Skins: Visual Surfaces, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, WI.
Light of Day, Photographs from the Collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH.
Summer Magic, Curator: Shelley de Soto, Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist, Haggerty Museum of Art, WI.

Of Memory and Time, Hendershot Gallery, NY.
Universal Solvent, Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Wunderkrammer, Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
Electric Vision: BMW Paris Photo Award, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
The Naked Truth West, Hous Projects, LA.
Taschen, New York, NY.
Hyeres Festival de Photographie, Hyeres, France.
P.Y.T, curated by Anne Huntington and Diana Campbell, New York, NY.

Here’s to a Delightful Weekend in the Country, Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
Cooper Design Space, Los Angeles, CA.
Fresh Start, Arena1, Santa Monica, CA.
Showcase Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Spain and Frieze London.



2013 The Portrait Machine Project. Text by Val Williams. Damiani: Bologna.


The Photographer’s Playbook. Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern. Aperture: New York.
Flash Forward 10th Anniversary, Boxed Set of Books. Magenta Foundation: Toronto.

Pools, Reflections. Edited by Kelly Klein. Rizzoli: New York.

Animal Skins: Visual Surfaces, Catalogue. Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, WI.

The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography. Humble Arts: New York.
Flash Forward. Magenta Foundation: Toronto.
Hyeres 2010, Villa Noailles. Archibooks, Paris
The Open Daybook. Edited by David P. Earle. Mark Batty Publisher: New York.

The Exposure Project Book 4. Edited by Ben Alper.
Triangle Triangle. Edited by Jake Dow-Smith.

Selected Articles

Battaglia, Andy, The Wall Street Journal.
Chung, Becky, The Creators Project.

Rosenberg, David, “The Wild Colors and Mysteries of Aura Portraits,” Slate.
“Unlocking your Aura,”, The Daily Mail.
Capps, kriston, “Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project,” Washington City Paper.
Jenkins, Mark, “Gallery shows from Carlo Van de Roer, Jefferson Pinder, Jennifer Brewer Stone,” The Washington Post.
Mahoney, John, “The Secret of Carlo Van de Roer’s Aura-sensitive portrait Machine,” American Photo.
“Carlo Van de Roer’s Photographs,” Juxtapoz.
Porter, Claire, “Photographer uses ‘psychic’ camera to shoot people’s auras,”
“Carlo Van de Roer, The Line Between Fact and Illusion,” Metal Magazine.
Wender, Jessie, “Technology and Photographic Art,” The New Yorker, Photo Booth.
Monster Children Photo Annual

O’neill, Claire, “A Camera That Sees Your True Colors?” National Public Radio, The Picture Show.
Dessanay, Margherita. “(Mis)trusting photography,” Elephant Magazine.
Fine Line Magazine, Issue 5.
Wender, Jessie, “In Focus: Rainbows,” The New Yorker, Photo Booth.
Wagley, Catherine, “Turning a Negative into a Positive,” LA Weekly.
Cirelli, Julie, “Carlo Van de Roer, The Portrait Machine Project,” aNother Magazine.
Maselli, Giovanna, “Esperimenti Con L’Aura,” D La Repubblica.
Brook, Pete, “Carlo Van De Aura Portraits Make Good Art, Bad Science,” Wired Magazine.
Trent,Jessica, “Interview: Carlo Van de Roer,” A Shaded View on Fashion.
Dear Dave Magazine, Issue 9.
Snider, Heather, “Carlo Van de Roer,” Eyemazing Magazine.
“Interview with Photographer Carlo Van de Roer,” Exposure Capture.
D’Acquisto, Germano, “Aura Dixit,” Marie Claire Italy.
Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazine.
Cite de la Musique Catalogue.

PDN Magazine Photo Annual.
Pickering, Andy, “The Portrait Machine: Interview,” Pilot magazine.
“The Portrait Machine Project,” Vision Magazine.
“The Portrait Machine Project,” YVI Magazine.
Hall, Scott, “In Focus, Hyeres Photo festival,” New York Times, T Magazine Online.
Color Hunting, Frame Publishers.

Canellas, Tolo,“Showcase Project,” FAKE Magazine.

Hruska, Jordan, “Now Emoting An Aura of Uncertainty,” New York Times, T Magazine Online.
Brown, Emma, “An Aura is Worth a thousand Words,” Interview Magazine.


2012 American Photography 28
2010 Paris Photo BMW Jury Distinction Award
2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward
2010 Hyeres Festival de Photographie, Short-listed Photographer.
2008 Photolucida Critical Mass.
2007 APA Fine Art Award.