Born in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, in 1964, Rob Verf has lived and worked in Argentina since 2000. He was a resident of El Basilisco in Buenos Aires and the ISCP in New York. Along with his paintings, sculptures, drawings and videos, he realized experimental projects with the poet Roberto Tejada in Austin, USA, and with the composer and scientist Bruno Metz in Buenos Aires, in Turku, Finland, and in Paris, France.
He has exhibited in the galleries MKgalerie in Rotterdam, Helder in The Hague, Braga Menéndez, Luisa Pedrouzo and Gachi Prieto in Buenos Aires.
In 2022 he held the exhibition Vanitas at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, with a painting of more than ten meters and works from the collection on the theme of garbage and still life.
He also exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bahía Blanca, at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Centro Cultural Borges, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Mar del Plata. Contemporary Art Museum of Mar del Plata. In 2012, the Castagnino + MACRO Museum in Rosario Rosario dedicated an anthological exhibition to his paintings, videos and installations.
His works can be found in the collections of the Helmond Museum, Rotterdam Art Center, Schiedam Museum Rotterdam, Schiedam Museum, University of Texas, Castagnino Museum of Rosario, among others.
In 1994 he received the Royal Dutch Painting Prize and in 2016 the 2nd. National Painting Prize of the Banco de la Nación Argentina. He was nominated for the Europe Prize for Painting in Belgium and selected in the National Salon of Rosario and in the National Salon of and in the National Salon of Visual Arts on several occasions.
In 2012 he published the bilingual book El Momento / The Moment, which traces his experiences in Holland, in Argentina, and his aesthetic concepts.
He was a professor at the Department of Art at the University of Texas, Austin (2008-2013) where he was nominated for the Outstanding Teaching Award.
He taught at UNSAM (2013-2018). From 2017 to the present he teaches art at the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires.