He lives in Ghent, Belgium, Cambridge, United Kingdom and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Rabinowitch was elected Visiting Associate 1983/84, Visiting Fellow 1984/85 and Life Member 1986 of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Royden Rabinowitch began his career in Toronto. His first solo show in New York was in 1978 at the John Weber Gallery.
His first European retrospective at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, in 1985 was curated by Johannes Cladders.
He has shown widely in Europe including solo shows at Wiener Secession, Vienna and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and was represented by Peter Pakesch in Vienna. Works by Royden Rabinowitch are in some of the most prestigious museum collections worldwide including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New New York
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
Kunsthaus Zürich. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Rupf Foundation, Kunstmuseum Bern.
Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. In the 1980s Rabinowitch started to construct works that were seen, by chance, to relate to particular public places. In late 2014, the largest private collection of Royden Rabinowitch"s work, which is situated in Ghent, will be opened to the public.
These constructions listed chronologically are: Judgment on the Keplerian Revolution (Furkapasshöhe, Swiss Alps), Newton on Top of Aristotle (Sarabhai Retreat, Ahmedabad, India), Éloges de Fontenelle (Toronto Convention Centre), Leibniz and Newton (Neue Nationalgalerie Platz, Berlin), Tyco and Jepp (Kornwestheim Bahnhof), Judgment on Newton’s Principle of Inertia (John's Castle, Limerick), Galileo’s Judgment on Ptolemy and Copernicus (WATARI-University of Malaya, Tokyo), Judgment on the Copernican Revolution (chosen by Berlin Mitte for Leipziger Platz), Bell for Kepler (Sesquicentennial Plaza, Waterloo, Ontario).