• Janis Rafa
  • 1984, Athens, Greece
  • Education
    2007 – 2011, PhD in Fine Art, Doctoral of Philosophy, University of Leeds, GB
    2006 – 2007, MA in Fine Art, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, GB
    2002 – 2006, BA in Fine Art, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, GB
    Residency
    2017 – 2018, Kunstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg GE
    2013 – 2014, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
    Fellowships
    2015 – 2019, Mondriaan Fonds, Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent Award, NL
    2013 – 2014, Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, GR
    2007 – 2010, Doctoral Award, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), GB
    2006 – 2007, Postgraduate Award, Research Preparation Masters Scheme, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), GB
    Funds
    2017, De Verbeelding, Netherland Film Funds & Mondriaan Fonds, NL
    2016, AFK Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, NL
    2015, AFK Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, NL
    2014, Netherlands Film Fonds, NL
    2013, AFK Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, NL
    Selected Εxhibitions
    2018, Manifesta 12: If We Want Things to Stay as They Are, Things Will Have to Change, Palermo, IT
    2017, Directing the Real: Artist's Film & Video in the 2010s, Galleria delle Carrozze di Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, IT
    2017, Beyond Future is Past, Kunsthalle Munster, GE
    2017, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, GR
    2017, Centre d'art contemporain Chanot (CACC), FR
    2016, Collectors View, Capital C, NL
    2016, This Thin Crust of Earth, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2016, The Prophecy of Bees, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, NL (curated by Julia Geerlings)
    2015 – 2016, Close-Up - A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands, EYE, Amsterdam, NL
    2015, VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, IT (curated by Leonardo Bigazzi)
    2015, Arcadia, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, NL (curated by Hanne Hagenaars and Heske ten Cat)
    2015, Into the Great Wide Open, Vlieland, NL
    2015, 1st Research Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale (parallel event), Venice, IT
    2014, A Sign of Prosperity to the Dreamer, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2014, 2014 AO, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2013, RijksakademieOPEN, Rijkskakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
    2011, EXIT K1, Project Space Leeds, GB
    2011, Agoras/menos, Cheapart, Athens, GR
    2011, Animacall: The Animation Project, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR,
    2010, No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London, GB
    2009, Multiculturalism: Same Place-Different Times, Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art #2, Thessaloniki, GR
    2009, Other Asias: Redo Pakistan, tour exhibition and symposium, Karachi, Lahore, Dhaka and London, PK/BG/GB
    2009, '195 Miles', Whitechapel Gallery & Project Space Leeds, GB
    2008, North by North West, Independent Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, GB
    2008, Passing Through, Leeds City Art Gallery, GB
    2007, Postgraduate Fine Art Degree Show, University of Leeds, GB
    2006, Assimilation & Reflection, Former American Military Base, Elliniko, GR
    2006, Fine Art Degree Show, University of Leeds, Whitehall Waterfront, GB
    Festivals / Screenings
    2017, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, GR
    2017, Rencontres Internationales Paris|Berlin
    2016, FUSO-Anual de Video Arte International de Lisboa, PR
    2016, Moscow Experimental Film Festival, RU
    2016, Three Farewells: film trilogy, cinema screening, EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, NL
    2016, Les Recontres Internationales, Nouveau Cinema Et Art Contemporain, Paris/Barcelona, FR/SP
    2016, Three Farewells, Loop, Barcelona, SP
    2015, Art Rotterdam Projections, Art Rotterdam, NL
    2015, Incubate 2015,Tilburg, NL
    2015, Netherlands Film Festival, Gouden Kalf competition, Utrecht, NL
    2015, Animatter -Media Art, Victoria BC, CA
    2015, Cinema de la Nouvelle Lune, FR
    2015, Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, PT
    2015, Vienna International Film Festival, AU
    2015, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL
    2015, IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival, PT
    2013, LA Greek Film Festival, US
    2013, Gulf Film Festival Dubai 2013, UAE
    2012, Capalbio Cinema ISFF, IT
    2012, BFI London Film Festival, GB
    2012, National Film Festival of Drama, GR
    2010, Rencontres Internationales Festival Cine, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
    2010, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid (ES)
    2010, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE)
    2010, Crashfest Film Festival, Thessalonika, GR
    2010, Institut Français d'Athènes Film Festival, GR
    2010, Docfest Documentary Festival of Chalkida, GR
    2009, London Greek Film Festival, London, GB
    2009, Crashfes Film Festival, Thessalonika, GR
    Selected Articles
    2014, Ce que raconte la solitude, ART-O-RAMA, 2014
    2011, Mahkuzine 10: Journal of Artistic Research, Earn & Manifesta
    2010, International Young Artists’ Workshop: Thessaloniki Biennial #2, State museum of Contemporary Art Corridor 8, Issue 2, (September)
    Conferences Participation
    2013, MA Lecture Series, Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam, NL
    2010, PhD International Conference of Doctoral Candidates in Fine Art, EARN & Manifesta 8, Murcia, ES
    2009, Conference of Doctoral Candidates, Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, GB
    2009, International Conference of Doctoral Candidates in Fine Art, KUVA Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
    2008, International Conference of Doctoral Candidates in Fine Art, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, SE
    Teaching activities
    2016, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
    2009, Visiting Artist, Leeds Collage of Art, GB
    2008, Visiting Artist, Norwich University College of the Arts, GB
    2008, Teaching Assistant, BA Fine Art, University of Leeds, GB
    Workshops
    2017, Feature Expanded program, Manchester/Florence
    2009, Thessaloniki Biennial #2, State museum of Contemporary Art, GR, International Young Artists’ Workshop
    Selected Collections
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
    Rijksakademie Collectie, NL
    EYE Film Institute distributions/archive, NL
    State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR
    Museum Voorlinden, NL