Rafail Georgiev - Raffò - Public Art and Sculptures
Rafail Georgiev - Raffò

Rafail Georgiev - Raffò

Sofia, Bulgaria

"Most of the projects that I made are from natural stone, bronze, wood, but there are no limits of a variety of materials for my ideas. Since I’ve started sculpting I’ve worked with all classical material and I’m open to discover and experiment personally with unconventional new materials and matters. Works of Raffò are situated in private or municipal urban spaces and gardens in different countries like Italy, Bulgaria, Israel, Costa Rica, South of Korea , Chile, Germany ,Turkey, Canada, France, Romania and Denmark."
Curriculum Vitae


Education


2011 – 2013 Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy /Master degree of Environmental sculpture In the course of Prof. ssa Oriana Impei



2006 – 2010 National Academy of Art, Sofia / Bachelor degree of Sculpture

in the course of Prof. Krum Damianov



Prize honors


2013 5th International Sculpture Symposium in Bad Salzungen,

Germany – Artist Prize

2015 Biennale De Sologne, wood symposium in Chaumont-Sur-Tharonne, France - Jury Prize

2016 Biennale de Sculpture in Yerres, France - Jury Prize




Public sculptures



2019



- “Radio kills the video star”, located in the city of Alanya, Turkey

- “Our solar system”, located in the Town park of Kenzingen, Schwarzwald, Germany

- “Dancing cubes and volumes 2”, located in National Park Hainich, Behringer, Germany

- “Dancing cubes and volumes”, located in Cavriglia, Toscana, Italy

2018

- “Formations”, located in Village of Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada
- “I am free from Pandora”, located in front of the Museum of contemporary art in Yavne, Israel

2017
- “Sound the horns”, located in municipality gardens of Manavgad, Turkey
- “In the mother womb”, located in Ma’ale Adumim, Israel
- “Mental Curves”, located in the city of Craiova, Romania
- “Music box”, located in front of the central police station in Sevlievo, Bulgaria
- “Kattegat horns”, located inside city hospital-lobby in Sonderborg, Denmark
- “Night watch”, located in a central municipality building in Santa Anna, San Jose, Costa Rica
- “Colony conglomerate”, located in the Mall area in Givat Shmuel, Israel

2016
- “Dissolving tensions”, located in Nuestros Parques central parks in Santiago De Chile, Chile
- “Dissolving”, located in the town of Vezza d’Olio, Brescia, Italy
- “Sub water landscape”, located in the yacht harbor of Cetraro, Calabria, Italy
- “Internal movement blue”, located in the municipality building in Yerres(Paris), France
- “The wheel of knowledge”, located in the municipality of Rishon LeZion, Israel

2015
- “Organic cube”, located in the Daekyo Fondation gardens in Seoul, South of Korea
- “This future is hiding in the past harmony”, located in the town of Ma’a lot-Tarshiha, Israel

2014
- “In the mother womb”, located in the municipality gardens of Cassino in Lazio, Italy

2013
- “Four genetic gates”, located in the old town of Calcata Vecchia, Viterbo, Italy
- “Floyd column”, located in the salt baths in Bad Salzungen, Germany

2012
- “Temple of the elements”, located in Palombara Sabina, Italy




Private collections



2019

- “Golden formation”, located in BenQ Foundation collection in Taiwan

2016
- “Internal movement red”, located in Private collection in Sankt Blasien, Germany
- “Dissolving out”, located in Private collection in Bad Salzungen, Germany

2016

- “Floyd Arch”, located in the town of Chaumont-Sur-Tharonne, France


Exhibitions



2019

- "C (Carbon)" Group show in The Red Dot Gallery in Sofia

2018

- 25 years anniversary of gallery Season in Sofia

- "State of mind", a group show in Gallery 2.0 in Sofia

2016
- Participation in a group exhibition in gallery Season in Sofia

2015
- Exhibition “Sculpture of father and son”, City Hall gallery in Razgrad, Bulgaria

- Exhibition of shelter in Kosa gallery space, Seoul, South of Korea

- "Organic Matrices" exhibition show with Alain Eschenlauer in The Red Dot Gallery in Sofia
2014
- Participation in the exhibition “Chines and Italian Artist”, Palazzo Velli(Trastevere), Rome, Italy

- Participation in exhibition “Arts Week in Rome “, Rome, Italy

2013
- International Sculpture Exhibition in Museum of Edgardo Mannucci, Arcevia, Italy

- Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio – Stone workshop, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy

- Participation in the exhibition “Francesco, il Santo. Una leggenda che continua” in Rieti, Italy

2012
- International contemporary stone exhibition – “The Living Stone” in Museum of Antiquarium in Papasidero – Cosenza, Italy

- Participation in sculpture exposition in Villa Gregoriana – Tivoli ,Italy

- Participation in the exhibition “Bulgaria in four arts” in Bulgarian Embassy in Rome, opened by the President of Republica Bulgaria – Rossen Plevneliev

2011
- Participation in a group sculpture exposition “From a heart and other materials” in Bulgarian Academy of Science – Sofia, Bulgaria

2010
- Project “The Dream of the City”, organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009
- Permanent sculpture exposition Terra 2000, Cherven Briag, Bulgaria

2008
- Presentation of the Sculpture, Tolentino, Italy

- Students exhibition from Academy of Fine Art Macerata – Sant’Ippolito (Scopire in Piazza),Italy

- Students exhibition from National Academy of Art Sofia in Prague and Istanbul



Symposiums




2019
- 16th ​International sculpture symposium in Alanya, Turkey
- 7th International sculpture symposium in Kenzingen, Germany
- 21st International sculpture symposium in Behringen, Germany
- 1th International Sculpture Sculpture Symposium "Pietra Sublime, Cavriglia, Italy
2018
- 4th International Sculpture Symposium "Sculpture Saint John" in SJ, Canada
- 1th International Sculpture Sculpture Symposium in Yavne, Israel
2017
- 3th International Sculpture Symposium in Manavgat, Turkey
- 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Ma'ale Adumim, Israel
- 5th International Sculpture Symposium “The ways of Brancusi” in Craiova, Romania
- 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sevlievo, Bulgaria
- 6th International Sculpture Symposium in Sønderborg, Denmark
- 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Santa Ana, Costa Rica
- 1th International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Givat Shmuel, Israel
2016
- 3th International Sculpture Symposium Nuestros Parques in Santiago De Chile, Chile
- 21th International Sculpture Symposium in Sankt Blasien, Germany
- 6th International Sculpture Symposium in Bad Salzungen,Germany
- 2th International Stone Sculpture Symposium Borom in Vezza d'Olio (BS), Italy

- International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Cetraro (CS), Italy

- Biennale de Sculpture in Yerres, France - Jury Prize

- International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Rishon LeZion,Israel

2015
- Biennale De Sologne, wood symposium in Chaumont-Sur-Tharonne, France - Jury Prize

- 4th Daekyo International Symposium in Seoul, South of Korea

- 25th International Sculpture Symposium “Stone in the Galilee” in Ma’alot-Tarshiha, Israel

2014
- 1th Stone Sculpture Symposium in Cassino , Italy

2013
- Stone Sculpture Symposium in Calcata, Italy

- 5th International Sculpture Symposium in Bad Salzungen,

Germany – Artist Prize

2012
- Stone Sculpture Symposium in Palombara Sabina –

Park of Lucretili mountains, Italy

2011
- Wood Symposium in village Oriahovitsa, Bulgaria, organized by “Prof. Minko Balkanski” Foundation



Membership


Since 2018 Member of the International sculpture Alliance - ISSA



Since 2019 Member of the International Association for Monumental Sculpture Events - AIESM
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"It is somewhere between the meanings of the Latin terms "Homo Faber" (a man who makes) and "Homo Ludens" (a man who plays ). It is all about working with my imagination."
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