JANIS RAFA

Visual arts

JANIS RAFA

Janis Rafa completed her education in Fine Art at the University of Leeds (2002-2012) with a PhD in
video art and was a resident at the Rijksakademie (2013-2014) with a scholarship by Onassis
Foundation. She is currently a fellow at the ARTWORKS program by S. Niarchos Foundation. In
2020 she was commissioned for a new video work by Fondazione In Between Art Film for the
project Mascarilla 19: Codes of Domestic Violence. In 2019 she presented her first museum solo at
Centraal Museum in Utrecht. Her feature fiction film, Kala azar (2020), had its world premiere in
the International Film Festival Rotterdam (KNF award), a US premiere at New Directors/ New
Films at MoMA (New York, 2020), followed by an international festival run (25 festivals, 5 wins) and
a Dutch cinema release (2020).
Rafa’s works have also been shown at MAXXI (Rome, 2020), State of Concept (Athens, 2020),
Manifesta 12 (Palermo, 2018), Palazzo Medici Riccardi (Florence, 2017), Centre d’art
Contemporain Chanot (France, 2017), Kunsthalle Munster (Germany, 2017), Museum Voorlinden
(2017), EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam, 2016), Palazzo Strozzi (2015), State Museum Thessaloniki
(Greece, 2011), amongst other venues. Rafa’s works are in collections of the Dutch museums
Stedelijk, Centraal, Voorlinden and part of Fondazione In Between Art Film (Italy).

 

 

 

A Sign of Prosperity to the Dreamer, 2014

A Sign of Prosperity to the Dreamer, 2014

Configuration of the Man Who Has Seen Without Been Seen, 2015

Configuration of the Man Who Has Seen Without Been Seen, 2015

Eaten by Non-Humans, 2019

Eaten by Non-Humans, 2019

Requiem to a Fatal Incident, 2015

Requiem to a Fatal Incident, 2015

Requiem to a Shipwreck, 2014

Requiem to a Shipwreck, 2014