KARAKOUZ

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 150 x 200 cm, 59 x 79 '' 2014

Born in 1954, in Lebanon.

 

EN

Raouf Rifai was born in Lebanon in 1954. He lives and works in Beirut. He has a Ph.D, in Urban Planning from the Sorbonne in Paris and teaches art at the University of Lebanon.

Rifai has taken part in numerous Collective shows in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Japan. He has also had more than fifteen solo exhibitions since 1984. In 2010, he was awarded the first prize of the Sursock Museum’s Salon d’automne in Beirut. Raouf Rifai has been successfully auctioned at Christies Dubai in 2011.

 

FR

Raouf Rifai est né au Liban en 1954. Il vit et travaille à Beyrouth. Il a un doctorat en urbanisme de la Sorbonne à Paris et enseigne l'art à l'Université du Liban.

Rifai a pris part à de nombreuses expositions collectives en Europe, aux États-Unis, au Moyen-Orient et au Japon. Il a également eu plus de quinze expositions en solo depuis 1984. En 2010, il a reçu le premier prix du du Musée Sursock Salon d'automne de Beyrouth. Raouf Rifai a été vendu aux enchères avec succès à Christies Dubai en 2011.

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2013-2015

Karakouz, Mark Hachem gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

Carnaval of darawiches, Sana gallery, Singapore, SINGAPORE

Carnaval of darawiches, TJ Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Karakouz, Mark Hachem gallery, New-York, USA

Harmony, Farhat Art Center, California, USA

 

2012

Interlude, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, KSA

Darawich, Farhat Art Center, California, USA

Darawish, Ahli Bank, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2011

Al Bustan gallery “Festival 2011” Beit Mery, LEBANON

 

 

2010

Casa del ARTE, gallery Istanbul, TURKEY

Art Circle Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

Piece unique gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2009

CCF Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2008

LC Gallery, SPAIN

 

2007

ARTE, Dubai Gallery, UAE

 

2006

C.C.F Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2004

C.C.F Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2003

Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2001

Espace SD Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

1997

Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

1991

Sud Gallery, Bagneux, FRANCE

 

1990

Hautefeuilles Gallery, Paris, FRANCE

 

1989

C.L Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

1988

World Center Gallery, New Orleans, USA

Bernanos Gallery, Paris, FRANCE

 

1986

Caepo Gallery, Paris, FRANCE

 

1984

Arab cultural center, Damascus, SYRIA

Chahine Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2013

The new Middle East, Inforimart Center, Paris, FRANCE

Installation, Modern and contemporary Art Museum, Alita, LEBANON

 

2015

The Middle-East Artsits Art Collection, Afaq Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

Art Dubai, Athr Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Paris Art Fair, Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris, FRANCE

Miami Art Fair, Mark hachem Gallery, Miami, USA

Syri-art, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, LEBANON

He and SHE, Al Markhya Art gallery, Doha, QATAR

Private collection, Afaq Gallery andSolidere,SVGallery,Beirut,LEBANON

White flags, Kent University, London, UK

 

2012

ABC Art Gallery’s exhibition, Athr Gallery, Berlin, GERMANY

Art Dubai, Athr gallery, Dubai, UAE

Art collection, Afaq gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

Middle Eastern Art, Gallery 13, Athr gallery, London, UK

Beirut Art fair, Raja Sertin Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2011

Craponne 10eme Bienal, Craponne, FRANCE

Athr gallery “Self portrait” Jeddah, KSA & London, UK

Menasart-fair, Raja Nehme sertin art gallery, Biel Beirut, LEBANON

Rebirth Beirut exhibition center solidere, Beirut, LEBANON

Art Dubai, Athr gallery, Dubai, UAE

 

2009

Raja Sertin Gallery, LEBANON

Art Circle Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2008

Janine Rubeiz Gallery, ‘Impressions sur place‘ Beirut, LEBANON

Matossian Gallery, “let the earth breathe” Beirut, LEBANON

 

2006

Lebanese foundation of the national Library in collaboration with

Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Sursock museum, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2005

Sursock museum, ‘Salon d’Automne’, Beirut, LEBANON

 

 

2004

Mayfair‘ Lebanon Gallery, the artist’s view cork street’, London, UK

 

2002

Rencontres méditerranéennes, TUNIS

Biennale Bagdad, IRAQ

 

2001

Biennale, Alexandria, EGYPT

International salon of contemporary arts ‘Artuel’, Beirut, LEBANON

 

1999

Fiad, Beirut hall, Beirut LEBANON

 

1998

Biennale Asia, BANGLADISH

 

1996