RAFFIE DAVTIAN
Lives and works in Iran and Armenia
Born in 1971, Isfahan, Iran
EDUCATION
1996-2003 M.F. A., Yerevan Academy of fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia

Public Activity

Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory NGO, co-founder, Yerevan, Armenia

One-Man Shows

2009 Subjects-Objects Histories and their Histories (installation) Proekt_Fabrika, Moscow, Russia (curated by Susanna Gyulamiryan)

2007 Human Doors (installation)
Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, Avant-garde Folk Music Club, Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Susanna Gyulamiryan)

2008 We Can Doooo It (short film) French Open Area, Yerevan, Armenia

2004 A Journey trough Dance (photography)
Gevorgyan Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Lusineh Ghulyan)

Group Shows

2015 Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear (video art) Come Closer group exhibition
Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Martigny, Switzerland (curated by Alina Mnatsakanian & Susanna Gyulamirian)

2011 Second Annual Sculpture Expo, Tehran, Iran.

2011 The Possibility of the Angel (installation)
10
th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, U.A.E. (curated by Susanna Gyulamiryan) Sharjah 10th ‘Plot for a Biennial’ (curated by Suzanne Cotter and Rash Salti in association with Haig Aivazian)

2008 Fragile Safety (performance art)
Charlez Aznavour Square, Yerevan, Armenia (in collaboration with Susu Shuling Shih (Taiwan))

 

2008 The Last Supper Menu: Diagnosis/Interdiagnosis (sculpture) International Forum on Contemporary Art (Art and Cultural Studies laboratory); The Artists Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Susanna Gyulamiryan

2008 Human Doors. Re-thinking the Past and the Present (installation)
Transformation of History or Parallel Histories; Yerevan, Armenia

6th Gyumri Biennale, Gyumri, Armenia (curated by Susanna Gylamirjan)

2008 Inter-est (video art)
MIR festival, Athens, Greece (directed/ curated by Christiana Galanopoulou)

2008 Look Back to Rive Gauche (photos)
Portrait in Between Modernism & Innovation group show
Armenian Center for Contemporary and Experimental Art (ACCEA), Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Arevik Arevshatyan).

2008 After You Sir (installation, performance)
Empty Signs group show
Armenian Center for Contemporary and Experimental Art (ACCEA), Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Sonia Balassanian & Edwad Tadevosyan)

2008 We Can Doooo It (video)
Gender Trouble international exhibition (Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory),
The Akademia Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Susanna Gyulamiryan)

2008 Inter-est (video)
Juried fine art exhibition
Hun Gallery International. New York, U.S.A. (president: J.I. Hun Lee)

2006 Inter-est (video)
One Minute – One Shot annual festival
Armenian Center for Contemporary and Experimental Art (ACCEA), Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Gagik Ghazareh)

2008 Untitled (photo series)
International Youth Festival of Art
Center of Art and Culture, Batumi, Georgia (curated by Zaza Pirtskhalashvili) 

 

2005 Overcame Tragedy (drawing and photo collage) Society-Body-Art group show
Armenian Center for Contemporary and experimental Art (ACCEA), Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Arthur Zakaryan, Tsolak Topchyan)

2005 European Astronomy (installation)
Euro-Renovation group show
Armenian Center for Contemporary and Experimental Art (ACCEA), Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Susanna Gyulamiryan)

2004 The Ten Commandments (photography)
Venice Biennale (Yerevan preliminary stage)
Armenian Center for Contemporary and Experimental Art (ACCEA), Yerevan, Armenia.

2004 Untitled (photography).
4
th International Gyumri Biennale
Gyumri, Armenia (curated by Azat Sargsyan and Vazgen Pahlavuni)

2002 Alternative Phenotypes (photography)
Venice Biennale (Yerevan preliminary stage)
Armenian Center for Contemporary and Experimental Art (ACCEA), Yerevan, Armenia.

1998 King and Queen (sculpture)
Karoughi (Crossroad) Group of Young Sculptures
Chamber Theatre Exhibition Hall, Yerevan, Armenia (curated by Raffie Davtian

Public presentations

Gender Trouble. Platforms, A.C.S.L., May 2009, Yerevan, Armenia.

Film Festivals

We Can Dooo It. The 13th Boston Turkish Festival. Documentary and Short Films Competition. December, 2008.
We Can Doooo It. The Konstanz kurz. film Festival.spiele_1.5, Germany. November 2008.

Awards

2005 – International Photography Awards, New York, USA. (Nomination of Honorable Mention for the photo series)
2004 – International Photography Awards, New York, USA (Third Place
55 Prize). 

 

Catalogues/ Books

Davtian, Raffie (2009 [2007]) Human Doors, Yerevan: Antares

Articles/ Reviews

Jaloyan, Vartan (2008) ‘How to narrate Woman Stories?’ (unpublished)
Gyulamiryan, Susanna (2008) ‘All Others’, Cinemart 1, pp. 5-12. 

Gyulamiryan, Susanna (2008) ‘Human Doores, EL Style 10-36, 

Hakopyan, Karen (2006) ‘UNTITLED...’, Afisha 3, pp. 30-31