Armita Raafat is a New York-based sculptor and installation artist working with themes of architectural transfiguration and hybridity. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the MCA - Chicago, The Bronx Museum of the Arts - New York, The Noyes Museum of Art - New Jersey, Pavel Zoubok Gallery - New York, Dorsky Gallery- New York, Art in Buildings-New York, HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts - Berlin, and Al-Zahra University in Tehran.
Raafat received the Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for sculpture and a NYFA fellowship for Sculpture/Crafts and has been in residence at the LMCC swing space, AIM at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the winter workspace at Wave Hill, Bronx .She currently has a studio residency with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and
an upcoming workspace program residency at the Dieu Donne in 2021.
Raafat earned her BFA from Al-Zahra University in Tehran and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.
2021 Brooklyn Rail, On the spot with Armita Raafat
2021 Interview with ART SPIEL
2021 Dieu Donne Workspace program Residency
2021 The New York Foundation for the Arts, benefit auction. THE IMMIGRANT STORY: A VISUAL TELLING. May 1st-May16
2021 Interview with Hilma's Ghost Collective