Armita Raafat is a New York-based sculptor and installation artist working with themes of architectural transfiguration and hybridity. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including at the MCA in Chicago, the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, the Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey, Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York, Dorsky Gallery in New York, Art in Buildings in New York and Florida, HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts in Berlin, and Al-Zahra University in Tehran. Her work will appear in an upcoming exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Raafat received the Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for Sculpture and a NYFA fellowship for Crafts/Sculpture. She has been in residence at LMCC Swing Space, AIM at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Winter Workspace at Wave Hill, and Workspace Program at Dieu Donne. She currently has a studio with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York.
Raafat earned her BFA from Al-Zahra University in Tehran and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008.
2022 Conversation with Material For the Arts Director of Education
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