Raffael Lomas

Raffael Lomas

Klil, Galilee, Israel

About Raffael Lomas

Sculptor
TED Fellow 2010
Founder of The Agricultural Center for the Research of Creativity 2011 (Klil ,Israel)
Founder of Refugee Artist in Residence Program ,San Diego , 2016
Born 1962 in Tel-Aviv, Israel
Based in Kelil, Western Galilee, Israel

Education

Autodidact

Events

A Journey as a Form of Art project.
The Voyage of the Screw 1995-2002
1995 - Materialization of the screw, Israel.
1998 - Florence, Italy.
2000 - Dachau, Germany.
The Art brut Collection in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The tomb of Vincent van Gogh near Paris, France.
2001 - New York, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum.
2002 - India, the sources of the Ganga River in the Himalaya Mountains.

Reviews and Catalogs :

2017- Bet Haomanim TLV – iChair Project , "Legend " , text by Irena Gordon

2016- 8000 paper clips and one skype call Project
The Cost News Group
http://www.thecoastnews.com/2016/09/30/refugee-immigrants-make-art-with-a-message/
Medium
https://medium.com/leichtag-foundation/refugee-artists-in-residence-df957dde0e6b
http://diariojudio.com/opinion/israeli-artist-helps-sudanese-refugees-en-ingles/204599

Refugee Artist in Residence Project
https://leichtag.org/2016/09/refugee-artists-residence/
https://medium.com/leichtag-foundation/refugee-artists-in-residence-df957dde0e6b
KPBS
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/dec/21/israeli-artist-syrian-refugee-make-art-not-war-des/
http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/an-israeli-artist-and-a-syrian-refugee-walk-into-a-barn-four-months-of-welcoming-the-stranger-through-creativity/

2015 Neve Scheter TLV (Catalog)
2008- Grand Avignon 14 Jun .France
2007- The Topor Sculpture Garden pa. 15-16
Haaretz Art Magazine May 14 Israel.
2006- The Teffen Open Museum – The Essence Within Form
Bar –Ilan University .The Faculty of Jewish Studies pa .30
Art Shanghai Catalog pa.206
2004 NY Arts Magazine Vol.6 N 9 pa78
2002- Great Neck Record – Feb 14 .Pa 4
2002 - Greta Gruber; Independent Art Curator “around and again”
2001-Segnid Darte Magazine no.20 pa.2
2001 - Danielle Knafo; ‘The Metamorphosis of Raffael Lomas’
2000- Arturo Schwarz Collection.Tel Aviv Museum
1999 - Arturo Schwarz; ‘The Life of the Screw’
1998 - Mr. Dan Eban, Former Curator of the Israel Museum Art Collection, Jerusalem, Israel.


Lectures and Presentations:

2018- Stanford University – Manu Parkash Lab – iChair Project
2017- University of San Francisco – Social Justice Faculty
2015- TLV University, Sofaer Global MBA Program
2014- TED Fellow conference , Monetary ,CA , USA
NIAAD – Academy for the Arts , Kampala , Uganda
TEDMED , Jerusalem , Israel.
Hardof High School – Woldorf Education
Social Justice , Pro Nafatli
2013 - European Graduate School (EGS) , Switzerland
2012- TED conference , Whisler, Canada
CRI – Center for Interdisciplinary Reserch, Paris
2010 – TED conference .Long Beach
2009- The Israel Museum .Jerusalem. Israel
2005 – Makor .NY
2004 – Lishmah NY
2000 - Haifa University Israel
1999 - Bologna University .Italy



Awards
2003-2004 Artist Visa, USA.
2006 Excellency Grant from the Israeli Ministry of Integration.
2007 A Scholar at "Artist for Social Change " Program at the Naggar School.Jerusalem.
2009 Institute of International Education of America , Exchange Program.
2010 TED Fellowship


Artist in Residence:& Conferences
2004 – 2013 Brandies Bardin Collegiate Institute, California (During Summer)
2012- Miskan Haomanim Herzeliya – Varda Genosar
2016- Lincoln Center Global Exchange Program , NY
2017 - New Lab NY
2018- University of San Francesco


Documentary Film
2016-Refugee Artist I Residence Project- Enciinitas, CA
2015- 8000 paper clips and one Skype call
2010 Homage for Camille Claudel
2009 Visual Workshop for the Blind .( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MvyIqGEH-0)
2008 Animation "The Wheel "- The Open Museum ,Tefen .Israel
2003 Liberez la Vis; Co-Production France-Israel) https://vimeo.com/50293985

Collaborations

2010- Rimaz Dance Company, Kafar Yasif, Israel
2011-2012
CRI – Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Paris
2012-2014
KCDC- Kibutz Contemporary Dance Company
2015- 8000 paper clips and one Skype call (Inspiration ,Brit Olam, Come True, U

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions :

2017- Artist House Gallery TLV – iChair Prolect
New LAB NY
2016- Sculpture Garden,14 Wheel Sculptures, Leichtag Foundatio,San Diego
New Americans Museum , San Diego
2015 – 8000 paper clips and one Skype call – Beit Haomanim TLV
Neve Schecter Art Center- The Wheel Series
2013 – Soli – Sola , Bitan Haharon
2012- Miskan Haomanim Herzeliya – Varda Genosar
"Time is Running In "
2010 - Fresh Paint –Art Fair .Tel Aviv
Kayam Gallery – ( Nov25- Dec 25) .Tel Aviv
2009- OK Harris. USA
Avingion , France
2008 - Kayama Gallery Tel- Aviv
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery.Roma .Italy
Art Fair Bolonga ,Italy
2007 - Teffen Museum, Israel
2006 - Home Base – Israeli Art Week, NY
- Shanghai Art Fair.
- Tel Hashomer sculpture park, Israel
2005 - Broadway Windows, NYU, NY. November 19-2004 -January 3 2005
2002 - Raffael Lomas – The turn of the Screw, Long Island, NY, USA
1999 - Raffael Lomas - The presence of the Absence, Florence, Italy.
1999 - Raffael Lomas, ‘Foyer Degli Artiste Gallery’, Florence, Italy
1998 - Nitkei Tikkun,Yanko Dada Museum Haifa,Israel.Curated by Mr.Yonah Fisher

Group Exhibitions :
2012-
Tel Aviv Museum – Bechol Ofen
Ermano Tadeschi Gallery , Rome
2010- Tel Hashomer Sculpture Garden
2009- Ermano Tadeschi Gallry , Torino
2008- Fresh –Paint .Tel Aviv
2005 - Sticks and stones, The making of a sculpture garden, Philadelphia, PA.
2004 –; Mars Gallery, Hobe Sound; Florida .Raffael Lomas-The Wheel Series
2004 - Visionaries, Makor Gallery (92st Y), Manhattan, NY.
2004 - Art in the Park, Key West National Park, Key West, Florida, USA.
2001 - Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul.
2000 - The Arturo Schwarz Collection, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.
2000 - Outsider Art, Mersey, France.