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1956, Gjandzja, Azerbaijan

Biography
In 1973 Raoef Mamedov completed his secondary education and took up a study at the Agricultural Academy of Azerbaidjan. In his second year of study he was conscripted for military service in the Soviet Army. At first, after his military service, he worked as a locksmith from 1976 to 1980. Later on he was employed as chauffeur, and after that he worked as a social worker in a mental hospital. In 1980 he took up a study at the director’s branch of the State Film Academy (Gerasimov-Institute). Het completed this study with excellent results in 1985. From 1985 working as a film-director in Moscow. 2000-2006, Institute of Cinema and Television teaching masterclasses in Directing. 2012-2015 Own course “Photography: Basic Course and Conceptual Art” at The British Higher School of Art & Design in Moscow

Art films
Raoef Mamedov directed the following art films:
• ‘The Isle of the Sunken Ships’, in collaboration with E.Ginzboerg, ‘LENFILM’, which won the ‘Silver Rose’ at the international film festival in Montreux, Switzerland.
• ‘De Virgin of Rouan, nicknamed ‘Boule de Suif’, in collaboration with E.Ginzboerg, CT ‘EKRAN’, which won yet another ‘Silver Rose’ at the international film festival in Montreux.

Documentaries
• ‘One Saturday at Riga’
• ‘Alexander Koerljandski’
• ‘Comments on the Generally Known’
• ‘White dreams on the way home’, about Russian writer Chyngyz Aitmatov
• ‘Father, about Akhmad Kadyrov
• “Winner”, won Grand Prix in Baku

From 1997 he began to work as an artist and realized two photo-projects, called “The Last Supper” and “Adam and Eve”.
At present he is working as a professor at the Filmacademy and as film-director for the Central Television in Moscow.

Exhibitions
1998   “The Last Supper”, New Testament-scenes in photographical adaptation, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, the Netherlands.
1999   Museum of the Bible, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1999   Presentation “The Last Supper”, KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999   Presentation at the fair Art Basel 30, Basel, Switzerland,  by Gallery Lilja Zakirova.
2000   Solo Exhibition in the Church H. Lambertus, Linden, The Netherlands
2000   Exhibition “Adam and Eve, the Story of Mankind”, Gallery Lilja Zakirova
2000   Presentation “Adam and Eve, the Story of Mankind”, Fair KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2000   Solo Exhibition in Plantation Church, Harderwijk, the Netherlands
2000   Presentation at the Art Forum Berlin, Germany, by Gallery Aidan
2000   Participation in the exhibiton “Jesus in the Golden Age”, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2001   Solo Exhibition at the reformed church in Middenbeemster, The Netherlands
2001   Participation in the exhibition “Between earth and heaven”, Museum of  Modern Art, Oostende, Belgium
2002   Solo Exhibition “The Last Supper” in the Rainbowchurch, Leiden, The Netherlands
2002   Participation in the exhibition “Comer o no comer”, Salamance, Spain
2002   Participation in the exhibition  “Corpus Christi”, Hotel de Sully, Paris, France
2003   Presentation at Armory Show, New York, USA, by Aidan Gallery
2003   Exhibition in Domkerk, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2003   Participation in the fair Art Frankfurt, Germany, by Galery Lilja Zakirova
2004   Exhibition “The games on the window-sills” at Gallery Lilja Zakirova
2004   Presentation “The games on the window-sills” at Armory Show, New York, USA by Aidan Gallery
2004   Presentation “Adam and Eve” at FIAC, Paris by Aidan Gallery
2004   Participation at Corpus Christi, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2005   Presentation “The games on the window-sills” by Gallery Lilja Zakirova on Realisme 05, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005   “Pieta”,  Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2006
2005   “Exodus nr. 1. SchizoAdam”, “Games on Window-Sills”, “The Last Supper”. Seven Bible scenes in twelve pictures. Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, USA
2005   Presentation “Pieta” at FIAC, Paris by Aidan Gallery
2005   Participation in “Man, the Story of a Wound”, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
2007   “Supper at Emmaus”, Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2007   Presentation “Supper at Emmaus” at FIAC, Paris by Aidan Gallery
2007   Nominated for the Kandinsky Prize, Moscow, Russia
2008   Moscow World Fine Art Fair, Exhibition Hall Manege. Moscow, Russia
2010   Presentation of “Silence of Maria”, Armory Show, New York, USA, by Aidan Gallery
2010   Participation “Simulacres et parodies” – Le Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse
2010   Nominated for the Kandinsky Prize, Moscow, Russia
2010   Solo exhibition “The Silence of Maria”, at Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2011   Presentation of “The Silence of Maria” at Realism 11, art fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2011   Museum of Modern Art in Moscow – “Silentium”, exhibition of all projects (1998 to 2010)
2011   Novy Museum in St. Petersburg – “Silentium”, exhibition of all projects (1998 to 2010)
2013   Presentation of “The Silence of Maria” and “The Last Supper” at Art Paris
2014   Pixels of Paradise – BIP2014 – Liège
2014   Presentation of “The Silence of Maria” and “Games on the Windowsills” at Art Paris
2014   Participation at Sotheby’s At The Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art from Istanbul to Kabul
2015   Meyerhold Theater director ‘Stories of love’ multimedia spectacle
2015   Pixels of paradise,  Image et croyance , Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris
2017   Presentation ‘Double suicide or Friedrich Nietzsche writes a love letter to Cosima Wagner’, KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018   Ramdam Film Festival, Tournai, Belgium