1956, Gjandzja, Azerbaijan
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
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.
• ‘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.
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