Winner of The Mundy Sovereign Portrait Award 2019 at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers - London
International Figurativas 2019 Painting and Sculpture Competition - December 6th, 2019 / February 2nd, 2020. MEAM halls of Barcelona, Spain
ModPortrait - Spain April 12 to May 17, 2019
Galería artelibre - "20 años, en 20x20" -at the Bantierra Palace in Zaragoza, from March 7 to April 5, 2019 - Spain
Royal Society of Miniature Painters - 28th Nov 5-8pm - Sunday 9th Dec 2018 at Mall Galleries in London.
International exhibition - Five And Under - Arcadia Contemporary - Los Angeles
August 18 - September 13. 2018
Winner of the Gold Memorial Bowl award for best miniature work in the exhibition at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters 2017
BP Portrait Award 2017
'Sarah' has been selected for the BP Portrait Award 2017.
The painting will be shown at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 22 June – 24 September 2017. The exhibition will then go on tour to Exeter City Art Gallery (4 October – 4 December, 2017), Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (w/c 11 December, 2017 – w/c 19 March, 2018) and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (w/c 26 March – w/c 11 June, 2018).
Overall winner of Drawn In Competition by Jackson’s judging panel.
Exhibition: 16 June - 4 October - London
Collyer Bristow presents 'Face Value', curated by Kathleen Soriano. The exhibition sees her undertake a consideration of contemporary portraiture through the work of 27 emerging and established artists, covering a broad range of media from porcelain to thread, from oils to ink, from etching to photography. Kathleen Soriano spent 18 years of her career as Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the National Portrait Gallery, running the BP Portrait Award for the majority of that time, and is now one of the judges on SkyArts' successful SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Year series.
Book of Change
The “Book of Change” is a collection of poems with a focus on the existential questions which face us all, the purpose and meaning of life, the significance of love, and how our passage through this universe might lead us to an understanding of eternity. The poems are in the school of the romantic poets of the 18th and 19th Centuries with use of rhyme and regular stanzas. Accompanying Kyril Calsoyas’ poems are a series of drawings by Raoof Haghighi, The drawings also suggest existential questions for the reader through the use of dissonance and blending of classical and modern techniques.
My painting ‘The Reader’ has been selected for the BP portrait awards 2015.
More than 2,748 portraits from a record 92 countries were submitted for the BP portrairt awards 2015 and 55 has been selected for the exhibition.
The exhibition opens to the public at the National Portrait Gallery in London from 18 June - 20 September 2015. The exhibition will then go on tour to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (10 October – 28 February, 2016) and the Ulster Museum, Belfast (March – June, 2016).
The Artists & Illustrators Second Annual Exhibition
The Artists & Illustrators Second Annual Exhibition of top 50 shortlisted artists. 6th -19th January 2014 Mall Galleries London
OVERALL WINNER ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011- Artists & Illustrators Magazine
Raoof has been selected as Artist of the Year by our judges on the strength of his work Roya, an oil on canvas, 50x70cm
Judge Johnny Gorman said of Raoof’s winning painting, “It’s very understated and the use of shadows provokes you to ask all sorts of questions: who is she? What is she hoping for? Of all portraits in the competition, this one has got real narrative.”
Artists & Illustrators Magazine -'Life Drawing' interview - (September 2011)
Jonathan Treadwell introduces Raoof in Artspace Journal 35 -Spring/Summer 2011.
May 24th to July 24th 2010 - Bolton Museum
Great Manchester - United Kingdom.