Konul Rafiyeva

Azerbaijan

Cultural Manager


Konul Rafiyeva is Baku-based culture manager and art writer experienced working with leading cultural institutions in Azerbaijan and Easternship countries on creation and realization art project, cultural diplomacy, education and exhibition projects. Founder of common art blog AzArt Box and director of Initiative Curators’ Union (ICU) that promotes contemporary art from Azerbaijan and beyond. Her research interests is evaluation of cultural legacy and organization of art project for territorial development she was curating the exhibitional project “Through time” dedicated to woman emancipating and developing in Orient as well as in Occident in 2018 in Tbilisi and later in Baku; K.Rafiyeva curated the visual art project “Points of Inspiration” in the framework of Nasimi Festival 2018 organized by Heydar Aliyev Foundation and was art director of “Fantazia” cultural heritage festival organized by EU Delegation in Baku. She is a project director of “Maiden Tower. To Be a Woman” International Festival of Contemporary Art and curator of upcoming exhibition project “Mysteries of Wisdom”.