Tomáš Rafa (1979), visual artist and filmmaker. He deals with the theme of extremism in Slovakia as well as in Poland and in the Czech Republic. He has received the Oskár Čepan Award for young artists for his project “New Nationalism in the Heart of Europe” in 2011. For several years, he has been making photographs and video series exploring the problems of coexistence of the minority and the majority as well as the division line between patriotism and extremism. He is often found in the middle of things or a local conflict, travels, deals with engaged artistic activities, primarily in public space. He has graduated from the Academy of Arts in Bánská Bystrica and from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
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