Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Rafael Megall was born on 2 January 1983 in Yerevan. He started to paint when he was 9 years old. In 1998-2004 he studied in Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts. Since 2008 he is member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Armenia. From 2010 he lives and works in Armenia and USA. Starting from 1995, he has had numerous individual expositions, as well as has participated in a number of international exhibitions. 

Solo exhibitions: 
2010    Miniature, Artists` Union of Armenia,Yerevan, Armenia
2011    The last works, Gallery 8, London, UK 
Born in night, Contemporary Art museum, Yerevan, Armenia
2012 Turn on emotion, Artists` Union of Armenia, Yerevan,  Armenia
2015 Human Nature, Gallery in Arco, Turin, Italy
2017 The panthers in my blossoming garden, 57th Venice Biennale, Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia
2017 The panthers in my blossoming garden, National Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

Group exhibitions:
2009   Florence Biennale, Florence,Italy 2010   95th anniversary of Armenian Genocide, National Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia 2011   Armenian  Contemporary Art,  Museum of Contemporary Art,Kuwait
Global Art Projects, Broadway gallery, NY, USA 
Florence Biennale, Florence,Italy 2012     Salon d`Automne, Paris, France 2013     Florence Biennale,Florence, Italy 2014     Dublin Biennale, Dublin, Ireland
2015 La Sindone e l`impronta dell`arte, Museo di Sansepolcro, Sansepolcro,Arezzo, Italy
2016 Paperwork, Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy
2017 Seeing Whales, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
2018 The New Frontiers of Painting, Palazzo delle Stelline,
Milan, Italy
           Gender Fluidity, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway
           Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kuntslaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway, 
            Armenian Palette, The National Arts Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
2019  Metafysica, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway
          The Orient and Armenian Art,  National Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

In 2012 he received Gold Medal of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia for his services and achievement. In 2013 the President of Armenia gave him the honorary title of Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia. In 2013 Florence Biennale IX Edition he received The Lorenzo il Magnifico Award in the category of "painting". In 2014 he granted the "Arshil Gorky" honorable Medal of Republic of Armenia.


   Demetrio Paparoni, Rafael Megall, Paintings 2009-2015, Skira, Milan, Italy, 2015

   Demetrio Paparoni, The Panthers in my Blossoming Garden, catalogue of the Armenian pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale, nel 2017. Texts by Demetrio Paparoni, Arman Tsaturyan, Elio Cappuccio, Chiara Ianeselli, Hanne Ørstavik, Tone Lyngstad Nyaas, Elena Voronovič. Published by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia.