Ralfonso (Ralf Gschwend)

Ralfonso : Designer of environmentally interactive, kinetic, light and sound sculptures (sculptures that interact with the environment such as wind, water, etc.) since 1980. Since 1999 he specializes in the design and execution of large to monumental kinetic and light sculptures for public places from his studios in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA and Geneva, Switzerland.

Ralfonso has dedicated a sculpture called “FEMININA”(© 2013 LLC,, to “The Global Girls and Women Project”(, for “The Global Learning Series”!

His passion in life is Kinetic Art for Public Places. With this passion, as president from its inception, he co-founded the Kinetic Art Organization (KAO) in 2001 with a German and a US fellow Kinetic Artist. Now, with more than 1,000 members in over 60 Countries around the world, KAO has become the largest kinetic art organization in the world.

All Ralfonso kinetic sculptures move, as they interact with water, wind, electricity, as well as with the natural environment and most importantly, the viewer.

Sculpture designs range in size from 2ft. to 60ft. Sculptures have been exhibited or installed in Switzerland, Netherlands, Russia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

Recent Exhibitions: “Art in Motion”, Netherlands; “Ralfonso Kinetic Art”, St. Petersburg, Russia; “MomentuM”, Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, USA; “The Art and Science Biennale” both in Beijing and Shanghai, “Finalist of the Cultural Olympics”, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland; “Sculpture in Motion”, Atlanta, USA; Changchun International Sculpture Conference, China; Inaugural Exhibition at Cuadro Gallery in Dubai, UAE, Inaugural Exhibition at “Homo Ludens” exhibition, the Netherlands; “Sculpture on the Green” Cashier, NC, USA; etc.

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