Name: Mariana Silva
Place opf Birth: Lisbon
Year of Birth: 1983
Mariana Silva and Pedro Neves Marques have been working collaboratively in the last couple of years, particularly in writing and art practice, as well as working together within an informal group of artists in the production of exhibitions and events in Lisbon, Portugal.
Graduate of Fine Arts-Painting, by the Faculty of Fine-Arts University of Lisbon;
Leonardo da Vinci scholarship as an assistant to artist Julieta Aranda, February-July 2008;
Erasmus student at Universität der Kunst, Berlin, 2006/2007, class Christiane Möbus.
Perpetual Interview, with Pierre Leguillion, Falke Pisano, Michele di Menna, Von Calhau!, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art Gallery, Lisbon.
Into the Unknown, with Deimantas Narkevi?ius, Sarah Pierce, Mariana Silva and
Dmitry Gutov, António Cunha Telles, Ludlow 38, New York curated by European Kunsthalle.
Open Studios, ISCP, New York
Republic or the People’s Theatre, with Hugo Canoilas, Rossela Biscotti, and Asier Mendizabal, integrated in the Estates-General Cycle, Arte Contempo, Lisbon, Portugal.
Bes Revelação Photography Prize, collective exhibition with David Infante and Nicolai Nehk at Serralves Museum.
Artist’s Book The Escape Route’s Design, in co-authorship with Pedro N. Marques at launch at Sparwasser HQ, Berlin.
Eurasia, collective exhibition with Ana Baliza, Ana Manso, Ariana Couvinha, André Romão, Bruno Cidra, Gonçalo Sena, Joana Escoval, Nuno da Luz, Pedro Neves Marques, in the Museum House Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves, Lisbon.
Before Production Ceases, collective exhibition with Ana Baliza, Ana Manso, André Romão, Bruno Cidra, Gonçalo Sena, Joana Escoval, Nuno da Luz, Pedro Neves Marques in Espaço Avenida, Lisbon, Portugal.
Art Meeting, collective exhibition of Erasmus students at Universität der Künste, Berlin, with ‘Group Abstraction, Udk’,
BES Revelação Prize 2008, selected by the Júri: Ricardo Nicolau (Museu Serralves); Bruno Marchand (independent curator); Pierre Muylle (Museu SMAK, Ghent); Sandra Terdjman (Kadist Art Foundation)
“Republic or the People’s Theater”, “Estates-General” Catalogue, text writen in collaboration with Pedro Neves Marques, 2008.
BES Revelação 2008; text on the work “Archive for the Permanence of Image funcional model” by Susana Sousa Dias, entitled “Archive for the Permanence of Image”.
“Before production ceases”, artist project exhibition catalogue, 2007.
“The Escape Route’s Design, Assessment of the current Aesthetics on History, a comparative reading based on an example close to the city of Berlin”, artist book, 100 copies, 2008 (with Mariana Silva), re-edited in E-Flux Journal#6
International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, October March, 2009/2010.
Sótão, artist-space run by Ana Manso, with Margarida Mendes, culminating in the presentation of “Open Session!”, November 2007.
Curatorial and Editorial Projects
Co-organization and co-curator of “Estates-General”, a 4 month cycle of shows and events at Arte Contempo, Lisbon, Portugal, April-June 2009, including the shows “Republic or the Theatre of the People”, “History of the Future”, “Khubla Khan” and a solo show by Anton Vidokle “Exhibition as School”.
“Eurásia”, group show, 2008
“Before production ceases”, group show, 2007
Co-direction with Raquel Feliciano and Rita Roberto of the second issue of Marte Journal, “Legitimation in Art/A Legitimação na Arte”, September 2006.
“A Universalism for Everyone”, by Brian Kuan Wood, E-Flux Journal #7, June 2009
Article on young artists, Leonor Coelho, Jornal de Letras, May 2009.