• Adrienne Silva

    Adrienne Silva
    • Artist Statement
      • I have never differentiated between my creating and daily routine. I feel creativity is at the essence of being. You see this in my inspired projects where I question roots and where meaning lies
    • Biography
      • Education:
        Hons BA Political Philosophy, Stellenbosch University.

        Selected  Exhibitions:

        Lisboa:Bairro Alto - Lisbon, Portugal

        Europe 2011/2012
        Arte Universal: Museum of Resistance and Residence Lisbon Portugal
        2011 Paula Cabral Galeria de Arte , Lisbon , Portugal :  3 Visions of the World

        South Africa:


        Artvark Kalk Bay ; Re-Member 6900 Hectares
        Eclectica Art; group exhibition Bauhaus Revisited curated by architect Frank Bohm 


        The Studio Gallery Kalk Bay  : Art of Objects

        The Studio Gallery Kalk Bay  : Skullduggery


        Stellenbosch Wordfees: Heavenly

        Rhino Project.

        Previous:Vuleka Finalist.

        Perfect Portrait Exhibition.

        Permanent Collection University of Pretoria Business School.

        Interrogating the Landscape Exhibition AVA, Cape Town.
    • Interview
      • Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
        I am always fascinated by street style, especially now with all the influences sharing the spaces.

        Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
        Alexis Preller for his vision , symbols and colour.

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
        Pierre  Solanges at the Pompidou. The impact of those black brushstrokes.

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
        I really push myself when I get commissioned for an exhibition..especially with a theme.

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?

        Do the Work..the best habit.

        What do you like most about being an artist?

        I  think and work most of  the time.

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?

        Go back to my studies. My background is Political Philosophy.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?

        Three Women  in Europe Show 2011 ( Views of the World and I represented the South African view.)

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?

        I like to provoke the viewer to re-member or re- think.

        What are your plans for the coming year?

        Preparing my 2015 Post Grad Dip enrollment at Michaelis UCT.