Lot 9 - Vanessa Da Silva - Body of color #1
Lot 9 - Vanessa Da Silva - Body of color #1

Lot 9 - Vanessa Da Silva - Body of color #1

Crayon on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Cura Art

ARTIST INFO

About 

Originally from São Paulo, Vanessa da Silva moved to London in the early 2000s, her interdisciplinary art responds to the politics of displacement and identity. Drawing inspiration from Brazilian art history, natural elements, dance and choreography, da Silva’s practice explores links between the body and its surroundings. Da Silva has exhibited in the UK and internationally with with her most recent projects including Sculpture in the City, London, UK (2023), The Box at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2023), Duarte Sequeira Gallery, Seoul, KR (2023), MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (2023), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK (2022), La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES (2022), 019 Ghent, Ghent, BE (2022), Frieze Sculpture, London, UK (2021), Hospitalfield, Arbroath, GB (2019). In 2022 da Silva was awarded the East London Printmakers fellowship, UK, in 2020 she was the recipient of both the Hopper Prize, USA and the Gilbert Bayes Award from the Royal Society of Sculptors, UK. She received the Ox-Bow Residency Award in 2017 and has participated in residencies including FAAP, São Paulo (2020) and Pivô Research, São Paulo (2019). 

Education 

2015 – 2017 MA Painting (Merit) Royal College of Art, London, UK 1995 – 1999 BA Industrial Design, (First Class Honours), FAAP, São Paulo, BR 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

Da Silva has exhibited in the UK and internationally with with her most recent projects including Sculpture in the City, London, UK (2023),  

The Box at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2023),  

Duarte Sequeira Gallery, Seoul, KR (2023), 

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (2023),  

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK (2022),  

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES (2022),  

019 Ghent, Ghent, BE (2022),  

Frieze Sculpture, London, UK (2021),  

Hospitalfield, Arbroath, GB (2019).  

In 2022 da Silva was awarded the East London Printmakers fellowship, UK, in 2020 she was the recipient of both the Hopper Prize, USA and the Gilbert Bayes Award from the Royal Society of Sculptors, UK. In 2017 she received the Ox-Bow Residency Award, USA. 

Gallery Representation 

Duarte Sequeira Gallery - Portugal & South Korea https://duartesequeira.com/ 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

Taking inspiration from Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica, thinking of dance and movement and giving colour spacial form, Body of Colour is pure vibration. This vibration creates meaning to expand, transform and radiate energy beyond the physical body.

 

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