Artur Silva
Article in Art in America!

One of my favorite publications has published an article covering the Artwork at the new Alexander Hotel. Jorge Pardo (MacArthur Genius Grantee), Kim Beck, Mark Fox, Lauren Zoll among many others. I was commissioned an installation for the presidential suite floor. This article features an interview with me and a great review of the facility.

Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/cu4fous

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Creative Renewal Fellowship

I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded the Creative Renewal Fellowship by the Arts Council of Indianapolis via generous support by the Lilly Endowment.

With the fellowship I will go to Havana to study invasive species of plants to create a new body of work.

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Feature Article in the New York Times!
Check it out here:

http://tinyurl.com/artur-NYT

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New Commission for Indianapolis Airport Up & Running
I'm glad to announce that the Airport Authority has commissioned me a video for a site specific installation.

The video called Perm Press: The American Cycle is 1minute long video about revolutions in the United States.

The installation is located above the escalator and it will run for six months period.

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Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
I am happy to announce that I am a 2011 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for the current year of 2011.

This grant will assist me with the production of a new body of paintings exploring the the theme of death and legacy in America.

To learn more about the New York based foundation please visit:

http://www.pkf.org/

To learn more about Jackson Pollock please visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Pollock

To learn more about Lee Krasner please visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Krasner

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Efroymson Contemporary Art Fellowship

I'm pleased to announce that I was chosen a 2010/2011 Efroymson Contemporary Art Fellow. The $20,000 award will assist with my most recent works exploring the theme of death and legacy.

Thanks to the Eforymson Family Fund for the trust in my work and for their generosity.

For more information please visit

http://www.cicf.org/cicf-news/2010/december/five-midwestern-artists-receive-20000-grants-from-the-efroymson-family-fund

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Catalog of Solo Exhibit Fliperama Rhapsody Now Available!

You can now buy a copy of this great catalog of my exhibit at Half Dozen Gallery in Portland, OR.

Go to: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/fliperama-rhapsody/14617153

Let us know what you think!

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Painting Purchased by the Indiana State Museum
I'm happy to announce that my painting called Untitled #7, acrylic on canvas, 12'x 4', has been purchased by the Indiana State Museum for their permanent collection.

The piece will be displayed in 2012.

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Fliperama- A Solo Exhibit in Protland, OR
This will be the first comprehensive display of my work in Portland, OR at Half/Dozen Gallery, May 7th- June 19th, 2010.

For this exhibit I will recreate an arcade inside the gallery. I'm working on a video in collaboration with Mariana Malonconi that will be displayed with this exhibit. We're shooting at the Indiana dunes and at Central IL location.

More updates as soon as they come up!
My Work at Fort Wayne Museum Of Art

I'm happy to announce that the Fort Wayne Museum of Art has purchased two of my paintings from the By Yourself series titled "Satoko" and "Mary Hellen Seating" for their collection.

I have shown my work there before in 2004. Many thanks to director Charles A. Shepard III for his generous support and all the staff who maintian the museum's collection in a daily basis.

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Cover Article of NUVO Weekly!

Check out the cover article on NUVO about me here:

http://www.nuvo.net/arts/article/artur-silva%E2%80%99s-curious-art
Commissioned Piece at John Michael Kohler Art Center
I have been commissioned a piece for the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin.

I will be working with the local community to identify the most valuable possession they have. An installation will be created based on the images acquired during the month of November and installed in December of 2008.

I will also teach a class at the University of Wisconsin in Sheboygan.

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Heartland- an exhibit in the Netherlands!

I am happy to announce that my work will be part of the exhibit called Heartland at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Heartland opens on October 3rd and 4th and runs until January 25th of 2009. The exhibit will be reconfigured and travel to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago in 2009.

I will be in Eindhoven putting up my installation days before the show opens.

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The Wealth of States- America's REM Part Deux

This is going to be my first solo exhibit in Indianapolis in years...
So if you're in town you HAVE to come! This is a follow up on my exhibit in Chicago earlier this year but with some exciting additions.

Where: Big Car Gallery- Murphy Building in Fountain Square, Indianapolis
When: October 3rd, First Friday
What: I guess I just explained that. Oh, look out for the Indy Star Arts Guide, writer Konrad Marshall has chosen my show as their pick for the Fall visual arts season!

The same installation at Big Car will also be installed at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, see entry bellow.

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Show at NavtaSchulz Gallery in Chicago

"From Rags to Riches- America's REM" is the title of my exhibit at NavtaSchulz Gallery in Chicago. The show opens on May16th and runs through June 16th.

This exhibit analyzes the various capitalist experiences in the American culture of consumption, exploring the concept of the new American Dream of quick effortless wealth.

This exhibit was made possible by the following foundations:

Ford Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Southwest Airlines through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts, Alliance of Artists Communities, and CICF's Efroymonson Fund.

NavtaSchulz Gallery is located on 1039 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607.
www.navtaschulzgallery.com

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Silevy On Procession Parade and IMA
Silevy is an artist team made by Artur Silva and Judith G. Levy and we have a project on the IMA art parade April 26th, 2008, at 12 pm on Fountain Square, Indianapolis.

The IMA has selected our project to be feature on the exhibit that will open May 2nd - August 10th 2008. Come see us at the parade and check out the high tech project we created!

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Mass Ave.
The Mass Ave. Temporary Sculpture project has commissioned a site specific installation.

I will create an installation that will incorporate 4' tall letters, forming the word MASS. The location is still being decided. The letters will be lit from inside.

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Exhibit in Omaha, NE
I was invited to show one of my installations at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, June this year.
The exhibit is called Midwest Visions and it goes from June 27th- August 16th, 2008.

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Grant Received from NALAC
I am pleased to announce that I am a 2008 recipient of the Artist Grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.

NALAC is located in San Antonio, TX. This grant is made possible by the Ford Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Southwest Airlines.

The funding will help with production costs of my next exhibit at NavtaSchulz Gallery, Chicago, IL.

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I am a finalist on the Great Ideas Competition, a public art competition.
I have formed a collaboration with artist Judith G. Levy and our team called Silevy and we are finalists on the Great Ideas Competition Public Art Competition. Our final project will be presented at the Arts Garden (downtown Indianapolis) for public input for a week starting December 6th.

Please stop by and let them know what you think!

Article in the Indianapolis Star
Check out this interview with me at:

http://www.indy.com/posts/99

I was printed in the Indianapolis Star on September of 2007
White River State Park
My work has been selected for a public art exhibit at the White River State Park, Indianapolis, starting in May. The exhibit will stay up for two years.

My project consists on creating a large take out Chinese food container.
Picture available under "Other Projects". That sculpture has an edition of 6.
Residency
I was invited to do a residency at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, MI.
Ox-Bow is affiliated to the Art Institute in Chicago, IL.
The residency will last throughout the month of September of 2007.
Generous funding provided by The Alliance of Artists Communities.