• Foundation for the Contemporary Arts Grant (NYC)

    The Foundation for the Contemporary Arts has awarded Artur Silva a grant to cover production costs of part of the exhibit Transaction Boundaries, to take place between March 17th and May 28th at the Centro Cultural de España in Mexico City.

    About the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts:

    In 1962 Jasper Johns, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and other painters and sculptors came together to help Merce Cunningham and his dance company finance a proposed season on Broadway by arranging for a sale of their artworks. Their fund-raising efforts were so successful that there was money to spare, and when they asked Cunningham what he thought they should do with it, he replied, “We're all in the same boat--why don't you give it to other performing artists?"

    Thus in 1963 Jasper Johns and John Cage established the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts based on the belief that visual artists – painters and sculptors – were sufficiently concerned about the state of the performance arts – dance, theatre and music – enough so to donate artwork to benefit performing artists. Lee Bontecou, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Marisol, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Elaine Sturtevant, and Andy Warhol were among the sixty-seven artists who contributed to the Foundation's historic first benefit exhibition—the first fund-raising benefit of this kind. Proceeds from sales enabled the Foundation to launch a significant program of assistance to performing artists who were engaged in work of a contemporary nature. To date, over 900 visual artists have supported the Foundation's grants programs with major gifts of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints contributed for benefit exhibitions held over the years.

    During the first year of its existence, the Foundation made grants to composers Earle Brown and Morton Feldman, and a concert of their music was presented at Town Hall in New York. Additional grants went to choreographer Merle Marsicano, the Judson Memorial Church and the Paper Bag Players. Joining Johns and Cage on the original Board of Directors were painter Elaine de Kooning, Alfred Geller, David Hayes, and Lewis Lloyd.

  • MASS MoCA Residency

    Artur Silva was awarded the MASS MoCA Studios residency, to take place in August of 2017 in North Adams, MA where the museum and studios are located.

  • Transaction Boundaries in Mexico City

    The exhibit Transaction Boundaries, a collaboration between Artur Silva and Elena Lavellés, will be on display at the Centro Cultural de España which is located in the historical center of Mexico City. The exhibit will be on display between March 17th and May 28th.

    Transaction Boundaries is the result of a three year research in Cuba and it explores Ideas of resistance during the European colonization and the current relationship between the US and Cuba.

  • The Reef Residency- Los Angeles

    Artur Silva was awarded by the California Institute of the Arts The Reef Residency. The Reef is located in downtown Los Angeles. The space is given to two visual artists for a period of one year.

    Artur Silva and Carmen Amengual were awarded the residency with their project titled Laboratory for Latin & American Art and Thinking (LATlab).

  • Tropical Lab Residency in Singapore

    Artur Silva was selected by the California Institute of the Arts to participate in the 2016 Tropical Lab artist residency in Singapore. The residency takes place in August of 2016 at the LASALLE College of the Arts.

    The residency culminate with a group show of the 28 participants from around the world and the acquisition of the work produced by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, site of the exhibit.

  • 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.