CORINNE SILVA

Born in 1976 in Leeds (UK)
Lives and works in London (UK)

Through a practice spanning photography, video and installation, Corinne Silva engages with questions of landscape in relation to colonial practices, knowledge transmission, mythology, trauma and resistance. She disrupts prevalent Western modes of the visualisation of landscape, understanding it as a complex interrelation of culture, geography, politics and botany, living beings and inanimate matter. While Corinne Silva’s work is informed by historic precedents in landscape photography, she seeks a visual language that privileges fragmentation and interrelationships rather than an all-encompassing overview, responding to place in an embodied and subjective manner to create new narrative possibilities that disrupt traditional modes of perception. Collaboration is important in Corinne Silva’s practice and she has been working on various research projects with other artists, writers, botanists, farmers and activists.

 


 

[READING LIST]

To learn more about Corinne Silva’s practice, here are a few articles, interviews and essays about her work:


“Imported Landscapes interview” by culturacuenta, 2012


“Corinne Silva – reGeneration3” by Musée de l’Elysée, 2018


“The botanical conflict: artist talk by Corinne Silva” by Info Makan, 2015

 

COLLECTIONS

A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah (IL)

Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, València (SP)

Imperial War Museum, London (UK)

SOLO SHOWS

2015

Garden State, Ffotogallery, Wales and The Mosaic Rooms, London (UK)

2014

Gardening the Suburbs, Makan Art Space, Amman (JO)

2009

Wandering Abroad, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (UK)

2008

Croydonisation, Museum of Croydon, London (UK)

2006

Róisín Bán, Leeds City Museum (UK); Format Festival, Derby, (UK); European Parliament, Brussels (BE)

GROUP SHOWS

2020

Visual Rights, cur. Gary Bratchford, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, (UK)

2019

Leave No Stone Unturned [Remuer la terre], cur. Clelia Coussonnet, Le Cube, Rabat (MA)

Her Ground: Women Photograph Landscape, cur. Hannah Hughes and Lieve Beumer
 Flowers Gallery, London (UK)

2018

Visible Justice, cur. Max Houghton and David Birkin, London College of Communication, London (UK)

Habitar el Mediterráneo, cur. Pedro Azara, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, València (SP)

Metageography: Orientalism and Dreams of Robinson, cur. Nikolay Smirnov
Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, Vladivostok (RU)

NEW:DEFENCE, cur. Gemma Padley
Coalhouse fort, Essex (UK)

2017

Metageography 3: Space Image Action, cur. Nikolay Smirnov & Olga Jürgenson, Pushkin House, London (UK)

Plant / Lives, collaboration with Eva Sajovic, Darat al Funun, Amman (JO)

ReGeneration3, Lishui Art Museum (CN)

2016

ReGeneration3, FORMAT Festival, QUAD Gallery, Derby (UK)

2015

ReGeneration3, Museo Amparo, Puebla (MX)

ReGeneration3, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (CH)

In/Visible Cities, 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, London 
(UK)

2014

My Sister Who Travels, Mosaic Rooms, London (UK)

2013

I See Europe! Kunstbezirk, Fotosommer Stuttgart (DE)

2012

The World in London, The Photographer’s Gallery, London (UK)

Uneven Development, with Jason Larkin, Brighton Photo Biennial (UK)

2011

Open Here, Hereford Photography Festival (UK)

Flash Forward Festival, Toronto (CA) & Boston (US)

Ways of Looking photography festival, Bradford (UK)

2010

Journeys out…Journeys, with Mariele Neudecker, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (UK)

Manifesta 8 Paralelos, Murcia (SP)

Reading Landscape, Architectural Association, London (UK)

Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Leuwarden, The Netherlands (NL)

Flash Forward Festival, Toronto (CA)

Projected Landscapes, Architectural Association, London (UK)

2009

Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Groningen (NL)

Between the Hallucinatory and the Real, University of Brighton (UK)

2008

Coded, Brighton Media Centre Gallery, Brighton (UK)

From War to Windrush, Imperial War Museum, London (UK)

2007

Journeys of Change, Imperial War Museum, London
 (UK)

2006

North By North West, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (UK)

SCREENINGS

2019

Foreigness, screening programme, cur. Olga Jürgenson, KUMU Art Museum of Estonia (EE)

2015

Into the Light artist video screening, London Transport Museum, London (UK)

2012

Screening & in-conversation, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art, UCL, London
 (UK)

Photography Beyond the Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton (UK)

PRIZES

2019

I-Portunus Artist Mobility Award, Creative Europe programme of the European Union (EU)

2018

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art research support grant, London (UK)

2012

Mack First Book Award, finalist, London (UK)

FOAM Paul Huf Award, nominated, Amsterdam (NL)

2011

Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award, Toronto (CA)

Arts and Humanities Research Council travel bursary 
(UK)

2010

Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award, Toronto (CA)

2009

Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award, University of the Arts London (UK)

University of Brighton Santander-Abbey travel bursary (UK)

2008

Arts Council England Award (UK)

2006

New Artists’ Collaborations bursary, Artist’s Information Company (UK)

2004

Home Office Connecting Communities grant (UK)

Heritage Lottery Fund grant (UK)

RESIDENCIES

2016

Darat al Funun, The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman
 (JO)

2015

Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur (AADK), Murcia (SP)

2014

Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas (LT)

A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah (IL)

2013

A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah (IL)

2012

Plat(f)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH)