Viviane Silvera is an award winning artist and filmmaker. She has exhibited her work for
22 years, most recently in the Edward Hopper House, the Albright Knox, Dahesh, and
Masur Museums, and El Museo de la Ciudad – Mexico. Her videos have been installed
at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MGM National Harbor, Sarah Lawrence
College, University of Mary Washington, The Cube Art Project with Union Bank,
4Culture Gallery in Pioneer Square, Seattle, Altspace VR, Joe’s Pub at the Public
Theatre, and Davidson College, among other venues. Her film SEE MEMORY screened at
the Imagine Science and the American Psychological Association film festivals among
many others. Her videos have been licensed by McCann Advertising and installed in
hotels, universities, and museums.
Silvera won the 2013 Award of Excellence in Painting from the Edward Hopper House,
the Chaim Gross, Valerie Delacorte, and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth Awards from the
National Academy School of Fine Arts, a Fantasy Foundation Grant, and a Newington
Cropsey Grant. She received a 2022 grant from VOICE to create a collection of NFTS
from her stop motion videos. Her work has been written about in the Art Daily, The Wall
Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Time Out New York and The
New York Times and was the cover and featured interview in Gambling the Aisle
Literary magazine and the subject of a 36 page spread in Art Habens Review in 2019.
Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Clinton Presidential Library &
Museum, the Van Every Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Vanderbilt University’s
Garden of Great Ideas, the Ziff Davis Corporate Collection and Tribeca Flashpoint
Media Academy. Silvera’s outdoor sculpture “The Fault” was commissioned by and
permanently installed for the Women’s Studies Department at Vanderbilt University,
where she collaborated with landscape designers, architects, and engineers to realize
her design. She recently made the short film, a project that explores memory and
imagination for Berlin Art Week, September 2022.
Silvera earned a BS from Tufts University and an MFA from the New York Academy of
Art. She was born in Hong Kong and raised in Brazil. Presently based in New York City.