Corinne Silva’s practice is concerned with landscape as a complex interrelation of culture and geography, politics and botany, living beings and inanimate matter. The artist explores these interrelations through a direct and immediate engagement with the territories she visits, on journeys through Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The effect of human activity on land, geographic and political borders, migration and ecology are among the issues that are investigated in Silva’s works. Silva explores these themes by means of photography and video, often combined in the format of installation, as well as integrating the elements of performance. The artist responds to landscape in an embodied and subjective manner, thereby rejecting an objective point of view, in order to create new narrative possibilities that disrupt traditional modes of the visualisation of landscape.
Corinne Silva (b. 1976, UK) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts London. She gained her PhD from UAL’s London College of Communication in 2014. She received a Triangle International Fellowship (2014); was artist-in-residence at A.M. Qattan Foundation Ramallah, (2013 and 2014); Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania, (2014); and Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur, Centro Negra, Murcia, Spain (2015). She was nominated for the FOAM Paul Huf Award and was a Mac First Book Award finalist (2012). Her monograph Garden State was published in 2016 by Ffotogallery and The Mosaic Rooms.
Recent group and solo exhibitions include Garden State, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, and The Mosaic Rooms, London (2015); ReGeneration3, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland (2015); My Sister Who Travels, The Mosaic Rooms, London (2014); Gardening the Suburbs, Makan Art Space, Amman (2014); I See Europe! Kunstbezirk, Stuttgart (2013); Badlands, Brighton Photo Biennial (2012); Imported Landscapes, Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2011).