Regina Silveira

Enigma 1 (1981)
Photogram
11h x 15w in (27.9h x 38.1w cm)
Enigma 1 (1981)
Photogram
11h x 15w in (27.9h x 38.1w cm)
Amphibia (2013/2016)
Vinyl and metal grate
Amphibia (2013/2016)
Vinyl and metal grate
Abyssal (2010)
Adhesive vinyl and light filters
Abyssal (2010)
Adhesive vinyl and light filters
Simile (Red) (1997)
Lithography & Serigraphy
27.63h x 39w in (70.2h x 99.1w cm)
Simile (Red) (1997)
Lithography & Serigraphy
27.63h x 39w in (70.2h x 99.1w cm)
Octopus (Track Series) from the series, Derrapagem (2009)
Vinyl and wooden models
Installation view, 2010
Octopus (Track Series) from the series, Derrapagem (2009)
Vinyl and wooden models
Installation view, 2010
Voodoo Series 1 (2015)
Photoengraving
24.5h x 18.13w in (62.2h x 46.1w cm)
Voodoo Series 1 (2015)
Photoengraving
24.5h x 18.13w in (62.2h x 46.1w cm)
Gancho from the series Eclipses (2003)
Digital print and backlight; 28h x 20w x 3d in (71.12h x 50.8w x 7.62d cm)
Edition of 3 with 1 AP
Gancho from the series Eclipses (2003)
Digital print and backlight; 28h x 20w x 3d in (71.12h x 50.8w x 7.62d cm)
Edition of 3 with 1 AP
Touchin' Black I  (2016)
Digital cut on aluminum plate
Touchin' Black I (2016)
Digital cut on aluminum plate
Snake 1 (2007)
Vinyl and found object 
Edition of 3 with 1 AP
Snake 1 (2007)
Vinyl and found object
Edition of 3 with 1 AP
Lunar (Moonspace) (2003)
Projection; Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 with 1 AP
Lunar (Moonspace) (2003)
Projection; Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 with 1 AP

Biography

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Regina Silveira (b.1939) was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and lives in São Paulo. Throughout more than four decades, Silveira, a critical figure in Brazilian conceptual art, has investigated the tension between movement and spatial perspective, threading political meaning into installations that respond to specific sites. In the 1950s she began her artistic training under the tutelage of expressionist Brazilian painter Iberê Camargo, studying lithography and woodcut, as well as painting. Renowned for her parodic explorations of space through geometric constructs, Silveiraʼs work is celebrated for both its conceptual rigor and formal impact.

During the 1970s she experimented with printmaking and video, engaging with the dynamic developments of the Brazilian art world and the country’s politics at a time of military repression. Throughout her career, she has investigated the representation of reality, and the meaning of visual imagery. Her artistic vocabulary includes various methods of perspectival projection, including skiagraphia (the study of shadows) and the appropriation of shadows of ordinary objects to create duality and tension. Silveira is particularly interested in the paradoxical relationship between presence and absence, a notion that she has examined by incorporating tracks and foot imprints into her visual vocabulary. For her, printmaking is an open field for graphic experimentation that4 also includes video, sculpture, and spacial interventions of architectural proportions.

Regina Silveira has exhibited throughout Europe and the Americas, including recent solo exhibitions at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil (2015); Museu Chácara do Céu, Museus Castro Maya, Sta Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015); Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico (2014); The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2012); Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2011); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (2009); the Køge Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Denmark (2009); Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia (2008); Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia (2007); Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2005); Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil (2004). Her work is represented in public collections internationally, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Miami Art Museum, FL; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; and Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian Art Critics Association gave her the Award for Life and Work in 2012. Silveira received the Prêmio Governador do Estado de São Paulo and the MASP- Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand Award for Career, accompanied by an exhibition, in 2013.

Articles / Reviews

  • Silveira Designboom  March 7, 2016  PDF 712 K
  • Silveira art.es  February 2015  PDF 732 K
  • Silveira Artforum.com  July 3, 2013  PDF 213 K
  • Silveira Columbia University  January 23, 2013  PDF 156 K
  • Silveira Philagraphika  2009  PDF 92 K
  • Silveira Arlindo Machado  2011  PDF 112 K
  • Silveira ArtNexus  September 2011 - November 2011  PDF 208 K
  • Silveira Regina Silveira  July 2011  PDF 65 K
  • Silveira Art Experience: New York City  Summer 2011  PDF 421 K
  • Silveira Arte Al Dia  May June July 2011  PDF 586 K
  • Silveira Editora Charta  2011  PDF 112 K
  • Silveira Art Papers  June 2010  PDF 1 MB
  • Silveira Dardo Magazine  February – May 2010  PDF 86 K
  • Silveira Atlas Sztuki Mazgazine  2010  PDF 175 K
  • Silveira Atlas Sztuki Mazgazine  2010  PDF 65 K
  • Silveira Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil  October - January 2010  PDF 83 K
  • Silveira ArtNexus  March - May 2009  PDF 89 K
  • Silveira Brito Cimino Gallery  October 2008 - January 2009  PDF 363 K
  • Silveira ArtNexus  December 2007 - February 2008  PDF 127 K
  • Silveira Centro Cultural Telemar  2006  PDF 82 K