Bisi Silva

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Bisi Silva is the Curatorial Consultant of Bisi Silva Projects and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria.

She is the curator of Asiko, the pan-African roaming alternative art school.

She was Artistic Director of the 10th Bamako Encounters, African Biennial of Photography in Mali, co-curator of the 2nd Changjiang International Biennale of Photography and Video, Chongqing, China, 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece, 7th Dak’Art Bienniale, Senegal (2006).

In 2017 she was the curator for the Modern and Contemporary Art Section for the inaugural African Culture and Design Festival, Lagos.

As director of CCA, Lagos she has curated numerous exhibitions including Jide Alakija: Owambe, Aso-Ebi and the politics of Dress, J. D ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Sartorial Moments and the Nearness of Yesterday, El Anatsui and Playing with Chance.

A frequent participant in international conferences and symposia, Silva has published in journals and art magazines including Artforum, TAKE on Art, Art Africa. She has been the recipient of several prestigious international fellowships and curatorial residencies including Clark/Mellon Curatorial Fellowship at Clark Art Institute, MA, (2011), the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Scholars Residency, Italy (2012), Hyde Park Art Centre and Block Museum at Northwestern University, Chicago (March 2017).

Silva has an MA: Curating of Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London.

Currently she is a member of the international jury for Hasselblad Award in Photography, Gothenburg (2018), as well as the 12th Hugo Boss Prize for Contemporary Art (2018) awarded by the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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