Corinne Silva is a London-based visual artist using photography, video works and collaboration to disrupt prevalent Western modes of the visualisation of landscape. Silva understands landscape to be a complex interrelation of culture, geography, politics and botany, living beings and inanimate matter. While 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.
Corinne Silva is a Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, London College of Communication. She is currently collaborating on AHRC-funded international research project Picturing Climate. She was artist in residence at Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan (2016 and 2017); Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur, Centro Negra, Murcia, Spain (2015); Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania, (2014); and A.M. Qattan Foundation Ramallah, (2013 and 2014). In 2012, she was a nominee of the FOAM Paul Huf Award and the Mac First Book Award finalist. In 2014, she received a Triangle International Fellowship. Her monograph Garden State was published in 2016 by Ffotogallery and The Mosaic Rooms.
Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions at Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; Center for Contemporary Art, Vladivostok, Russia; Darat al Funun, Amman; Pushkin House, London; Lishui Art Museum, China; Centro National de las Artes, Mexico City; Ffotogallery, Wales; The Mosaic Rooms, London; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Makan Art Space, Amman; Kunstbezirk, Stuttgart, Germany; Brighton Photo Biennial, UK; Leeds Art Gallery, UK; Noorderlicht Photofestival, Netherlands and Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain.