Bela Silva was born in Lisbon, Portugal and studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal as well as at ArCo, Lisbon, Norwich Fine Arts in the UK and The Art Institute of Chicago in the United States. She currently lives between Lisbon and Brussels, Belgium. She has exhibited at Ann Nathan Gallery and Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, Lisbon’s Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum), Museu Anastácio Gonçalves in Lisbon, Palácio da Ajuda, and Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo, as well as in various exhibitions in China and in Japan. She has participated in group shows in Belgium (Kleureyck, Designmuseum Gent, Lille 3000), Brazil, Spain, France (Biennale de Vallauris) and ran ceramics workshops in Japan and Morocco. She has been awarded residencies at Kohler, Wisconsin, USA, and at Fabrica Bordalo Pinheiro, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. She has created several public art pieces, namely tile panels for the Alvalade subway station in Lisbon; panels for the Sakai Cultural Center gardens in Japan; and panels for the João de Deus School in the Azores Islands. She created 12 large pieces in 2017 for the gardens of the museum of Ancient Art as well as exhibited her work that same year at the Museum of Orient in Lisbon. Spazio Nobile has represented Bela Silva since 2017. Among her shows at the gallery and at art fairs include: Season X-Land/Scapes, Season XIV- Despierta Corazón Dormido, Collectible Design Fair, Art Brussels, Cosmogony, with Finnish Kustaa Saksi, Révélations Biennial at Grand Palais, Paris, Unique Design Shanghai at Tank, West Bund… For this group show, Spazio Nobile will launch Bela Silva, Four Seasons, a wearable and wall jewellery collection and will open up a new gallery window and exhibition space with Bela Silva at rue des Minimes, 61, in downtown Brussels, in front of Les Minimes Church in May 2021.
Discover her first solo at Spazio Nobile, Season XIV – Despierta Corazón Dormido
View here the catalogue of all the pieces selected by Spazio Nobile.
View here the Bela Silva Collection online store
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