Spazio Nobile invites you to Season XIV- Bela Silva, Solo Show,
Despierta Corazón Dormido,
on Thursday 12 March, 18-22.00, at Spazio Nobile, rue Franz Merjay 142, Brussels
Sunday brunch on 15 March, 12-16.00, in presence of the artist
This exhibition which runs from 13 March until 24 May 2020 reveals a new series of colorful artworks that are inspired by Bela Silva’s recent travels to Mexico. It celebrates Latin-American culture, its history and its diverse craftsmanship in a cycle of drawings, ceramic works and a Codex Mexico.
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Atelier view at Bela Silva, photo by Piet Janssens, courtesy of the artist & Spazio Nobile
About the artist
Photo by Piet Janssens, courtesy of the artist & Spazio Nobile
Bela Silva is born in Lisbon, Portugal, and studied at both the Porto and the Lisbon Fine Arts Schools in Portugal; ArCo, Lisbon; Norwich Fine Arts in the UK; School of The Art Institute of Chicago in the United States. She currently lives between Lisbon and Brussels, Belgium. Among her shows: Chicago’s Ann Nathan Gallery and Rhona Hoffman Gallery; Lisbon’s Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum), Museu Anastácio Gonçalves in Lisbon, Palácio da Ajuda, and Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo; and also shows in China and in Japan. She has participated in group shows of tile art in Brazil, Spain, France; ran ceramics workshops in Japan and Morocco; and 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’s 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, mixed with the collections.
Spazio Nobile has represented Bela Silva since 2017. Among her shows at the gallery and on fairs: Season X-Land/Scapes, Collectible Design Fair in Brussels, Art Brussels in duo show with Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi, Révélations Biennial at Grand Palais, Paris, Unique Design Shanghai at Tank, West Bund in November 2019.