Spazio Nobile presents a selection of ceramic artworks and gouaches by Bela Silva in the framework of Brussels Art Square – B.A.S., Sablon, Brussels @Brussels Art Square
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About the artist Bela Silva
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 splits her time between Lisbon and Brussels. She has exhibited at Ann Nathan Gallery and Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, at Lisbon’s Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum), Museu Anastácio Gonçalves, 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 has run 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 pieces of public art, including painted murals on tile for Lisbon’s Alvalade subway station, and ceramic panels for Japan’s Sakai Cultural Centre gardens and the João de Deus School in the Azores Islands. She created 12 large fantastical pieces in 2017 for the gardens of the Fine Arts museum, while exhibiting her work that same year at the Museum of the Orient in Lisbon. Spazio Nobile has represented Bela Silva since 2017.
In 2021, Spazio Nobile launched three jewelry collections with the artist: “Mon Amour, Mexico”, “Petalouda” with high-end Berlin-based fashion brand Rianna + Nina and «Four Seasons», wall sculpture jewelry to hang on the wall as ex-votos. In 2021, the gallery inaugurated a showcase with Bela Silva, in le Sablon art district and is preparing new works for Tree of Life, a Duo Show with the work of textile artist Vera Vermeersch, on display at the gallery from 1st of April to May 15th, 2022.
About the gallery Spazio Nobile
By opening Spazio Nobile in 2016 in the very lively and cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Place Brugmann in Brussels, art historians Lise Coirier and Gian Giuseppe Simeone have united their passions for design and art history, initiating an erudite dialogue between contemporary applied arts, design and photography. With no boundaries between disciplines, the visual arts interact with the fine arts. Commissioning a collection of unique pieces, limited editions and installations both experimental and artistic, with a particular sensitivity to everything related to nature and minerality, each year the gallery organises five exhibitions and several events in art and heritage venues (Maison Louis Carré, Yvelines, France, arch. Alvar Aalto; Ancienne Nonciature, Grand Sablon; Lempertz (former galerie Leroy Frères), Brussels, etc). Spazio Nobile also takes part in Belgian and international fairs such as Art Brussels, Luxembourg Art Week, Art on Paper, Collectible Design Fair, PAD Paris and PAD London, Design Miami/Basel, Unique Design Shanghai, etc. The gallery has celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2021, and represents around 30 emerging and renowned artists and designers on an international scale, while promoting high-end craftsmanship and the cultures of East and West. Spazio Nobile also curates “TLmag_True Living of Art & Design”, established by Lise Coirier in 2008; through this bi-annual art and design magazine, available in print and online, the gallery shares its selection and its artistic and cultural commitment to collectible art and design. Spazio Nobile has received the “Homo Faber” label of excellence, and continues exploring its “Glass is Tomorrow” international project. In 2020, Spazio Nobile Gallery opened Spazio Nobile Studiolo, a permanent exhibition space, across from the main gallery which is located at the ‘bel étage’ of a 1920s house.