Bela Silva on RTBF C’est du Belge at Spazio Nobile & Le Chalet de la Forêt until March, 31st
— February, 05 2021
Bela Silva is on the Belgian television this Friday 29 January at 8.20pm within C’est du Belge. You will explore her vision of contemporary applied arts and fine art through her hand-built ceramic sculptures and colorful gouaches and works on paper, her sources of inspiration and cultural background. The TV sequence will show her at Zaventem Ateliers, at Spazio Nobile Gallery & Studiolo and at Le Chalet de la Forêt in presence of Pascal Devalkeneer, the 2-Michelin starred restaurant and chef. Stay tuned!
On the pictures: Bela Silva wearing her ceramic jewelry collection for Spazio Nobile, Mon Amour, Mexico with J’ai lu tes lettres, gouache on paper within her solo show Despierta Corazón Dormido which happened around her travel to Mexico. La Dame du Soir with her Cobalt blue glaze and cast slips and two majestic hand-built and glazed ceramic sculptures, Waking Up and Metropolis (Laureate at Biennale de Vallauris, 2019) are on display at Le Chalet de la Forêt. Photo Margaux Nieto, courtesy of Spazio Nobile. You can click here for more information on the available pieces and prices.
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; exhibitions 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 public art pieces, tile panels for the Alvalade subway station in Lisbon, the Sakai Cultural Center’s gardens in Japan and João de Deus School in the Azores Islands. She created 12 large outdoor sculptures in 2017 for the gardens of the museum of Ancient Art and at the museum of Orient in Lisbon. Spazio Nobile represents her and has exhibited her artworks over the past four years: Season X-Land/Scapes, Season XIV- Despierta Corazón Dormido, Collectible Design Fair Brussels, Art Brussels in duo show with Finnish Kustaa Saksi, Unique Design Shanghai, Season XVI- The New Age of Humanism…
On the picture above: Bela Silva, The Sleeping Beauty, 2020, glazed ceramic sculpture, circa ø 38 x 51 cm, part of Season XVI-The New Age of Humanism next to Fabian von Spreckelsen, Ferron Table in eroded metal and leather and Kaspar Hamacher, Janne, solid oak stool, H. 75 cm. On the wall above the stairs, Silvano Magnone, Senza Polvere, Senza Peso #1 & 2, 2019-2020, wet plate collodions, 3 tintypes, signature engraved on the back of the plates, framed, 75 x 40 cm framed