Daniel Silver

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  • Basel’s Münsterplatz is the locale for the 2015 Parcours exhibition of site-specific and performative work by more than 20 leading international contemporary artists.

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  • Galeri Manâ, located in the Tophane district of İstanbul, is hosting a group exhibition titled “Who shall deliver us from the Greeks and Romans?”

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  • The Contemporary Art Society has unveiled further lots that are to be auctioned at their Annual Fundraising Gala on 11 March 2014. These include an editioned work from 2013 Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, created especially for the gala, as well as a photographic work from 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price.

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  • A site just off Tottenham Court Road should be considered prime real estate, so it’s a surprise to see a plot of land that has remained largely unused

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  • Daniel Silver's ambitious installation is a tour de force, says Richard Dorment. Artangel’s latest large-scale commission is being staged on the

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Daniel Silver was born in 1972 in London, United Kingdom. Raised in Jerusalem, Silver returned to London to complete his studies. He now lives and works in London. Silver primarily uses sculpture and watercolor. Informed by the work of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Henry Moore, Franz West and Louise Bourgeois, his practice explores the tension between representation and embodiment: between the presence of images and the phenomenological weight of objects. His three-dimensional works share qualities with both resolved figures and incomplete forms. They emerge out of the artist's continued engagement with classical sculpture, including Greco-Roman sarcophagi and portrait busts, which he re-interprets through the prisms of Modern sculpture and African art. Silver’s ambiguous anthropomorphic shapes appear as the enduring witnesses of unspeakable historical events. They seem at once petrified and eroded into being, as if baring formal testimony to an indeterminate passage of time.

Recent solo exhibitions include:Rock Formations, Art Basel Parcours, Antikenmuseum, Basel (2015), Rock Formations, Frith Street Gallery, London (2015), Roundabout Mouth, OMR Gallery, Mexico City (2015), Dig, Artangel, London (2013) "Museo Carlo Zauli Faenza" at IT Galleria Suzy Shammah Milan, IT (2012), "Who’s Been Here" at Dustcather, Braverman Gallery,Bukowskis, Stockholm (2012), "We Will Live, We Will See"at Zabludowicz Collection (2011),"Acne Dover St, London, UK Letting Go AMP"at Athens, GR (2011),  “Lionz in Zion” at Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan (2009), “Studies for Adam and Eve” at Cabinets 4, SE8, London (2009), “Making Something Your Own” at IBID PROJECTS, London (2008), “The Monks” at Ancient & Modern, London (2008), “Heads” at Camden Arts Centre, London (2007) and “Demos” at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2007). His work has also been shown as part of “Newspeak: British Art Now” at State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg and Saatchi Gallery, London (2009-2010), ART TLV, Tel Aviv (2008), “Strange Weight” at Martos Gallery, New York (2007), “London in Zurich” at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich (2005) and “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2001” at Camden Arts Centre, London and the Sunderland Museum, UK (2001).


2005 Henry Moore Artist in Residency, University of Sunderland, UK2002 Rome Scholar in Fine Arts, The British School at Rome, IT

2001 Credit Suisse First Boston Award, US

2000 Sharett Scholarship, America Israel Cultural Foundation, New York, US

Karten Scholarship, University College London, UK
Eric & Jean Cass Scholarship, Royal College of Art, London, UK

1997 Audrey Wykeham Prize for Fine Art, University College London, UK

Daniel Silver is represented by Frith Street, London and Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan.



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