Dos vasos amarillos, 2018
Manguera, 2018
Paleta y pelota, 2018
Pitilla blanca, 2018
Bolsa blanca, 2018

Carlos Silva (*1979) lebt in Valparaiso, Chile. Er studierte Architektur, Design und Bildende Künste an der Universität Arcis in Santiago. Er lehrt an der Fotografieschule Camara Lucida und ist selbst als Kurator tätig, vornehmlich für Nekoe, seines eigenen Kunstraums.

Silva arbeitet hauptsächlich mit Fotografien, Videos, und ortsbezogenen Installationen. Aber auch Interventionen und Initiativen in seiner Nachbarschaft fallen unter seine künstlerische Praxis, wie zum Beispiel Servicio Estudio, für welche er mit zwei weiteren Künstlern Design- und Fotografiedienste für kleine lokale Unternehmen anbot, die damit den grossen internationalen Ketten entgegentreten.

In Chile wurden Silvas Arbeiten unter anderen bereits im Museum für Visuelle Kunst MAVI, dem Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst MAC, und der Galeria Mistral ausgestellt. Auf internationaler Ebene waren seine Werke Teil von Gruppenausstellungen in Cuba, Brasilien, Deutschland, und den USA. In der Schweiz ist Silvas Kunst zum ersten Mal zu sehen, die Serie Piscinas wird zum ersten Mal überhaupt ausgestellt.

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Carlos Silva (*1979) lives in Valparaiso, Chile. He studied architecture, design, and fine arts at Arcis University in Santiago and teaches at Camara Lucida school for photography. Furthermore, he works as a curator, mainly for his own art space Nekoe.

Silva works mostly with photography, video, and site-specific installations. However, interventions and initiatives in his hometown are just as much part of his artistic practice, such as Servicio Estudio, for which he and two fellow artists offered design and photography services to small local business to support them in their competition against international corporations.

Silva’s work has been shown nationally, amongst others, at the Museum of Visual Arts MAVI, the Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, and Gabriela Mistral Gallery. Internationally, his works have been part in group shows in Cuba, Brazil, Germany, and the US. This is the first exhibition for Silva in Switzerland, and the first time Piscinas is exhibited.

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00:00:05 WOULD YOU CALL YOURSELF A CHILEAN ARTIST, A LATIN AMERICAN ARTIST, OR NEITHER? 

00:00:55 YOU ARE ARTIST AND CURATOR AT THE SAME TIME, HOW DO YOU COMBINE THESE TWO ACTIVITIES?

00:03:35 TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXHIBITION SPACE ‘NEKOE’. 

00:07:27 HOW DOES NEKOE FIT INTO THE ARTISTIC LANDSCAPE OF VALPARAÍSO?

00:11:00 HOW DOES THE CULTURAL LIFE IN VALPARAÍSO STAND IN RELATION TO SANTIAGO AND OTHER REGIONS?

00:15:18 TELL US ABOUT THE ‘CED’, THE ‘CIRCUITO DE ESPACIOS DOMESTICOS’.

00:21:54 WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALTERNATIVE SPACES AND INSTITUTIONS?

00:29:03 YOUR WORK DEALS WITH THE USE AND DEPICTION OF SPACE. HOW DO YOU EMPLOY PHOTOGRAPHY AND INSTALLATIONS IN YOUR WORK?

00:32:31 HOW DO YOU REPRESENT SPACE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY, LIKE IN YOUR SERIES ‘CARACOLES’?

00:37:46 HOW IMPORTANT IS THE OBJECT FOR YOU IN YOUR WORK?

00:43:45 HOW DO YOU PRODUCE YOUR WORKS? WHAT KIND OF INFRASTRUCTURE IS THERE? 

00:48:23 WHO DO YOU CURRENTLY PRINT WITH?

00:50:37 HOW DO YOU THEMATIZE THE INTERFERENCE OF THE HUMAN IN NATURE, AS IN ‘PARTNERS’?

00:55:11 IN HOW FAR IN YOUR WORK CONNECTED TO THE CITY OF VALPARAÍSO?

00:57:07 WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS?

01:01:34 WHAT ROLE PLAYS ANALOG AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YOU?

01:03:39 HOW DOES ARTS EDUCATION IN CHILE LOOK LIKE, ESPECIALLY IN REGARD TO PHOTOGRAPHY?

01:09:52  WHAT KIND OF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IS TAUGHT IN UNIVERSITIES AND WHAT ARE YOUR ARTISTIC INFLUENCES?

01:14:14 HOW DO YOU AND OTHER ARTISTS USE SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN ARTISTIC AND PROMOTIONAL TOOL?

01:20:19 DO SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT THE EFFORT TO DECENTRALIZE THE COUNTRY?