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Viviane Silvera is an artist and filmmaker.

Her 2016 project,  “See Memory”, is a film made out of 10,000 painting stills. It is an official selection of the American Psychological Association Film Festival (August 2016), the Imagine Science Film Festival (October 2016), the Viten Film Festival in Norway (November 2016),  the BLOW-UP Chicago International Art House Film Festival (November 2016), and the Mykonos Biennale (2017).

An excerpt is currently being screened on the Marquis wall at the MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C (April – August 2017), and on a 4-Channel installation at 4Gallery in Pioneer Square in Seattle.  It has been screened on a 24 hour loop on the University of Mary Washington’s Media Wall (November 1 – 31, 2016) and at the Edward Hopper House (May 2016) and was screened with live musical performance at Joe’s Pub at the Public (June 2016). Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition of paintings at The Edward Hopper House, and her work was recently shown at Marymount California University’s Arts & Media Division (June 2016) .

After receiving he BA from Tufts University in Psychology and Political Science,  Silvera went on to receive her MFA at the New York Academy of Art.  She received a grant from the Fantasy Foundation Fund and a studio residency from the Newington Cropsey Foundation to create an outdoor sculpture for Vanderbilt University’s campus.  In 2004- 2011 she created a series of oversize drawings based on images of President Clinton entitled “Praying Hands”, where Silvera highlighted associations between Clinton’s images in the popular press and Albrecht Durer’s renaissance masterpiece “Praying Hands”.  A drawing from the series is in the permanent collection of the Clinton Presidential Museum & Library.  In 2008, her series “Borrowed Memory” explored the idea of a shared, borrowed and collective memory, and was an attempt to retrieve implicit memories that are seemingly out of reach to the conscious mind.

Her 2011 series Therapy: Part One and her 2013 series Therapy: Part Two explored the therapist-patient relationship, and how to visually explore the unconscious using source material from films such as Ordinary People and the HBO series In Treatment.  The exhibitions as well as paintings from See Memory,  were reviewed in Gotham Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and featured as the cover along with the featured interview for literary magazine Gambling the Aisle in 2015.

Viviane has exhibited her work at galleries including The Cell, 511 Gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Vanderbilt University, the Albright Knox Gallery, the Edward Hopper House, the Dahesh Museum, the Masur Museum and the Museo De La Cuidad-Mexico. Her work is held in the Clinton Presidential Library, Flashpoint Media Academy and Vanderbilt University.  Viviane’s work has been written about in the Wall Street Journal, Gotham magazine, Time Out New York, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, the New York Times among others. She received the Award of Excellence in Painting at the Edward Hopper House in 2013.

Viviane was born in Hong Kong and raised there and in Brazil. She lives in New York City.