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State of the Art 2020 Spotlight: Rick Silva


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About Rick Silva

Courtesy of the artist.

Courtesy of the artist.


Rick Silva’s videos and installations envision near-future ecologies altered by technology and climate change. Silva was born in 1977 in Brazil and lives in Eugene Oregon where he is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Oregon. He has exhibited his work in over 20 solo and two-person exhibitions including Transfer Gallery in New York and LA, Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, New Shelter Plan in Copenhagen, Interstitial Gallery in Seattle, The Ski Club in Milwaukee, and Holding Contemporary in Portland Oregon. Silva’s work has been featured in publications such as WIRED magazine and Rhizome’s book Net Art Anthology.

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State of the Art 2020 is supported in part by: Bank of America (Lead Sponsor), Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, Christie’s, The Coca-Cola Company, Stella Boyle Smith Trust, Trott Family Foundation, Alturas Foundation, Bracken Darrell, Fred and Shelby Gans. National tour sponsored by Bank of America.


Written by Alejo Benedetti, associate curator, contemporary art, Crystal Bridges.

Photos courtesy of Rick Silva.