Rick Silva


Rick Silva’s work explores notions of landscape and wilderness in the 21st century.

In his art, representations and experiences of the physical and virtual become

entangled; suspended momentarily in installations, videos, websites, and images.



Rick Silva was born in 1977 in Brazil and lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he is an

Associate Professor of Art & Technology at the University of Oregon. He received

an MFA from The University of Colorado in 2007, and has since shown extensively

nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at Transfer Gallery in New York,

Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, New Shelter Plan in Copenhagen, and

Interstitial Gallery in Seattle. Silva’s projects and collaborations have been featured

in festivals such as Sonar in Barcelona, Transmediale in Berlin, and Resonate in

Belgrade. His works and installations have been acquired by multiple permanent

collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Borusan

Contemporary Collection, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn

University. WIRED magazine called Silva’s videos "glitchy, curious things; some

mesmerizing, some arresting."


Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

  Liminal Territory, TRANSFER Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  DRAPE WAVE, The Ski Club, Milwaukee, WI
  En Plein Air, TRANSFER at Wallplay #ONCANAL, New York, NY


  SIGNALS, Let there be Light, Pier 86, Seattle Washington
  SIGNALS, Berkley Art Center, Glas Animation Festival, Berkley, CA
  SIGNALS, Interstitial Gallery, Seattle, WA
  After Weather, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Canada


  SIGNALS, Prozor Gallery, Resonate 2017, Belgrade, Serbia


  DRAPE WAVE, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR


  SIGNALS, Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, Canada
  The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future, Neon Heater, Findlay, OH
  DRAPE WAVE, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, Denmark


  The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future, BLOCK T, Dublin, Ireland
  SKY BURIAL, Transfer Gallery, New York, NY
  Render Garden, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR



   En Plein Air, Transfer Gallery, New York, NY
   En Plein Air, Gallery 842, Marshall University, Huntington, WV



  A Rough Mix, The Electronic Gallery at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Selected Group Exhibitions

  Border Control, Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  Selections From The Collection, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
  NEARUR, Kesey Farm, Pleasant Hill, OR
  Media Live: Subterranean, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  Transfer Download, SPRING / BREAK Art Show LA, Los Angeles, CA



  VASTE MONDE, Galerie Georges Pompidou, Anglet, France
  Luminocity, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC, Canada

  TIAMAT: All These Worlds are Your Except Earth, 3/F Comix Home Base, Wanchai, Hong Kong
  Without Nature, NiCOLETTi contemporary, London, England
  Unwalking the West, The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA, Portland, Or
  LAND / SEA / SIGNALS, Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland
  TECHNE LAB, Made in NY Media Center by IFP New York, NY
  Another Visit to the Sculpture, National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico
  TRANSFER Download, Thoma Foundation Art House, Santa Fe, NM
  A Salve of Sorts, Vacation, New York ,NY
  The Animated Image, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  TRANSFER Download, NADA NYC, New York, NY



  Medialab, Cinekid 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Tree, Simulacrum, Sea, Moon, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
  A Sag, Harbored, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
  unREAL. The Algorithmic Present, HeK, Basel, Switzerland
  Online All Summer, LACDA, Los Angels, CA
  Moving Image Fair NYC, New York, NY
  No Place, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville FL



  Moving Image Landscape, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
  Little Planet Pavilion, Operativa, Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
  The real-fake.org.02 Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
  TRANSFER Download, The Current Museum, New York, NY
  TRANSFER Download, Minnesota Street Projects, San Fransisco, CA
  Out of Sight 2016, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
  Camera Lucida, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  The Portland2016 Biennial, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR
  Dance with flARmingos, Queens International 2016, Queens Museum, New York, NY
  20 years of My Boyfriend Came Back From The War, MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands



  My Boyfriend Came Back From The War, Haus der elektronischen Künste , Basel, Switzerland
  Infinity Pool, Artist-Run at The Satellite Show Miami, Ocean Terrace Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
  Flatland, Linfield Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

  DESIRE: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
  Disruption, ISEA 2015, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  Bail or No? The Impossible Trick Shows, Lohioh, Cincinnati, OH
  It Was a Low-lying Foglike Floating, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA
  CONTROL / SHIFT / ESCAPE, Main Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
  The New Black, G12 Hub Gallery, Resonate 2015, Belgrade, Serbia
  Browser Base, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  Adrenalina: a imagem em movimento no século XXI, Red Bull Station, São Paulo, Brazil
  EO1 Beta Showcase, Ace Hotel Gallery, New York, NY
  Long-Distance Boyfriends and Other Optimisms in Digital Art, College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL
  Internet Drones, Spazio ULTRA, Udine, Italy
  FlaNetrie Nomade Art Space, in Hangzhou, China
  The Institute for New Feeling (IfNf), Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  Act Natural, Cermâ, Galerie Eva Meyer, Paris, France



  Horizontes Improváveis, Museu da Fotografia, Curitiba, Brazil
  Hypersalon South Beach, Miami, FL
  Data Culture, New Horizons Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  Exhibition Kickstarter, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR
  Wallpapers, New Forms Festival 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  Influx, CR10 Arts, Linlithgo, NY
  The META Pavillion, 180 Creative Camp, Abrantes, Portugal
  Art of the Video Game: Temporary Interventions, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  Programming the Curators, Click Festival, Helsingor, Denmark
  Surface habitable, International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont, France
  Fontana Mix: Loop, Autzen Gallery, PSU, Portland, OR
  Interlaced, University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO
  Dashboard, KALPANY Artspace, Milan, Italy
  UNPAINTED Media Art Fair, Postpalast, Munich, Germany



  You Are Here, The Hole, NYC, NY
  local. #non.access, km temporaer, Berlin, DE
  Currents 2013, The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM
  (glitch) Art Genealogy, LEAP Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance, Berlin, DE
  Of A Technical Nature, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
  DVD Dead Drop, Museum of Moving Image, NYC
  Zip The Bright, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON
  Observations, Pearl Conard Art Gallery, OSU, Mansfield, OH
  Color Shift, Mixed Greens, New York, NY



  Visual Rhythm, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  Born in 1987: The Animated Gif, The Photographers' Gallery, London, England
  Luminous, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX



  Is This Thing On?, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
  Notes on a New Nature, 319 Scholes, New York, NY
  Datascapes, Fotografia Festival, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy



  Interferenze New Arts Festival, Castello Ducale, Bisaccia, Italy


  Digital to Physical, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
  Vivo arte.mov Festival Internacional de Arte em Mídias Móveis, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  22 Filmwinter Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
  La Biennal Digital de Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain



  In and Out of Time: Selections from the CU Art Museum, BMOCA, Boulder, CO
  E-Critures, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
  WEBCRA.SH Exhibition, PICTURA, Dordrecht, NL
  American Dreams: New Video and Animation, Pace Digital Gallery, New York, NY
  Just Playing, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany



  Not Your Parent's MTV, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
  Outside In, MFA Thesis Exhibition, CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO
  Observatori, Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe, Valencia, Spain
  New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY



  DJ Rabbi, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  Karaoke, The Art Gallery of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  Sonar Festival, À La Carte Digital Art, Barcelona, Spain
  Gif Show, RX Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Meta.morphosis, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain

  All Systems Go, Scope Fair, New York, NY


  Syntax Root: Loop, E:VENT, London, UK
  SouthwestNET:techno, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  Design In Progress Festival, Openbare Bibliotheek Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Holland



  Disinformation Center, LUXE Gallery, New York, NY
  Festival International de Linguagem Eletrônica: Hypersonica, Paço das Artes, São Paulo,Brazil



  Emerging Artists, Emerging Art, The Dairy Center for The Arts, Boulder, CO


Selected Screenings

  Bail or No?, The Nightingale, Chicago, IL
  Supernova Festival 2018, Denver Performing Art Complex, Denver, CO
  Ecomedia Arts Festival, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  Translating the Animal, East Greenhouse, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  Post Human Futures, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
  Monsters in the Wilderness, humainTROPhumain, Montpellier, France



  UCLA Game Art Festival, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  Supernova Festival 2017, Denver Performing Art Complex, Denver, CO
  ECLIPSECORE, Total Solar, Salem, OR
  Post Internet & The Moving Image, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI



  Supernova Festival 2016, Denver Performing Art Complex, Denver, CO

  LED Film Fest, tmrw.prty, Sanlitun, Beijing, China
  Animation Breakdown 2015!, Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA



  UCLA Game Art Festival, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  Expanded CInema IV, Dallas Videofest, Dallas, TX
  positioning systems, Microscope Gallery, New York, NY
  H30//002, The Drift, Pittsburgh, PA
  Black Box 2.0, Landscapes Revisited, SAM Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA
  STRP Festival, Silent Cinema, STRP, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  Rritmo, La Rambleta, Valencia, Spain



  PAF Festival of Film + Animation, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  Remix-It-Right, Rediscoveries in the Phil Morton Archive, CATE, SAIC, Chicago, IL
  DINCA Vision Quest 2013, Mana Contemporary, Chicago
  DATA DRAPE 1.2, SPAMM.ARTE / SHOW OFF, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris



  Monochromo 17, Museo Centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia Mexico
  Friday Flash, Denver Theater District, 14th + Champa LED Screen, Denver



  Digital Nature: An Evening of Multimedia Arts, Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO


  Dallas Video Festival, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
  After the Net, Observatori 2008, 9th Festival Internacional de Investigación Artística de Valencia, Spain
  Digital Media 1.0 Festival, La Nau, Valencia, Spain
  Cimatics A/V Festival, Brussels, Belgium



  Futuresonic Festival, Manchester, England
  Surge, Free103point9, Rhizome and Participant Inc, New York, NY



  First Person Cinema, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  Arco_05, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I., Madrid, Spain
  Microwave International Media Festival, Videotage, Hong Kong, China
  Videobrasil, Associação Cultural, Sesc, São Paulo, Brazil
  VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
  Transmediale International Media Art Festival 2005: Basics, Berlin, Germany
  6th Seoul Net and Film Festival, Seoul, Korea



  DotMov 2004 Film Festival, Sapporo, Japan
  Canariasmediafest, Festival Internacional de arte y culturas digitales, Las Palmas, Spain
  D>ART04, 2004 Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
  back_up Festival: Festival of New Media in Film, Weimar, Germany
  RFF 2004, University of Bremen, Germany
  Machinista Festival, Glasgow Scotland and Perm, Russia


Selected Performances

  MSPS New Music Festival 2013, Shreveport, LA

  Like: A Performance Series, VOGT Gallery, New York, NY

  Media Archeology: Software Cinema Festival, Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

  Syntax Root: Loop, E:VENT, London, England


  Digital Interconnection 2004, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Online Exhibitions

  Rhizome Net Art Anthology

  The Download, Rhizome.org

  Artport, Whitney Museum of American Art

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