Introduction (2-3 lines)
As an artist and filmmaker, my intention is to give voice to the universal experience of remembering while exploring exciting scientific discoveries that can fundamentally change our relationship to memory.
Viviane Sivera works at the intersection of filmmaking, video installation, neuroscience and painting. She has exhibited her work for 22 years, most recently in the Edward Hopper House, the Albright Knox, Dahesh, and Masur Museums, and El Museo de la Ciudad - Mexico. Her videos have been installed at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MGM National Harbor, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Mary Washington, The Cube Art Project with Union Bank, 4Culture Gallery in Pioneer Square, Seattle, Altspace VR (Microsoft’s VR Platform), Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, and Davidson College, among other venues. Her film See Memory screened at the Imagine Science and the American Psychological Association film festivals among many others. Her videos have been licensed by McCann Advertising and installed in hotels, universities, and museums.
Silvera won the 2013 Award of Excellence in Painting from the Edward Hopper House, the Chaim Gross, Valerie Delacorte, and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth Awards from the National Academy School of Fine Arts, a Fantasy Foundation Grant, and a Newington Cropsey Grant. She received a 2022 grant from Voice to create a collection of NFTS from her stop motion videos. Her work has been written about in the Art Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Time Out New York and The New York Times and was the cover and featured interview in Gambling the Aisle Literary magazine and the subject of a 36 page spread in Art Habens Review in 2019.
Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Clinton Presidential Library & Museum, the Van Every Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Vanderbilt University’s "Garden of Great Ideas, the Ziff Davis Corporate Collection and Tribeca Flashpoint Media Academy. Silvera’s outdoor sculpture “The Fault” was commissioned by and permanently installed for the Women’s Studies Department at Vanderbilt University, where she collaborated with landscape designers, architects, and engineers to realize her design. She is currently creating a stop motion video on the Fall of the Berlin Wall for mauer.digital to be screened during Berlin Art Week, September 2022.
Silvera earned a BS from Tufts University and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She was born in Hong Kong and raised in Brazil. Presently based in New York City.