Greg Dougal writes:Thought-provoking work from artist Adrienne Silva invites us to study what is happening in her work and what we can learn from it. Our heritage is a rich resource which , as we grow ourselves, we seem to understand and embrace-how it has informed us. Yet is is elusive and eroded by the passage of time and other factors beyond our control so we cannot delay our search for hidden meaning. Adrienne lives & works in Lisbon Portugal , fully emmersed in investigating the Universal.She does not differentiate between art-making and daily routine. Political Philosophy is her grounded foundation and forgetting Picasso's quote."No painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war."
Recent exhibition, Arte Universal, abroad (Europe)in Museu de Resistencia e Residentia in Lisbon.A View of the World: Galeria de Arte Lisboa and Stellenbosch Wordfees/Literary Festival and Rhino Project in South Africa.
Commissioned theme in Europe exhibition : World View:World Suffering. In South Africa 2013 Theme was Heavenly: two opposing themes overlapped
Photo of Adrienne taken by Diana Weymess
University of Stellenbosch
2020 I Make The Art I Want to See * Austin Kleon inspired , Beaufort Art Exhibition
2019 Doctor Prescribes ArmChair Travelling : Installation Beaufort Art
2018 Installation of works Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town to their Permanent Collection
2017 Dialogues: State of The Art Gallery Cape Town
2017 I Look At Clouds From Both Sides Now shown at State Of the Art Gallery Cape Town First Thursdays March
2016 Lisbon Portugal: Bairro Alto
2015 Bauhaus Revisited: Curated by Frank Bohm, Cape Town Architect: Eclectica Design and Art Cape Town
2015: Re-Ember 6900 Hectares: Artvark Cape Town
The Art of Object 2014 The Studio Gallery Kalk Bay
Skullduggery 2014 The Studio Gallery Kalk Bay
Stellenbosch Annual Wordfees / Literary Festival 2013
Rhino Project Oude Libertas Gallery Stellenbosch June 2013
Saatchi Bright Lights Big City 2013 : Finalist
Andrea Stanford's Saatchi Guest Curator Collection
Current: Summer Gala Show Stellenbosch Art Gallery
State of The Art Gallery Cape Town 2014
2020 Doctor Prescribes Armchair Travelling : Beaufort Art
2019 Artvark Gallery Cape Town Kalk Bay Calm
2018 Youngblood Gallery Cape Town August. Medicines Sans Frontieres , exhibits Zarina Fearless Girl
2018 Youngblood Gallery September Group Show ,exhibits, Standing on Time
2017 State Of The Art Gallery Cape Town Spring Show , No Words and Until We Meet Again
Europe Oct 2016 Lisboa :Bairro Alto
Europe 2011/2012: Arte Universal: Museum of Resistance and Residence Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Angels Principe Real
South Africa:2013 Stellenbosch Wordfees: Heavenly Oude Libertas / Group
June 2013 Oude Libertas Gallery Stellenbosch Rhino Project.
Previous:Vuleka Finalist. ART B Gallery
Perfect Portrait Exhibition.Art B. Gallery
Permanent Collection University of Pretoria Business School.
Interrogating the Landscape Exhibition AVA, Cape Town.
State of The Art Gallery Cape Town 2013/2014
Stellenbosch Art Gallery 2013/2014
Clock Tower Gallery Cape Town 2013/2014
Featured in the 'Inspired by Yves Klein Blue' collection (http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Sculpture/Yves-Klein-Blue/685448/72324/view)