Alex da Silva  – De kunstenaar achter het monument

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Fotografie: Sanne Donders

Born April 16th 1974 in Luanda/Angola from Cape Verdian parents. Grew up at Cape Verdian Islands. Works and lives in Cape Verde and Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Graduated with honor at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art and Architecture in Rotterdam in 1999.
Exchange Programme Erasmus Socrates students at Alonso Cano Faculdad de Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain in 1997/1998.

Followed the Post graduate in the year 2000 at Minerva Academy, Groningen/The Netherlands.

Alex da Silva

Curriculum Vitae

Born April 16th 1974 in Luanda/Angola from Cape Verdian parents. Grew up at Cape Verdian Islands. Works and lives in Cape Verde and Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Graduated with honor at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art and Architecture in Rotterdam in 1999.
Exchange Programme Erasmus Socrates students at Alonso Cano Faculdad de Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain in 1997/1998.

Followed the Post graduate in the year 2000 at Minerva Academy, Groningen/The Netherlands.

Workshops/artist in residence

2012 Mojo Gallery, artist in residence, Dubai, U.A.E.
2012 Bag Art Camp, workshop, Bergen, Norway
2010 Workshop ‘home & abroad’ (Triangle Network), Sintra, Portugal 2003 Appelboom, La Pommerie, artist in residence, Saint Setiers, France

Solo exhibitions

2012 Terra Incognita, with Binu Baskar, Mojo Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.
2012 For you/Pa bô, gallery ZeroPointArt, Cabo Verde
2011 Nascer, copular e morrer. Nada mais, nada mais, nada mais, Gallery Arco 8, Açores 2010 Love Supreme, Mon Art Gallery, Curaçao
2009 A journey not a destination’, Carmina Galeria, Açores
2009 Cartas do Fim do Mundo, Galeria Abraço, Lisbon, Portugal
2004 Gallery Pressureline, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2004 Mens in Beeld, Gallery Clarart MCRZ, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Appelboom, La Pommerie, Saint Setiers, France
2001 Stichting CuCoSa, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Gallery Kunstmakelaar Delfshaven, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1998 Huerto del Loro, Granada, Spain
1997/2001/2002 Cultural Palace, Praia, Cabo Verde
1997/1999/2002 Cultural Centre of Mindelo, Cabo Verde
1997/1999/2002 City Hall, Sal, Cabo Verde
1997 Tambu Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Group exhibitions

2011 Duo Exhibition at Neumünster Abbey Cultural Centre, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 2011 Duo Exhibition with Paula Alonso, Gesamt Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2010 Home and Abroad, Sintra, Portugal
2007 Duo Exhibition with Darryl de Bies, CuCoSa, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005 Duo Exhibition with Tristan Cassamajor, Gallery De Compagnie, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2005 Exhibition and concept of ‘Monsters’, with Darryl De Bies, CuCoSa, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Mais ao Sul, Culturgest, African artists from Portugese-speaking countries, Lisbon, Portugal
2004 Gallery HANG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 DAK’ART Off (La Galeria) 6th editon of the African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal
2004 Mais a Sul, Culturgest, African artists from Portugese-speaking countries, Porto, Portugal
2002 Humanity?, Exhibition and concept, Voormalig museum van schepen en verre landen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2000 Newspoort, Cum Laude 2, A selection of honored students graduatedd at the Dutch Art Academies

in the years 1995-1999, The Hague, The Netherlands
1999 Museum KunstHAL, Graduation of Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1998 Grote Kerk, Embassy Day, The Hague, The Netherlands
1996 Capeverdian Values, Library Delfshaven, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1996 Centre of Art and Culture, Keulen, Germany
1996 Tambu Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1992 Cultural Centre of Mindelo, Cabo Verde

Curated Exhibitions

2008/now Curation of various exhibitions at Art Gallery ZeroPointArt, Mindelo, Cape Verde 2007/2008 Founding Art Gallery ZeroPointArt, Mindelo, Cape Verde.
2007 Teaching drawing on the University of Mindelo, Cape Verde (Architecture class)
2007 Off Screen with Carlos Blaaker and Darryl de Bies, CuCoSa, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2007 BLANCO, CuCoSa, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005 Exhibition and concept of ‘Monsters’, with Darryl De Bies, CuCoSa, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Assignments

2012 150 years, ‘The abolition of slavery’ Monument, to be revealed in 2013, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2005 Stichting CABO, Painting classes, The Netherlands
2003 Cape Verdian Music Awards, sculpture, The Netherlands
2003 KIDSKUNST, Off-line, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2002-2004 KIDSKUNST, several courses of teaching, at Villa Zebra, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1998 Bodypainting at Euro-Congres Youth Organisation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands