London, United Kingdom, 1972
Lives and works in London.
Daniel Silver moulds together references from ancient civilizations across history, sculpting from an archaeological and psychological perspective a contemporary dialect that continuously looks to the past to understand the future. The result is a sort of historical chimera—an exercise in cultural cannibalism that simultaneously quotes and questions historical and contemporary museum practices. In his challenging of cultural precedence, the value given to objects produced by ancient civilizations and how these values affect our understanding of the present, the viewer is confronted with works that allude to the artist’s own history and heritage as a mix of cultures while engaging the universal.
Silver is the recipient of many awards and honors, including: Henry Moore Artist in Residency, University of Sunderland, UK; Rome Scholar in Fine Arts, The British School at Rome; Credit Suisse First Boston Award, USA; Audrey Wykeham Prize for Fine Art, University College London, UK.
His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries the world over, including: Artangel, London, UK; Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy; Kunsthaus Galrus, Switzerland; Frieze Sculpture Park, London, UK; IBID PROJECTS, London, UK; Ancient & Modern, London, UK; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK; Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy; Gropiusstat, Berlin, Germany; among others.
MA Fine Art Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK
BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, University College London, UK
Business and Fine Art, London Guildhall University, UK
The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK.
Daniel Silver, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK.
Rock Formations, Art Basel Parcours, Antikenmuseum, Basel, Switzerland.Rock Formations, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK.
Roundabout Mouth, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.
Dig, Artangel, London, UK.
Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy.
Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy.
Letting Go, AMP, Athens, Greece.
Acne Studios, Dover St, London, UK.
Coming Together, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland.
The Smoking Silver Father Figures, Frieze Sculpture Park, London, UK.
Solo Presentation, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK.
Cabinets #4: Daniel Silver, SE8, London, UK.
Lionz in Zion, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy.
Making Something Your Own, IBID PROJECTS, London, UK.
The Monks, Ancient & Modern, London, UK.
Heads, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK.
Demos, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK.
Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy.
Daniel Silver, Pescali & Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK.
Pailot Project, Gropiusstat, Berlin, Germany.
The Buddha and the Chaise Longue, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Cake Snake, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK.
Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway.
Mess, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
Loss, Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Greece.
The Materiality of the Invisible, Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Summer Breeze: An Ensemble of Gallery Artists, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK.
Gestalt, Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Greece.
With Institutions like These…, The Averard Hotel, London, UK.
Plaster: Casts & Copies, The Hepworth, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK.
A Statue is Present, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK.
Contemporary Drawings, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK.
Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans?, Galleri Manâ, Istanbul, Turkey.
A Thousand Doors, curated by Whitechapel Gallery and NEON, Gennadius Library, Athens, Greece.
Everything Wants to Run, Block 336, London, UK.
In Search of a Perfect Lover, Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Dustcather, Braverman Gallery Tel Aviv, Israel.
Footnotes on Candida Höfer, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.
Who’s Been Here, Bukowskis, Stockholm, Sweden.
We Will Live, We Will See, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK.
Among Flesh, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK.
Savage Messiah, Rob Tufnell at 1 Sutton Lane, London, UK.
British Sculpture: Landscape in Sculpture as Object, Connaught Brown Gallery, London, UK.
Self-Similar/seen somewhere else at the same time, curated by George Unsworth, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
No New Thing Under the Sun, The Royal Academy, Tenant Room, London, UK.
Sensitivity Questioned, curated by Iliana Fokianaki, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece.
Head, The Approach Gallery, London, UK.
The Cannibal’s Muse, curated by Max Henry, Patricia Low Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland.
New Speak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (exh. cat.).
Profusion, curated by Sotiris Kyriacou and John Plowman, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, UK (exh. cat.).
Ibrido, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (exh. cat.).
Supernature – an exercise in loads, curated by Rallou Panagiotor and Andreas Melas, AMP Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Psychic Geography, Work Place Gallery, Gateshead, UK.
Family Tree II, New Acquisitions donated by the Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker fund for Contemporary Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Musuem, Tel Aviv, Israel (exh. cat.).
Newspeak: British Art Now, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia;
Remap2, Athens, Greece.
Milestone, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK.
Group Show, IBID PROJECTS, London, UK.
The Krautcho Club, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany.
In Silence, Rothschild 69, Tel Aviv, Israel.
ART TLV, curated by Andrew Renton, Tel Aviv, Israel.
M25 Sobre Londres, curated by Barry Schwabsky, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain.
Origins, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA (exh. cat.).
A Colour Box, Arcade, London, UK.
Sculpture Trail, Grieder Contemporary, Küsnacht, Switzerland.
A Life of their Own, curated by Richard Cork, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland (exh. cat.).
Boys Craft, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel (exh. cat.).
Strange Weight, curated by Rob Tufnell, Martos Gallery, New York City, USA.
Out, Still & Kicking, Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Getting on Mother’s Nerves, Mother’s Tank Station, Dublin, Ireland.
Sleep of Ulro, Goshka Macuga, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK.
Heads: Jimmie Durham, Tim Hawkinson, Ilya Kabakov, Jannis Kounells, Mike Nelson and others, Pescalli & Sprovieri, London, UK.
Summerise, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ten of the Best, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel (exh. cat.).
London in Zurich, curated by Gregor Muir, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland (exh. cat.).
WE, Eline Mcgeorge, Daniel Silver, Neues Problem Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Both of Them, Moshe Gershuni, Daniel Silver, Givon Gallery; Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
30+, Neues Problem Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Bloomberg Art School, Bloomberg Space, London, UK.
25 Drawings – 25 Artists, The Drawing Gallery, London, UK.
The Possibility of Experiencing the Death of Others, One in the Other, London, UK.
Pets, Time for Art, TelAviv, Israel.
Frigid Atmosphere, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Young Israeli Art, the Jacques and Eugenie O’hana Collection, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (exh. cat.).
Home Show, Neta Eshel, Caesarea, Israel.
Fire Flies, Tal Esther Gallery Tel Aviv, Israel.
Arcadia in the city, Marble Hill House Museum, London, UK.
Artic 4, Gania Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2001, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (exh. cat.).
Artic 3, Gania Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Design Exhibition Centre, commission for Holland Park, London, UK.
Assembly, Stepney City, London, UK (exh. cat.)
Two in One, Camden Lofts, London, UK.
We Have Moved, 23 Edis Street, London, UK.
Macro land, Das Semper-Depot, Vienna, Austria.
Tramway Video Festival, Glasgow, UK.
Free Beer, Shooting Gallery, London, UK.
A Big Deal, Big Issue HQ, London, UK.
Henry Moore Artist in Residency, University of Sunderland, UK.
Rome Scholar in Fine Arts, The British School, Rome, Italy.
Credit Suisse First Boston Award, USA.
Sharett Scholarship, America Israel Cultural Foundation, New York, USA.
Karten Scholarship, University College London, UK.
Eric & Jean Cass Scholarship, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Audrey Wykeham Prize for Fine Art, University College London, UK.
Sue Hubbard, Dig: Daniel Silver, Artillery, November / December
Martin Coomer, Critic’s Choice, Time Out, 29 October
Kostas Prapoglou, Daniel Silver: Dig @ 24 Grafton, Way, REVma, 27 October
Louisa Buck, Daniel Silver digs deep, The Telegraph, Luxury (online), 25 October
Rebecca Sykes, Daniel Silver: Dig, This is Tomorrow, 23 October
Dig, Brigitteistim, 21 October
Alicia Harrop, Stuff to get out and see, WCRS, 18 October
The Atmospheric installation, The Art Newspaper, Frieze Art Fair Daily Edition, 18 October
Victoria Pomery, My Top 5, The Art Newspaper, Frieze Art Fair Daily Edition, 16 October
Anna McNay, Daniel Silver: Dig, Studio International, 15 October
Frances Richens, Reader Review of the Week.
Karen Wright, In the Studio, The Independent, Radar, 12 October
Ben Luke, Art Attack, London Evening Standard, 4 October
Julia Weiner, Silver digs his new venue, The Jewish Chronicle, 11 October
Helga Burrill ,Today’s POP is Helga talking to Daniel Silver, revisiting the artist’s brilliant and ongoing Bloomsbury exhibition, POP (online), 8 October
Ashitha Nagesh, Daniel Silver- Artangel, Artforum.com, 8 October
Critic’s Choice, Exhibitions London, Evening Standard, 4 October
Eitan Buganim, Haaretz, 1 October
Gabriel Coxhead, Daniel Silver: Dig, Time Out (online), 26 September
Rebecca Swirsky, Artangel commission: Daniel Silver’s ‘Dig’, RA Blog, 19 September
Tabish’s Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week, FAD, 16 September
Rachel Cooke, London’s own temple of doom, The
Observer, The New Review, 15 September
Pick of the Week. Daniel Silver: Dig, The Guardian Guide, 14 September
Jonathan Jones, Exhibition of the week. Daniel Silver: Dig, The Guardian Art Weekly, 13 September
Daniel Silver: Dig, My Art Guides, 13 September
Daniel Silver’s Sculptures Masquerade as an Archaeological Dig, Londonist, 13 September
Sarah Crompton, Critics’ choice. Art Dig, The Odeon Site, The Daily Telegraph ‘Hot Tickets’, 13 September
Artangel: Daniel Silver’s Dig, Metro, 13 September
Artist Daniel Silver digs deep for new Artangel installation, Time Out Blog, 12 September
You’ll Dig…Artangel’s New Commission, Time Out, 10 September
Richard Dorment, Archaeology of the subconscious mind, The Daily Telegraph, 10 September
Maev Kennedy, Artangel sculptures unearth new mystery, The Guardian, 9 September
Daniel Silver London, The Guardian Guide, 7 September – 13 September
Daniel Silver’s archeological dig for Artangel, The Art Newspaper Newsletter, September
Ten of the best in London, September 5 to September 12
Richard Moss, The best art exhibitions to see in London during autumn 2013, Culture 24, September
Julia Michalska, Daniel Silver’s archeological dig for Artangel, The Art Newspaper (Online), September
Rob Sharp, Freud Inspires Daniel Silver Artangel, Commission, Artinfo, August
Ben Luke, Don’t you Dig It?, London Evening Standard, August
Artforum online critic’s pick, Marco Tagliafierro, https://artforum.com/?pn=picks§ion=it_ch#picks30428
About a dress by Mariuccia Casadio, Voguue Italia
Numerous online blogs and reviews on the collaboration with Acne
Yianni Vassiliou, Dan, Dapper Dan, October
Jackie Wullschlager, Charles Saatchi’s Newspeak, Financial Times, June
Tamsin Blanchard, Mall to play for, Telegraph Magazine, May
Nicola Trezzi, Re: Diaspora, Yael Bartana, Elad Lassry, Ohad Meromi and Daniel Silver in correspondence, Flash Art, October
Laura McLean-Ferris, Exhibitionist, the best art shows to see this week, Guardian.co.uk, June
Valentina Sansone, Daniel Silver, Flash Art, May
Daniel Silver: Lionz in Zion (review), Acnestudios.com, March
Karen Wright, Two Sides of the Fence: Wafa Hourani and Daniel Silver, Philips ART Expert (online), February
Daniel Silver: Untitled (Works on Paper), Succour, Autumn/Winter
Richard Cork, A Life of Their Own (exh cat), Lismore Castle Arts, IR
Thomas Persson; Sculpture, Acne Paper, Winter
‘Drawings – Daniel Silver’, in Eric Bainbridge: Forward Thinking 1976 – 2008, Mima,
Gilda Williams; Openings: Daniel Silver, Artforum, Summer
Hollie Kearns, A Life of Their Own (review), Circa, August
Sam Thorn, A Life of Their Own (review), Frieze, July
Richard Cork; Top Forms, RA, Magazine, July
Richard Cork, Expect the Unexpected, Financial Times, April
Marc O’Sullivan, The shape of things to come, Irish Examiner, April
Martin Herbert; Daniel Silver, Time Out, January
Huw Greenwood; Daniel Silver, The Epoch Times, January
Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator, August
Julia Weiner, A Head for Sculpture, Jewish Media Chronicle, July
Tamzin Lewis, Ahead of the field, Culture, February
Smadar Shefi, Haaretz, October
Uzi Tzur, Haaretz, June
Alma Micolinski, Time Out Tel-Aviv, May
Achbar Ha-ir, Neta Dror, May
Corriere Della Sera, Roma, September
La Repubblica Trova Roma, September
Martin Herbert, Time Out, November
Duncan McLaren, The Independent on Sunday, July
Lynn MacRitchie, Financial Times, July
Helen Smithson Ham & High, July
Future Greats, Art Review, June