Shelly Silver
(United States)

Shelly Silver is a New York based artist utilizing video, film and photography. Her work, which spans a wide range of subject matter and genres, explores the personal and societal relations that connect and restrict us; the indirect routes of pleasure and desire; the stories that are told about us and the stories we construct about ourselves.

She has been exhibited widely throughout the US, Europe and Asia at venues such as MoMA, the ICP, MoCA, The Yokohama Museum, The Pompidou Center, The Kyoto Museum, the London ICA, The London, Singapore, New York, Moscow and Berlin Film Festivals. Silver has received numerous fellowships and grants from organizations such as the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, NYSCA, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, the Japan Foundation and Anonymous was a Woman. Broadcasts include BBC/England, PBS/USA, Arte/Germany, France, Planete/Europe, RTE/Ireland, SWR/Germany, Atenor/Spain.

Silver attended Cornell University, graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Intellectual History, and a B.F.A. in Mixed Media and subsequently attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.

She is an associate professor in Visual Arts, School of the Arts, Columbia University.

Filmography
Meet the People
1986
Things I Forget to Tell Myself
1989
getting in.
1989
We
1990
The Houses That Are Left
1991
April 2
1994
Fragments
1994
Former East / Former West
1994
37 Stories About Leaving Home
1997
Small Lies, Big Truth
1999
Suicide
2003
What I'm Looking For
2005
In Complete World
2008
5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown
2009
Chinatown Film Project
2009
Touch
2013
Frog Spider Hand Horse House
2013
The Lamps
2015

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