Silvia Levenson

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Silvia Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981, during the “disappearances” of the Dirty War.


She explores daily interpersonal relationships through installations and objects that state firmly what is usually felt or whispered. Her work is centralized on this unspeakable space, which is oftentimes so small, located between what we can see and what we feel and use glass to reveal those things that are normally hidden.


In 2004, Levenson received the Rakow Commission Award from the Corning Museum of Glass in 2008 she was a shortlisted nominee for the Bombay Sapphire Prize and in 2016 she received The Glass in Venice Award from Istituto Veneto, Venice, Italy.


From 2015 to 2018 she created the traveling exhibition Missing Identity starting in the Ex Concentration Camp, ESMA in Buenos Aires. The show that explores the topic of identity of the kids of disappeared citizens during the dictatorship in Argentina, traveled from Buenos Aires to Uruguay, Washington DC, Barcelona, Paris, Riga, Tallin ,Murano, Portland (OR) and Santo Domingo.


Her recent project The most dangerous place, in collaboration con Natalia Saurin, referredto the violence against women started in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in 2019, travelled to Duomo Square in Milan in 2020 and finished with a video projected in maxi screens in downtown in Milan, Roma, Turin and Verona.


Her work has been exhibited around the world and is a part of several public collections like Corning Museum of Glass, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fè, Houston Fine Art Museum, Toledo Museum of Art ,Mint Museum, Charlotte, Chrysler Museum of Art, Sunderland Glass Museum, UK, Muse Provincial de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich, MUDAC , Lausanne and Castello Sforzesco Museum, Milan

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