Silva Agostini (born in Tirana, 1979) is a media artist living and working in Berlin. She attended the Academy of Arts in 1998 -99 Tirana and the Berlin University of the Arts, where she graduated as master student of Profesor Christiane Möbus 2005.
In her videos, photographs and performative interventions she concentrates on the relationship between places, their significances, history and the human body. Whether through staging and contextualizing given actualities, working with anthropological studies or making use of elements from art, music and theater history, she creates experiences that merge the past and the present in an endless process. In her inquiries, the human body presents itself as a continuous unfolding of movements, whereby psychological states manifest as vital performative gestures that stretch into palpable moments, heightening her audience´s sensual perception.
Her works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Europe, including: the National Gallery Tirana, Bazament Tirana, Belvedere 21 Wien, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Basis Frankfurt, Grieder Contemporary Zürich, Macedonian Museum of contemporary art Thessaloniki, the Muzeul National de arta contemporana Bucharest, Gallery Isabella Czarnowska Berlin, Kunstsammlung Gera, as well as at the Tirana Biennale. She received the Onufri Award in 2014 and has attended the TICA Residency in 2016 and the Art House in Shkodra 2018. She is a founding member of the project space “Very” in Berlin.