Silva Agostini born 1979 in Tirana, is a multimedia artist living and working in Berlin. She attended the Academy of Arts in Tirana and the Berlin University of the Arts, where she graduated as master student in 2005
In her videos, photographs and performative interventions she concentrates on the relationship between specific sites, their significance, histories and the role of the human body. In staging given realities, referring to the history of art, theater and anthropological studies, Agostini generates topical relations between cultural development and the transformation of places. Focusing on varying forms of crises, she highlights an emotional accumulation, indicating societies temperature and characterizing the psychology of the day. In her inquiries, the human body presents itself as a continuous unfolding of movements, vital performative gestures stretch into palpable moments, heightening the audience ́s sense of 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.