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.
Silva Agostinis photographies, videos, performances and site specific works frame human traces inscribed into the complexities of our time. She focuses on varying forms of crises, highlighting emotional accumulations, that indicate societies temperature and characterize the psychology of the day. A central question is how human interactions in both history and the present manifest themselves in the cultural layerings and implied understandings that shape our perceptions? How can they be mapped?
Her works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Europe, including: Draussenstadt – Call for action, 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.