London, United Kingdom, 1972.
Lives and works in London

Daniel Silver moulds together references from ancient civilizations across history, sculpting from an archaeological and psychological perspective a contemporary dialect that continuously looks to the past to understand the future. The result is a sort of historical chimera—an exercise in cultural cannibalism that simultaneously quotes and questions historical and contemporary museum practices. In his challenging of cultural precedence, the value given to objects produced by ancient civilizations and how these values affect our understanding of the present, the viewer is confronted with works that allude to the artist’s own history and heritage as a mix of cultures while engaging the universal.

Silver is the recipient of many awards and honors, including: Henry Moore Artist in Residency, University of Sunderland, UK; Rome Scholar in Fine Arts, The British School at Rome; Credit Suisse First Boston Award, US; Audrey Wykeham Prize for Fine Art, University College London, UK.

His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries the world over, including: Artangel, London, UK; Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy; Kunsthaus Galrus, Switzerland; Frieze Sculpture Park, London, UK; IBID PROJECTS, London, UK; Ancient & Modern, London, UK; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK; Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy; Gropiusstat, Berlin, Germany; among others.

CV

Education

2001
MA Fine Art Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK

1999
BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, University College London, UK

1995
Business and Fine Art, London Guildhall University, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Rock Formations, First Street Gallery, London, UK

2014
Roundabout Mouth, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.

2013
Dig, Artangel, London, UK.

2012
Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy.
Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy.

2011
Acne, Dover St, London, UK.
Letting Go, AMP, Athens, Greece.
Coming Together, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland.

2010
The Smoking Silver Father Figures, Frieze Sculpture Park, London UK.

2009
Solo Presentation, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK.
Cabinets #4: Daniel Silver, SE8, London, UK.
Lionz in Zion, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy.

2008
Making Something Your Own, IBID PROJECTS, London, UK.
The Monks, Ancient & Modern, London, UK.

2007
Heads, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK.
Demos, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK.

2006
Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy.

2005
Daniel Silve AT Pescali & Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK.

2003
Pailot Project, Gropiusstat, Berlin, Germany.
The Buddha and the Chaise Longue, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2001
Cake Snake, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK.

1998
Galleri s.e, Bergen, Norway.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans?, Galleri Manâ, Istanbul, Turkey.
A Thousand Doors, curated by Whitechapel Gallery and NEON, Gennadius Library, Athens, Greece.

2013
Everything Wants to Run, Block 336, London, UK.
In Search of a Perfect Lover, Inga Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2012
Footnotes on Candida Höfer, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.
Dustcather, Braverman Gallery Tel- Aviv, Israel.
Who’s Been Here, Bukowskis, Stockholm, Sweden.

2011
We Will Live, We Will See, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK.
Among Flesh, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK.
Savage Messiah, Rob Tufnell at 1 Sutton Lane, London, UK.
British Sculpture: Landscape in Sculpture as Object, Connaught Brown Gallery, London, UK.
Self-Similar/seen somewhere else at the same time, curated by George Unsworth, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2010
No New Thing Under the Sun, The Royal Academy, Tenant Room, London, UK.
Sensitivity Questioned (curated by Iliana Fokianaki) Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece.
Head, The Approach Gallery, London, UK.
The Cannibal’s Muse (curated by Max Henry), Patricia Low Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland.
New Speak: British art now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (exh. cat.)
Profusion (curated by Sotiris Kyriacou and John Plowman) Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, UK (exh. cat.)
Ibrido, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT (exh. cat.)
Supernature – an exercise in loads (curated by Rallou Panagiotor and Andreas Melas) AMP Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Psychic Geography, Work place Gallery, Gateshead, UK.
Family Tree II, New Acquisitions donated by the Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker fund for Contemporary Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Musuem, Tel Aviv, Israel (exh. cat.)

2009
Newspeak: British Art Now, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, RU; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
Remap2, Athens, Greece.
Milestone, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK.

2008
Group Show, IBID PROJECTS (Hoxton Sq), London, UK.
The Krautcho Club, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany.
In Silence, Rothschild 69, Tel Aviv, Israel.
ART TLV (curated by Andrew Renton) Tel Aviv, Israel.
M25 Sobre Londres (curated by Barry Schwabsky) CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain.
Origins, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA (exh. cat.)
A Colour Box, Arcade, London, UK.
Sculpture Trail, Grieder Contemporary, Küsnacht, Switzerland.
A Life of their Own (curated by Richard Cork) Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland.(exh. cat.)

2007
Boys Craft, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, IL (exh. cat.)
Strange Weight, Martos Gallery, New York, US (curated by Rob Tufnell)
Out, Still & Kicking, Givon Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2006
Getting on Mother’s Nerves, Mother’s Tank Station, Dublin, Ireland.
Sleep of Ulro, Goshka Macuga, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK.
Heads: Jimmie Durham, Tim Hawkinson, Ilya Kabakov, Jannis Kounells, Mike Nelson and others, Pescalli & Sprovieri, London, UK.
Summerise, Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Ten of the Best, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel. (exh. cat.)

2005
London in Zurich (curated by Gregor Muir) Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland (exh. cat.)
WE, Eline Mcgeorge, Daniel Silver, Neues Problem Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Both of Them, Moshe Gershuni, Daniel Silver, Givon Gallery, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
30+, Neues Problem Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2004
Bloomberg Art School, Bloomberg Space, London, UK.
25 Drawings – 25 Artists, The Drawing Gallery, London, UK.
The Possibility of Experiencing the Death of Others, One in the Other, London, UK.
Pets, Time for Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Frigid Atmosphere, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2003
Young Israeli Art, the Jacques and Eugenie O’hana Collection, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel (exh. cat.)
Home Show, Neta Eshel, Caesarea, Israel.
Fire Flies, Tal Esther Gallery Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2002
Arcadia in the city at Marble Hill House Museum Artic 4, Gania Schreiber University Art Gallery Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2001
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2001, Camden Arts Centre London; Northern
Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (exh. cat.)
Artic 3, Gania Schreiber University Art Gallery Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2000
Design Exhibition Centre, commission for Holland Park, London, UK.
Assembly, Stepney City, London, UK (exh. cat.)
Two in One, Camden Lofts, London, UK.

1998
We Have Moved, 23 Edis Street, London, UK.

1997
Macro land, Das Semper-Depot, Vienna, Austria.
Tramway Video Festival, Glasgow, UK.

1996
Free Beer, Shooting Gallery, London, UK.
A Big Deal, Big Issue HQ, London, UK

Awards

2005
Henry Moore Artist in Residency, University of Sunderland, UK

2002
Rome Scholar in Fine Arts, The British School at Rome, IT

2001
Credit Suisse First Boston Award, US

2000
Sharett Scholarship, America Israel Cultural Foundation, New York, US
Karten Scholarship, University College London, UK
Eric & Jean Cass Scholarship, Royal College of Art, London, UK

1997
Audrey Wykeham Prize for Fine Art, University College London, UK

Selected Bibliography

2013
Sue Hubbard, Dig: Daniel Silver, Artillery, November / December
Martin Coomer, Critic’s Choice, Time Out, 29 October
Kostas Prapoglou, Daniel Silver: Dig @ 24 Grafton, Way, REVma, 27 October
Louisa Buck, Daniel Silver digs deep, The Telegraph, Luxury (online), 25 October
Rebecca Sykes, Daniel Silver: Dig, This is Tomorrow, 23 October
Dig, Brigitteistim, 21 October
Alicia Harrop, Stuff to get out and see, WCRS, 18 October
The Atmospheric installation, The Art Newspaper, Frieze Art Fair Daily Edition, 18 October
Victoria Pomery, My Top 5, The Art Newspaper, Frieze Art Fair Daily Edition, 16 October
Anna McNay, Daniel Silver: Dig, Studio International, 15 October
Frances Richens, Reader Review of the Week.

Karen Wright, In the Studio, The Independent, Radar, 12 October
Ben Luke, Art Attack, London Evening Standard, 4 October
Julia Weiner, Silver digs his new venue, The Jewish Chronicle, 11 October
Helga Burrill ,Today’s POP is Helga talking to Daniel Silver, revisiting the artist’s brilliant and ongoing Bloomsbury exhibition, POP (online), 8 October
Ashitha Nagesh, Daniel Silver- Artangel, Artforum.com, 8 October
Critic’s Choice, Exhibitions London, Evening Standard, 4 October
Eitan Buganim, Haaretz, 1 October
Gabriel Coxhead, Daniel Silver: Dig, Time Out (online), 26 September
Rebecca Swirsky, Artangel commission: Daniel Silver’s ‘Dig’, RA Blog, 19 September
Tabish’s Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week, FAD, 16 September

Rachel Cooke, London’s own temple of doom, The
Observer, The New Review, 15 September
Pick of the Week. Daniel Silver: Dig, The Guardian Guide, 14 September
Jonathan Jones, Exhibition of the week. Daniel Silver: Dig, The Guardian Art Weekly, 13 September
Daniel Silver: Dig, My Art Guides, 13 September
Daniel Silver’s Sculptures Masquerade as an Archaeological Dig, Londonist, 13 September
Sarah Crompton, Critics’ choice. Art Dig, The Odeon Site, The Daily Telegraph ‘Hot Tickets’, 13 September
Artangel: Daniel Silver’s Dig, Metro, 13 September
Artist Daniel Silver digs deep for new Artangel installation, Time Out Blog, 12 September
You’ll Dig…Artangel’s New Commission, Time Out, 10 September
Richard Dorment, Archaeology of the subconscious mind, The Daily Telegraph, 10 September

Maev Kennedy, Artangel sculptures unearth new mystery, The Guardian, 9 September
Daniel Silver London, The Guardian Guide, 7 September – 13 September
Daniel Silver’s archeological dig for Artangel, The Art Newspaper Newsletter, September
Ten of the best in London, September 5 to September 12
Richard Moss, The best art exhibitions to see in London during autumn 2013, Culture 24, September
Julia Michalska, Daniel Silver’s archeological dig for Artangel, The Art Newspaper (Online), September
Rob Sharp, Freud Inspires Daniel Silver Artangel, Commission, Artinfo, August
Ben Luke, Don’t you Dig It?, London Evening Standard, August

2012
Artforum online critic’s pick, Marco Tagliafierro, https://artforum.com/?pn=picks&section=it_ch#picks30428

2011
About a dress by Mariuccia Casadio, Voguue Italia
Numerous online blogs and reviews on the collaboration with Acne

2010
Yianni Vassiliou, Dan, Dapper Dan, October
Jackie Wullschlager, Charles Saatchi’s Newspeak, Financial Times, June
Tamsin Blanchard, Mall to play for, Telegraph Magazine, May

2009
Nicola Trezzi, Re: Diaspora, Yael Bartana, Elad Lassry, Ohad Meromi and Daniel Silver in correspondence, Flash Art, October
Laura McLean-Ferris, Exhibitionist, the best art shows to see this week, Guardian.co.uk, June
Valentina Sansone, Daniel Silver, Flash Art, May
Daniel Silver: Lionz in Zion (review), Acnestudios.com, March
Karen Wright, Two Sides of the Fence: Wafa Hourani and Daniel Silver, Philips ART Expert (online), February

2008
Daniel Silver: Untitled (Works on Paper), Succour, Autumn/Winter
Richard Cork, A Life of Their Own (exh cat), Lismore Castle Arts, IR
Thomas Persson; Sculpture, Acne Paper, Winter
‘Drawings – Daniel Silver’, in Eric Bainbridge: Forward Thinking 1976 – 2008, Mima,
Gilda Williams; Openings: Daniel Silver, Artforum, Summer
Hollie Kearns, A Life of Their Own (review), Circa, August
Sam Thorn, A Life of Their Own (review), Frieze, July
Richard Cork; Top Forms, RA, Magazine, July
Richard Cork, Expect the Unexpected, Financial Times, April
Marc O’Sullivan, The shape of things to come, Irish Examiner, April
Martin Herbert; Daniel Silver, Time Out, January
Huw Greenwood; Daniel Silver, The Epoch Times, January

2007
Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator, August
Julia Weiner, A Head for Sculpture, Jewish Media Chronicle, July
Tamzin Lewis, Ahead of the field, Culture, February

2003
Smadar Shefi, Haaretz, October
Uzi Tzur, Haaretz, June
Alma Micolinski, Time Out Tel-Aviv, May
Achbar Ha-ir, Neta Dror, May

2002
Corriere Della Sera, Roma, September
La Repubblica Trova Roma, September

2001
Martin Herbert, Time Out, November
Duncan McLaren, The Independent on Sunday, July
Lynn MacRitchie, Financial Times, July
Helen Smithson Ham & High, July
Future Greats, Art Review, June