Born in Bolzano, 1983.
Silvia Hell’s work takes the form of sculpture, photography, site-specific installations, digital processes, and interdisciplinary projects. Her research unfolds via actions and ways of thinking, establishing forms of tension through method, ranging from the conventional objectivity of the point of reference to original models for the presentation and formalisation of reality. Her interest is in analysing and processing different languages, information and public data. Hell completed her studies in painting at the Brera Academy in Milan. From 2011 she’s active with the interdisciplinary project Cose Cosmiche. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and events including: MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Roma (2022); Centro Trevi – Trevilab, Bolzano (2022); Galleria Milano, Milano (2022); Studio Tommaseo, Trieste (2022); Galleria Civica di Bressanone (2022); Kunstraum München (2021); Triennale, Milan (2020); FuturDome, Milan (2020); Festival Transart19, Museion, Bolzano (2019); A+B Contemporary Art, Brescia (2018); Deutsche Bank, Frieze London; Kunstverein München (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art Rijeka; CCI Fabrika, Moscow (2016); Progettoborca, Dolomiti
Contemporanee (2015); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone (2014); Museo Pecci Milan (2013); Alert Studio, Bucharest; Prague Biennale 5 (2012).
A+B Solo show:
2018, Increasing the wind pressure
2015, VRS (piano focale a soggetto mobile)
2015, Even a Birch Can Be Real
2013, Oltre il pensiero. Quattordici ricerche attraverso la materia
Her research situates in actions and ways of thinking, instituting forms of tension within method, between conventional objectivity of referent and original models of presentation and formalization of the Real. The resulting work proceeds through points of balance and test, oscillating to opposite extremes of thought and systems. For instance, in A Form of History the complex reconfigurations of Europe between 1861 and 2011 are subject to a political re-mapping aimed to convey a spectrum of values in a single aesthetic form with the clarity and simplicity of a visual intuition.
Images Cleanland a project for Progetto Borca / Dolomiti Contemporanee
UNA PRODUTTIVA SOTTRAZIONE, Maria Giovanna Mancini
INTERVIEW WITH SILVIA HELL, Marco Arrigoni