Sula Bermúdez-Silverman

Sula Bermúdez-Silverman (b. 1993, New York) received her BA in Studio Art from Bard College and her MFA in Sculpture from the Yale School of Art. Through a practice of thematic diversity free from any material dependency, Bermúdez-Silverman has crafted solo exhibitions at the Californian African American Museum, the University of Texas at Austin and Project Row Houses in Houston that explore the pillars of identity and history, singling her out as one of the most dynamic artists of her generation.

Bermúdez-Silverman’s multidisciplinary approach utilises assemblage, sculpture and videography to interrogate economic, racial, religious and gendered systems of power. Her relationship to materials is born from an involved and expansive research process; articulating the narrative history of contributing components both organic and synthetic. While much of her work draws on personal experiences, her objects also gesture more broadly to ideas of mutability and decay, gathering a myriad of associations to pose identity as a multifaceted, fluid notion.

Education

2018 MFA in Sculpture, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2015 BA in Studio Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2013 Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design, London, England

Solo Exhibitions

2023
Solo Exhibition, Josh Lilley, London (Forthcoming)

2022
Matthew Brown, Los Angles, CA (Forthcoming)
Here Be Dragons, Friends Indeed, San Francisco, CA

2021
Sighs and Leers and Crocodile Tears, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA

2020
Neither Fish, Flesh, nor Fowl, California African American Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2018
Sutures, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2015
Reconstruction, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

Group Exhibitions

2022
Recent Sculpture, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, CA
Pas le temps de tout détruire sans doute, Sans Titre (2016), Paris, France
Imago Ignota, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY
Room with a View, Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles, CA

2021
Contramundos, Lodos, Mexico City, Mexico
Art Basel Miami, Josh Lilley, Miami, FL
Feminist Center for Creative Work Auction, Artsy
Enfolding Bloom, Galerie Dengyun, Shanghai, China
Expanded Field, Ochi Aux, Los Angeles, CA
Giving Up the Ghost, Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles, CA
Here We Are In Croyden, Josh Lilley, London, UK
Shining in the Low Tide, Unclebrother, Hancock, NY
Desire Encapsulated, Make Room, Los Angeles, CA
Ring Down the Curtain, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2020
Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2019
Technotihuacan
, Failed Films Fest, Los Angeles, CA
Technotihuacan, Outsider Fest, Austin, TX

2018
Technotihuacan
, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Table for Eleggua, Table for Elijah, Yale MFA Thesis Twenty Ears, New Haven, CT

2017
Odds and Ends Art Book Fair,
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Litter Mates, Liar’s Lair, New Haven, CT
Say-So, EIK Gallery, New Haven, CT
Rumba Rumba, Kimba Hills Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
19 Things You Won’t Believe You Didn’t Know,
Los Angeles, CA

2016
Black Joy, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Unsafe Colors, Studio 106, Santa Monica, CA
Lost Wax, As It Stands, Los Angeles, CA
Stone Palace, Stone Palace, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Home Body, UBS Bard College Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY

2014
Plan View: Four Cities, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
Artist’s Books and Cookies, Ooga Twooga, Los Angeles, CA
Junior Prom, Atwater Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY

Press

CV

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Mahiz by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Repository V: Surrogate by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
From Your Groin to Your Gullet by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Turning Heel by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Zong Massacre by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Boyd Massacre by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Repository II: Dead Ringer by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Whitman Incident by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Shibboleth Incident by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021