Author Silvi Naci

Silví Naçí is a curator and artist living and working in Boston. Her family moved to the U.S. from a war zone (formerly Communist) for a better life in 2001, two months prior to 9.11. Naci studied at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico 2004), Studio Art Centers International (Florence, Italy 2008), and graduated from the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University with a dual degree in Fine Arts & Graphic Design (2011). She was a curatorial intern at MIT's LIST Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, MA), the Cloud Foundation (Boston, MA) and Artists for Humanity (South Boston, MA). Naci served as Assistant Director at Samsøñ (Boston, MA), Art Director at the Liquid Art House (Boston, MA) and curator at the Fourth Wall Project (Boston, MA), the Distillery Gallery (South Boston, MA), and the Blanc Gallery (Dorchester, MA). Currently, Naci works on her studio practice, as independent curator, staff writer and editor at Big Red & Shiny.

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Confronting Legacies: Magda Fernández

If you ever have the pleasure of meeting the fascinating Magda Fernández, you will be encapsulated by her engaging ways of storytelling, kindness, and laughter. Her work is brilliant, raw,…

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Nari Ward: Neutralize Naturalization

Sun Splashed: Nari Ward, the artist’s largest survey to date, is now on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Organized by Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator, with Jessica…

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Lupe Mojada: Interview with Jimena Bermejo

In this conversation with dancer and performance artist Jimena Bermejo, we explore the interdependent themes of belonging, immigration, borders, and human relationships in regards to dance and performance art. With…

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Wild Child: Beverly Semmes

Since the 1990s, Beverly Semmes’s work has been at the forefront of contemporary art. Semmes’s work is situated at the nexus of American feminism, puritanism, and history of sculpture and…

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ISSUES OF POWER: Resilience and Healing

“With my work I reaffirm black cultural values in the contemporary world.” – Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy, 1998 Curated by Alejandro de la Fuente, Diago: The Past of This Afro-Cuban…