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Raquel Da Silva

Artist member since 2018
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Toronto, Ontario

Raquel Da Silva (B.1991, Canada) is a visual artist and designer based in Toronto. She graduated from The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) with a BFA in 2020. Raquel’s work is focused on creating abstract environments with 2 and 3 dimensional forms and shapes. Selected recent exhibitions include The Meaning of Things presented by New Currency and SHEEEEP at Collision Gallery 2021, Unquestionably Something presented by Mirror Mirror Gallery 2020 and An Index presented by Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, 2019. In 2021 she was artist in residence for PADA Studios and Residency in Lisbon, Portugal and in 2019 took part in the Akin Studio Program residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto.

Raquel Da Silva’s work explores foundational cultural stories and how these are embedded in wider contemporary social and environmental dynamics. Working predominantly in painting, her pieces reflect both two and three-dimensional forms and internalized reference points relating to the way we experience life. Recent projects are focused on opening up viewers to consider their own perceptions of the heroic and the monstrous through mythology, the stories we tell ourselves to rationalize and understand difficult moments and how these impact our day-to-day decisions.


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2021

PADA Studios Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
VAI NASCER, JA SENTI

2021

New Currency x SHEEEP Collision Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Meaning of Things

2021

Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON
Sunday in the Strand of 4C

2020

Art Mur Gallery, Montreal
Fresh Paint / New Construction

2019

Air Jordan Store, Toronto
Nike Air Jordan 1 Low Installation

2019

HXOUSE x Daniels Launchpad, Toronto
Here in my Garden, I am Alone

2019

Reebok, Toronto
Reebok Commission for Peace Collective

2018

Air Jordan Store, Toronto
Nike Air Jordan 1 of One Studio Lab

2018

Nathan Philips Square, Toronto
The Toronto Outdoor Exhibition

2018

The Exhibition Place, Toronto
The Artist Project, UNTAPPED ARTIST

Press
2019

ELLE Canada & Mural Festival
Women in the Creative Field Panel Discussion

Residencies
2021

PADA Studios, Lisbon, Portugal
Artist Residency

2019

Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
Studio Residency

Education
2020

OCADU
Painting and Furniture Design

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