DATES: 03/19/2020 - 12/11/2020
CURRENTLY BASED: NEW YORK, NY
ARTIST WEBSITE: silviagrav.com
At the age of 18, Silvia Grav (b. 1993) dropped out of the first year of her Fine Arts program. It was then that her work got discovered and became known worldwide, and in 2014, Flickr recognized her as one of the “20 Under 20”, an award given to the best young photographers worldwide. That opportunity took her to the United States for the first time. Since then, she’s spent almost all her days between Los Angeles and airplanes while exhibiting and working worldwide.
“LOST PHOTOGRAPHS are taken from when it all started until today and will probably continue for as long as I am alive. For the longest time, I struggled with not understanding where my imagery came from. For years, I ignored I went through trauma, experiencing dissociation, and a strangely accepted depression, which I believed to be the ‘normal’ amount of sadness for a human being my age. I was so grateful to be alive that I believed these feelings were just the price to pay for it. These images are one more of the ways I found to explode. And it worked: my work took me to a life I never imagined possible, and to people who became the mirror I needed to understand my own experience finally.”