SILKE

 

Plastic artist, multidisciplinary. Born in the fall of 1943 in the “Old World” in the midst of the World War, Silke has lived in Argentina since 1949.

     Countless travels and studies have taken her around the world. As a result, she has adopted a holistic approach to existence.

     This plastic artist has channeled her creativity in the Textile ARTS. In her search for a more encompassing language, she incorporates music, set designs, words and dance in a fertile interweaving of the arts. Silke thus follows her path, with the construction of new horizons, alert to the mysteries of life, diving into ancient wisdom.

     The subject matter of her cycles is retrospective: “Discovering the External World; “Discovering the Inner World”; “Letters to a Young Poet”, by R. M. Rilke; “Andean America”; “Popol Vuh”; “The 4 Elements” and “The Arcana in Silk”.

     She was part of “Buenos Aires 3 Arte Textil” with important international exhibitions: Linz, Salzburg, Vienna, München, Nürnberg, Leverkusen, Madrid, Lisbon, Valparaiso, etc.

     She transmits her experience by teaching: Experimental Workshop - School; creative seminars; one-man and group projects.

     She has served as judge and curator in important competitions.

     Silke has worked in all facets of video and audiovisual projects: projection, direction, photography, film and production - always inserting a dynamic concept around her tapestries.

     Her work has been cited and reproduced in publications and books: “DOCUMENTA” 86, 87. 88, 89, 98; “ARTE AL DIA”, Internacional, August, 1989; “ARTE 80”, 82, 86, 87, 88, 10, 11, 14; “TEXTILKUNST”: 1980, 1987 nº 4, 1993 nº 3; “TEXTILFORUM”, 1989 nº 3, 1995 nº 4, 1999 nº 4,   2000 nº 2, 2002 nº 4: “ARTE TEXTIL ARGENTINO HOY” 1986. UNESCO: CD rom “Arte Iberoamericano 1900-1990”. “TRAMEMOS”: 1998: SILKE, “THE  ARCANA IN SILK”, 1998; “REFLEJOS ARGENTINOS”; “PINTURA CONTEMPORANEA”, “20 LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN” and “ARTE TRASCENDENTAL ARGENTINO” in 1999. In 2000 “HOY ARTE HOY”.

     She has participated in more than 200 individual and collective exhibitions around the world: ARGENTINA - URUGUAY - CHILE - BRAZIL – PERU - COLOMBIA - MEXICO - U.S.A - CANADA - AUSTRALIA - RUSSIA - FINLAND – POLAND - GREAT BRITAIN - GERMANY - AUSTRIA - ISRAEL - PORTUGAL - SPAIN, where many of her works remain.2

2009

"The Arcana in Silk" at the National Museum of Decorative Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (ind.)

• “Arte Textil: Precursores”, Salas Federales, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

• International exhibition FIBRAS ‘09, WTA, Aranjuez,  Zaragoza, Spain.

2008

· Exhibition FIBRAS ’08 Contemporary Textile Art, Museo del Traje, organized by WTA, Madrid, Spain.

· 2 Creativity Seminars, Bs.As., Argentina.

2007

· 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY WOMAN IN TEXTIL ART, Miami, U.S.A.

· XXI SALÓN NACIONAL DE  ARTES VISUALES, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires,

Argentina. (judge)

· 4 Creativity Seminars, Argentina.

2006

· IV International Bienal WTA, Creativity Seminars, San José, Costa Rica.

· 1 Creativity Seminars, Rosario, Argentina.

· "MAN-FIBER-TIME", Centro Cultural Espacio Contemporáneo de Arte, Mendoza, Argentina.

· 3 Creativity Seminars, Bs. As. Argentina.

2005

· Creativity Conference –at the “Women’s Forum”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· Creativity Seminars – Mar del Plata, Argentina.

2004

· XVIII SALON NACIONAL DE ARTES VISUALES, (JUGDE), Buenos Aires, Argentina.    

· Creativity Seminars.

· Documentary from Mar del Plata.  (video)

· PLAZA DEL AGUA, “The Arcana in Silk” TAPESTRY – VIDEO – INTEACTIVE THEATER–DANCING–AERIAL-DANCE-MUSICMar del Plata, Argentina (Ind.)                                               

2003

· A.P.A. at the MUSEO E. SIVORI, Cultural Event: “Artists for Argentina”, Fine Arts, Literature, Music and Theatre; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

·  XVI Salon Municipal E. Sivori, JUDGE. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· 1º Salon Paint and Textile Art, at the Centro Cultural Borges, JUDGE, Argentina.

· DEMO – English – German – Spanish.  (video)

·  Documentary of the Rosario.   (video)

· The MULTI-EXPOSITION “The Arcana in Silk” was declared of “NATIONAL INTEREST”      (AWARD)   

· OLD MARKET, “The Arcana in Silk”, TAPESTRY – VIDEO – INSTALATION – ACTING  – DANCING - Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.            (ind.)

· OPERA BAY – Puerto Madero – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2002

· XVI SALON NACIONAL DE ARTES VISUALES       

(Biennal) PALAIS DE GLACE, Argentina.

· “LAS CAMITAS” (“LITTLE BEDS”) 500 united artists for a solidarity exhibition. CENTRO CULTURAL RECOLETA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· A.P.A. MUSEO E. SIVORI,  “Artists for Argentina”, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

· Documentary: History   (video)

· Documentary: The four Elements  (video)          

· MUSEO MUNICIPAL DE BELLAS  ARTES DR. U. POGGI, “Azul Rafaela”, Argentina.

NATIONAL MUSEUM, “Azul Rosario”,  Santa Fe,  Argentina.

· Creativity Seminars.

2001

· Centro Cultural Recoleta “Azul Recoleta”,

JUDGE, INVITED ARTIST, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES E. CARAFFA,  “The Arcana in Silk”, TAPESTRY - VIDEO – INSTALATION, Córdoba, Argentina.(ind.)

· 2 Creativity Seminars.

· Documentary from Córdoba   (video)                                          

· 2 Creativity Seminars, Córdoba, Argentina.

· 2 Creativity Seminars, Bs. As., Argentina.

2000

· BOOK: “The Arcana in Silk”

COMPETITION:Art books and Architecture, Argentina.   (AWARD)

·   CHRISTIE’ S, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· “RENACER PRECOLOMBINO“, Miami, USA.

THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF HISPANIC

AND LATIN AMERICAN ART, INVITED

ARTIST, CURATOR and JUDGE.

 1999

· MUSEO EDUARDO SIVORI, 98 – 99

XVI MUNICIPAL BIENNALE OF

TAPESTRY, Buenos Aires, Argentina.           (1st PRIZE)

· Recording of documentary: Silke,

“The Arcana in Silk”. Ancient wisdom

revealed in the Art of Today.                                    (video)

1998

· “AMANDARO and THE ARCANA IN SILK”     

MUSEO NACIONAL DE ARTE DECORATIVO, 

Buenos Aires, Argentina.                                            (ind.)

· ART-BOOK:  Silke, “The Arcana in Silk”                

Spanish and English, 120 pages.                            (BOOK)

1996

· “PASION POR FRIDA” CENTRO

CULTURAL RECOLETA, Buenos Aires,

Argentina.

1995

· 8th INTERNATIONAL TRIENNALE OF

TAPESTRY with the participation of 48

countries and 133 artists. One of the two

representatives from Argentina, CENTRAL

MUSEUM OF TEXTILES, Lódz, Poland.

1994

· ITINERANT TOUR throughout Europe with

the sponsorship of the Argentine Minister of

Foreign Affairs and Cult, with the exhibition of

“THE 4 ELEMENTS”: CENTRAL MUSEUM

OF TEXTILES, Lódz, Poland.  (ind.)

1993

· TEXTIL MUSEUM MAX BERK, Heidelberg, Germany.   (ind.)

· TAIDETEOLLISUUSMUSEO Helsinki, 

MOISON KARTANO: Elimäki, Finland                    (ind.)

· NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL ART, including conferences, seminars and videos. Moscow, Russia.  (ind.) 

· DEUTSCHES TEXTILMUSEUM KREFELD   

including conferences, guided tours and

audiovisuals, Germany.     (ind.)

· XIII  MUNICIPAL BIENNAL OF TAPESTRY – MUSEO EDUARDO SIVORI,

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· UNIVERSIDAD DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES Creativity Seminars.

1992

· IX SALON NACIONAL DE ARTE TEXTIL, PALAIS DE GLACE, Bs. As.,  Argentina.

· UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES, Creativity Seminar.

· EXPOSEVILLA ´92, participation with videos and books, Sevilla, Spain.

1991

· MUSEO DE LA CIUDAD DE CÓRDOBA,         Córdoba,  Argentina.

· XII  MUNICIPAL BIENNAL OF TAPESTRY – MUSEO EDUARDO SIVORI,

Bs. As.,  Argentina.

· CASA ROSADA (Government House), INVITATION, Buenos Aires, Argentina.   (ind.)

· CHATEAU DE CHASSY in Morvan, France.International competition Quilting, Borgogne. Prize for  best realization.    (AWARD)   

PRIZE for best creation.  (AWARD)

· II “ENCUENTRO LATINOAMERICANO

DE ARTE TEXTIL EN MINIATURA”:

SUBTE, Montevideo, Minas, Uruguay.     

MAGRAS, Porto Alegre, Brasil.

PALAIS DE GLACE, Bs. As., Argentina.

Bogotá, Colombia.

1990

· 10 works selection of Silke are part of the

CD rom UNESCO: Ibero – American Art 1900-1990.     (Distinction)

· MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO

“TEXTILE ART 1990”, Swiss – Argentine Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· BUENOS AIRES 2 “The 4 Elements”               

SALA VIÑA DEL MAR, Valparaíso, Chile.    (ind.)

· PREMIO BAYER A LAS ARTES, Buenos Aires,  Argentina.   (AWARD)

· “6 ARTISTAS ARGENTINAS” MUSEO DE ARTE AMERICANO, Punta del Este,

Uruguay.

· GALERIA ARAMAYO “The 4 Elements”, Montevideo, Uruguay                              

· TEATRO REAL “The 4 Elements” and Creativity Seminar. Córdoba, Argentina.  (ind.)

1989    

· CENTRO CULTURAL CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES “THE 4 ELEMENTS AND SILKE”    (ind.)

· BIENAL DE CUBA DE MINITEXTIL, La Habana, Cuba.

· EVENTO 89 BRASILERO - ARGENTINO

-URUGUAYO, Porto Alegre, Brasil.

·  X MUNICIPAL BIENNAL OF TAPESTRY.

MUSEO E. SIVORI, Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

· CREATIVITY SEMINAR, Centro Cultural Mariano Moreno. I SALON MARIANO MORENO,  Argentina.  (1st PRIZE)

· GALERIA SILVIA RODRIGUEZ, 

Lomas de Zamora,  Argentina. (ind.)              

· ITINERANT TOUR for the International Program “CONTEMPORARY ARGENTINIAN TEXTILES ART”, Canada, in 12 MUSEUMS and NATIONAL GALLERIES, lasting 2 years, sponsored by the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cultural Area.

Galerie d´art du Centre, Ontario; John Diefenbaker Centre, Saskatchewan; Kelowna Art Gallery of  South Western Manitoba, Manitoba; Centre d´exposition de Val d´Or, Québec; La Maison der Arts, Québec;

Owens Art Gallery, New Brunswick.

· VILLA ALZAGA EXPODEL, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

1988    

· I SALON DEL SUR, Buenos Aires,  Argentina  (1st PRIZE)

· SEMINAR on “Creativity Textile Art”, at the Auditorium Theater, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

· VII SALON NACIONAL de ARTE TEXTIL (Biennale), Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

· 1st SOUTH AMERICAN MINITEXTILE ENCOUNTER, SUBTE, Montevideo, Uruguay.

PALAIS DE GLACE, Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

Porto Alegre, Brasil.

· GALERIA ALIANZA FRANCESA, Martínez with CREATIVITY SEMINAR, Bs. A,  Argentina.   (ind.)

· MUSEO DE ARTE AMERICANO de MALDONADO, Punta del Este, Uruguay.        (ind.)

· INTERNATIONAL TAPESTRY SYMPOSIUM “World Weavers”, Melbourne, Australia.

· 9 ARTISTAS ARGENTINOS in CITIBANK,  with acquisition of: “Vivencias de dos Mundos” (Experiencing two worlds).

·  MINITEXTILE ITINERANT TOUR including: Buenos Aires, Santa Rosa, General Pico, Bahía Blanca,  Luján,  Argentina.

1987    

· III SALON MUNICIPAL DEL MINITAPIZ. MUSEO CASTAGNINO Mar del Plata,  Argentina.

· IX MUNICIPAL BIENNAL OF TAPESTRY

–MUSEO EDUARDO SIVORI, Bs. As., Argentina.

· “ITINERANT TOUR throughout Europe, integrating the group “BUENOS AIRES 3”, with the sponsorship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cult, with 42 works.

The AUDIOVISUALS complemented as guided tour.

-PALACIO DE CONGRESALES Y EXPOSITORES, Sala Joan Miró, Madrid,  Spain.   (ind.)

-FUNDACION CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN, Lisbon,  Portugal   (ind.)

-LAENDERBANK, Vienna, Austria.    (ind.)

-SCHLOSS EBELSBERG, with a performance at the castle’s courtyard, Linz, Austria.  (ind.)

1986    

-CENTRO CULTURAL BAYER, Leverkusen, Germany.  (ind.)

· ARTE TEXTIL ARGENTINO HOY, Centro Cultural Ciudad de Buenos Aires:

BOOK and WORKS.   (BOOK)

· GALERIA WILDENSTEIN, Buenos Aires, Argentina.   (ind.)

·  “ARTISTAS LATINOAMERICANOS”,  Mexico City, México.

·  “LA MUJER EN EL ARTE”CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA CIUDAD DE

BUENOS AIRES,  Argentina.

1985

· I SALON NACIONAL DEL TAPIZ EN MINIATURA, Mar del Plata,  Argentina.

· SEMINAR for “Diners Club” about “Las Sedas y el Tapiz” (Silk and Tapestry).

· “PANORAMA DEL TAPIZ ARGENTINO” FUNDACIÓN PRO ARTE, Córdoba,  Argentina.

· “OBRAS DE AUTORES PREMIADOS EN LOS SALONES NACIONALES DE TAPICES”, Centro Cultural Las Malvinas, Buenos Aires.

· VI SALON MICHOACANO INTERNACIONAL DEL TEXTIL EN MINIATURA, invited artist from Brasil,  México y  Argentina.

· MORELIA, Michoacán, and at the MUSEO CARRILLO GIL, Mexico City, Mexico.

· GALERIA NOUVEAU,  Santo Domingo, DominicanRepublic. (ind.)

· TEXTILE ART SEMINAR, APEC University, Dominican Republic.

· MUSEO CASTAGNINO, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

· “SALON DE ARTE DE LA MUJER” Cultural Center Santiago, Dominican Republic.

1984    

· Art Conference, Nacional Academy of  Bellas Artes – Cuzco – Perú.

· GALERIA BUEN AYRE, Bs. As., Argentina.  (ind.)

· GALERIA MARIENBAD, Bs. As. Argentina.

· “Open Door” movement nominated among the different workshops by the FRENCH TEXTILE ART EXPOSITION.

· IN - AKT (Internationale Aktionsgemeinschaft Bildender Künstler), Vienna, Austria and Bonn, Germany.    

· “FOUR GENERATIONS”, Touché Galerie,  Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

· “ARTISTAS PREMIADOS EN LA SOCIEDAD HEBRAICA ARGENTINA”,  Argentina.

· MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO, Mendoza, Argentina.

· “PANORAMA DEL TAPIZ ARGENTINO” FUNDACION PRO ARTE, Córdoba,  Argentina.

· “EL ARTE DEL TAPIZ” Museo Municipal de Artes Visuales,  Argentina. 

· MUSEO DE LA FUNDACION ROMULO RAGGIO, Buenos Aires Argentina.                                               

1983    

· MUSEO DE LA FUNDACION ROMULO RAGGIO, Buenos  Aires, Argentina.          (ind.)

· MUSEO PUEYRREDON directed a MULTIMEDIA with her pupils: Tapestry,

dance, music and poetry.

· Christmas Postage Stamp:“Manger” selected for: “Argentine Tapestry 1983”.              (POSTAGE STAMP)

· ITINERANT TOUR of the awarded

works of the IV National Biennale of Tapestry to: Santa Rosa, Neuquen, Gral. Pico,  Viedma,  Bariloche,  Jujuy, San Juan,  San Luis,  Córdoba, Mendoza,  Tucumán, Salta,  La Rioja, Catamarca,  Comodoro Rivadavia,  Río Gallegos. Argentina.

· VIII MUNICIPAL BIENNALE OF TAPESTRY - MUSEO EDUARDO SIVORI, Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

· GALERIA RG EN EL ARTE, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· S.H.A., Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

· MUSEO CASTAGNINO, Rosario,  Argentina.

· MUSEO E. CARAFFA, Córdoba,  Argentina.

1982    

· DIA DEL ARTISTA, Casa de la Cultura de

San Isidro, Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

· IV SALON NACIONAL DE TAPICES DE LA REPUBLICA  ARGENTINA.

Palais de Glace.  (Acquisition AWARD)

· ITINERANT TOUR throughout Europe,  integrating the group “BUENOS AIRES 3”, with the sponsorship  of the Argentine Minister  of Foreign Affairs and Cult:

-GALERIE IM OSRAM - HAUS, München, Germany.    (ind.)

-GALERIE ERIKA STEINMEYER, Nuremberg,  Germany.   (ind.)

-KÜNSTLERHAUS GALERIE, Vienna,  Austria.   (ind.)

-GALERIE SAILER, Salzburg, Austria   (ind.)

-PALAYS PALFFY, Vienna, Austria   (ind.)

-INSTITUT FÜR TEXTILE KUNST, Linz, Austria.    (ind.)

-LANDESMUSEUM JOHANNEUM, Graz, Austria. (ind.)

· 100º ANIVERSARIO DE AZUL, Argentina.      

· ARGENTINE POSTAGE STAMP – Selection of the "Interpretation of the Rectangle" piece, Argentina.   (POSTAGE STAMP)

· GALERIA PRAXIS, Bs. As., Argentina.   (ind.)

1981

· MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO, Mendoza, Argentina.

· “TEXTILKUNST ‘81”, International Exhibition

of Textile Art of 32 countries in Linz and

at the KÜNSTLERHAUS, Vienna, Austria.

· “8 ARTISTAS ARGENTINOS A LINZ”,

Altos de San Telmo, Bs. As.,  Argentina.

1980

· III SALON NACIONAL DE TAPICES DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA.

Award only for foreigners.    (AWARD)

· MUSEUM DER STADT NÜREMBERG,  Germany.

· SECURITAS, Bremen, Germany.    (ind.)

· IBERO CLUB BONN, Bonn, Germany.  (ind.)

· D.I.A.G., Frankfurt / Main, Germany.   (ind.)

1979    

· I SALON DE TAPICES DE LA PROVINCIA

DE  BUENOS AIRES, Azul, Argentina.        (2nd PRIZE)

· IV SALON DE ARTISTAS PLÁSTICOS DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES, Argentina.

· “MUESTRA SACRA”, Zaragoza, Spain.

· CLUB ESPAÑOL, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· GALERIA PRAXIS, Buenos Aires, Argentina.   (ind.)

1978    

· GALERIA MANA,  Azul,  Argentina.    (ind.)

· I SALON DE ZARATE,  Argentina.

· GALERIA PRAXIS, Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

1977    

· GALERIA L’ATELIER, Bs. As., Argentina.   (ind.)

· APEX, Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

 

1976    

· MACABI, Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

1975    

· GALERIA GRADIVA, Bs. As., Argentina (ind.)

· DRESDNER BANK, Düsseldorf, Germany.  (ind.)

1974    

· D.I.A.G., Frankfurt / Main, Germany. (ind.)

· CITIBANK, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (ind.)

1973    

· III MUNICIPAL BIENNAL OF TAPESTRY –MUSEO EDUARDO SIVORI,

Bs. As., Argentina.

· GALERIA ATICA, Buenos Aires Argentina. (ind.)

1972

·  RAMAPO, New York, U.S.A.  (ind.) 

*(ind.) individual

  One man show