Leonor da Silva
Leonor da Silva holds a BA (hons) in Fine Art Media from the Chelsea College of Art, (London), and an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art (London). She is currently studying for a PhD in Fine Art Practice at the School of Fine Art History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds (with a Stanley Burton Scholarship). As part of her research work, in 2007, she participated with a paper in Re-Telling Tales at the Department of English Studies, University of Stirling in Scotland, and at the conference Catch Me if You Can – Chances and Challenges of Artistic Research, hosted by the Centre for Practice-led Research, University of Leeds, with the (co-written) paper Showing Expectations: Curating, Authorship and the Practices of Institutional Policies. Leonor’s approach to art is interdisciplinary; she has worked with photography, video, drawing and performance, and has exhibited internationally since 1996. In 2005 she participated in Insomnia, an exhibition at Bargehouse, Southbank – London, and in 2007 she had a solo exhibition at Leeds Metropolitan Gallery under the title 16 Shades of Grey (a series of large drawings). Her latest work, Showing: Expectations can be seen at: www.showingexpectations.co.uk. As a result from this collaborative art project, Leonor is currently working on a documentary film and a book to be published in the forthcoming months. Leonor has worked as a Fine Art Lecturer at the University of Leeds for the past 4 years.