Silvio de Gracia (Argentina)


Junín, Argentina. He is writer, visual artist, performer, video artist and independent curator. He directs and edits the international magazine of mail art and visual poetry HOTEL DaDA. His theory production includes articles and essays that have been published in specialized magazines and in different websites. He is author of the book “Aesthetic of disquietude”, a theoretical text about the interferencia, an innovative concept of performance art.

As video artist, he has exhibited his work in important shows and festivals in Mexico, France, Spain, Argentina, USA, Cuba, Russia, Belgium, Italy, Serbia, Romania, Estonia, Japan and Portugal. He has presented his performances, conferences and projects of public art in Canada, Italy, Serbia, United Kingdom, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Cuba, Colombia and Chile.

As an independent curator, he has organized several international projects: PLAY – International Video Art Festival (2004/2006); INTERFERENCIAS – International Action Art Encounter (2005/2007); man in transit International Video & Performance Festival (2008) and Transvideoplay (2010).

As guest international curator and co-curator, he has contributed in Örebro International Videoart Festival, Sweeden (2010); Magmart Festival_ under the volcano, Italy (2010); Visual Container online Gallery, Italy (2009); Performance, Presente, Futuro, Brasil (2008); AMAZE Event, Belgium (2008); 2do International Meeting of Video Performance, Santiago-Valdivia, Chile (2007); Nagano International Video Art Festival, Japan (2006); First International Biennial of Performance DEFORMES, Santiago, Chile (2006); VideoChannel, Cologne, Germany (2006); International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium, La Habana, Cuba (2005/2006); etc.

Founder of HOTEL DaDA Action Art Group and director of VIDEOPLAY Project, a curatorial instance of interchange with festivals and events devoted to the diffusion of video art and action art.

He is member of international staff of magazine Inter art actuel, a publication from Canada, specialized in performance and action art.
He was especial guest in the X Biennial of La Habana, Cuba (2009).

Silvio de Gracia curates for

  • VideoChannel
  • Video selection from Argentina
    featuring these artistis

  • Ricardo Pons
  • León Ferrari – Ricardo Pons
  • Gustavo Galuppo
  • Ar Detroy
  • Silvio de Gracia participates in

  • VideoChannel
  • “on totalitarism”
    video selection curated by Agricola de Cologne
    Title: Stigmata, video, 2005, 5:00