Aida Silvestri
Tobacco, 2020

25.59" H x 20.86" W
Image Notes
PP - printers’ proof ( Edition of 3 + 2AP + 1 PP) The Fine Warp Satin is printed using direct-to-textile pigment ink. After printing it is heat cured to set the inks.

Object Specific Text

Tobacco From the series Contagion: Colour on the Front Line (2020) Tobacco and pigment ink on 100% Cotton Fabric; 50 x 65 cm © the artist / Courtesy of Autograph, London Commissioned by Autograph for Care I Contagion I Community – Self & Other (2020)

About the Artist

Aida Silvestri

BirthplaceAsmara Eritrea
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Cultural HeritageMixed African - European
Light Work RelationshipArtist-in-Residence, 2020


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Aida Silvestri is an interdisciplinary artist, activist and educator of Eritrean descent who creates mixed-media artworks that challenge the status quo of stigma, prejudice and social injustice in relation to issues of race, class, identity and health, often combining text, image and experimental techniques to manipulate the photographic surface. Silvestri’s solo exhibitions include Autograph and Roman Road Gallery, both in London, and she has exhibited in international group shows such as African Cosmologies: Photography, Time and the Other (FotoFest, Houston, 2020), and at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Saatchi Gallery, London; TEAT Champ Fleuri, Sainte-Clotilde; Musée National d’Histoire- aux-Poissons, Ville-Haute; The Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei; Benaki Museum, Athens; Cours de L’Archevéché, Arles; and Centquarter, Paris. In 2021 she was artist-in-residence at Light Work, Syracuse. Her works are held in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (USA), Los Angeles Country Museum (USA) and Autograph, London (UK).