Berlin Glas e.V. is honoured to welcome artist Silvia Levenson (Italy/Argentina) as our fourth Artist in Residence in 2015. She will be working with the Berlin Glas team between 23 and 27 November; and although Silvia Levenson is well regarded in using glass in her sculptural work, this residency marks the first time she will experiment with glassblowing!
Silvia Levenson was born in Buenos Aires, and during the “disappearances” of the Dirty War, she immigrated to Italy, where she has become a professional artist, teacher, and an important mentor to her students. Themes surrounding social and political issues inform her work, which is very often personal; she uses art as a vehicle to express her sometimes-painful past, and to try to come to terms with some of society´s murky histories. She questions how, in our present moment, we are still able to forge dark – and very often – regrettable experiences.