Artist Talk: Johab Silva

Saturday / May 4 / 2 - 3 PM

Join MoCA Arlington Resident Artist Johab Silva for an in-person artist talk in his solo exhibition “Tales of the New World” in the Wyatt Resident Gallery at MoCA Arlington. Silva will walk visitors through the exhibition, a futuristic interpretation of the story of Brazil’s colonization in 1500 told in augmented reality, video and virtual reality. This event is free and open to the public; registration not required.


Johab Silva
b. 1982, Paraiba, Brazil
Lives in Reston, VA

Working in NFTs, VR, generative media and performance art, Brazilian artist Johab Silva explores environmental issues, time and chance, and the fabrication, consumption, and collection of digital media. Johab Silva holds an MFA from Maine College of Art & Design and a Graduate degree in Arts in Education from the Corcoran College of Art & Design.  Silva’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including The NKR Neuer Kunstraum (Düsseldorf, Germany); Santo André Museum of Art (São Paulo, Brazil); The Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC); Transformer Gallery (Washington, DC); The Kreeger Museum (Washington, DC); The Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, ME) and Cody Gallery at Marymount University (Arlington, VA).  Silva’s works have been reviewed in The Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, Cruzeiro do Sul Newspaper, PBS, and many other media venues.

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