Daniela Silvestrin is a curator, cultural researcher, and organizer-facilitator with a background in law, history of art, and curatorial studies. In her work she explores hybrid artistic practices and knowledge production at the intersection of art, society and the techno-sciences though curatorial, artistic, and theoretical approaches that converge through exhibitions, discursive events and text production.
Interested in practices and approaches that critically address, explore and question physical, ethical, social and geographical boundaries and paradigms from an artistic perspective, her research focuses on the potential of speculative and disruptive creative practices to produce new forms of experimental 'orientation knowledge' (“Orientierungswissen”) — and thus on the social relevance of such artistic work and research through its humanistic view onto the meaning and implications of current local and trans-local social and techno-scientific developments.
Daniela is co-editor of the forthcoming artist book and publication project "META. Tracing Unknown Knowns" (Berlin / Mexico City, 2019), and co-editor of the forthcoming “Book of Anonymity” published by the Reconfiguring Anonymity research group.
Since April 2019, Daniela works as one of two artistic directors at the Berlin-based art initiative ACUD MACHT NEU; furthermore, she is an active team-member of the Berlin-based platform and initiative Disruption Network Lab.