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 by means of 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 works as one of two programme directors at the Berlin-based art initiative ACUD MACHT NEU; she is also co-director of the 28th edition of the dokumentART film festival in Neubrandenburg.
Daniela co-edited the artist book and publication project "META. Tracing Unknown Knowns" (enhe, Berlin / Mexico City, forthcoming), and is one of the co-editors of the “Book of Anonymity” (punctum books, New York, forthcoming) published by the Reconfiguring Anonymity research group.