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, law, and science, and works with curatorial, artistic, and theoretical approaches that converge through the medium of exhibitions, installations, discursive events, and text production. Driven by the emergence of critical political and ethical concerns, her main research interests concern the various physical, ethical, and other boundaries and distinctions between the human and non-human, life and matter, that gradually become invisible due to techno-scientific innovation.
After working for four editions of the transmediale festival as project manager, she is now working with both the new initiative and collective STATE Experience Science in Berlin as art & science curator and with the Disruption Network Lab as curator and manager since both their inceptions in 2014. Together with the artists Mario de Vega and Víctor Mazón Gardoqui, she is co-editor of the recently published book LIMEN. Ecologies of Transmission (Berlin / Mexico City, 2016).
Daniela is currently a fellow of the international research program in art and curatorial practices Art by Translation, directed by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot and organized in partnership with CNEAI= art center in Pantin/Paris, and the French art schools Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts TALM Angers (Esba TALM) and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC).