Hayley Aviva Silverman

Hayley Aviva Silverman (born in 1986, New York) lives in New York. She received her BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculptural Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. In her sculptures, photographs, and theatrical performances, Silverman appropriates Americana, fables, and mainstream narratives as a way to think through the anarchic and mythological. Her work, which has been compared to a procedure of cathexis—investing objects with pathos and spirit—, has been presented in international survey exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; The Art Foundation, Athens; and the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale.