Sula Bermúdez-Silverman

Sula Bermúdez-Silverman (b. 1993, New York) received her BA in Studio Art from Bard College and her MFA in Sculpture from the Yale School of Art. Through a practice of thematic diversity free from any material dependency, Bermúdez-Silverman has crafted solo exhibitions at the Californian African American Museum, the University of Texas at Austin and Project Row Houses in Houston that explore the pillars of identity and history, singling her out as one of the most dynamic artists of her generation.

Bermúdez-Silverman’s multidisciplinary approach utilises assemblage, sculpture and videography to interrogate economic, racial, religious and gendered systems of power. Her relationship to materials is born from an involved and expansive research process; articulating the narrative history of contributing components both organic and synthetic. While much of her work draws on personal experiences, her objects also gesture more broadly to ideas of mutability and decay, gathering a myriad of associations to pose identity as a multifaceted, fluid notion.


2018 MFA in Sculpture, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2015 BA in Studio Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2013 Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design, London, England

Solo Exhibitions

Bad Luck Rock, Josh Lilley, London
Ichthyocentaur, Matthew Brown, Los Angles, CA
Here Be Dragons, Friends Indeed, San Francisco, CA

Sighs and Leers and Crocodile Tears, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA

Neither Fish, Flesh, nor Fowl, California African American Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Sutures, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Reconstruction, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

Group Exhibitions

Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Made in LA 2023: Acts of Living, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
0 Horizon, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles, CA
Piano, Piano, Et al., San Francisco, CA
I’ve Gone to Look for America, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA
Something or Other, Curated by Isabel Yellin, Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zurich, Switzerland

Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Hot Concrete: LA to HK, K11 Musea, Hong Kong, China
Nightmare Bathroom, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Press Release, Storage, New York, NY
Signals, Someday, New York, NY
Many, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Incognito LA, ICA Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Doing Our Own Thing, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, CA
Gum:Scale, Jack Chiles Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Sculpture, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, CA
Pas le temps de tout détruire sans doute, Sans Titre (2016), Paris, France
Imago Ignota, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY
Room with a View, Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles, CA

Contramundos, Lodos, Mexico City, Mexico
Feminist Center for Creative Work Auction, Artsy
Enfolding Bloom, Galerie Dengyun, Shanghai, China
Expanded Field, Ochi Aux, Los Angeles, CA
Giving Up the Ghost, Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles, CA
Here We Are In Croydon, Josh Lilley, London, UK
Shining in the Low Tide, Unclebrother, Hancock, NY
Desire Encapsulated, Make Room, Los Angeles, CA
Ring Down the Curtain, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

, Failed Films Fest, Los Angeles, CA
Technotihuacan, Outsider Fest, Austin, TX

, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Table for Eleggua, Table for Elijah, Yale MFA Thesis Twenty Ears, New Haven, CT

Odds and Ends Art Book Fair,
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Litter Mates, Liar’s Lair, New Haven, CT
Say-So, EIK Gallery, New Haven, CT
Rumba Rumba, Kimba Hills Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
19 Things You Won’t Believe You Didn’t Know,
Los Angeles, CA

Black Joy, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Unsafe Colors, Studio 106, Santa Monica, CA
Lost Wax, As It Stands, Los Angeles, CA
Stone Palace, Stone Palace, Los Angeles, CA

Home Body, UBS Bard College Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY

Plan View: Four Cities, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
Artist’s Books and Cookies, Ooga Twooga, Los Angeles, CA
Junior Prom, Atwater Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY


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a la estradiota by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2023
La Bastarda by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2023
Paso Fino by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2023
Disruptive Coloration by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2022
Ichthyocentaur (Installation View, Matthew Brown) 2023 by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, undefined
Mahiz by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Repository V: Surrogate by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Ichthyocentaur (Installation View, Matthew Brown) 2023 by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, undefined
From Your Groin to Your Gullet by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Turning Heel by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Ichthyocentaur (Installation View, Matthew Brown) 2023 by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, undefined
Black Legend by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Zong Massacre by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Ichthyocentaur (Installation View, Matthew Brown) 2023 by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, undefined
Boyd Massacre by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Repository II: Dead Ringer by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Whitman Incident by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021
Shibboleth Incident by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, 2021


Bad Luck Rock at Josh Lilley,presenting Sula Bermúdez-Silverman

Bad Luck Rock

Solo Show