Silvia Martes, Eindhoven, 1985, Eindhoven, completed her BA in Fine Arts at the Audiovisual Department (VAV) at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2013. She finished her studies with a nomination for the Fine Arts graduation prize with her autobiographical videowork ‘She That Comes From The Green Forest, On A Tuesday’. Shortly after her studies she won a pitch prize from ShortsTV at the Dutch national Filmfestival (NFF) to produce and execute the short film ‘As Things Go’. With subsidies from the Nederlands Film Fonds she completed the work ‘As Things Go’ in 2016. With the Young Talent Fund from the Mondriaanfonds she has produced & directed several short films in the Netherlands, New York and Senegal. In 2017 she was selected for a Mondriaanfonds artist residency in Ukiha, Japan where she made the short film ‘ Where The Pink Roses Bloom Even In November’, and finished her residency with two solo exhibitions. In 2019 she started the postdoctoral art residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In the same year she completed the film ‘The Restless Dread Of Some(thing) Evil’, which was selected by the Eye Filmmuseum as part of the ‘Selected Dutch Short Editions’. In 2020 she was selected as one of the 'NRC’s 101 most promising artists of the future of the Benelux'. On International Womens Day 2021, it was announced that she is one of the three female artists selected for the 'Theodora Niemeijer Prize' from the Van Abbe Museum. In April 2021 she has been shortlisted for the Prix de Rome for which she will produce a new videowork to be exhibited in November at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In September 2021 her videowork 'The Revolutions That Did (Not) Happen' will premier in projectspace Wool at museum De Pont in Tilburg.