Silvi Naçi (b.1987, Albania) works with photography, performance, video, sculpture, text, and installation. Naçi received a dual BFA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Suffolk University (2011), and an MFA in Photography + Media from California Institute of the Arts (2019). Naçi was a curatorial intern at MIT’s LIST Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, MA), and served as Assistant Director at Samsøñ (Boston, MA), Art Director at the Liquid Art House (Boston, MA), and editor and staff writer at Big Red and Shiny.
They have exhibited works at Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Project Space, NYC (2019); MAK Center, LA (2019); Other Places Art Fair, LA (2019); Greater LA MFA Exhibition, LA (2019); is a recipient of the Tim Disney Excellence in Storytelling Prize (2019) and the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Travel Grant (2018). Naçi was a resident artist at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (Berlin, Germany), Elsewhere Museum and Residency (Greensboro, NC), among others.
Silvi Naçi is an artist and writer working between Albania and LosAngeles. She works with performance, video, sculpture, photography, text, and installation. Working with traumatic memories from their childhood, collective and familial, Naçi investigates gender and cultural identity as it relates to exile, migration, the idea of the illegal body, and citizenship. Their interest lies in the subtle and violent ways
decolonization and migration affects and reshapes a people, language, gender identity as well as social and cultural dynamics.