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kitten in a fridge

Liste Art Fair Basel 2021



Elza Sile combines mental imagery with analytic divisions and builds up an interwoven vocabulary of psycho-spatial typologies in flux. She was born 1989, in Latvia and lives in Zurich. In 2019, Sile graduated from ZHdK Zurich. Recent solo exhibitions include at KIM? Contemporary Art Center (Riga, 2022); PHILIPPZOLLINGER (Zurich, 2021); unanimous consent (Zurich, 2020) and Kulturfolger Zürich (2020). She has participated in numerous two-person and group shows, such as at Centre d'art Pasquart (Biel, 2022); Haus Konstruktiv (Zurich, 2022); Misako & Rosen (Tokyo, 2022); KIM? Contemporary Art Center (Riga, 2020); Kunsthalle Zurich (2020); Hamlet (Zurich, 2020) and Galerie Kirchgasse (Steckborn, 2020). In 2020, Sile was a receipiant of the Werkschau Prize Zurich and in 2021, of the art stipend City of Zurich. In 2022, Sile completed a residency at ISCP New York.



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kitten in a fridge, GALERIE PHILIPPZOLLINGER, 2021

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Menu plate1_Safty nets map, 2021, Oil paint, spray paint graphite pencil lead, string, glue on aluminum, 100 x 70 cm

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Menu plate4_Looped movie production, 2021, oil paint, spray paint on hand-tapped aluminum, 100 x 70 cm

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Menu plate8_Unwilful seeing, 2021, Oil paint, spray paint on aluminum, 100 x 70 cm

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Helmhaus, Zurich, 2021

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Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, 2022

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KIM? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, 2022