Born 1974, Hobart, Tasmania. Lives and works Sydney.
Tim Silver’s work is predominantly time-based, using everyday materials cast as sculptures that slowly decay and disintegrate – a process he records through photography and film.
Silver’s solo exhibitions include i’ve been losing you, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney (2015); Tim Silver, Ten Cubed Collection, Melbourne (2013); Everything in its right place, BREENSPACE, Sydney (2011); Untitled (Sleep), MOP, Sydney (2010); The Tuvaluan Project, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2008); and Killing Me Softly, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney (2006).
Group shows include For an Image, Faster Than Light, Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China (2016); We used to talk about love, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2013); Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2012); Look Closely Now, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie (2012); New Acquisitions in Context, MCA, Sydney (2010); I-lands, Kunsthallen brandts, Copenhagen (2009); Snap Freeze: Still Life Now, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria (2007); and 47th Art Salon, City of Belgrade, Serbia (2006).
Silver’s work is held in a number of collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina; and University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.
Quotation: Tim Silver, MCA Audioguide: To Make a Work of Timeless Art: Primavera Acquisitions, 2008