Denise Ferreira da Silva

Denise Ferreira da Silva is the Director of The Social Justice Institute (GRSJ) at the University of British Columbia, Adjunct Professor at MADA, at the Monash University, and Visiting Professor of Law at Birkbeck University of London. Her academic writings and artistic practice address the ethical questions of the global present and target the metaphysical and onto-epistemological dimensions of modern thought. Academic publications include Toward a Global Idea of Race (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) and the edited volume Race, Empire, and The Crisis of the Subprime (with Paula Chakravartty, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). She has published articles for the e-flux journal and for the publications of the 2016 Liverpool and São Paulo Biennials, as well as the Documenta14 Reader. Her collaborative creative work includes plays, films, and events such as the Sensing Salon and the Poethical Readings (with Valentina Desideri). She was also an advisor to Natasha Ginwala, curator of the Contour 8 Biennale (Mechelen, 2017).