Born in 1969 in Calulo, Angola, Ana Silva is a visual artist who explores in her work both her sentiments and spirituality. She also works in children’s cognitive development. She lived in Paris between 2000 and 2002, where she took a summer course at the Carrousel du Louvre and completed her studies in drawing and painting at Ar.Co, the Center for Arts and Visual Communication, Lisbon, in 2006.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries such as Galeria Matos Ferreira, Lisbon, and This is Not a White Cube, Luanda. She was also a featured artist in Expo 2015, Milan. In 2019, she gained international recognition when she was selected for the group exhibition Filam(a)nt at Blachere Foundation in Apt, France, along with El Anatsui; Kyle Meyer; Marion Boehm; Abdoulaye Konate; and Hassan Musa. She was selected as a 2019 artist-in-residence by AFRICANA Art Foundation project in New York City, 2020 artist-in-residence by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and will be a part of their group exhibition for Africa 2020, The Power Of My Hands. She lives and works between Portugal and Angola.