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ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE INTERVIEW: AIDA SILVESTRI

Updated: Jan 7

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Artist Aida Silvestri and Emma Boyd, Head of Marketing and Communications at the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) met up ‘to discuss the intersection between art and social change and to delve into Aida’s extraordinary contribution to change making and activism.’

There follows this inspiring interview about how Aida’s lived experience & close connections with organisations and communities such as ART REFUGE informs her art and powers people to take action.


Contagion Cacao Commissioned by Autograph for Care I Contagion I Community – Self & Other (2020) Courtesy of the artist / Autograph
Contagion Cacao Commissioned by Autograph for Care I Contagion I Community – Self & Other (2020) Courtesy of the artist / Autograph

Aida Silvestri is a visual activist whose multi-faceted practice amplifies marginalised voices and migrant communities – raising awareness of human rights issues and representational politics in the arts and beyond. Aida is also key member of Art Refuge’s Folkestone and Calais teams.



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