This website contains selected work and research. Portfolio and CV available upon request.  



Rita Silva is a portuguese visual artist based between London and Porto.
She uses autobiographical narratives to create new stories and explore the embodiment of a place between reality and fiction.
Framed through and interweaving of photography, film, installation and writing, her work is collated into an archive;
content is used to progress research and reenacted as memory in eventual works.


2021 Royal College of Art, MA Photography (distinction)
2017 ESMAD,  Audiovisual Communication Technology


2022 Hopscotch
           Liangzhu Centre of Arts, Hangzhou, CN
2022 Come and go
          Flat Deux, London, UK
2022 When a Good Photograph Goes Unnoticed
          Palfrey, London, UK
2021 La Nuit et la forêt
         CUSP, Hangzhou, CN
2021 December Exhitibion
          NŌUA, Bodø, NO
2021 After The High Tide
         Cromwell Place, London, UK
2021 Selected RCA 2021 Graduates
          Dyson Gallery, London, UK
2021 Final Not Over - Again
          Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, UK
2020 The Listening Eye: Sound Seminar by Jon Wozencroft
          I K L E C T I K, London, UK
2020 WIP Show 2020
        Royal College of Art, London, UK
2018 Beauty and Consolation, Emerging DST Award
        Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, PT
2018 Base Lx
        Forte Santo António, Lisbon, PT
2018 Unexpected
        PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU
2017 Projeto 17
        Portuguese Centre of Photography, Porto, PT
2017 XIX Cerveira International Art Biennial
        Cultural Forum, Vila Nova de Cerveira, PT


2023 Group K Workshop with Raymond Meeks, Federico Clavarino, IFAC, Athens, GR
2022 Research Art & Science Residency at Kuenstlerische Tatsachen, TRAFO, Jena, DE


2022 Shortlisted Bloomberg New Contemporaries
2021 New Photography, Dundee Contemporary
2020 The RCA Fund, Royal College of Art
2018 Emerging DST Photography Award, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival


2023 Project Rooms, conversation between Jayne Dyer, Pablo Berástegui e Virgílio Ferreira, Bienal ‘23 Fotografia do Porto, Ci.CLO
          Batalha Centro de Cinema, Porto, PT
2022 Endpaper Talks (Let’s talk about art books)
           Parallel Institute, Hangzhou, CN
2021 After the Hight Tide, with Rut Blees Luxemburg and Dario di Paolantonio
          Royal College of Art, London, UK


Simon Bishop’s private collection


2021 After the High Tide, Folium Publishing
2021 Workshowgrow, Natascha Caruana

CUSP Talk 
SOURCE Graduate Photography Online 2021
RCA 2021
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