About the artist
Born in Rio de Janeiro, lives and works in Bergen. She graduated from the Bergen Art Academy in 2006 and has since participated in group exhibitions at home and abroad, had separate exhibitions at Hordaland Kunstsenter and KNIPSU, among others, been purchased by the Norwegian Cultural Council and Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum; and received a number of scholarships and prizes, including the Høstutstillingpris at Kunstnernes Hus in 2007.
Adriana Alves works with installation, video and text, which in common relates to powerlessness and inadequacy in relation to social norms and structures.
So I said nothing (2014)
The installation consists of 14 letters (57 x171 cm tall) made of burned wood.
“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist – so I said nothing. Then they came for the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist – so I said nothing. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew – so I said nothing. And then when they came for me, there was no one left who could say anything.”
Martin Niemöller, 1946
(after a visit to Dachau, where he was held captive from 1941 - 1945)