Silvi Naçi’s practice investigates gender and cultural identity, language and time, the body as subject/object, and the consequences of patriarchy. The work engages in the dialectic between the aesthetically beautiful and historical genealogy, identity and socio-political structures, the ‘puritan’ and the ‘bitch’. Rooted in feminist ideas, Naçi’s work examines the relationship between power and privilege, weight and trauma, and uses historical references to expand on broader truths, while underscoring debates around social politics, identity and representation through contemporary art practices. Their interest lies in the subtle and violent ways decolonization and migration affects and reshapes a people, language, gender identity, as well as social and cultural dynamics.

They created {Don’t} Touch My Flower during their residency.