Selva Aparicio

Interdisciplinary artist Selva Aparicio works across installation, sculpture and performance, creating artwork that functions as a research practice of memory, death, intimacy and mourning.She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Yale University in Sculpture in 2017. Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions; she was named the recipient of the JUNCTURE Fellowship in Art and International Human Rights and the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize. She was most recently the winner of the 2020 MAKER Grant, and was named by NewCity Art as one of the 2020 breakout artists in Chicago.

Image: Selva Aparicio “Velo de luto” (Mourning veil), 2020. Magicicada wings, sewn with hair. Photo taken by Robert Chase Heishman.

BOLT Residency

2020 - 2021,
Artist Resident

Maker Grant

2020 - 2021,
Grant Recipient