Adieu, Bisi Silva


Bisi Silva, the founding director and curator of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos, has passed.  Bisi, the younger sister of Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, died after a battle with cancer.

Bisi founded CCA Lagos in 2007, after her first degree in Foreign Languages in France. She earned a two-year MA in Visual Arts (Curating and Commissioning of contemporary Art) at the Royal College of Art in London.

The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, is an independent non-profit making visual art organisation set up to provide a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture.

CCA Lagos supports and presents the intellectual work of art and culture practitioners through exhibitions, public programmes especially lectures, talks, seminars and screenings as well as through workshops.

It also encourages and promotes the professionalisation of art production and curatorship in Nigeria and West Africa collaborating with artists, curators, writers, theorists and national and international organisations.

In 2010, she created the Àsìkò International Art School, an innovative programme with the aim of filling a gap in the educational system in Nigeria and many African countries, who tend to ignore the critical methodologies and histories that emphasise artistic practice.

Through CCA Lagos, Bisi has collaborated with international curators and institutions such as with Tate Modern, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, the Menil Collection in Houston and Pulitzer Foundation.

Her curated shows includes, ‘Democrazy’ comprising 3 solo exhibitions with Ghariokwu Lemi, Ndidi Dike and George Osodi, (2007–08); ‘Jide Alakija: Owambe, Aso-Ebi and the Politics of Dress’ (2011); ‘Kelani Abass: If I can save time’ (2016–17); ‘Playing with Chance: El Anatsui’ (2014) and the group exhibition ‘Like a Virgin’ with Lucy Azubuike and Zanele Muholi.

Read some of the tributes to her

Now check these out:

“A Guilt I Can’t Even Put To Words” – Caroline Talks About Loosing Her Two Babies to Alcoholism

The Heartfelt Story Behind Odinachi Chiji-Okoye’s Recreation Of Her Late Mother’s Photos

Chinonso Arubayi Speaks On Surviving The Loss Of Her Husband And Thriving Again







  1. Renetta Ngozi

    Renetta Ngozi

    February 14, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Rest in peace

  2. Ofure Rueben

    Ofure Rueben

    February 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    May the Lord comfort your family.

  3. Sopuruchi Nwaigwe

    Sopuruchi Nwaigwe

    February 14, 2019 at 9:38 pm


  4. Dada Josephine Kehinde

    Dada Josephine Kehinde

    February 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Eternal rest God grant her

  5. Dee Fash

    Dee Fash

    February 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Rest In Peace

  6. Ojuoye Oluwadare Anuoluwapo

    Ojuoye Oluwadare Anuoluwapo

    February 15, 2019 at 1:50 am


  7. Blessing Kodili Mogbo

    Blessing Kodili Mogbo

    February 15, 2019 at 7:37 am

    May her soul rest in peace

  8. Francis Bolanle

    Francis Bolanle

    February 15, 2019 at 7:52 am


  9. Esther Ayidu

    Esther Ayidu

    February 15, 2019 at 8:54 am


  10. Rukayat Sulaimon

    Rukayat Sulaimon

    February 15, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Rest in peace

  11. Oleka Nkechi

    Oleka Nkechi

    February 15, 2019 at 4:09 pm


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Woman.NG is the first and biggest blog for Nigerian women. We write, aggregate and curate inspiring, informative, and entertaining content for women, across multiple platforms.

For Adverts & Enquiries:


Copyright © 2015 Woman.NG. Designed by Soft Runner

To Top