Regina Silveira (Porto Alegre, 1939) lives in São Paulo.
She studied Art at Instituto de Artes da UFRGS (1959), she obtained a Master’s degree (1980) and the doctorate degree in Art at Escola de Comunicações e Artes, of USP.
Since 1969 she lectures at the Universidade de Porto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (1969-73), Faap, in São Paulo (1973-85), and at Departamento de Arte da ECA/USP. She was part of several international biennials, such as Bienal de São Paulo (1983, 1998), Bienal do Mercosul (2001, 2011) and the 6th Taipei biennial 2006). She was invited to be part of cultural groups shows, among which is Brazil: Body and Soul, at the Guggenheim Museum, in New York (2001), Philagrafika 2010, in Philadelphia, and Mediations Biennale, in Poznan (2012), among other.
Recently, she held some solo exhibitions, such as “Lúmen”, at Palácio de Cristal, Reina Sofia museum, Madrid (2005), “Tropel Reversed”, at Køge Art Musuem in Denmark (2009), “Shadow Line”, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (2009), “Abyssal”, at Atlas Sztuki gallery, Lodz, Poland (2010),“1001 Days and Other Enigmas”, at Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre (2011) and “Offscale”, at Luciana Brito gallery, São Paulo (2013). The artist was awarded with scholarships from John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1990), Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993), Fulbright Foundation (1994), and received as well the Award in Arts, for Life and Work, Bunge Foundation (2009), and the Great Art Critics Award, for her work Tramazul, at MASP (2010/2011), by APCA (Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte), in 2011.