Alejandra Herrera Silva

b. 1978, Chile / USA

Alejandra Herrera Silva is a visual and performance artist. Her works are installation and performance based and through the explorations of her own body and gender, reference the inevitable biological implications that the body has as a social and political being. In recent years, she has been working on the issue of maternity and domestic life. Herrera Silva received her BFA from Universidad de Chile and further studied in Valencia, Spain and Belfast, N. Ireland. She is the co-founder of PERFOPUERTO (independent organization of performance art based in Chile, 2002–2007). Her work has been presented in performance exhibitions all over the world including: Buzzcut festival (Glasgow), Trouble (Belgium), ANTI festival (Finland), City of Women (Slovenia), 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (Canada); and other countries such as Germany, Poland, Japan, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, USA, and N. Ireland. She currently lives and works in LA, USA.


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Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed