Paredes (PT), 1933
Visual artist, Henrique Silva was executive director of Árvore - Cooperativa de Actividades Artísticas (Porto) from 1978 to 1995, and president of Projecto - Núcleo de Desenvolvimento Cultural. He is co-founder of the Cerveira Art Biennial Foundation, in which he is chairman of the Founders Council and the Scientific Council. He is director of the Superior Course of Arts and Multimedia of the Gallaecia Superior School, since 2009. He is an honorary member of the National Society of Fine Arts since 2010 and of the Árvore Cooperative.
He was a scholar of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris from 1961 to 1963, attending the École Superieur de Beux-Arts de Paris. He graduated from the Universitée de Paris VIII, in 1977, in Fine Arts for Teaching, and received his doctorate in Digital Media-Art at the Universidade Aberta and the University of Algarve in 2015.
As general and pedagogical director of the Professional School of Social Economy in 1989/91 and 1998/2000, he participated in international seminars and meetings in Warsaw (1983), Brussels (1986) and Crete (1987), among others, on territorial and cultural development policies.
He has more than 50 solo exhibitions and 200 collective exhibitions held in several countries, namely, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, and the United States.