Selected Exhibitions

2021 (upcoming) Salto in Altro, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy


2021 Steep Bend, Light Step, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, SA (solo) Catalogue

2020 Curator's Focus, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, SA


2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, 99 Loop Gallery booth, Cape Town, SA 


2020 Future without N, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, SA (solo) Catalogue

2019 Psithurism, DAOR Contemporary, Cape Town, SA

2019 Territory, Glen Carlou Gallery, Curated by Pierre le Riche, Glen Carlou Estate, SA, Catalogue


2019 Searching for an Electric Peanut [part II], Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, SA (solo), Catalogue

2018 The Cat Show, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, SA Catalogue

2018 Rethinking Boundaries, Priest Gallery, Johannesburg, SA , Catalogue

2018 Searching for an Electric Peanut, Priest Gallery, Johannesburg, SA (solo), Catalogue

2017 BoCs Art Museum Opening, BoCs Art Museum, Cosenza, Italy

2017 Painterly, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschhoek, SA

2017 Sublime, Moór Gallery, Curated by Aidon Westcott, Franschhoek, SA

2015 BoCs Art Finissage Exhibition, The BoCs Project, Curated by Alberto Dambruoso, Cosenza, Italy


2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London>>Castle Fine Art, Birmingham>>Guildford House


2014 Manpower 2014, Rua Poço dos Negros, Lisbon


2014 ArtVerona Projects, 2000Maniacs, Curated by Andrea Bruciati and Lorenza Boisi, Verona


2014 Kullu Perceived, Curated by Shehani Fernando, Royal Drawing School, London


2014 At Hand and Far Away, Serena Morton, London (solo), Catalogue


2012 Sanskriti Kendra Open, Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi


2011 Graduation Exhibition, Royal Drawing School, London


2010 Hot Boredom, Artwars Project Space, London


2009 Pnim Ha'ir, Artura Gallery, Tel-Aviv (solo)

2009 The Dondon Lungeon, Shoreditch House (CosmicMegaBrain), London


2008 Urban Heroes and Saints, Rivington Gallery, London (solo)


2008 Spiritual Promises from Lost Prophets, Cordi House (CosmicMegaBrain), London

2007 Naturalita', Ex chiesa barocca di Sant’Ignazio, Arezzo

2006 Verso Pasolini, Palazzo Ghibellino, Empoli (FI)

2006 Naturalita', Castle of Poppi, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea of Poppi, Palazzo Giorgi, Casentino- prov. of Arezzo

2005 Immagina Arte in Fiera, Art Fair, Reggio Emilia

2005 Dialoghi in silenzio, Loggia del Bigallo, Florence

2004 Non ti farai immagine, Jewish Community Centre, Florence

Awards / Residencies

2021 Artist in Residence- Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

2015 Artist in Residence- BoCs Art, Cosenza, Italy


2012/2013 Artist in Residence - International Institute of Fine Arts, Modinagar(UP), India


2012 Artist in Residence - Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India


2010 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Canada

2009 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Canada

Lectures / Teaching

2018 Visiting Lecturer - Painting, School of Fine Arts, Rhodes University, South Africa

2017 Visiting Lecturer - Drawing, School of Fine Arts, Rhodes University, South Africa

2017 Drawing Workshop, School of Architecture, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

2017 ArtWorks for Youth pARTners programme, Artworks for Youth and Gutsche Family Investments, South Africa

2017 Digital/Material - Artist Talk, ArtEC /EPSAC, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

2014 At Hand and Far Away - Artist Talk, Serena Morton, London

2013 - 2015 Royal Drawing School, London, UK

2012 Visiting Lecturer - International Institute of Fine Arts, Modinagar(UP), India


Leana, Schoeman, interview: 'Jonathan Silverman combines multiple views of a landscape into a single artwork' , LifeStyle, ART, The Sunday Times, March 28, 2021.

Arts Desk. article:, The Weekend Guide, Mail & Guardian, February 07, 2020. 

Olivier, Bert. article: ‘Searching for an Electric Peanut (part II)’: Jonathan Silverman’s liminal art ', Thought Leader, Mail & Guardian, February 18, 2019. 

Sassen, Robyn. review:  "Is there a Peanut in the Gallery?" , The Arts at Large by Robyn Sassen, JHB, July 16, 2018.

Unauthored, "Mostra inaugurale BoCs Art Museum", Rivista Segno, December 15, 2017.

Mattioli, Massimo, "Inaugura il BoCs Art Museum di Cosenza. Lo racconta il direttore Alberto Dambruoso", ArtsLife Magazine, December 14, 2017.

Gigliotti, Giusy, "Gli artisti di The Bocs 2015, si confrontano sull'importanza della residenza artistica", Cosenza Post, December 1, 2015.

Boisi, Lorenza, "2000MANIACS – The Big Instant Painting Show", ESPOARTE Magazine, September 30, 2014.

Marchi, Valeria, "2000Maniacs #ArtVerona / Interview", ATP Diary, October 11, 2014.

Bartholdi, Pascal Ancel, review:  "Jonathan Silverman at Serena Morton's Gallery: At Hand and Far Away" , A non Art X invisible Magazine, London, March 14, 2014.


2010 - 2011


PGDip Drawing, Royal Drawing School, London, UK


2001 - 2006


BFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy