Frequencies: Curated by Cynthia Silveira
— Block Universe X Film and Video Umbrella

Cork Street Galleries, Mayfair, London

19 May – 2 June, 11am-6pm daily
Film screenings in partnership with Film and Video Umbrella
Cork Street Galleries, Mayfair, London (downstairs).

Curated by Film and Video Umbrella’s Curatorial Practice Awardee, Cynthia Silveira.


Cynthia Silveira is a curator and arts producer with a special interest in film and photography, public programming, and cross cultural collaboration. Cynthia’s work is focused around exploring Black British visual culture and Black diasporic dialogues and also tackling the issues surrounding accessibility and education in the arts.

Inspired by her time studying Design Management & Cultures at the University of Arts London, Cynthia co-founded a curatorial collective called BLXCKOUT and worked on the ‘If we’re going to heal…’ exhibition tour with Black Blossoms.

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Cynthia Silveira is the recipient of Film and Video Umbrella’s Curatorial Practice Award, an annual opportunity to support people from low-income backgrounds into curatorial careers by offering them up to £20,000 of funding, desk space, mentoring, and year-long support from the FVU team, to realise an ambitious project of their choosing.

Film and Video Umbrella is the UK’s premier commissioning agency for artists’ moving-image. We aim to act as a safe pair of hands in which artists/curators can experiment with new ways of working and test out new ideas. We work in partnership with galleries, museums and other cultural partners in the UK and internationally to bring the work of artists working in the moving image to the widest possible audience, and we develop events and workshops alongside each of our exhibitions in order to engage new audiences with that work, and broaden its reach.