Daisy Silver

Associate Lecturer

Daisy Silver’s research and teaching focuses on global modernist art histories. Her doctoral research looks at a network of artists and designers who were working between Mexico and California between 1945 and 1968. It examines how these creatives cultivated a new vision of modernism through collaborative, interdisciplinary practices which spanned international borders. The thesis also looks at the legacy of this moment as it has been revitalised by contemporary curatorial and artistic practices.

Silver is a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art at University College London. She holds an MA in History of Art from UCL and an MA (Hons) Fine Art from the University of Edinburgh. Her thesis is supervised by Professor Briony Fer and funded by the UCL History of Art Department.


  • BA 1 Topic: The Global City: Urban Issues in Contemporary Art


  • ‘Rethinking Domestic Space: Clara Porset’s El Arte en la Vida Diaria 1952’, presented at The Design History Society Annual Conference 2023: ‘Displaying Design: History, Criticism, and Curatorial Discourses’, 7-9 September 2023
  • ‘Designed to be Constructive: Ruth Asawa & Clara Porset’, presented at ‘Ruth Asawa Symposium’, Modern Art Oxford, 07 June 2022
  • ‘Knots, Seams, Hinges: Discrepancias con C.P. Leonor Antunes’, presented at ‘Sculpture, Art, Craft or Industry’, University of York, 29 January 2020