Bisi, Joke Silva’s Sister, To Be Buried On Thursday.

The funeral rites of late art curator Bisi Silva, a younger sister to veteran Nollywood actress Joke Silva, will begin on Wednesday, February 20.

Bisi died on Tuesday, February 12, in Lagos after a protracted battle with cancer.

The remains of the 57-year-old would be laid to rest on Thursday, February 21, in Lagos, Nigeria.

Her burial plans were conveyed in a statement by Silva’s family on Saturday, February 16.

According to the family, the burial rite would begin on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, 9 McEwen Street, Off Herbert Macaulay Way, Lagos by 3pm to 4pm.

The statement from the family revealed that Professor Henry Drewal will hold a conversation on Yoruba Art History, in Bisi’s honour, with Fernanda Villaroel, one of his doctoral students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Drewal is a Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The statement furthered that there will be a church service at Trinity House, Water Corporation Road, Off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island, Lagos, after which she will be laid to rest.

There will be tributes to her by family members, colleagues and friends in the afternoon of that day at Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos.

She was the founder and Artistic Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos.

She opened CCA in 2007 and later Asiko International Art School in Lagos. After her first degree in Foreign Languages in Paris, she earned her two-year MA in Visual Arts (Curating and Commissioning of Contemporary Art) at the Royal College of Art in London.

When she moved over to Nigeria, she blossomed in her field, earning the respect of not only major artists but wealthy art collectors too.

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