Denise Ferreira da Silva is a philospher and academic based in Vancouver. Her writing and artistic practice addresses the ethical questions of the global present and targets the metaphysical and onto-epistemological dimensions of modern thought. She is a Professor and Director of The Social Justice Institute (GRSJ) at the University of British Columbia, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), and Visiting Professor of Law, at Birkbeck University of London. She is the author of Toward a Global Idea of Race and co-editor of Race, Empire, and The Crisis of the Subprime (with Paula Chakravartty). Selected work includes texts for Liverpool and São Paulo Biennales (2016); Venice Bienniale (2017); and Documenta 14; as well as collaborations including Return of the Vanishing Peasant, with Ros Martin; and Poethical Readings and the Sensing Salon, with Valentina Desideri - an ongoing series of events and performances including at Performing Arts Forum (PAF), St Erme, France (2018); Artspeak, Vancouver (2017) and 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016).