Ceramist Norva Sling (Curaçao, 1938) is a self taught visual artist.
She was married to Nel Simon. When they lived in the barrio of Stenen Koraal they built their own oven for their studio and created a statue garden.
After their divorce Norva went to The Netherlands and lived in Friesland were she continued her work as a ceramist. She kept her ties with Curaçao by participating in group exhibitions whenever possible.
She has recently moved back to Curaçao. Her first solo exhibit after her return took place at Kas di Kultura in November 2011 and was titled “Perseveransia”
2011 Exhibit of Art, Music and Dance. Kas di Kultura, Curaçao
2011 Mon Art Gallery (group exhibit), Curaçao
2010 Antepasado di Futuro (group exhibit), The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao
2010 Festival del Caribe, Cuba
2004 Kasteel van Rhoon (group exhibit), The Netherlands
2002 'Kleurrijk Friesland'. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
2001 Antillenhuis, together with her daughter N.L. Simon. The Hague, The Netherlands
2001 Galerie Artina, together with J.M. Capricorne. Lochem, The Netherlands
2000 Kijkzaal. Wolvega, The Netherlands
1999 'Arte '99... Ayera Awe Mañan', Curaçao
1998 Theater Romeijn. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
1998 'Kara di Muhé'. Gallery '86, Curaçao
1997 Gemeente Weststellingwerf, The Netherlands
1997 Gemeente Tietjerksteradeel, The Netherlands
1996 Home Center. Wolvega, The Netherlands
1996 Galerie De Koningstal, The Netherlands
1996 Galerie Marieke van Broek, together with Rudy Martina. The Netherlands
1995 Martinihal. Groningen, The Netherlands
1994 Hotel de Zwaan. Raalte, The Netherlands
1993 The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao
1991 Hotel Las Palmas, Curaçao
1988 The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao
1988 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Curaçao
1982 Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten. Antwerp, Belgium
1981 Museum Rijswijk, The Netherlands
1979 Centro Pro Arte, Curaçao
1975 Casa del Teatro, Dominican Republic
1975 Cultural Center Bolivar, Curaçao
1974 University of Burlington. Vermont, USA
1973 Fundashon Obra di Man, Curaçao
1973 Casa Bolivariano, Curaçao
Publications and Awards
2008 Artist from Curaçao, Museo Savonet.
1998 Het Gouverneurshuis van de Nederlandse Antillen, een rondgang langs Antilliaanse en Nederlandse kunst.
1991 Premio Cola Debrot