Pacifico Silano is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture, the circulation of imagery and LGBTQ identity. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts.

His work has been exhibited in group shows, including at the Bronx Museum, Tacoma Art Museu, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He had solo shows at Houston Center for Photography, Baxter ST@CCNY, Rubber-Factory, Stellar Projects, Light Work, Melanie Flood Projects and Fragment Gallery in Moscow, Russia. Reviews of his work have appeared in The New Yorker, Artforum and The Washington Post. Awards include the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship in Photography, being a Finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize and being shortlisted for the Paris Photo/Aperture First Book Prize.

His work is in the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

 

EDUCATION  

School of Visual Arts, MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media, New York, USA

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, BFA in Photography, Lancaster, USA

 


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA

Musée de l’Elysée Permanent Collection

Hunter College/The Graduate Center CUNY

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art

Colgate University, Picker Art Gallery

Munson Williams Proctor

Ellsworth Kelly Foundation

Light Work Collection

San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art Library

Whitney Museum of American Art (Library)

International Center of photography (Library)

University of Pennsylvania (Library)

Harvard University (Library)

 


AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2021 The Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Shortlist for First Book Prize

2021 The Rencontres d’Arles Book Award Shortlist for Artist Book of the Year

2021 The Silver List, Silver Eye Center for Photography, The Black List, Carnegy Mellon

2020 Silver Art Projects, Artist Residency, New York, USA

2019 The Bronx Museum of The Arts, AIM at 80 White Street Artist Residency, New York, USA

2018 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, New York, USA

2016 Lower East Side Printshop, Keyholder Residency, New York, USA

2016 New York Foundation of The Arts, Fellowship in Photography, New York, USA

2016 Lightwork Artist-in-Residence, New York, USA

2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Alumni Microgrant Recipient, New York, USA

2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Award, Nominee, New York, USA

2015 Baxter Street, CCNY Workspace Residency, New York, USA

2014 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, Nominee

2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize – Finalist/Runner Up, New York, USA

2013 The Bronx Museum of The Arts, Artist in The Marketplace Program, New York, USA

2012 Aaron Siskind Foundation, Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, New York, USA

2012 Pride Photo Award, First Prize, Open Category, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 Monti 8 (Forthcoming), Latina, Italy

2022 Rubber-Factory (Forthcoming), New York, USA

2022 Fragment (Forthcoming), New York, USA

2021 Cowboys Don’t Shoot Straight ( Like They Used To), Houston Center for Photography, Houston, USA

2020 The Eyelid Has Its Storms…, Light Work, Syracuse, New York, USA

2019 Time Is An Ocean But It Ends At The Sea, Rubber-Factory, New York, USA

2019 How To Disappear, Fragment, Moscow, Russia

2019 Speaking Little, Perhaps Not A Word, The Bronx Museum of the Arts Block Gallery, New York, USA

2018 After Silence, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (Lancaster, USA)

2018 After Silence, Stellar Projects, New York, USA

2017 John John, Rubber-Factory, New York, USA

2017 Arrangements, Rubber-Factory @ VOLTA, New York, USA

2016 Tear Sheets, Baxter St. CCNY, New York, USA

2015 Against Nature, ClampArt New York,USA

 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Trillion Sunsets: A Century of Image Overload (Forthcoming), Curated by David Campany, ICP Museum, New York, USA

2021 Nowhere, Horse & Pony, Berlin, Germany

2021 OMNISCIENT: Queer Documentation in an Image Culture, Leslie Lohman Museum, New York, USA

2021 NY. Tiger Strikes Asteroid: It feels like the first time, Chicago, USA

2021 Collaging Desire: Archival Interventions, Future Visions, EXPO CHGO Online

2021 Fantasy America, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA

2019 LM Gallery, Art Verona, Verona, Italy

2019 OFF_Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia

2018 BRIC Media arts fellowship screening, BRIC, New York, USA

2018 Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul, Light Work, New York, USA

2018 DIVINA COMEDIA, Curated by Pedro Slim, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico

2018 Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK

2018 Queer Tropics, curated by Charlie Tatum, Transformer, Washington, D.C., USA

2018 New Voices: Recent Acquisitions From The Light Work Collection, Palitz Gallery, New York, USA

2017 Queer Tropics, curated by Charlie Tatum, Pelican Bomb, New Orleans, USA

2017 New Voices: Recent Acquisitions From The Light Work Collection, Light Work, New York, USA

2017 OCCUPY MANA: Friends in Solidarity, curated by Phong Bui, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, USA

2017 Theirs/ours/yours, Curated by Christian Hendricks, Video Revival, New York, USA

2017 Sun Screen, curated by Paul John, Lower East Side PrintShop, New York, USA

2017 Night Fever, curated by Emily Colucci, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, USA

2017 NOW.AFTER, Front Art Space, New York, USA

2017 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:, curated by Patrick McNabb, Re:Art, New York, USA

2016 Like Smoke, Equity Gallery, New York, USA

2016 New Flesh, Rubber Factory, New York, USA

2016 High Summer, Foley Gallery, New York, USA

2016 Art AIDS America, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, New York, USA

2016 Re:Context: An Exhibition About Appropriation, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, USA

2016 Art AIDS America, The Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, USA

2015 Intervening Histories curated by Saul Robbins, OFF_Festival, Pisztory Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

2015 Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, USA

2014 Aperture Gallery Booth, The Armory Show, New York, USA

2013 Bronx Calling: 2nd AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, New York, USA

2012 Curator’s Choice, CONTEXT Art Miami, ClampArt Booth, Miami, USA

2012 Pride Photo Award Exhibition, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012 Into The Woods, ClampArt, New York, USA

2009 ARTribe Benefit Auction, Swiss Institute, New York, USA

2007 1212 Gallery National Juried Photography Exhibition, 1212 Gallery, Richmond, USA

Pacifico Silano's photobook I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine was included in TIME’s Best Photobooks of 2021 list
December 23, 2021
I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine made MoMA’s 10 favorite photobooks list
November 2, 2021
Pacifico Silano’s book I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine shortlisted for the First PhotoBook Prize
October 8, 2021
ARTNews published an article about Pacifico Silano
May 20, 2021
Pacifico Sillano’s new book I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine
March 3, 2021
The Houston Center for Photography (USA) opens Pacifico Silano’s solo show
February 18, 2021
Fragment participates in Сosmoscow 2020
September 10, 2020
Fragment participates in the new online art fair FAIR organized by NADA
May 15, 2020
The Art Newspaper published an article about Pacifico Silano
December 6, 2019
NADA Miami 2019 opens today
December 5, 2019
Financial Times mentioned our booth at NADA Miami
December 2, 2019
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) acquired Pacifico Silano's work for its collection
November 14, 2019
Fragment is the first Russian representative at the Sunday Art Fair in London
October 4, 2019
Fragment participates in NADA Miami 2019
September 28, 2019
Fragment presents the first solo exhibition of the American artist Pacifico Silano in Russia
September 13, 2019
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