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Pacifico Silano

Pacifico Silano is a lens-based appropriation artist based in New York City, where he graduated with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. Exploring print culture, image circulation and questions of LGBT+ identity, his work is entirely composed of repurposed fragments from gay pornographic magazines of the 1970s and 80s – an era connecting the progressive legacies of sexual revolution with the advent of the devastating HIV/AIDS crisis. Silano’s works have been exhibited in both group and solo shows at the likes of the Bronx Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; The Museum of Sex; The International Center for Photography, Houston Center for Photography; Baxter ST@CCNY; Rubber-Factory; Stellar Projects; Light Work; Melanie Flood Projects; Fragment Gallery & Luis De Jesus Gallery. His work is also found in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Silano is a past recipient of the Aaron Siskin Foundation Fellowship, the NYFA Fellowship in Photography, and a finalist of the 2013 Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize. He was shortlisted for the Paris Photo/Aperture First Book Award with his debut publication, I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine, published by Loose Joints in 2021. 

solo exhibitions

Pacifico Silano, Psychosexual Thriller
04.04 – 05.18.2024

Pacifico Silano, If You Gotta Hurt Sombody, Please Hurt Me
04.1 – 05.8.2022

Pacifico Silano, Time Is An Ocean But It Ends At The Shore
10.16 – 12.15. 2019

Pacifico Silano, John John
09.30 – 11.15.2017

group exhibitions

White Lodge
05.19 – 07.01.2023

circular ruins
09.30 – 10.30.2022

2024 | BOMB Magazine
2024 | Musée Magazine
2024 | Widewalls
2023 | I-D Magazine
2022 | New Yorker
2022 | Artsy
2022 | Musée Magazine
2022 | Collector Daily
2021 | ARTnews


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