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 Museum; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; and Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City. He has had solo shows at ClampArt, Baxter ST@CCNY, Rubber-Factory Stellar Projects, NYC and Fragment Gallery, Moscow.

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, and being a Finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize.

In the Fall of 2020 he will have a solo show at The Houston Center for Photography and be included in the exhibition Fantasy America at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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

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“A Question of Lust”. Pacifico Silano / Sarah Palmer.