Born in 1986 in Brooklyn, New York.
Received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts.
Pacifico Silano is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture, the circulation of imagery and LGBTQ identity. His work has been exhibited in group shows, including at the Bronx Museum; Tacoma Art Museum, Oude Kerk in Amsterdam and ClampArt in New York City. He has had solo shows at ClampArt, Baxter ST@CCNY, Rubber-Factory and Stellar Projects, NYC.
Reviews of his work have appeared in The New Yorker, Artforum, Washington Post and The New York Times. He is a winner of the Individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and a Finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize. He was chosen as an Artist in Residence at Light Work in Syracuse in NY and at AIM at 80 White Street at The Bronx Museum, granted a Workspace Residency at Baxter Street CCNY and was a Key Holder Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop. He is a 2016 fellow in Photography with the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2018 Silano got The BRIC Media Arts Fellowship.
In November 2019 the artist’s works were acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York).
A selection of his work will be included in the forthcoming exhibition «Fantasy America» at The Warhol Museum in 2021.