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The Butterfly’s Fall | Monica Silva

Multiple point of view of photographic languages and visions of the artist’s first trip to Tokyo, which will take place on the 21st of November 2013.
The space, a project room, just intimate as the introspective immersion in a world of fantasy and mysticism very controversial yet fascinating as for the artist’s perception of the Japanese world, the project fits exactly the intention of recreation and of a meditational environment.
Since a couple of years, the artist has been running, photographic experiments on herself using photographic techniques to narrate life experiences in metaphorical visions carved on her skin that she exposes through many different art means.
Monica Silva, Brazilian born and Italian “adopted”, is a photographer specialized in conceptual portraiture. Her works are published on RCS Mediagroup for Corriere della Sera- La Lettura, Io Donna, Style, Sette, Max, Dove Viaggi. Recently she has been also engaged by Mondadori Portfolio Agency for the group’s main titles as Flair, Chi, Panorama Travel, Donna Moderna, Grazia. These collaborations leads to interesting encounters on both cultural and show business well known names such as Paolo Sorrentino, Toni Servillo, Gad Lerner, Samuele Bersani, Nicoletta Mantovani, Fiona May and many others. Keen of photography experimentation, in the last two years she also shoots architectural interior design. Nikon Pro Photographer and ambassador for Hasselblad and Manfrotto, these global companies often engages her to take part in conferences and psychology therapy portraiture clinics in Europe and overseas.
In parallel to commercial works she starts in art photography in 2008 with the project “Life Above All” inspired on the Anthology of Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters at Mazzoleni Art Gallery in Milan and  Stefano Forni Art Gallery in Bologna followed by On My Skin, art nude for Bologna ArteFiera in 2010 and My Hidden Ego presented in 2011 at Palazzo Pichi Sforza in Sansepolcro. 
In 2011 as special reporter for Corriere della sera doing coverage of La Biennale Internazionale D’arte, Monica receives a prize from Paolo Baratta president of La Biennale, Bice Curiger curator of the 54th international art  exhibition “Illuminations” and by the artist Shirana Shibazi  for a portrait of Gillo Dorfles “Dorfles infinito e lo sguardo a Ghirri” as best 54th International Art Exhibition’s picture ex aequo.

21 november 2013
21.11.2013 | 01.02.2014
Monica Silva
Past, Project Room