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EICMA 2017 – Monica Silva Live Shooting Pad13 Booth M88

EICMA:  Monica Silva and her  portraiture becomes fine art For the third consecutive year, Monica Silva will be the official photographer of EICMA 2017. Brazilian of birth but Italian by adoption, Monica Silva has shot the advertising campaigns for Eicma on 2016 (Moto never seen before) and  of this 75th edition (see video of the backstage in the link bellow), searching for the perfect synergy between fine art photography...

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Selfie in the ancient times

I read an interesting article this morning  by Michele Smargiassi. It throw me back to my psychology researches in portraiture that I have been doing for several years and when it was not fashionable to use the term ‘psychology’ in anything. I myself portray me in this category except for the fact that I have been doing it since I was young when I did not yet...

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Monica Silva at Rock in Rio with Rolling Stone Italia

Did you know that Rio de Janeiro has given birth to the biggest rock concert stage in the world? It’s called Rock in Rio It came to light in 1985. A million and 300 thousand people participated that year. I was there! Singing out loud at Freddie Mercury’s feet and the following year I came to Europe definitively. Since then the event has grown...

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Vogue Italia July issue

“I loathe narcissism. But I approve of vanity.” Diana Vreeland Vogue Italia is renovated into a new beautiful chapter, the newest head director Emanuele Farnetti has changed the pages layouts and inserted lots of news on fashion and not only. One of my iconics images that have popped around the world is published on this month’s issue of Vogue Italia. INTRO on page 42, the...

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Manfrotto Wide Photo Fest 2017

“….a portrait says more about you than your entire life…” Manfrotto is participating to the Wide Photo Fest 2017. An event organized by AIFOTO aiming to reach all kind of photography users. I was invited to talk about the light in portraiture on the stage of Manfrotto on Saturday  10th of June 2017 at 11:00am in Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano. For more infos and to see all...

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Surreal mind, Surreal works

“If people are wise, we then have to be crazy; also because, like the great Shakespeare said, if the crazy seriously thinks to be wise, in fact is the wise that knows for sure to be crazy.” Carl William Brown   These days I’m shooting some very surreal works. I like to create something that’s in my head. Only in my head. Including my crazy...

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INSIDE BRAZIL UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI MILANO BRAZIL S/A

INSIDE BRAZIL – DESIGN WEEK EVENT AT THE UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI MILANO IN THE BRAZIL S/A LOUNGE. APRIL 4TH TO 9TH 2017 VIA FESTA DEL PERDONO 7 MILANO – PORTICO SAN NAZZARO We will be waiting for you at the exhibition Inside Brazil curated by Stefania Cesari and Silvia Evangelisti which will be held from 4 to 9 April at the University of Studies in...

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Inside Brazil Statale Milano Design Week

INSIDE BRAZIL Design Week 2017  April 4th to 9th Statale of Milano I am happy to announce one more step ahead of the Inside Brazil contemporary art  exhibition in which I am taking part with my photography. INSIDE BRAZIL  with the cultural patronage of the Brazilian Embassy arrives in Milan with Branco (painter), Luiz Martins (sculptor), Christian Cravo (reportage photographer), Cesar Meneghetti (video art) and Monica...

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Lo Specchio dell’io – Art White Night Bologna

The opening of the exhibition “inside Brazil” Curated by Silvia Evangelisti and Stefania Cesari, at the dome of Santo Stefano’s cloister in bologna, as I already informed, has been a great success. The exhibition is open until 8 February and this week the exhibition is in the program Art City for Artefiera 2017, so tomorrow, the three of us artists we’ll be doing live performances for...

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Inside Brazil Contemporary art Santo Stefano Bologna

Monica Silva’s latest news: Inside Brazil Contemporary art: Cesar Meneghetti, Christian Cravo, Luis Martins, Branco, Monica Silva.  A collective of contemporary brasilian artists. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, video installation, photography in one of the most  beautiful italian domes, Santo Stefano in Bologna. The exhibition is curated by Silvia Evangelisti and  Stefania Cesari from an idea of Tania Berni. Opening January 25th, 2017 till February 8th 2017. Opening...

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Visura 2016 Highlights

“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!”  Melody Beattie I’m proudly happy to announce that I have been in the highlights of VISURA. Visura is a platform dedicated to gather talented photographers all around the world and to promote their work within the international pubblishing...

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A picture and the blind faith in 2017

Dear friends, family and art lovers, I could list some personal highlights from 2016 but there is one particular that I would like to share with you even thou it was painful but at the same time an opportunity to get out my childhood memories and tell the story of my life on the stages of TED in the last edition of TEDx Rovigo here link...

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EICMA 2016 Monica Silva and partners

EICMA 2016 Monica Silva & Partners – live shooting The partnership  continues between EICMA and Monica Silva, photographer, portrait artist and Brazilian by birth and Italian by adoption. After the great success of last year’s edition, and the realization of the advertising campaign “Moto never seen before” for the International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition, Silva returns to manage the photographic projects for EICMA in the Custom area, a space dedicated to...

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TEDX Rovigo The landscape of the soul Monica Silva

TEDxRovigo Landscape: Share your Vision “In the boundless landscape of the soul, there are beautiful creatures who are nothing else but ourselves.  Fantasy is a place to heal all diseases, a place where the soul is regenerated every day to make us a better person”   I participated to  TEDx Talks last September 24, 2016. It was an incredible experience and one of the most intense moments...

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TEDxRovigo Emotional Speech

In the boundless landscape of the soul, there are beautiful creatures who are nothing else but ourselves. “ Fantasy is a place to heal all diseases, a place where the soul is regenerated every day to make us a better person” TEDxRovigo: When dreams come true I was talking with my producer a month ago of my future plans and the list of things to do. I...

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TEDx Rovigo Monica Silva Motivational Speaker

“The vast horizons generate complex ideas, small horizons restricted ideas” Victor Hugo Countdown: -13 days to TEDx of Rovigo where I’ll be involved. I’m excited, radiant and happy but I have also a lot of anxiety. TED is one of those platforms that provokes me strong emotions in several senses. Be on a TED stage is a big responsibility because what one presents to their...

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Headshot project multimedia installation

“Headshot” I was invited to participate to an amazing project for which I am busy preparing my part to be included in the Container #1 group show that will take place in the end of September. The project is entitled “Headshot” and involves big names of the international photography organized by Hurricane Art Projects from the producer and owner Vinca Gilbert Dascent under the...

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Portfolio Review by Sprea and Denis Curti

Milan, june 23rd at 6pm Piazza XXIV Maggio 1  The Trottoir. SPREA  and the director of magazine  “IL FOTOGRAFO” Denis Curti, have the pleasure to invite you to a nice evening dedicated to photography. There will be portfolio reviews, video projections, music, some talk about Adobe, and many beautiful photographs to be admired at the photographer’s group exhibition where I will be taking part with the...

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ZumpanoReps Announcing Monica Silva to the roster US

I am pleased to announce that I have started a collaboration with the Zumpano Reps artists/photographer agency run by Tom Zumpano. From now on any enquiries, in the US and outside, for jobs, exhibitions, publications, please refer to the following infos which also will be found in the contact page: New York  (646) 517-2781 – Chicago (312) 273-1698 – Los Angeles (310) 409-0249 Tom Zumpano:...

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The web, the modern Aladdin lamp

Milan. June 6th, 2016. Not many years ago I used to teach my son (today 21 yrs old) thru encyclopedias and dictionaries, specialy dictionaries, which I used to collect in many different languages. The web today is like a sort of “The Lamp of Aladdin”, the chinese character (yes, he was chinese and not persian) who populated our childhood, nowadays, the youngsters, and us...

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Lux Et Filum in Reda1865 collection

Today I was in Biella. I officially handed over two Lux Et Filum images to the collection of REDA fine fabrics company, sponsors initially to the whole project. A great thrill because being supported by a company like Reda and then to find my images alongside other great artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marco Nereo Rotelli, Paolo Pellegrin, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Alex Majoli, and many...

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N Photography cover featured

A famous American poet said: “Find what you love and let it kill you.”  Charles Bukowski Pleased to announce that “N Photography” of this month features Monica Silva’s works. 8 Pages of images and interview. The magazine is full of grate articles for photography lovers and the interview they have done on my work is very interesting for those who loves portraiture. Don’t miss it. Please share...

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Light! Let’s Create!! Workshop Great results!

“It was a narrative journey in subjectivity, a cultural wheel carpet of large thickness and great intensity. “ S.S. Workshop “Light! Let’s Create!!” Organized by New Old Camera with the support of Leica, Mafer Broncolor and interfitt. The workshop was divided into two sessions, morning and afternoon, to give the opportunity for everyone to participate due to the great number of subscriptions (more then 100). Already...

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NOC Let there be light! Workshop with Monica Silva

LET THERE BE LIGHT! LET’S CREATE! Workshop with MONICA SILVA about creative lighting in studio and outdoor. Unleash your creativity with Monica Silva to learn how to shoot amazing portraits. Supported by Leica and Mafer (Broncolor) – The use of professional flash ( indoor and outdoor ) – With daylight or night indoor – The use of diffusers, reflectors and soft boxes Two LEICA Ambassador...

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EICMA WORLD CAMPAIGN 2016

“With an indomitable spirit, wind in my face, boundless freedom, I let myself be carried away. No barriers, thoughts ranging free while everything flows around me: flavors, scents, colors and sounds take shape in this rousing dance that is life. The only accomplice of this eternal adventure, it’s ‘her’, my motorbike.” Monica Silva In EICMA it feels and smells like freedom, people huddle at each other...

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IULM Monica Silva Portraiture in the history of men

Thursday,  March 17th, 2016 at 3pm Monica Silva is special guest at IULM university to talk and teach photography with theory and practice during Gianluigi Colin’s seating. Anyone interested in participating, please come along,  the lessons will be open to the public. IULM – Via Carlo Bo, 1...

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Art Installation Filippo La Mantia

Milan 2016. In the last week a new artistic collaboration has come to life between Monica Silva and Filippo La Mantia to showcase (permanent and rotating) Monica’s works at the Oste & Cuoco, the best known place in Milan. Oste & Cuoco (Innkeeper and chef) is a place full of magic, relaxing and extremely unique atmosphere created from a project by the architect Piero Lissoni. It is a very large...

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