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Silvia Paci was born in Prato in 1990. She studied the Academy of Fine Art in Florence. She lives and works between Florence and Berlin.

artist statement

In my artistic research the body plays the most important role, it is the tool that allows us to be in contact with the world.

In my paintings, always appear some bodies, rarely perfectly realized. These ephemeral figures express the passage of the human being into a chaotic world. Within my works, different situations are visually intersected. Modern chaos is represented by overlapping layers of painting. Colors that evoke fear or discomfort in contrast with others who invoke hope, elements of destruction alternate with pleasing elements. This is the reality that I see, a constant alternation between negative and positive forces, hope and despair. I try to create images that are not discounted, but I want them let the viewer wonder what is happening on the canvas. I love to create ambiguous images where everybody can create their own story. The technique of oil painting allows me to create a visual difference where more dense and violent brush stokes alternate with more defined tones. This technique allows me to create a rhythm within the work.


2018 - Small size e Vitamine , Camec, Centro arte moderna e contemporanea, La Spezia

2017 - Amore e Psiche , Ex Chiesino di S. Giovanni / Fonderia Cultart , Prato

2017 - ArtVent , Kunstfabrik HB 55 , Berlino

2017 - Enter Art Foundation, Kantgarage, Berlin

2017 - Finalista premio Combat Prize 2017, Museo Giovanni Fattori, Livorno

2017 - Knock Out exhibition, The Showroom, Chaochangdi, Beijing

2017 - Beyond Reality: solo show, The Showroom in association with Geoff Raby, 318 International Art village, Chaoyang, Beijing

2017 - Arte per Pamat, Palazzo della provincia, Prato

2016 - Combat Prize, Recommended artists, Museo G. Fattori, Livorno

2016 - Rosso di Donna, Sala Campolmi, Biblioteca Lazzerini, Prato

2016 - Uno Nessuno Centomila, Teatro delle Logge di Montecosaro, ONART Gallery, Macerata

2016 - Curated by girls, Curated by girls” online gallery (visit website)

2016 - Sogni e Simboli, ONart gallery, Firenze

2015 - Prima Pagina Art Prize, Il Resto del Carlino, Bologna

2015 - Focus, Fellini Gallery, Berlin

2015 - Black Canvas, Fellini Gallery, Berlin

2015 - TU35 Project, Officina Giovani, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato

2014 - Fragile Corpo, Spazio espositivo di via Firenzuola, Prato