Silvia Montevecchi
Photographer

Silvia Montevecchi was born in Florence, Italy in 1994. She studied photography at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence, where she graduated in 2018. During her artistic learning she developed an interest in the use of photography as a window connecting the interiority to the outside.

Her images are visual interpretation of an inner journey, an introspective investigation about identity, fears, hidden thoughts and feelings.

Her aim is to create imaginary worlds in which introspection is led by visual impulses, evoked sensations, symbolic elements.

Silvia Montevecchi’s work develops as a series of reflections upon themes that are central in everybody’s existential though, such as death, fears and our way to relate to the chaotic nature of life, themes that she feels the need to deepen in a personal way.

Most of her older works draw inspiration from literature; she is fascinated by how images and the written words can influence each others, by the way a mental image can be the starting point for a written text as well as words can stimulate visual imagination.

But in the last years she has been most of all connected to the theme of chaos, and this lead her to experiment also abstract painting and mixed techniques, such as painting on printed photographs or drilling and ripping up photographic prints to then back-light and photograph them again.

She’s currently working on the interdisciplinary union between painting and photography.

Her work has been exhibited in collective and solo shows around Italy and published in many photographic magazines such as Ombra Magazine and Musée Magazine, and in 2018 she published the photographic book Jisei no ku in collaboration with Seipersei publishing house.

Among her recognitions the Azimut Capital Management prize won during Paratissima Torino 2018, the Arte Laguna Prize, won in 2019 for the “photographic art and digital graphics” section, and she is one of the 150 talents selected for Fresh Eyes Photo by GUP Magazine in 2021.

Currently she both engages in photographic works on commission and in personal artistic research.

Silvia Montevecchi
Photographer

Silvia Montevecchi was born in Florence, Italy in 1994. She studied photography at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence, where she graduated in 2018. During her artistic learning she developed an interest in the use of photography as a window connecting the interiority to the outside.

Her images are visual interpretation of an inner journey, an introspective investigation about identity, fears, hidden thoughts and feelings.

Her aim is to create imaginary worlds in which introspection is led by visual impulses, evoked sensations, symbolic elements.

Silvia Montevecchi’s work develops as a series of reflections upon themes that are central in everybody’s existential though, such as death, fears and our way to relate to the chaotic nature of life, themes that she feels the need to deepen in a personal way.

Most of her older works draw inspiration from literature; she is fascinated by how images and the written words can influence each others, by the way a mental image can be the starting point for a written text as well as words can stimulate visual imagination.

But in the last years she has been most of all connected to the theme of chaos, and this lead her to experiment also abstract painting and mixed techniques, such as painting on printed photographs or drilling and ripping up photographic prints to then back-light and photograph them again.

She’s currently working on the interdisciplinary union between painting and photography.

Her work has been exhibited in collective and solo shows around Italy and published in many photographic magazines such as Ombra Magazine and Musée Magazine, and in 2018 she published the photographic book Jisei no ku in collaboration with Seipersei publishing house.

Among her recognitions the Azimut Capital Management prize won during Paratissima Torino 2018, the Arte Laguna Prize, won in 2019 for the “photographic art and digital graphics” section, and she is one of the 150 talents selected for Fresh Eyes Photo by GUP Magazine in 2021.

Currently she both engages in photographic works on commission and in personal artistic research.

  • Ernest Cole: A Lens in Exile
    Jun 13 – Oct 12, 2024
    Autograph
    London, UK
    Offering a rare and reflective insight into the seminal South African photographer Ernest Cole, A Lens in Exile is the first exhibition of his photographs documenting New York City during the height of the civil rights movement in America. Best known for his radical images documenting the violence of apartheid, Cole fled South Africa in 1966 and was officially made stateless in 1968. (more…)
  • RAY Echoes. Emotion
    May 3 – Sep 1, 2024
    Museum Angewandte Kunst
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    For decades, the art institutions and collections in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region have been home to a remarkable density and expertise in the field of photography and related media. Following on from the first four successful editions of RAY the Triennial of Photography, eleven cooperating institutions are once again joining forces to make this focus internationally visible. With exhibitions, numerous events, and a three-day festival on the triennial theme of ECHOES, RAY offers a multifaceted exploration of photography. (more…)
  • Unhealed
    Mar 3 – Sep 15, 2024
    Moderna Museet
    Malmö, Sweden
    The international group exhibition Unhealed delves into the aftermath of the uprisings and revolutions, that swept through the Arab world starting in 2010. These events altered the lives of millions of people, many of whom as a consequence now live in Sweden. With this exhibition, Moderna Museet Malmö proudly presents seventeen artist who, in poignant and thought-provoking ways, have addressed this still unfolding chapter in history. (more…)
  • Artadia Awards 2024
    Deadline Nov 1, 2024
    Artadia
    International
    The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the seven active partner cities. Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process (more…)
  • Samuel James: Nightairs
    Publication
    Fw:Books
    International
    Twenty-six species of the insect family Lampyridae, commonly known as fireflies, have been identified in the foothills of Appalachian Ohio. For a brief moment at the very end of their lives, nineteen of these species communicate with silent, bioluminescent displays of wildly diverse flash patterns and colors – a kaleidoscopic procession of light varying in precise accordance to habitat, season and time of night. (more…)
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