Silvana Agostoni is a visual artist whose work addresses issues of the body as physical geography, identity and landscape. Currently, she is interested in photography as the starting point from which to dialogue with other forms of representation such as abstraction and installation.
Her work been featured in numerous exhibitions both in the US and abroad. Notable exhibitions have taken place at Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Museo del Barrio, New York, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain, Centro Fotográfico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico and Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City.
Her work is included in private, corporate and public collections in Mexico, USA and Spain. She has been a six time recipient of fellowships and grants by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in Mexico and has been an artist in residence at venues including Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, School of Visual Arts in New York City and Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City.
A selection of her photographs was featured in the exhibition and book 160 years of photography in Mexico.
Silvana’s limited edition self published monograph, Traces, documents the found objects, faded marks and inscriptions from an abandoned prison in Mexico, revealing fractured psychological landscapes
Silvana holds an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York.