Silvana Agostoni is a visual artist whose work explores issues of the body as physical geography, fractured and transitory identities and landscape.
Her ongoing series Terra Nova, explores the cycles and rhythms of diverse ecosystems and weather patterns seeking to find new connections between landscape photography and our changing relationship with nature. Beauty in her photographs often obscures the reality beyond the surface, suggesting the simple and idyllic but at the same time reflecting a darker more complicated truth.
She has 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, New York and Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico.
A selection of her photographs was featured in the exhibition and book 160 years of photography in Mexico.
Silvana´s limited edition monograph, Traces, self-published in 2011, 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.