Monica Silva is a self-taught photographer. Her first steps into photography happened in a very young age, shooting with polaroids and Instamatics cameras. Keen of experiments in photography and specially on staged psychology...
I learned by living that everything you want immediately, never comes in a twist, because life also needs time to generate life. With this spirit, I look at the horizon close to my heart, because every day is precious and should not be wasted in the anxieties that society imposes on us. Step by step, little by little, I’ll reach the goal, focused and full of energy to conquer the wonders of the world.
I ended 2017 light and happy, in an earthly paradise, meditating every day to start a year full of joy and gratitude for all of what life gives me.
Thanks to all of you who have walked beside me or gifted with your energy so that my task on this earth can go on. Friends, customers, fans, colleagues, followers, son, former boyfriends, enemies and who will come, I am like a butterfly flying from one flower to another, sometimes fleeting but of help whenever needed.
Let’ smile to life and this new year that will be really something magical.
2018 welcome and let's go for new adventures!
Banana Golden Pop Art in Brazil
Monday, December 18, 2017
Hello everyone! Once again I am happy to share one more achievement for my work in a tribute to Andy Warhol; Banana Golden Pop Art, which has been published on the A tribuna blog in Brazil. Have a look, there are great works on the theme around the world by many artists. Cheers!!
Dear community, I am proud and happy to share the news that my work a tribute to Andy Warhol, Banana Golden Pop Art has been selected to be part of the book published to celebrate the 100 years of Nikon's birht. 100 great photographers.100 great images to celebrate photography: It's a Nikon. It's an Icon.
Design & Architecture
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
HOME ITALIA MAGAZINE Here are some of my works done on design and architecture. I really enjoy shooting this kind of photography ;-)
Back to Europe
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
I have been doing a lot of projects and works and have been updating really little my website plus I have been away for more than a month. I travelled from Sao Paulo to Rio shooting a certain amount of jobs and personal projects. Very soon I'll share with the community all my new works. Meanwhile, I am really happy to be one of the 10 :
Visura highlights 10 more photographers to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!
Thanks and till very soon.
WIDE PHOTO FEST 2017 Manfrotto Milano
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Dear friends, I am happy to announce that I am particinpating with a talk about lighting in portraiture. If anyone is in Milano on the June 10th 2017, I'll be on the stage of Manfrotto to tell secrets and tricks for a nice portrait. Don't miss it and come along to cheer with me.
INSIDE BRAZIL ART AT THE UNIVERSIT'A DEGLI STUDI MILANO WITH BRAZIL S/A
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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 Milan Via Festa del Perdonos, 7 every day from 10 to midnight !
You are invited for a caipirinha in Brazil S/A lounge to celebrate with us Tuesday, April 4, from 12 to 13.30
Press Release: On the occasion of the fuorisalone 2017, the university of studies in Milan will host the exhibition Inside Brazil from 4 to 9 April, it will be featured into the context of material/ immaterial, design making it emerge the more contemporary Brazilian soul in the heart of the most attractive avant-garde design. The exhibition, with the cultural patronage of the Brazilian Consulate in Milan, will be part of Brasil S/A, the most important event of Brazilian design, which comes to life every year during the 'salone del mobile' in Milan. Inside Brazil will have a special corner dedicated to contemporary art from Brazil, showing inside the cloisters of the renaissance works of some Brazilian Artists: Branco, Christian Cravo, Luiz Martins, Monica Silva and Valeria Paniccia.
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Inside Brazil Contemporary art Design Week
Sunday, March 19, 2017
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 Silva (stage photographer) are the contemporary artists engaged to show their works at the upcoming Milan Design Week.
The event will take place in the prestigious gardens and spaces of the Statale University where every year, for the design week, it becomes one of the most visited events in town. Please share your love and come to visit us if you happen to be in Milan for the happening!
The story behind women's day
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
On 8 of March, in 1857, the workers of a textile factory, which is located in the town of North America in New York, made a big strike occupying the whole plant and have started to demand better working conditions, such as reducing the amount of work per day to ten hours (it was required 16 hours of work per day), equal pay with men (women received up to one-third the salary of a man to run the same type of work) and fair treatment in the workplace. The event has been repressed with full violence. Women have been stuck inside the factory, which was given to the flames. About 130 women have died carbonized in an act totally inhuman. However, only in 1910, during a conference in Denmark, it was decided that 8 of March would have been the "International Women's day" in honor of the women who have died in the factory in 1857. But only in 1975 , through a decree, the date was made official by the United Nations (UN). Did you know this story?
Good day everyone bright smiles to all women but also to the women's sides of males ;-)
Monday, February 27, 2017
Hello everyone! Here's my latest interview about important books I've read in my life. Thanks for reading. LETTO&DETTO Love and warm embraces.
Inside Brazil Art white Night live performance
Friday, January 27, 2017
Dear friends, the opening of the exhibition "inside Brazil" Curated by Silvia Evangelisti and Stefania Cesari, at the dome of Santo Stefano's cloister in bologna, has been a great success. The exhibition is open until 8 February and this week we are the program Art City for Artefiera 2017, so tomorrow, the three of us artists we'll be doing live performances for the Art White Night. The Ego in the mirror: Monica Silva live performance. I'll portray the visitors who want to pose for a portrait in a set done for the occasion. A Mirror, a camera. Your 'I' that you already know and another one that I'll will reveal in you.
Where? Cloister of Santo Stefano in Bologna When? Saturday, 28 February 2017 What time? At 5pm at 7pm and 9pm. Who? Everyone I hope to see you there, for sure I'll keep the lights on
Inside Brazil Contemporary art
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Dear friends, it's a pleasure to inform you my next venue. If you happen to be in Italy and in Bologna, on the 25th of January there will take place a contemporary art exhibition of 5 brasilian artists for Artefiera 2017. At the beautiful dome of Santo Stefano, the exhibition Inside Brazil, curated by Silvia Evangelisti and Stefania Cesari, shows a different Brazil, with sculptures, photography, drawings and video art: César Meneghetti, Branco, Christian Cravo, Luiz martins and Monica Silva.
The exhibition will be open till February 8th from 10:00am til 7:30pm. On saturday 28th specially for the White night, we'll be open until midnight. Don't miss it!
Rolling Stone Italia
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Harley Davidson gate 32 Christian Abbiati and Diego Catino for Rolling Stone Italia thnak cover. Photo by Monica Silva
Visura 2016 highlights
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
So happy to be in the Visura's Highlights! Happy to be amongst so many talented photographers.
Thanks a lot for this.
Blind faith in this upcoming 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Dear friends, I could list some personal highlights from 2016 but there is one actually that I would like to share with you even thou it was painful it was 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 enclosed: http://www.monicasilva.it/tedx-rovigo-the-landscape-of-the-soul-monica-silva/ This was only the beggining, the beggining of a great personal change.
The year 2016 was very difficult in many ways but also full of great accomplishments. My thoughts is that beautiful things happens to who thinks positive and it is with this spirit that changes can be made for a better life for everyone. Wishful thoughts that yours and mine 2017 may be fulfilled with important personal achievements and a decisive changes for a better world. Best wishes for an amazing and enlighted 2017!! Hugs full of light to all of you.
GQ Magazine Italy interview
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Lately I have been quite busy and there were left little time to update my news. Here's one I have the pleasure to share with Visura's community. Have a great day everyone!!
"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 attended TEDx Talks last September 24, 2016. It was an incredible experience and one of the most intense moments of my life. When I was invited to participate in the TEDxRovigo edition, I wanted to talk about my research on the psychology in the portraiture. Then I remembered that I wanted for a long time, go on the stages of the TED to tell the story of my life as a demonstration that we can change the path of our destiny. My story is very strong and full of dramatic moments, but thanks to those stories I am now a strong and determined person. The pauses that you will see as I speak, are given by the fact that my throat was clutched as I told the few episodes. There are scars too difficult to delete but I am stronger, and the proof is that I am here today, proud and free to tell. My painful past does not want to be a lament but a share and stimulate healing to people like me who have suffered violence and has never managed to overcome completely dark periods. I am a witness proving that anyone can change their destiny into something wonderful.
I hope that my story can be an example to someone to radically change horrible stories struggling to stand out into the light and overcome the bad memories.
I ask you to share this video and talk about it with your friends to help me complete my mission. I promised myself since very little that I would be taken away from that life, and I would tell the world what happened to me. My wish is to create a book with the story of my life going over the places of memory, a complex project but necessary because as certain events have occurred to me, I'm sure that still the same happens to so many women and girls. Shortly I will create a Crowdfunding, so I ask for your help. Thank you for your words of love and affection that I receive daily.
A wide huge hug full of light and positive energy.
My talk starts from 0:25 sec with a video intro with a slideshow I did for TedxRovigo. Enjoy it!
I have two projects on Milano and it's inhabitants. If you are interested please contact me or visit my File drop page here on Visura: http://visura.co/filedrop/monicasilva/5137 and http://visura.co/filedrop/monicasilva/5126 Thanks for your love.
TEDxRovigo emotional speech
Monday, September 26, 2016
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 confessed her a desire to get on the TED stage to tell my story. Three days later, I get an email from Luca Grandi, the curator of TEDx in Rovigo asking for my participation. I couldn't believe it !! I responded immediately saying yes, with the least clue that I would be crossing a new chapter of my life.
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 for me 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 public, should be special, of great impact and especially, helpful to those who attend.
I will talk about "The landscape of the soul" and how creativity can save someone. I hope to see you there because in addition to my participation thare will be other speakers that will leave their marks. Take some time to subscribe because the seats available are only 100.
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 artistic direction of Peter Botazzi, the man who has done absolutely the most beautiful international installations and the most visited exhibitions in the world.
Dear all, I am very happy to announce that I'll be sharing my vison on the stage of TED comunity. It's an event organized in Italy this up coming september. I have always admired TED.COM Talks and now to be part in one their event is amazing. If any of you will be around please come to share this beautiful moment. TEDxRovigo September 24th Monica Silva and the landscape of inspiration.
Milan: Portfolio Review, Video show, photography talking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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 series "Banana Golden Pop Art".
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 adults as well, anything....
Dear all, I have been very busy getting all done for the Mia Fair opening today here in Milan.
I am really amazed by the success of media going on right now. I have been published in almost magazines and newspapers abou the project Lux Et Filum which you find in my website. For this fair I am presenting "Sacro Pasto" isnpired to The supper at Emmaus from Caravggio's works.
I will try to keep you posted on the upcoming news from there. If any of you happen to be in Italy and in Milan untill the 2nd of May, please come to see my works among many others great photographers.
The Huffington Post has done a review on my project "Lux Et Filum" A conteporary Vision of Caravaggio in exhibiition on MIA PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR which will open next week in Milan and where I'll be represented by Galleria Bianconi. In a huge ammount of photographers that will be showing their work, it's very pleasant to be mentioned amongst many others.
Dear friends, it's a pleasure to tell you that my project on Caravaggio will be shown on MIA Fair and I will be represented by Galleria Bianconi. Here's the press realease and previews. If you happen to be in Milan from the 28th of April till 2nd of May, you are welcome.
Hello everyone! I have lot's of news going on and I am very happy about that. The universe always listen to believers. My works have just been featured on the Edge of Humanity magazine. Please share your love and take a tour to their site. There is lots of great photography as well. Love and blesses! M. http://edgeofhumanity.com/2016/03/20/art/
IULM Portraiture in the history of men
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I am please to announce:
MONICA SILVA - IULM UNIVERSITY " Portraiture in the history of men" Milan. Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 3pm Monica Silva is special guest at IULM university to talk and teach photography with theory and practice.
Digital Camera magazine dedicated 11 pages to my works. Thanks for reading.
The infinite instant
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
"All grown-ups were children once, but few of them remember it." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Sao Paulo a city that never sleep!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
If you don't know Sao Paulo (My Hometown), here's an opportunity to have a look and learn from a real brazilian who is living 30 years away but who is still in love with the big "Sampa". Check the article and pictures I have done in one of my recent visit to the city on Manfrotto http://www.manfrottobags.com/author/monica-silva/?display=stories#3275 Thanks for stopping by!
Monica Silva interviewed by Fotografare Magazine Italy
Friday, January 29, 2016
I was inteviewd by Fotografare Magazine about my portraiture. Many thanks for reading. Have a nice day you all.
Women in photography by Monica Silva
Monday, January 25, 2016
I have just posted an article about women in photography. Please check it out and share your love. WWW.MONICASILVAART.COM
ANFM a different workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The ANFM invited me to do a workshop for professional weding photographers. It certainly will be fun and challenging since I know nothing about the world of wedding as the word provoques me allergy. It's very interesting thou to contamine different worlds of photography and that for me will be definitelly a great experience.