Born 1986, Brooklyn, New York
2012 MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media: School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
2008 BFA in Photography: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA.
Awards & Honors
Lower East Side Print Shop, Key Holder Residency
New York Foundation of The Arts, Fellowship in Photography
Lightwork Artist-in-Residence, Syracuse, NY.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Alumni Microgrant Recipient
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Award, Nominee.
Baxter Street, CCNY Workspace Residency, New York, NY.
John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, Nominee.
Aperture Portfolio Prize - Finalist/Runner Up.
The Bronx Museum of The Arts, Artist in The Marketplace Program.
Aaron Siskind Foundation, Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
Pride Photo Award, First Prize, Open Category, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
John John, Rubber-Factory, New York, NY. (Forthcoming)
Arrangements, Rubber-Factory @ VOLTA, New York, NY.
Tearsheets, Baxter St. CCNY, New York, NY.
Against Nature, ClampArt, New York, NY.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Fantasy America, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Forthcoming)
Sun Screen, Curated by Paul John Jr., Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY.
Night Fever, Curated by Emily Colucci, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, Pa.
NOW.AFTER, Front Art Space, New York, NY
Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:, Curated by Patrick McNabb, Re:Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Like Smoke, Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, Equity Gallery, New York, NY.
New Flesh, Curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, Rubber Factory, New York, NY.
High Summer, Foley Gallery, New York, NY.
Art AIDS America, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, Bronx, NY.
Re:Context: An Exhibition About Appropriation, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO.
Art AIDS America, The Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw ,GA.
OFF_Festival, “Intervening Histories,” curated by Saul Robbins, Pisztory Palace, Bratislava, SK.
Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
The Armory Show, Aperture Gallery Booth, New York, NY.
The Bronx Museum of The Arts, Bronx Calling: 2nd AIM Biennial, Bronx, NY.
"Curator's Choice", CONTEXT Art Miami, ClampArt Booth, Miami, FL.
Pride Photo Award Exhibition. Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL.
Into The Woods, ClampArt. New York, NY.
ARTribe Benefit Auction, Swiss Institute, New York, NY.
1212 Gallery National Juried Photography Exhibition, 1212 Gallery. Richmond, VA.
John Russell, "The Queer Artist Revisiting Tabloid Sexualization of John F. Kennedy, Jr.," OUT
Fitale Wari, "Night Fever explores the disco era of 1970s," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Ghosts, Missed Connections, and More Must-See Art Shows, Bedford & Bowery
"Meet Four Emerging Artists At VOLTA NY in These GalleryLog Video Previews," ArtSlant
Emily Colucci, "VOLTA: Skip The Booths, Head to "Your Body is a Battleground," ArtFCity
Zi Ying, "Art Walk:Volta," S Magazine
Desiree Mitton, "VOLTA NY is International in Scope, Refreshing in its Digestibility," Whitewall Magazine
Efrem Zelony-Mindell, "Pacifico Silano's Arrangements at NYC's VOLTA," Huffington Post
Nicole Disser, "An Art Show Where Queer Bodies are Phantasmagoric, Vanishing and Void," Bedford & Bowery
Danielle Wu, "Blow by Blow: Like Smoke at Equity Gallery," Filthy Dreams
Jon Feinstein, "The 17 Best Socially Concerned Photobooks of 2016," Humble Arts Foundation
Yael Malka, "25 Captivating Photographers Whose Work You Need In Your Life," The Fader
Miriam Pensack, “After Orlando Massacre, Queer Art Takes a Political Turn,” The Intercept
Patrick D. McDermott, Leah Mandel, “14 Very Cool Things You Need To Do At NYABF,” The Fader
Marvin Heiferman, “Second Time Around…,” Tear Sheets, Silent Face Projects & Dashwood Books
Emily Colucci, Where Does Queer Art Go Without An Ideal Sexualized Body?’ Filthy Dreams
Priscilla Frank, “This is What a Feminist Porn Magazine Looks Like,” Huffington Post
Holland Cotter, "Art of the AIDS Years: What Took Museums So Long?" New York Times
Matthew Terrell. “Review:”Art AIDS America” retrospectively shows us the face of an epidemic,”Arts ATL
Vince Aletti, “Goings on About Town: Art,” The New Yorker
Efrem Zelony-Mindell, “Pacifico Silano Uses Forgotten Gay Porn to Create New Queer History,”VICE
Juliana Halpert, “Critics’ Pick, Pacifico Silano,” ART FORUM
Jonathan David Katz & Rock Hushka, Art AIDS America, University of Washington Press,pp.265
T.S. Flock, “Lessons in Beauty, History and Mercy: Art AIDS America at TAM,”Vanguard Seattle
Osman Yerebakan, “Pacifico Silano: Exploring Homosexual History,” Art Report
Emily Colucci, “Resurrecting the Gay History of the Holocaust,” VICE
Christopher Harrity, “In The Galleries, Against Nature” The Advocate
Elisabeth Biondi, "Portfolio," Photograph Magazine, May/June 2014. 40-45.
"Dear Uncle Frank: A Photographer’s Exploration of Gay Myths and Family Truths,"TIME LightBox
Deanna Lee, “Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, Dominie Press, (catalog)
Denise Wolf, "Aperture Portfolio Prize Winners, - Runner-Up: Pacifico Silano.” Aperture.org
Bruno Ceschel, "Self Publish, Be Naughty," SPBH Book. London, UK. September 2011.