Pacifico Silano (b. Brooklyn, 1986) is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture, the circulation of imagery and LGBTQ identity.
He received an MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a BFA in Photography from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA. His work has been included in solo and group shows at Bronx Museum for the Arts, NY; Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX; International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; and Baxter St. at the Camera Club of New York (CCNY), NY. Reviews of his work have appeared in The New Yorker, Artforum and The Washington Post. Silano has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship, and the NYFA Fellowship in Photography. He was a Finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize and shortlisted for the Paris Photo/Aperture First Book Prize. His work is in the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Silano lives and works in New York.