Silvia Gentili

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The Intimacy of a Strange Being is a series of self-portraits that explores the frustrating and disarming experiences of life trying to find a way not to vanish. It is an act of resistance to overcome the unbearable sense of melancholy. A melancholy caused by the dichotomy of the relationship within the self.

Silvia Gentili

Silvia Gentili is an Italian artist and independent curator. Her artist practice explores stories that belong to the personal and political realm through the use of photography, film, performance, and text. Her research investigates the concepts of trauma and memory in connection to the body, landscape, and storytelling.

Gentili gained an MA Photography from London College of Communication, and previous to that a BA in Anthropology (University of the Studies of Rome La Sapienza) and a Diploma in Photography (IED Rome).

She was nominated for Magnum Photo Graduates Award in 2016 and has exhibited internationally, including shows in Padua (Galleria Cavour), London (Kentish Town Health Centre), Reykjavik (SÍM Gallery), New York (Atlantic Gallery), Rome (Rome International Festival of Photography).

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