Image: © Pacifico Silano

Pacifico Silano is a conceptual lens-based artist whose practice engages with image circulation and print culture to explore lost histories specifically for the LGBTQ community. In his recent book, I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine, Silano cuts, crops, and layers printed vintage ephemera of gay culture, to comment on the impact of the HIV/AID crisis on the LGBTQ community and on Silano personally, who lost his uncle at the height of the crisis.  Silano will be joined by ICP’s managing director of programs, David Campany and the discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

About the Series

ICP Talks is ICP’s Photographer’s lecture series. Join us monthly each season for four one-hour lectures featuring renowned photographers who champion social change through photography, employ exciting alternative and emerging practices, or asks critical questions about the form. The Fall season takes place online from September through December and features Dayanita Singh, Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Pacifico Silano, and Jeff Wall.

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About the Program Format

This program will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive a confirmation email with a link located at the bottom of the email under ‘Important Information’ to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device.

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Speaker Bios:

Pacifico Silano is an artist whose work explores print culture, the circulation of imagery and LGBTQ identity. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. His group exhibitions include the Bronx Museum of The Arts, Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City, Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Tacoma Art Museum and The Andy Warhol Museum. Selected solo exhibitions include Baxter ST@CCNY, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, Houston Center for Photography, Light Work & Rubber-Factory. His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

David Campany is a curator, writer, and managing director of programs at the International Center of Photography, New York. His books include On Photographs (2020), A Handful of Dust (2015), Art and Photography (2003), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2011), Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (2014), and The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip (2014).