Silvia Gentili’s practice explores stories that belong to the personal and political realm through the use of photography, film, and performance. Her research investigates the concepts of trauma and memory in connection to the body, landscape and storytelling.


2015, MA Photography, London College of Communication

2006, BA Photography, Istituto Europeo di Design, Rome

2005, BA Anthropology, University of Rome La Sapienza



2019, Political Bodies, Galleria Cavour, Padova, Italy

2017, Between Selves, Camden Council Pop-Up Shop Project, London UK

2017, Traces, Kentish Town Health Centre, London, UK

2017, Naturgemälde, Sim Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017, You cannot know it from the picture,  Sim Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2016, 26 Caledonian Road/MAP Alumni Show, KC Continental Stores, London, UK

2015, The Present Hurts, London College of Communication, London, UK

2015, Amori Violenti, La Fiera della Parole, Centro Culturale Alinate San Gaetano, Padua, IT

2015, Interim Show, Upper Street Gallery, London, UK

2013, Everyday Performances, The Invisible Line Gallery, London, UK

2012, Les Entrailles Des Villes, Festival Theatroom, Paris, France

2011, Donkeyartprize finalist New Atlantic Gallery, New York, USA

2007, Roma+Fellini, “FotoGrafia”, Rome International Festival of Photography, Italy

2005, SCREAM event by the International Labour Organization, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy



2016, Magnum Photo Graduates Award, Nominated

2016, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Shortlisted

2015, The MACK Award, Commendation

2014, Workshop with Broomberg & Chanarin, London College of Communication

2011, Donkeyartprize, finalist



2017, SIM Residency, Reykjavik