about

Fábio M Silva is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Berlin, working on autobiographical deconstruction of identity and normativity concepts. Drawing influence from art movements fluxus and dada, their work is equally confrontational and sarcastic, often focusing on the creative process over the final result.

As a fashion designer, they produce small non-seasonal collections, costume designs and one-off pieces defined by its genderlessness, fabric painting, rough finishings and non conforming pattern-making. In parallel they’re known for their performance, sound, and visual art works..

Their most notable works include the seminal performance FLÓPERA™, the fashion collection trilogy IDENTITY, their genre-bending debut album MANCEBO, the music and performances of their alter ego COLLAPSELLA and their first solo visual art exhibition FÁBIO M SILVA: A RETROSPECTIVE.

Fábio M Silva’s work has been shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Stockholm Fringe Festival, La Biennale di Venezia… and published on i-D Magazine, Out.com, Kaltblut Magazine, Crack Magazine, The Forumist, King Kong Magazine…
M Silva collaborates regularly with artists such as Chicks on Speed, Ariel Nil Levy, Bogdan Georgescu and Anthony de Bono, having also collaborated with Annika Larsson, Ariel Hassan, Cat Jugravu, MI Leggett, amongst others.

In 2016, M Silva co-founded the internationally renowned post-drag performance collective The Real Housewives of Neukölln for whom they were the creative director until the end of 2018. In 2019 they founded The Sovereign Nation of Post Genitalia, a micronation and queer artist collective they currently run.


[ photo by Vinzent Hangler ]