Fábio M Silva is a multidisciplinary artist and fashion designer working with deconstruction of normativity. Their work is mostly autobiographical and questions concepts of identity and gender. Citing the Fluxus movement as a major influence, they produce pieces that are equally confrontational and sarcastic, often focusing on process over 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 Fábio also works prolifically in the fields of performance, live art, video, experimental music and visual arts.

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

Fábio M Silva has collaborated with artists in different fields such as Chicks on Speed, Annika Larsson, Ariel Hassan, MI Leggett, Anthony de Bono, and many more. Their work has been featured across numerous publications like Out.com, i-D Germany, Kaltblut Magazine, Crack Magazine, The Forumist, King Kong Magazine…

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, as well as the performance collective Ex Wives.


[ photo by Vinzent Hangler ]