Born in Italy in 1980, Silvia Mariotti currently lives and works in Milan. She graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino.
Her research is based on the investigation of the environment that surrounds her, developed through the stratification of elements drawn from history and literature, social and cultural symbols evoking a sense of unreality, suspended between mystery and marginality. Through photography and installation, Mariotti returns to the image the suggestions and the experiences lived, narrating primarily nocturnal worlds that generate a temporal suspension, whilst concealing at the same time new forms of truth.
In 2013 Silvia won first prize in the photography section of the Premio Celeste. In 2016 she was a finalist in the 9th edition of the Talent prize in Rome, and in the same year participated in the FAAP artistic residency programme in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2019 she was a finalist in the Rotary Club of Asolo prize.
Mariotti has exhibited in several galleries and public spaces in Italy and abroad, including MACTE Museum of Tremoli, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lissone, the Civic Museum of Recanati, the Civic Gallery of Pirano (SLO), the Lutetia Building - FAAP in Sao Paulo (BR), Centre for the Graphic Arts Ljubljana and at the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino. In 2019 she was awarded the Level 0 prize with GNAM in Rome as part of ArtVerona, while in 2020 she released her artist book De uma estrala à outra published by Boite Edition.