Silvia Trappa (1986) is an italian artist that works and lives between Brescia e Milano.
Her research is articulated between sculpture and drawing, it is based on the historical and traditional elements of different cultures and how these apply to life in contemporary society.

Starting from the use of different materials, which acquire a significant value within the artwork, she deals with topics such as childhood (understood as a life metaphor), man / nature relationship, and the representation of the feminine.

For several years now, she has been collaborating with galleries, schools and foundations creating artistic workshops for children and for diversity. Since 2021 she teaches illustration at LABA University in Brescia.

Education

  • 2011 II Level Degree in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Carrara Italy
  • 2010 Exchange student, Zokey University, Tokyo Japan
  • 2008 I Level Degree in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Carrara Italy

Solo exhibitions

  • 2022 Dialoghi sull’unicità with A. Carloni curated by A. Redaelli, GALP Gallery, Olgiate Comasco
  • 2021 INSIDE Bunkervik Brescia
  • 2021 Trapped in solitude curated by The Camp Gallery, Miami USA
  • 2019 ALMA curated by Cristina Gilda Artese, Gilda Contemporary Art, Milano
  • 2018 A L T R O V E Polo Civico Asilo Vecchio, Roccafranca Brescia
  • 2017 CURRY with Samuel Mello curated by Elena Saccardi, Cubo Gallery, Parma
  • 2017 6MATERIA Tête à Tête, Museo Civico di Crema e del Cremasco Crema
  • 2016 1 2 3 AIRY Gallery, Kofu Yamanashi Japan
  • 2015 Con il naso all’insù, curated by Cristina Gilda Artese, Silmar Dark Room Gallery, Carpi
  • 2014 Time Lapse, Alma Voadora, Porto Portugal
  • 2014 Daily Dreams, Atelier Mura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
  • 2009 Solo Show, Chiostro San Francesco, Arcevia (First Prize E.Mannucci Award)

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2021 Eros e Thanatos 4 Prospettive al femminile Rocca S. Giorgio Orzinuovi, (BS)
  • 2021 Between Us: cantiere delle arti, Carme, Brescia
  • 2021 ArtistiOggi Wall with Giulia Neri curated by Elena Saccardi, ArtistiOggi Gallery, Dossobuono (VR)
  • 2020 The Body Politique curated by The Camp Gallery USA
  • 2020 Il Giardino D’Arcadia curated by A. Lacarpia, Gilda Contemporary Art Milano
  • 2019 X Biennale di Soncino, a cura di D. Martinelli, Rocca Sforzesca, Soncino (CR)
  • 2019 Magic Gilda Magic Winter curated by C. Artese e A. Lacarpia, Gilda Contemporary Art Milano
  • 2019 La Stella a 8 punte curated by Cristina Gilda Artese, Gilda Contemporary Art Milano
  • 2018 Superficie Variabile curated by Arsprima, Centro Fatebenefratelli Valmadrera, Lecco
  • 2017 Into the wood curated by Art Service, Ex Filanda Jacini Casalbuttano Cremona
  • 2017 IX Biennale di Soncino, curated by Q3 and D. Martinelli, Rocca Sforzesca Soncino (CR)
  • 2015 VIII Biennale di Soncino, curated by Q3 and D. Martinelli, Rocca Sforzesca Soncino (CR)
  • 2014 Arte da Tamashima Yumikoubou Gallery, Tamashima Okayama Japan2013 ZooArt, Cuneo
  • 2012 Q3 4 curated by Q3, Sala Augello, Crema
  • 2012 777 Aspettos, Yumikoubou Gallery, Tamashima Okayama Japan
  • 2012 XI Biennale di Arti Grafiche curated by Q3, Palazzo Brunenghi, Castelleone (CR)
  • 2011 7 Stanze in Cerca d'Autore, Museo Polironiano, San Benedetto Po Mantova
  • 2011 Padiglione Italia Regione Lombardia 54. Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Te, Mantova
  • 2010 Zokei10, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo Japan

Residencies

  • 2019 El Gallo Estudio de Arte, Puebla Mexico
  • 2017 BoCS Art, Cosenza Italy
  • 2017 Via Murat Art Container, Palagiano Taranto Italy
  • 2016 AIRY Art in residence Yamanashi, Kofu Japan
  • 2013/ 2014 Ichiuroko Art in residence, Tamashima Okayama Japan

Books

  • Mr. Mountain and the little girl, Finestrini collection, MalEdizioni Brescia
  • HOLD ME AKa Collection, IKI Editions Paris

Publications

  • Dentro Casa Profili d’arte interview by G.B. Bonazzoli
  • Or Not 10 Monographic Magazine curated by Arsprima, Milano
  • Smal Zine n.9 Magazine, Smal Talks interview by Loredana Barillaro
  • VIII Biennale di Soncino by Q3, Skira
  • Lo Stato dell’Arte by Vittorio Sgarbi, Padiglione Italia 54. Biennale di Venezia, Skira

Workshop

  • 2022 Ventiquattrore, Cooperativa il Germoglio, Fantecolo (BS)
  • 2022 DAD, Cooperativa Abibook, Concesio (BS)
  • 2022 Radici, ImmigrArte, Dharma Onlus, Casalbuttano (CR)
  • 2018 / 2022 Preschool G. Garibaldi, Orzinuovi (BS)
  • 2020 / 2022 BIOS Adolescent therapeutic community Orzinuovi(BS)
  • 2018 / 2022 Primary School Comezzano Cizzago (BS)
  • 2021 MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL Somebody Teatro, Teatro Santa Chiara Brescia
  • 2021 IMMAGINATI lì Somebody Teatro, Teatro Santa Chiara Brescia
  • 2020 FAREFORESTA, Fondazione PInAC, Rezzato (BS)
  • 2019 E’ Natale, Primary School Roccafranca (BS)
  • 2018 / 2019 Kids Academy, Gilda Contemporary Art Gallery, Milano
  • 2019 MAPPAti, AUSL Parma
  • 2018 Piccolo Atlante del Perdersi e del Ritrovarsi Project, Cooperativa LaNuvola, Orzinuovi (BS)
  • 2017 Art Trap 6 Materia lab, Museo Civico di Crema
  • 2017 STRANIanimali, Spazio Mini, Crema
  • 2017 My little monster + FACCIAmolo, Preschool San Gervasio, (BS)
  • 2015 / 2017 Primary School Cigole (BS)
  • 2015 / 2018 RSD Fondazione Soncino, Cremona