Sidival Fila

Sidival Fila was born in Brazil, State of Paranà, in 1962.

Sidival Fila, Franciscan friar minor, artist and President of the philanthropic foundation that carries his name, roots his artistic research on disused materials, mostly fabrics, including linen, cotton, silk, hemp, brocade, and other used materials. His idea is to free the object from its “material” condition and give it the possibility to express itself. In short, starting from the fabric functionality, Sidival Fila manages to make it useless in an unusual way, freeing it from its condition. His aesthetic journey is a constant quest for the contact with the matter, and his art aims at giving it back its “voice.” The artwork gives the matter the chance to tell us its past, a past that is often made of centuries of history.

Main shows and exhibits

  • Sidival Fila's art has been presented in several personal exhibitions, both in France and in Spain, as well as in various international fairs, including: Arco Madrid, Fiac Paris, Art Basel Miami, ArtBO Bogotà.
  • His works are present in private collections and foundations in various countries of the world. It is also present in the permanent collection of modern and contemporary art of the Vatican Museums.

Some of Sidival Fila's exhibitions

  • 2021 – 2022 “Tessere la vita”

    2021 – 2022 “Tessere la vita” @Fondazione Raccolta Lercaro, 23 October, 2021 - 30 January, 2022 - Bologna (Italy).

  • 2021 “Sidival Fila” @ Casa Museo Can Marquès, Galleria Barò, Church of Sant Antoniet, 2 September - 3 October - Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

  • 2019 – “Amazonia” (show only) @ ART BASEL Miami (Miami Beach - United States of America) 4 - 8 December, 2019

  • 2019 – “La materia svelata” @ Fondazione Cerasi - Palazzo Merulana - 6 September - 5 October, 2019 - Rome (Italy)

  • 2019, 11 May - 24 November - BIENNALE D'ARTE DI VENEZIA (Venezia pavilion) - Venice, Italy

  • 2018 “Sidival Fila – Prospettive Relative” - on the occasion of “Festival della Filosofia” @ Gallerie Estensi | Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo | Piazzale della Rosa (Sassuolo, MO – Italy) – 15 September - 4 November, 2018

  • 2018 “Sidival Fila: Il filo della grazia” @ Galleria San Fedele (Milan, Italy, 21 February - 4 April) 2017 – Sankt Peter Kunst-Station (Cologne, Germany, 5 May - 9 July, 2017)

  • 2017 – Sankt Peter Kunst-Station (Colonia, Germany, dal 5 May - 9 July 2017)

  • 2016 - DRÔLES DE TRAMES ! - (a dialogue with different artists, including Dan Flavin, Sheila Hicks, Sol LeWitt, François Morellet), Le Fresnoy (France) – Studio national des arts contemporains (4 March - 8 May, 2016).

  • 2015 – TrasFormAzione – (with Yves Klein and Tito), Rome – Museo Carlo Bilotti – Aranciera di Villa Borghese (8 July - 11 October, 2015)

  • 2012 Ex GIL, Rome, personal exhibit with the patronage of the Lazio Region

  • 2009 Gubbio, Palazzo dei Consoli (city museum)

  • 2009 Montecarlo - Helen Pastor gallery

  • 2006 Frascati (Rome), Convento San Bonaventura Sidival Fila’s art was displayed in different personal exhibits, both in France and in Spain, and in international fairs, including: Arco Madrid, Fiac Paris, Art Basel Miami, ArtBO Bogota.

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