Silvino Mendonça was born in Brasília, Brazil, in 1987. He graduated in Social Communication, later dedicating himself to Fine-art photography. In his artistic research, he investigates the conflict relations between landscape and habitant and the residual identity of shared spaces.
His work has been featured in collective exhibitions at São Paulo, Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo. In august 2012, he founded the independent publisher Savant (www.savanteditora.com), which produces and distributes artists’ books and zines.
He is a member of Companhia Rapadura (www.companhiarapadura.com), a photography collective composed of young brazilian photographers. The group was gathered through the interest of its members on the act of photographing, which happens in an unpretentious manner, avoiding traditional standards of the professional environment.
Currently, Silvino lives and works in Brasília, where he promotes the events “(Photo)Book Club” and “Sacolão – Sale and Exchange of Photographs”.
“fantasma” is a collection of images i shot while traveling through brazil and argentina. it’s about abandonment, resistance and adaptation. i present these images as a dystopia, as if “fantasma” (means ghost, in portuguese) was an imaginary city.