Fábio M Silva is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Berlin, working on autobiographical deconstruction of identity and normativity concepts. Drawing influence from art movements fluxus and dada, their work is equally confrontational and sarcastic.
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’s work has been shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Stockholm Fringe Festival, La Biennale di Venezia… and published on i-D Magazine, Out.com, Kaltblut Magazine, Crack Magazine, The Forumist, King Kong Magazine…
M Silva has also regularly collaborated with different artists, namely Chicks on Speed, Annika Larsson, Ariel Hassan, Ariel Nil Levy, Catalin Jugravu, MI Leggett, Anthony de Bono, amongst others.
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.