Marta Silvi (1980) is an independent art critic and curator. Graduated in History of Contemporary Art at the University “Sapienza” of Rome, she got a Ph.D. in History of Visual Arts and Performing Arts at the University of Pisa with a thesis on the re-employment of moving images. In 2007 she was finalist in the II Edition of the DARC MAXXI National Award for the History and the Critique of Contemporary Italian Art. Between 2008 and 2012 she was co-director of Monitor gallery in Rome. She has contributed to international university publications and she took part to the book Cinema d’Artista by Maria Rosa Sossai, Silvana Editoriale, 2009. She was first assistant and then curator for several exhibitions in Italy and abroad. She has curated, among the most recent exhibitions, On the Tip of My Tongue (Gabriele De Santis, Stanislao Di Giugno, Simone Pappalardo, Ruth Proctor, Bernardo Vercelli / Quiet Ensemble, Alice Schivardi, Angela Zurlo), Palazzo Trinci, 2014; Nico Vascellari, Lum, Former Church of Santa Maria di Betlem, 2014; The Loneliness of Monuments (Tomaso De Luca, Stefano Emili, Gabriele Porta, Matteo Fato), Palazzo Candiotti, 2016; Nicola Samorì, CIAC, 2016, all in Foligno. In 2014 and, together with Carla Capodimonti, in 2017 she curated the Visual Arts section for the Dancity Festival in Foligno, presenting exhibitions, performances, talks and special projects (Nico Vascellari, 2014, Claire Fontaine, 2017). Since 2015 he has been among the promoters of the Dancity Open Call award. In 2016 she was Professor in “Large Events Organization” course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. She is an independent curator and art critic. Regular contributor for Artforum and Flash Art Italia; she also collaborates with Artribune, ATP Diary, Look Lateral.
Since 2014, and in 2017 together with Carla Capodimonti, she curated the Visual Arts section and the Open Call for Artists for the Foligno Dancity Festival, presenting exhibitions, performances, talks and special projects (Nico Vascellari, 2014; Claire Fontaine, 2017).