Silvia A. Malagrino


Silvia Malagrino is a Chicago-based artist, native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, and a fellow of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media, Columbia College Chicago.

Her innovative interdisciplinary work in multiple media, including photography, installation, video and film, amalgamates critical thinking with poetry, and metaphor with documentation.

Malagrino has exhibited internationally and her work is included in the collections of the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Memoria Abierta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fundacao Atos Bercao, Brazil and La Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, France, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including The CINE Golden Eagle Award, other national and international awards for her first film, Burnt Oranges- a feature length experimental documentary about the long-term effects and repercussions, personal and social, of Argentina's 1970's state terrorism. In 2005, her digital video animation The Stream of Life received the prestigious Lorenzo De Medici First Prize Award in New Media at the 5th Edition of The Florence Biennale in Italy.

Malagrino is a Professor in Photography at the School of Art and Art History of the University of Illinois at Chicago and a recipient of a 2012 Illinois Secretary of State Distinguished Artist Award for outstanding contributions to cultural and community leadership.


The photographs explore intervals of time and space in different cities. The photographs are composed spontaneously; sometimes the surrounding environments offer an immediate single view into multiple planes of time and space. The camera is used to record 16 consecutive shots in on single frame in order to create instantaneous compositions and grids.

Silvia Malagrino's AutoGallery 2022 exhibit

Silvia Malagrino's website