Sidival Fila was born in Brasil, in the State of Parana, in 1962.
As an adolescent he began to be deeply interested in plastic arts, particularly painting. He loves Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, but feels most attracted by modem artistic movements from Impressionism to Cubism.
He moved to Sao Paulo in 1982 to pursue his studies and used to visit its museums; his paintings of this period seem particularly influenced by the artistic movements of the beginning of the XXth century in Europe.
In 1985 Sidival moved to Italy in search of his artistic and personal identity and in order to improve his knowledge of pointing and sculpture. After a few years, and after various work experiences he decided to give way to his vocation to religious life, and thus abandoned his worldly projects and entered the Order of the Friars Minor of San Francis of Assisi.
He was ordained in 1999 and started exercising his ministry at the Policlinic Agostino Gemelli in Rome, as a voluntary at Rebibbia prison (Rome), and later at the Franciscan Convents in Vitorchiano and Frascati, interrupting his artistic production for eighteen years.
Gradually, and starting with minor restoration works, he began to approach art again and in 2006 produced his first new paintings, which betray the influence of Pollock's Action Painting, and an affinity with Informal art and Spatialism.
In those first years of his artistic “Vita Nuova” he created works of great intensity and stylistic rigour all made with old or poor materials: paper, wood, canvas, old cloth, metals, chalk, worn matresses. In 2006 he organized his first personal exhibition at the Convent of St. Bonaventure in Frascati.
In 2007 his first personal exhibition at Convent of St. Bonaventure in Frascati.
In 2009 he held a small personal exhibition in Rome, his first, at the gallery Le Passage du Russie, at the Hotel du Russie, which attracted attention and curiosity towards his work from the artistic milieu of the capitol, as well as from foreign collectionists. He subsequently held on exhibition in Monaco at the Galerie du Gilda Pastor Center, entitled L’Eloquence de la Matiere.
During the event 'Life in Gubbio” he was invited to exhibit his work in the personale Oltre la trama; three of his works were given as a prize by the organizers to Dario Fo for services to literature, to Gigi Proietti for services to theatre and to Nicola Piovani for his music.
He was invited in 2010 to exhibit at Trasparenze: l'Arte per le Energie Rinnovabili, a collective exhibition held at the MACRO Museum in Testaccio in Rome (later also in Naples at the MADRE-Museo d’Arte Donna Regina}, dedicated to sustainable growth and to the commitment to the recovery of the planet’s environment; in 2011 he took part in the exhibition Lo splendore della Verità, la Bllezza della Carita - Omaggio degli Artisti a Benedetto XVI per il 60° di Sacerdozio, (The Splendour of Truth and the Beauty of Love – Artists for Benedict XVI on the 60th anniversary of his Ordination) organized by the Pontificium Consilium de Cultura. In 2012 the Gallery Ulisse dedicated and exhibition Dittico sull'Orlo dell'lnfinito to Agostino Bonalumi and Sidival Fila. Sidival also exhibited in the solo show Le pieghe della luce at the ex GIL in Rome.
In 2014 he was invited to participate in the project Atelier d'Artista at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GNAM) in Rome with a video which introduces to his art.
It’s of 2015 the "TrasFormAzione" exhibition (together with Yves Klein and Tito) at Bilotti Museum and in 2016, he exhibited at the Embassy of Brazil in Italy, at Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona, with a personal exhibition called "Metaphor".
In spring 2016, there is the exhibition “DRÔLES DE TRAMES!”, at Le Fresnoy - Studio des Arts Contemporains - in Lille, France, where its works are called to dialogue with important artists such as Thomas Bayrle, Blanca Casas Brullet, Dan Flavin, Sheila Hicks, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Sol LeWitt, Jean-Michel Meurice, François Morellet, François Rouan and Pablo Valbuena.
In May 2017, one of his project won the selection organized by the contemporary art and music center of the Sankt Peter Kunst-Station in Cologne (Germany), where, in the spring of the same year, Fila proposed a site specific installation that invests the entire architectural structure.
In December 2017 the personal exhibition RI-NASCITA, realized in collaboration with Fondaco Italia and located at the Arches of the Papal Palace of Rieti, is part of a bigger project regarding the whole territories of Greccio and Rieti.
In the same month of Dicember 2017 he inaugurated the first solo exhibition of the artist in France at Jérȏme Poggi Art Gallery in Paris and at Parisian church of Saint Eustache where has been exhibited one of his work.
On 20 February 2018 has been performed an artistic exhibition at Palazzo delle Scintille, in Milan, for the presentation of the Moncler collection by Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino's creative director, within the Moncler Genius Collection Fall 2018-2019 project.
From 21 February to 5 April 2018 Sidival Fila has been the protagonist of a prestigious personal exhibition at San Fedele Gallery in Milan, where the artist is also called to propose an installation inside the crypt of the Church, dialoguing with main masters of Italian art such as Lucio Fontana and Jannis Kounellis.
In May 2018, Silvana Editoriale published the official monographic text, a single volume text by Elisa Coletta.
From September to November 2018, numerous site-specific works were exhibited at the Ducal Palace of Sassuolo, owned by the Estensi Galleries, within the personal exhibition "Sidival Fila: Prospettive Relative".
Also in 2018, Sidival Fila's works were exhibited in some of the most important international art fairs, in the cities of Madrid, Bogota, Mexico City and New York.
In 2019 Sidival Fila participated at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale with the polyptych "Golgota", site-specific installation in the Venice Pavilion, inside the Biennale Gardens.
Also in the same year, between June and October, three other personal exhibitions were inaugurated: the first one, in June, at the Jerome Poggi Gallery in Paris; the second one , entitled "OPERE", in July at the Diocesan Museum of Trento, while in September, in Rome, at Palazzo Merulana; "La Materia Svelata", in which his works interacted with the permanent collection of the Cerasi Foundation.
A further solo exhibition took place in December 2019, at the Art Fair Basel Miami, in collaboration with the Jerome Poggi Gallery.
Currently, Sidival Fila lives and works in Rome, at the Convent of the Franciscan friars of San Bonaventura al Palatino.
2006 june - Frascati (Rome), Convent of San Bonaventura
2008 april - Frascati (Rome), Convent of San Bonaventura
2008 october - Rome, Church of Saint Eustachio (by “Via Metastasio 15” Art Gallery)
2009 january - Montecarlo - "Helen Pastor" Art Gallery
2009 may - Rome, Hotel De Russie (by Cinzia Fratucello) (.pdf download)
2009 august - Gubbio, Consoli Palace (Civic Museum) (.pdf download)
2009 august - In “Life in Gubbio” festival the prizes were Sidival Fila's art works (to Paolo Bonolis, Dario Fo, Nicola Piovani and Gigi Proietti)
2012 Ex GIL - Rome (under the patronage of Latium Regional Conseil)
2015 – TrasFormAzione – (together with Yves Klein and Tito), Rome – Carlo Bilotti Museum at Aranciera di Villa Borghese (from July 8th to October 11th, 2015)
2016 – Metafora - Rome – Brasil Embassy in Italy - Pamphilj Palace in Navona Square (27th January to 19th February 2016) 2016 - DRÔLES DE TRAMES ! - (together with Thomas Bayrle, Blanca Casas Brullet, Dan Flavin, Sheila Hicks, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Sol LeWitt, Jean-Michel Meurice, François Morellet, François Rouan and Pablo Valbuena), Le Fresnoy (France) – Studio national des arts contemporains (from March 4 to May 8, 2016)
2017 – Site-specific installation @ Sankt Peter Kunst-Station (Colony, Germany, from May 5 to July 9, 2017) (.pdf download)
December 2017 @ San Domenico Church (Rieti, Italy) - http://www.frontierarieti.com/wordpress/valle-del-primo-presepe-inaugurate-le-iniziative/ - Exhibition context (.pdf download)
2017-2018 @ Jerome Poggi Gallery & @ Saint'Eustache Church (Paris, France, from 7th December 2017 to 13 January 2018) (.pdf download)
2018 "Sidival Fila: Il filo della grazia" @ San Fedele Gallery (Milan, Italy, from 21th February to 4th April) (.pdf download)
2018 "Sidival Fila” @ Boncompagni Ludovisi Castle in Trevinano (Viterbo, Italy) – from 10th to 20th of August (.pdf download)
2018 "Sidival Fila – Prospettive Relative” @ Gallerie Estensi | Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo | Piazzale della Rosa (Sassuolo, MO – Italy)– from 15th september to 4th november 2018 - Video (.pdf download)
2018-2019 "SIDIVAL FILA" @ Gallerja Roma | Via della Lupa 24 | Rome (Italy) - from 27th November 2018 to 19th January 2019 (nota critica di Bruno Corà - .pdf download)
2019, 11th May - 24th November - VENICE ART BIENNIAL (Venice Pavilion) - Venice (VE), Italy (.pdf download)
2019 "Monographic exhibition" @ Jerome POGGI Gallery, from June 21st to August 2nd 2019 - Paris (France)
2019 Solo exhibition "Sidival Fila. Opere" @ Museo Diocesano Tridentino, from 13 July - 4 November 2019 - Trento (Italy)
2019 - "La materia svelata" @ Merulana Palace - from September 6th to October 5th 2019 - Rome (Italy)
2019 - "Amazonia" @ ART BASEL Miami (Miami Beach - United States of America) from 4th to 8 th December 2019 - .pdf download - MAZ A Day in the Life of Art Basel Miami Beach+2019, MAZ .pdf download
2008 july - Spoleto, Due Mondi Festival (by “Via Metastasio 15“ Art Gallery)
2009 february - march - Rome, San Salvatore in Lauro Museum (by "Fabula in Art")
2009 - Rome, Taverna Palace (by Cinzia Fratucello)
2010 - 1 july - 22 august - “Trasparenze” exhibition at MACRO Testaccio Museum - Rome (by "Fabula in Art")
2010 - 15 september - 11 october - “Trasparenze” exhibition at MADRE Museum - Naples (by "Fabula in Art")
2011 Invitation by the City of Rome to join the "International Art Fair" at Istanbul
2011/12 Collective Exhibition with Agostino Bonalumi - Ulisse Gallery - Rome (by Silvia Pegoraro) (.pdf download)
2012 october - 2013 june - "Beyond Night". Roman artists for the Sanctuary of Divino Amore (by Gabriele Simongini, Carlo Fabrizio Carli, Tiziana Achille).
2012 november - december - Biennal II a Grottaglie (by Mons. Pietro Amato)
2012 "Dominico Aliquò" International Prize for Art and Social Commitment
2016, 20th to 23th October - FIAC ! (Grand Palais, Paris) @ Galerie Françoise Paviot (Stand 0.D38) - http://paviotfoto.com/galerie-francoise-paviot-a-fiac-2016/ - http://www.fiac.com/fr/Paris/Galerie/Fran%C3%A7oise+Paviot-1131 (.pdf download)
1st – 20th December 2017 – FRAMMENTAZIONI – @ Luiss Business School (Villa Blanc), Via Nomentana 216, Rome - Italy (.pdf download)
Sidival Fila's work is included in several important private collections in France, in the Principaut de Monaco, in Switzerland, Brazil and New York. In Italy his work is part, among others, of the collection of the Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino in Catania and of the Collezione d’Arte Contemporanea at the Vatican Museums.