Meet Sidival Fila, the Franciscan friar who's also a contemporary artist

Mar 11, 2022 290

BY: Charlotte Cullen & Maria Chiara Paganini

Is it possible to devote your life to religion and be a successful contemporary artist at the same time? Sidival Fila has found a way to exist in these two disparate worlds. “I believe that the inner unity between these two identities is the result of a search for a balance that’s not always easy to reach,” says Fila.

“Slowly, after practicing both as a Franciscan, as a religious person, and as an artist for about 15 years, I have found the balance in which I can give the right amount of space to the religious dimension and to the artistic creation.”

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