SILKE OTTO-KNAPP

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in 1970 in Osnabrück
, Germany.

Lives and works in Los Angles, CA.

 

Education:        

 

Degree in Cultural Studies, University of Hildesheim, Germany, 1997

M.A., Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK, 1996

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

 

2017    

“Bühnenbilder,” Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, November 18, 2017 – January 20, 2018

“Normalbühne (Zürich),” Taylor Macklin, Zürich, Switzerland, June 10 – August 20, 2017

“Lari Pittman / Silke Otto-Knapp: Subject, Predicate, Object,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, April 22 – May 27, 2017

“Monotones,” curated by Piper Marshall, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY, January 7 – February 25, 2017

 

2016

“Seascapes,” greengrassi, London
, UK, October 13 – December 21, 2016

 

2015

“Land lies in water,” Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario
, Canada, February 14 – July 19, 2015

 

2014

“Silke Otto-Knapp & Florian Pumhösl: Ratio of distance,” Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, November 22 – December 20, 2014

“Cold Climate,” Museo Marino Marini, Rome
, Italy, September 25 – November 8, 2014

“Seascapes and Moondresses,” curated by Cosima Rainer, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz / Tyrol, Austria, September 11 – October 26, 2014

“Questions of Travel,” Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria, March 12 – May 25, 2014; Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, April 16 – August 31, 2014; catalogue

“
Monday or Tuesday,” Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, January 17 – March 30, 2014; catalogue

 

2013

“Geography and Plays,” curated by Jacob Frabricius, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Netherlands, September 20 – November 17, 2013; catalogue

“Seascapes,” Overduin & Kite, Los Angeles, CA, May 25 – June 29, 2013

 

2012

“North & South,” Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
, Germany, June 29 – August 25, 2012

 

2011

“A light in the moon / MATRIX 239,” UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, September 30, 2011 – January 15, 2012

“Voyage Out,” greengrassi, London, UK, March 11 – April 30, 2011

“Lilac Garden (rehearsal),” Sadler’s Wells, London, UK, 2011

 

2010

“Many Many Women,” Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany, March 26 – May 23, 2010

“Interiors,” Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY, January 1 – February 20, 2010

 

2009

“Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position,” Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, July 25 – September 27, 2009; catalogue

“Present Time Exercise,” Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK, July 4 – September 13, 2009; catalogue

“Winterlong,” Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, CA, February 15 – March 21, 2009

 

2007

“Quartets,” Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany, November 30, 2007 – January 19, 2008

“Rehearsal in yellow,” greengrassi, London
, UK, May 17 – June 16, 2007

 

2006

“Love in a void,” (with Jutta Koether), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria, October 20 – December 3, 2006

“Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position,” Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, October 7 – November 4, 2006

“Figures And Groups,” Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY, May 13 – June 17, 2006

 

2005

“50ft Queenie,” Art Now, Tate Britain, London
, UK, November 4, 2005 – January 15, 2006

 

2004

“Silke Otto-Knapp,” greengrassi, London, UK, July 1 – 31, 2004

 

2003

“25th Floor,” Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany, October 29 – December 6, 2003

“Orange view,” Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany, June 1 – August 24, 2003; catalogue

 

2002

Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany, 2002

 

2000

Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany, 2000

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2018

“Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you?,” Liverpool, UK, July 14 – October 28, 2018

“Vision Valley,” organized by The Pit, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA, May 5 – June 23, 2018

“Inaugural Show,” The Gallery @ Michael's, Michael's, Santa Monica, CA, January 27 – March 31, 2018

 

 

2017

“Marching to the Beat,” Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, July 14 – August 26, 2017

“Belonging to a Place: An Exhibition by Fogo Island Arts,” Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada, June 22 – September 23, 2017; traveled to Art Gallery of the Canadian Embassy, Washington D.C., February 15 – March 27, 2018

“Chalk Circles,” REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, June 17 – August 20, 2017

“A boat is a floating piece, toward the Horizon,” Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, June 8 – July 28, 2017

“Sashay with and without history,” Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago, IL, June 4 – July 15, 2017

“Elizabeth McIntosh, Monique Mouton, Silke Otto-Knapp,” Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, May 26 – July 8, 2017

"Serralves Collection: 1960-1980,” Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal, May 8, 2017 – January 21, 2018

“Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth,” Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL, February 16 – July 1, 2017

“Málverkasýning,” i8, Reykjavik, Iceland, February 9 – April 22, 2017

“Thinking Out Loud: Notes For An Evolving Collection,” The Warehouse, Dallas, TX, January 30 – April 30, 2017

“February,” Roberta Pelan, Toronto, Canada, January 8 – February 11, 2017

 

2016

“Moved,” Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, October 21 – November 19, 2016

“Putting Rehearsal to the test,” VOX, Montreal, September 1 – November 26, 2016

”Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, June 12 – August 28, 2016

“8 Femmes,” Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium, April 16 – May 28, 2016

”A quoi tient la beauté des étreintes,” FRAC Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, January 30 – March 26, 2016


”Pure Romance: Art and The Romantic Sensibility,” The Redfern Gallery, London, UK, February 2 – March 5, 2016

 

2015

“NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection,” Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, December 2, 2015 – July 30, 2016; traveled to National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington D.C., September 30, 2016 – January 8, 2017; catalogue

“The Longest Bridge,” Off Vendome, New York, NY, June 7 – July 17, 2015

“A New Rhythm,” Park View, Los Angeles, CA, March 1 – April 5, 2015

 

2014

“The Sea,” curated by Jan Hoet, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium, October 23, 2014 – April 19, 2015

“The Drawing Biennial 2014,” Kunsthall, Oslo
, Norway, October 10 – November 23, 2014

“Sacré 101,” curated by Raphael Gygax, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland, February 15 – May 11, 2014

 

2013

“
Why Painting Now?,” Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
, Austria, October 11 – November 14, 2013

“Pleinarisme,” Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
, Canada, July 13 – September 15, 2013; catalogue

“Portmanteau,” Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden, July 5 – August 17, 2013

“Nur hier,” Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany, January 18 – April 14, 2013

 

2012

“Janice Kerbel, Hilary Lloyd, Silke Otto-Knapp,” Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany, November 3, 2012 – January 6, 2013


”Le Nouveau Pleinairisme,” curated by Kitty Scott, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canada, March 15 – June 25, 2012; catalogue

 

2011

“Dance/Draw,” ICA, Boston, MA
, October 7, 2011 – January 16, 2012

“Quodlibet III-Alphabets & Instruments,” Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany, September 9 – 24, 2011

“Captain Pamphile,” Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
, Germany, February 19 – April 10, 2011

“Watercolour,” Tate Britain, London
, UK, February 16 – August 21, 2011

“The Other Tradition,” (with Ei Arakawa)
, Wiels, Brussels, February 26 – May 1, 2011

The Artistʼs Institute, (with Jo Baer), New York, NY, January 30 – July 10, 2011

 

2010

“At Home/Not at Home,” Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, September 26 – December 19, 2010

“Captain Pamphile,” Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg, Germany, September 24 – November 21, 2010; catalogue

“
I must say that at first it was difficult work,” curated by Will Bradley, Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway
, September 18 – October 24, 2010

“The Mass Ornament,” curated by John Rasmussen, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, June 25 – August 13, 2010

“Self-Conscious,” curated by Hilton Als and Peter Doig, VW (VeneKlasen Werner), Berlin, Germany, April 30 – June 26, 2010

“The Nice thing About Castillo/Corrales...,” Castillo/Corrales, Paris
, France, April 21 – May 22, 2010

“While Bodies Get Mirrored,” curated by Raphael Gygax, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland, March 6 – May 30, 2010

“The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place,” Projectspace 176, London, UK, February 24 – June 13, 2010

 

2009

“Strange and Close,” curated by Charles Esche, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, November 28, 2009 – March 21, 2010

“Das Gespinst,” Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany,
 September 13, 2009 – January 10, 2010

“Quodlibet II,” Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany, May 15 – August 29, 2009

”Privat,” Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany, February 14 – May 18, 2009

“modern modern,” curated by Pati Hertling, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, April 17 – June 13, 2009; catalogue

 

2008

“Pleinairism,” curated by Kitty Scott, i8, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 12 – October 12, 2008

“Rendez-Vous Nowhere,” curated by Beatriz Herraez, Montehermoso Cultural Center, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, September 26, 2008 – January 4, 2009

“Idealismusstudio,” Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
, Austria, October 4 – December 20, 2008

“Janice Kerbel, Silke Otto-Knapp, Allan Ruppersberg,” Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany, 2008

“Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No & Other Options,” curated by Jan Verwoet, Sheffield, UK, February 16 – March 30, 2008

 

2007

“Garten Eden,” Kunsthalle, Emden
, Germany, December 1, 2007 – March 30, 2008; catalogue

 

2006

“The Grande Promenade,” National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, July 17 – September 29, 2006; catalogue

“Never for money, always for love,” Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, July 6 – August 31, 2006

”The Subversive Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, March 18 – September 3, 2006

“Loveletter,” curated by Silke Otto-Knapp, Herald Street, London, UK, July 14 – August 6, 2006

 

2005

“The British Art Show 6,” BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, September 24, 2005 – January 8, 2006; catalogue

“9th International Istanbul Biennial,” Deniz Palas Apartments, Beyoğlu
, Turkey, September 16 – October 30, 2005

“Paris-Londres: Le Voyage Interieur,” Espace EDF Electra, Paris
, France, November 16, 2005 – March 5, 2006

“Thinking of the Outside - New Art in the City of Bristol,” curated by Claire Doherty, Bristol, UK, May 21 – July 3, 2005; catalogue

“Andersen Associations,” Galleri Specta, Copenhagen
, Denmark, 2005

“René Daniels, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-Knapp,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY, 2005

“We disagree,” Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY, January 29 – February 26, 2005

 

2004

“Must I Paint You a Picture?,” Haunch of Venison, London, UK, December 8, 2004 –  January 20, 2005

“Winter Show,” Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, October 23 – November 20, 2004

“The Undiscovered Country,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, October 3, 2004 – January 16, 2005; catalogue

“Der Tod Und Das Mädchen,” Fortescue Avenue, London, UK, 2004

“
Teil 2 Quodlibet,” Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
, Germany, September 3 – October 9, 2004

“Sugar Hiccup,” Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, August 13 – September 4, 2004

“Moon Absinthe,” nn foundation, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2004

”Étrangement Proche/Seltsam Vertraut,” Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany, June 11 – August 8, 2004; catalogue

 

2003

“Honey, I’ve rearranged the collection,” greengrassi, London, UK, 2003

“Creeping Revolution 2,” Rooseum, Malmö
, Sweden, 2003

“Picture Room,” Gasworks Gallery, London, UK, February 7 – March 23, 2003

“Deutschemalereizweitausendrei,” Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, January 15 – April 13, 2003; catalogue

 

2002

“The Unique Phenomenon of a Distance,” Magnani, London, UK, 2002

“Metropolitan,” Galerie Jürgen Becker & Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany, 2002

“Hamburg: Imagining LA: Ed Ruscha, Silke Otto-Knapp,” Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany, 2002

“Germinations 13: Get out! An Exhibition on the Subject of Going Away,” curated by Sören Grammel, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland, January 19 – February 17, 2002; catalogue

 

2001

“The Magic Hour – The Convergence of Art and Las Vegas,” Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria, September 23 – November 4, 2001; catalogue

 

2000

“Kerstin Kartscher & Silke Otto-Knapp,” Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany, 2000

“Songs sung by men from the point of view of a woman,” curated by Gareth Jones and Silke Otto-Knapp, Platform, London, UK, 2000

“Include me out,” Provost Street, London
, UK, 2000

“Die Gefahr im Jazz,” Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, Berlin, Germany, 2000

 

1999

“limit-less,” Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
, Austria, October 19 – November 27, 1999

“Where do you want to go today...?,” Cubitt, London, UK, 1999

“Supernature,” Studio A, London, UK, 1999

 

1997

“Thoughts, City Racing Interesting Painting,” City Racing, London, UK, 1997

 

1996

“FAST,” with Painting Disorders Collective, King Street, Toronto, Canada, 1996

“weil morgen,” curated by Stefan Kalmar & Raimar Stange, Eisfabrik, Hanover, Germany, 1996