Selected Monographs:



Cosulich, Sarah, and Silke Otto-Knapp, Silke Otto-Knapp, published on the occasion of the exhibition "Silke Otto-Knapp," curated by Sarah Cosulich, Casa Mutina Milano, Milan, Italy, 2023



Armstrong, Carol, Darby English, Rachel Hann, and Catriona MacLeod, Silke Otto-Knapp: In the waiting room, published by The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL, 2021



English, Darby, Aram Moshayedi, and Ariane Müller, Bühnenbilder, published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2019



McDonough, Tom, Silke Otto-Knapp & Florian Pumhösl: Ratio of Distance, published by Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2017



Elizabeth Bishop, Susan Morgan, Vanessa Joan Müller, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Silke Otto-Knapp: Questions of Travel, published by Fogo Island Arts, Canada, Kunsthalle Vienna, and Sternberg Press, Berlin, Germany, 2014

Buchmann, Sarah, Jenni Lomax, and Jacob Fabricius, Silke Otto-Knapp: Monday or Tuesday, published by Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, 2014



Bretton-Meyer, Henriette, and Jacob Fabricius, eds., Silke Otto-Knapp: Geography and Plays, published by Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013



Cotter, Suzanne, Jan Verwoert, and Catherine Wood, Silke Otto-Knapp: Present time exercise, published by Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK, and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany, 2009



Freudenberger, Anette, Andreas Spiegl, and Jan Verwoert, Orange View, published by Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
, Germany, 2003


Selected Catalogues and Publications:



Ostende, Florence, ed., Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, published by Prestel, London, UK, 2020, pp. 154 – 157 [ill.]



Buhmann, Stephanie, ed., Los Angeles Studio Conversations: Sixteen Women Talk about Art, published by The Greenbox, Berlin, Germany, 2019, pp. 94 – 107 [ill.]



Otto-Knapp, Silke, A series of images following one from the other Eine aufeinander folgende Reihe von Bildern, published on the occasion of “Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you?” by Compagnia and Motto Books, Geneva, Switzerland, 2018



Scott, Kitty, Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, published by Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

Graw, Isabelle, and Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, eds., Painting beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-Medium Condition, published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2016



Feelings: Soft Art, published by Rizzoli, New York, NY, 2015, p. 54 – 55



Gygax, Raphael, and Heike Munder, eds., Sacré 101, An Anthology of the Rite of Spring, published by Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland, 2014



Scott, Kitty, ed., A Ciel Ouvert. Le nouveau pleinairisme, published by Musée national des Beaux Arts du Québec, Montréal, and Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, 2012



Smith, Alison, ed., Watercolour, published by Tate Publishing, London, UK, 2011



Ohlraun, Vanessa, ed., Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want, essay “Motion Pictures: On the Paintings of Silke Otto-Knapp” by Jan Verwoert, published by Steinberg Press, Berlin, Germany, 2010, pp. 149 – 164

Gygax, Raphael & Munder, Heike, ed., Between Zones: On the Representation of the Performative and the Notation of Movement, published by Migros Museum Fürgegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland, 2010

Farbe Bekennen, essay “Silke Otto-Knapp: Many Many Women” by Bart Van der Heide, published by Kunstverein, Munich, Germany, 2010



Hertling, Patti, ed., modern modern, published by Starship, Berlin, Germany, and Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, 2009



Ohlsen, Nils, ed., Garten Eden, published by DUMONT Kunst Verlag, Cologne, Germany, 2007, pp. 208 – 209



Kafetsi, Anna, ed., The Grand Promenade, published by National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, 2006



Doherty, Claire, and Emily Pethick, Thinking of the Outside: New Art in the City of Bristol, published by University of the West of England, and Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 2005, pp. 88 – 103 [ill.]

Farquharson, Alex, ed., British Art Show 6, published by Hayward Gallery, London, UK, pp. 88 – 91



Ferguson, Russell, The Undiscovered Country, published by Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2004, pp. 102 – 103 [ill.]

Ètrangement Proche / Seltsam Vertraut, essay “Silke Otto-Knapp. Bilder exotischer Natur als Malerei” by Jan Verwoert, published by Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2004, pp. 94 – 102



Cream 3, essay “Silke Otto-Knapp” by Charles Esche, published by Phaidon Press, London, UK, pp. 268 – 271

Schafhausen, Nicolaus, deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, published by Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, 2003, p. 103



Grammel, Soren, Get out! An exhibition of the Subject of Going Away, published by ARCult Media, and 
Stitching Germinations Europe, Bonn, Germany, 2002, pp. 24 – 27



Farquharson, Alex, The Magic Hour. The Convergence of Art and Las Vegas, published by Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria, and Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany, 2001



Higgs, Matthews, ed., Seven wonders of the world, published by Book Works, London, UK, 1999


Essays and Artist's Writings:



“Picture the Scene: Florine Stettheimer.” frieze d/e (September – November 2014) pp. 70 – 72



“Samuel Palmer’s A Hilly Scene (c.1826-1828).” Tate Etc. (Spring 2011)



René Daniëls, essay “The Return of The Performance,” published by Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, 2010



“Because We Must: The Art of Michael Clark.” Artforum (September 2008) p. 407


Selected Articles and Reviews:



Guilford, Lauren. "Pick of the Week: Silke Otto-Knapp.” Artillery (June 7, 2023) [ill.] [online]



Sulcas, Roslyn. "The Spectacle of an Enigma.” The New York Times (October 4, 2020) pp. 12 AR – 13 AR [ill.]

Sulcas, Roslyn. “‘Everything Crossed Over’: Michael Clark’s Cheeky World of Dance.” The New York Times (October 2, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Tumblin, Cody. “Revealing the Theatricality of Painting: A Review of Silke Otto-Knapp at the Renaissance Society.” Newcity Art (March 11, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Shane, Robert R. “Silke Otto-Knapp: In the Waiting Room.” The Brooklyn Rail (March 2020) [ill.] [online]

Gettinger, Aaron. “‘In the waiting room,’ new Renaissance Society exhibition, suggests movement, anticipation through beguilingly complicated watercolors.” Hyde Park Herald (January 10, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Hoberman, Mara. “Silke Otto-Knapp: In the Waiting Room.” Artforum (January 2020) p. 80



“Liverpool Biennial 2018: Here Are Twelve Reasons To Visit This Event.” Artlyst (July 19, 2018) [ill.] [online]
Jones, Jonathan. “What to see this week in the UK.” The Guardian (July 13, 2018) [online]
Reyes-Velarde, Alejandra. “The Brand Library and Art Center to showcase Glendale artists.” Los Angeles Times (May 8, 2018) [online]
Morgan, Tiernan. “Art Movements.” Hyperallergic (February 2, 2018) [online]



Plested, Lee. “Elizabeth McIntosh, Monique Mouton, and Silke Otto-Knapp." Artforum (September 2017) pp. 336 – 337 [ill.]

Messner, Matthew. “’Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth’ at Chicago’s Graham Foundation.” Architect’s Newspaper (May 22, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Vassallo, Jesús. “No Drama.” Kvadrat Interwoven (May 2017) [ill.] [online]

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Lari Pittman and Silke Otto-Knapp.” KCRW (April 27, 2017) [ill.] [online]

“Silke Otto-Knapp at Mary Boone Gallery, New York.” Blouin Artinfo (February 8, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Farago, Jason. “Galleries: Silke Otto-Knapp.” The New York Times (February 3, 2017) p. C20 [ill.]

Martinez, Jamie. ”Silke Otto-Knapp: Monotones at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea (video).” Arte Fuse (January 9, 2017) [ill.] [online]

”Mary Boone Gallery Presents Exhibit MONOTONES, by Silke Otto-Knapp.” Broadway World (January 6, 2017) [ill.] [online]



“Silke Otto-Knapp at greengrassi.” Contemporary Art Daily (December 23, 2016) [ill.] [online]

Avery, Amanda. “Silke Otto Knapp’s ‘Seascapes’ at greengrassi.” Blouin Artinfo (December 2, 2016) [ill.] [online]

Puri Purini, Ilaria. “Silke Otto-Knapp ‘Seascapes’.” Contemporary Art Society (November 4, 2016) [ill.] [online]

Serfaty, Phil. “Silke Otto-Knapp: Seascapes.” Time Out London (October 2016) [ill.] [online]

Griffin, Jonathan. “Made in LA.” frieze (June 30, 2016) [ill.] [online]

Paunic, Natalija. “Office baroque presents a witful and amusing reflection on femininity.” Widewalls (April 2016) [ill.] [online]



Verwoert, Jan. “Spellbound.” frieze (August 21, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Milroy, Sarah. “Silke Otto-Knapp’s portraits leave room for viewers to project their own thoughts.” The Globe and Mail (March 13, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Whyte, Murray. “Silke Otto-Knapp’s visual alchemy at the AGO.” Toronto Star (March 1, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Rhodes, Richard. “Silke Otto-Knapp Joins Basquiat at AGO Painting Summit.” Canadian Art (February 19, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Smith, Roberta. “15 Group Shows Not to Miss.” The New York Times (January 29, 2015) [ill.] [online]



Maerkle, Andrew. “Cold Dark Deep and Absolutely Clear.” ART iT (December 17, 2014) [ill.] [online]

Nicolin, Paoloa. “Silke Otto-Knapp at Museo Marino Marini.” Artforum (December 2014) p. 321 [ill.]

Tomma Abts, Dan Fox, Birgit Megerle, Silke Otto-Knapp, and Jan Verwoert. “Picture The Scene.” frieze (September – November 2014) 
pp. 66 – 77 [ill.]

McGarry, Kevin, “The L.A. Art Invasion.” The New York Times Style Magazine (August
 24, 2014) p. 120 [ill.]

“Questions of Travel.” Monopol (April 2014) p. 148

Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Brigitte. “Bühne als Malort.” Wiener Zeitung (March 21, 2014)

Huber, Michael. “Neufundland am Karlsplatz.” Kurier (March 20, 2014)

Vasey, George. “Silke Otto-Knapp: Monday or Tuesday.” This is Tomorrow (February 4, 2014) [ill.] [online]

Morais, Katharine. “Silke Otto-Knapp Explores Performances And Interaction With Dark Landscapes.” Artlyst (January 24, 2014)

Searle, Adrian. “Dancing between light and shade: Silke Otto-Knapp's 'washing up' paintings.” The Guardian (January 20, 2014) [ill.] [online]



Bradley, Paige K. “Critics’ Picks: Silke Otto-Knapp.” Artforum (June 2013) [ill.] [online]

Knight, Christopher. “Silke Otto-Knapp traverses shimmering water.” The Los Angeles Times (June 4, 2013) [ill.] [online]



Burke, Sarah. “Latest BAM exhibit shines light on photography basics.” The Daily Californian (November 14, 2011)

Mattingly, Kate. “Review of Silke Otto-Knapp at the BAM.” The Berkeley Graduate (October 3, 2011)

Kimberly Chun. “Silke Otto-Knapp: Stage-inspired art seems to move.” San Francisco Chronicle (September 29
, 2011)

Davis, Ryan. “Work of Silke Otto-Knapp comes to BAMPFA,” San Francisco Examiner (September 27, 2011) [online]

Verwoert, Jan. “Horizont Freundschaft.” Springerin (Fall 2011) pp. 18 – 21 [ill.]

Schwabsky, Barry. “Margins of Modernism.” The Nation (May 23, 2011) pp. 34 – 37 [ill.]

Insert: “Silke Otto-Knapp.” Parkett #88 (March 2011)



Gockel, Cornelia. “Silke Otto-Knapp – Many many women,” Kunstforum International #202 (May/June 2010) pp.358 – 359

Gärtner, Barbara. “So leer, so diskret: Silke Otto-Knapp eröffnet eine neue Ara am Hofgarten,” Monopol (May 18, 2010)

Buchmann, Sarah. “A Medium Under Different Conditions.” Texte Zur Kunst (March 2010) pp. 132 – 135 [ill.]

Smith, Roberta. “Silke Otto-Knapp: Interiors.” The New York Times (February 18, 2010)

Wilson, Michael. “Silke Otto-Knapp, ‘Interiors.’” Time Out New York (February 8, 2010) [ill.] [online]

Goldstein, Andrew M. “In New York: Opening this Week.” Blouin Artinfo (January 22, 2010) [ill.] [online]



Wood, Catherine. “Best of 2009: Silke Otto-Knapp with Flora Wiegemann.” Artforum (December 2009) p. 184

Freeman, Alex. “Silke Otto-Knapp.” (September 14, 2009)

Trigg, David. “Silke Otto-Knapp.” MAP Magazine (September 1, 2009) [ill.] [online]

“Silke Otto-Knapp: Dancer and the Dance.” Canadian Art (August 27, 2009) [ill.] [online]

Sherwin, Skye. “Exhibitionist: The Best Art Shows to See this Week.” Guardian UK (August 14, 2009)

Allen, Jerry. “Critics’ Picks: Silke Otto-Knapp at Walter Phillips Gallery.” Artforum (August 2009) [ill.] [online]

Christison, Tim. “Dancing watercolours.” Fast Forward Weekly (July/August 2009) p. 30

Peacocke, Helen. “Double Vision.” Oxford Times (July 9, 2009)

“Modern Art Oxford: Silke Otto-Knapp.” Art World (June/July 2009) p. 13

Ryan, Jeffrey. “Silke Otto-Knapp.” frieze (May 3, 2009) [ill.] [online]



Deschler, Bettina. “Sehenswert in Kölner Galerien.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger #9 (November 1, 2008) p. 29

Lavrador, Judicael. “Silke Otto-Knapp, Qu’est-ce Que La Peinture Aujourd’Hui?.” Beaux Arts (October 2008) pp. 126 – 127

Lorch, Catrin. “Silke Otto-Knapp.” frieze (April 1, 2008) p. 183 [ill.]

“Artists in Residence.” Belvedere #2 (2008) p. 7



Holert, Tom. “Figurative Language.” Artforum (January 2007) pp. 234 – 237 [ill.]

“The Love Habit/ Rite of Spring.” Starship Magazine #7 (2007) pp. 10 – 11



Cohen, David. “Nordic Gloom & Dancing Mannequins.” The New York Sun (June 8, 2006) p. 15

Reinders, Arjan. “Burgerlijke Reflexen.” Kunstbeeld No. 4 (2006) pp. 8 – 15



Mejias, Jordan. “Rembrandt und die Kids.” Frankfurter Allgemeine No. 40 (February 17, 2005) p. 40

Rubinstein, Raphael. “Person, Place and Timing.” Art in America (January 2005) pp. 104 – 109

Myers, Terry. “The undiscovered country.” Modern Painters (December/January 2005)



Ferguson, Russell. “The endless journey.” Art Review (October 2004) pp. 96 – 101

Walsh, Daniella. “Painting declares it’s not dead.” The Orange County Register (October 17
, 2004)

Exley, Roy. “Silke Otto-Knapp – Greengrassi.” Flash Art No. 238 (October 2004) p. 83

Schwabsky, Barry. “beyond landscape.” tema celeste No. 103 (May/June 2004) pp. 64 – 69

Ziegler, Philipp. “Sammeln für den Rundturm.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung No. 11 (March 14, 2004)

Belasco, Daniel. “Dusseldorf. Silke Otto-Knapp at the Kunstverein.” Art in America (January 2004) p. 114



Lorch, Catrin. “Critics’ Picks: Silke Otto-Knapp at Galerie Buchholz.” Artforum (December 2003) [ill.] [online]

Abs, Peter. “Hallo Wände.” Spex #272 (December 2003) p. 56

Breit, Dorothea. “Romantisches Neonlicht.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (November 20, 2003) p. 27

Higgie, Jennifer. “Vanishing act.” frieze (November/December 2003) pp. 82 – 85 [ill.]

Kopsa, Maxine. “Wish You Were Here.” Metropolis M Nr. 5 (2003) pp. 105 – 118

Kröner, Magdalena. “Silke Otto-Knapp: ‘Orange View’.” Kunstforum International Nr. 166 (August – October 2003) pp. 339 – 340

Stoletzky, Cyrill. “Silke Otto-Knapps Arbeiten im Kunstverein - Mythos und Auflösung.” Düsseldorfer Issuee (August 1, 2003) p. 10

“Silke Otto-Knapp - Orange View.” Düsseldorf Guide (August 2003) p. 42

“Kultur Tip. Silke Otto-Knapp - Orange View.” Doitsu News Digest Nr.
 476 (August 2003) p. 17

Berger, Doris. “Silke Otto-Knapp im Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen.” Kunst-Bulletin Nr. 7/8 (July/August 2003) p. 52

Meister, Helga. “Neonfarbene Tupfer und das kunstvolle Grün.” WZ (July 24, 2003)

Kulschewskij, Ralf. “Die Idylle als künstlich entlarvt.” Aachener Nachrichten (July
 17, 2003)

Kuiper, Petra. “Ein Dschungel in Los Angeles.” NRZ (July
 1, 2003)

“Stadtansichten und Pflanzenwelten.” Düsseldorfer Issuee (July
 1, 2003)

Ewald, Gudrun. “Silke Otto-Knapp - Licht und durchscheinend.” Coolibri (July

Kindermann, Angelika. “Düsseldorf: Silke Otto-Knapp - Bilder aus einem modernen Arkadien.” art Nr. 7 (July 2003) p. 96

“Silke Otto-Knapp - Orange View.” Düsseldorf Guide (July 2003)

“Ausstellungen.” db mobil (July 2003)

Peters, Gertrud. “Brennende Wunden in der Wüste.” Rheinische Post (June 5, 2003)

“Stadtlandschaften.” Düsseldorfer Issuee (June 2003)

“Kunstverein - Pflanzen im Farbrausch. Aquarelle von Silke Otto-Knapp.” In Düsseldorf (June 2003)

“Silke Otto-Knapp.” d:art - Museen Ausstellungen Termine in Düsseldorf (May – August

Hunt, Andrew. “The unique phenomenon of a distence (Magnani, London).” frieze Nr. 72 (January/February 2003) p. 103



Asthoff, Jens. “Silke Otto-Knapp in der Galerie Karin Guenther.” Kunst-Bulletin Nr. 11 (November 2002) p. 49

Heiser, Jörg. “Ed Ruscha and Silke Otto-Knapp.” frieze (June – August 2002) pp. 103 – 104 [ill.]

Ohnemus, Melanie. “Get Out! An Exhibition on the Subject of Going Away.” Springerin (April/May 2002) pp. 57 – 58

Lübke, Maren. “Imaging LA: Silke Otto-Knapp und Ed Ruscha im Kunstverein Wolfsburg.” Kunst-Bulletin Nr. 4 (April 2002) pp. 47 – 48



Lillington, David. “The Magic Hour: the Convergence of Art and Las Vegas.” Art Monthly (December 2000/January 2001) pp. 27 – 30



Danek, Sabine. “Wässrige Highways.” Szene (May 2000

Möntmann, Nina. “Fata Morgana.” Texte zur Kunst Issue 39 (September 2000) pp. 162 – 165



Nummer Issue 4/5 (1996) pp. 142, 145