Silke Otto-Knapp


Born in Osnabrück

Lives and works in Los Angeles


Degree in Cultural Studies, University of Hildesheim

Fine Arts, M.A. Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

Artist in Residence, Augarten Contemporary, Belvedere, Vienna

Solo Exhibitions

“What are the directions on a map?” Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“In the Waiting Room”, Renaissance Society, Chicago

“Land and Sea”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

“Violets”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
“Sverre Bjertnæs”, Galleri Ismene, Trondheim

“Bühnenbilder”, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
“Monotones”, Mary Boone / Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Taylor Macklin, Zurich

“Seascapes”, Greengrassi, London

“Land Lies in Water”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Independent, New York

“Cold Climate”, Museo Marino Marini, Florence
Fogo Island Arts, Newfoundland
“Seascapes and Moondresses”, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz
“Questions of Travel”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“Monday or Tuesday”, Camden Arts Centre, London

“Geography and Play”, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen
“Seascapes”, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

“North & South”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

The Artist’s Institute, Hunter College, New York
“Voyage Out”, greengrassi, London
“Lilac Garden (Rehearsal)”, Sadler’s Wells, London
“The Light of the Moon”, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

“Many Many Women”, Kunstverein München, Munich
“Interiors”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

“Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position”, Walter Phillips Gallery,
Banff Center, Banff
“Winterlong”, Overduin & Kite, Los Angeles
“Present Time Exercise”, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

“Quartets”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Rehearsal in yellow”, greengrassi, London

“Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
“Love in a Void” (with Jutta Koether), Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna
“Figures and groups”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Position”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

“50ft Queenie”, Tate Britain, London

Greengrassi, London

“25th Floor”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Orange View”, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf

Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg

Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg

Group Exhibitions

“Though it’s dark, still I sing”, 34th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo
“Houseguest: Shadow Fall Down”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“South South Tokyo”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
“The Going Away Present”, Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles

“Michael Clark”, Barbican Centre, London

“A New Moma”, Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Survived!”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
“STAGES biennieal”, Plug In Institue of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg
“Just what is it that makes today so different, so appealing?”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

“Class Reunion. Works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann Collection”, MUMOK, Vienna
10th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
“Vision Valley”, organized by The Pit, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale
“Inaugural Show”, The Gallery at Michael’s, Santa Monica

“Il Paesaggio Invisibile”, Galeria Raucci / Santamaria, Napoli
“Calgon Take Me Away”, The Riverview School, East Sandwich, Cape Cod
“Belonging To A Place”, FOGO Island Group Show, Toronto
“Chalk Circles”, curated by Jose Luis Blondet, Red Cat, Los Angeles
“Marching to the Beat”, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

“Moved”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
“Putting Rehearsals to the Test”, BOX Contemporary Image, Montréal
“Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“8 Femmes”, Office Baroque, Brussels
“Pure Romance: Art and the Romantic Sensibility”, FRAC, Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand

“The Longest Bridge”, Off Vendome, New York
“The Longest Bridge”, Off Vendome, Düsseldorf
“A New Rhythm”, Park View, Los Angeles
“No Man’s Land”, Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami
“Call and Response”, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
“Le Souffleur. Schürmann trifft Ludwig”, curated by Wilhelm Schürmann, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen

“Persion Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey”, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
“The Sea – Salut D’honneur Jan Hoet”, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende
Tegnebiennalen 2014, Tegnerforbundet Drawing Biennial, Oslo
“Sacré 101: An Exhibition Based on The Rite of Spring”, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

“Pleinairism”, Banff Centre, Banff
“Why Painting now?”, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
“Nur hier”, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
“Art Is: New Art – Reflexionen zu Schönberg in der Gegenwartskunst”, Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna

“A Ciel Ouvert – Le nouveau pleinairisme”, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec
“Janice Kerbel, Hilary Lloyd, Silke Otto-Knapp”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Jahresgabenausstellung, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
“Le nouveau pleinairisme”, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec City
“The Happy Fainting of Painting”, Zwinger Galerie, Berlin

“Dance/Draw”, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
“Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Watercolour”, Tate Britain, London
“Hasta Manana”, Greene Naftali, New York

“Watercolour”, Tate Britain, London
“The Other Tradition”, Wiels, Brussels
The Artists Institute, New York
“Captain Pamphile”, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg
“While Bodies Get Mirrored”, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
“At first I thought that It was difficult work”, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo
“The Mass Ornament”, Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Self-Conscious”, VeneKlasen Werner, Berlin
“The Nice Thing About Castillo/Corrales…”, Castillo / Corrales, Paris
“The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place”, Projectspace 176, London
“At Home / Not at Home”, Hessel Museum of Art, New York

“Quodlibet II”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Privat”, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
“Das Gespinst”, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
“Modern Modern”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
“Strange and Close”, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven

“pleinairism”, i8, Reykjavik
“Janice Kerbel, Allen Ruppersberg, Silke Otto-Knapp”, Karin Guenther, Hamburg
“Idealismusstudio”, Kunstverein Graz, Graz
“Rendevouz Nowhere”, Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz
“Art Sheffield 08: Yes-No other options”, Contemporary Art Forum, Sheffield

“Garten Eden”, Kunsthalle, Emden

“Loveletter”, curated by Silke Otto-Knapp, Herald St. London
“The Grand Promenade”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
“Never for money, always for love”, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
“Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Metro Pictures”, Metro Pictures, New York
“The Subversive Charm of the Bourgeoisie”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
“The British Art Show 6”, various locations

“René Daniels, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-Knapp”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Paris-Londres: Le Voyage Interieur”, Espace EDF Electra, Paris
“British Art Show 6”, Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, Baltic, Gateshead
9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
“Andersen Associations”, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen
“Thinking of the Outside – New art and the city of Bristol”, Bristol

“We Disagree”, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
“Must I Paint You a Picture?”, Haunch of Venison, London
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
“The Undiscovered Country”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Teil 2 “Quodlibet”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Étrangement Proche/Seltsam Vertraut”, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken
Moon Absinthe, Stichting noname, Rotterdam
Sugar Hiccup, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

“Creeping revolution 2”, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö
“deutschemalereizweitausenddrei”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main
“Creeping Revolution 2”, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö
“Honey, I’ve rearranged the collection”, greengrassi, London
“Picture Room”, Gaswork, London

“The unique phenomenon of a distance”, Magnani, London
“Metropolitan”, Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg
“Imagining LA. Ed Ruscha & Silke Otto-Knapp”, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
“Get out! – exhibition on the subject of going away”, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok

“The Magic Hour. The Convergence of Art and Las Vegas”, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
“Get out of Here – exhibition on the subject of going away”, Zacheta, Warsaw

“songs sung by men from the point of view of a woman”, Platform, London

“limit-less”, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
“Where do you want to go today…?”, Cubitt, London


This Is Not A Prize #5, Mutina for Art