Silvia Kolbowski

Silvia Kolbowski is a New York-based artist who works with time-based media. Her scope of address includes questions of historicization, political resistance, and the unconscious. The structures of spectatorship — psychical and political — are a central concern of all her projects. Her work has been exhibited in many international venues and contexts, including The Tapei Biennial; Villa Arson, Nice; The Whitney Biennial, New York; and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, among elsewhere. In addition, she has had one-person exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana; the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; The Secession, Vienna; and LAX><ART, Los Angeles. Kolbowski is on the advisory board of October journal, where she was a co-editor between 1993 and 2000. She has taught at The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program; the CCC program, Ecole Superiéure d’Art Visuel, Geneva; the Architecture Department of Parsons, The New School for Design, New York; and the School of Art, Cooper Union, New York. Kolbowski has lectured widely, and her writings have been included in many publications, including Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, Documents, Parachute, and October. She currently writes a blog ( as an extension of her art practice to another platform, for which she received a Warhol Arts Writers Grant in 2015.

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