Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lives and works, New York City, USA

[in compilation on website...please contact artist for full CV]


2022 Who will save us?!, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland. Curated by Melanie Ohnemus.

2020 A Few Howls Again: Silvia Kolbowski, Gallery 44, Toronto. Curated by M. Asimakis, J. Quinton, A. Sutcliff.

2016 an inadequate history of conceptual art, Galerie Colbert, Institute National dhistoire de lart, Paris. Curated by Johanne Lamoureux.

2011  A Few Howls Again? Broadcast on Vision Siete Internacional, Buenos Aires. Curated by Francisco Ali Brouchoud.

2009  After Hiroshima Mon Amour, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

2009 After Hiroshima Mon Amour,Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2009 Silvia Kolbowski: Nothing and Everything, Galerie Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal.

2008  After Hiroshima Mon Amour,  La><art, Los Angeles.

2007  Silvia Kolbowski: an inadequate history of conceptual art, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw.

2004  inadequate...Like...Power, Secession, Vienna

2003  Unposed,Y8, Hamburg, curated by Benita-Immanuel Grosser.

2002  Like Looking Away, American Fine Arts, New York.

2001  Seven x 7, Seven, New York.

2000  an inadequate history of conceptual art, Western Front, Vancouver.

1999  an inadequate history of conceptual art, American Fine Arts, New York.

1997  Closed Circuit, Postmasters Gallery, New York.

1995  These goods are available exhibition in six commercial sites in London, and at Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris, Desiring Practices, London

1992    Once more, with feeling, and "Already," Postmasters Gallery, New York

1992 Once more, with feeling, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris
1990 Project, Harry Winston, Inc., New York (with Postmasters Gallery, New York)

1989  Enlarged from the Catalogue: USA, Postmasters Gallery, New York
1988 Postmasters Gallery, New York

1988 Interim Art, London
1986 Nature Morte Gallery, New York 1985 Nature Morte Gallery, New York 

1982 Silvia Kolbowski, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo

1980 what was the right answer, Artists' Space, New York


Images Festival; Kunstverein Nurnberg, Germany; KW, Berlin; Gallery 44, Toronto; ICA, London; Courtauld Institute, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Cooper Union, New York;San Francisco Art Institute, SF; Centro Hospitalar Psiquiatrico, Lisbon; Muthesius Hochschule, Kiel; Bard College, NY; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Parsons/New School, NY; Princeton University, NJ; Brandeis University Massachussets; University of Pennsylvania; Carnegie Mellon Institute, 2nd Annual Babson Filmmaker lecture; Institute for Contemporary Art London; Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis; Yale Union, Portland; Emily Harvey Foundation, New York; Carnegie Mellon School of the Arts, Washington University in St. Louis; Harvard University; .


2023 Who will save us?! in Images Festival, Toronto, April

2022 Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising, LACMA, Los Angeles

Our Selves, Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum. Museum of Modern Art, NY.

Upheaval/Fragments, Lausitz Festival, Gorlitz, Germany

2021 Reprise, Michele Graf & Selina Gruter, Margaret Honda, Silvia Kolbowski, Felix Gaudlitz Gallery, Vienna.

Zeroes and Ones, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

2020 Group Exhibition, Kyffhauserstrasse 31, Ginerva Gambino, Cologue. Curated by Dennis Brzek and Simone Curaj.

2019 The Intolerable Straight Line, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes. Curated by Maud Jacquin and Sebastien Pluot.

2019 Terror, Urban Art Center, Gorzow, Poland. Curated by Leszek Golec.

2019 Una presentacion sobre la insuficiencia de las imagenes, La Cueva, Mexico City. Curated by Jared Quinton.

2018 The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co., 1983-2004, Hessel Art Museum. Curated by Jeanine Tang, Ann Butler, Lia Gangitano.

2017 Tension and Conflict, MAAT, Lisbon. Curated by Pedro Gadanho.

2017 You may add or subtract from the work..., Mackey Garage, MAK Center, Los Angeles. Curated by Simon Leung + Sebastien Pluot.

2017 Frame by Frame, Calicoon Fine Arts, New York.

2017 That I am reading backwards and into for a purpose, to go on, The Kitchen, New York. Curated by Magdalyn Asimakis, Alexandra Sutcliffe, Jared Quinton.

2017 Narrative Art, MAMCO, Geneva. Curated by Paul Bernard, Lionel Bovier, Julien Fronsacq.

2017 In Vitro, Bodega Gallery, New York. Curated by Josephine Graf.

2016 In place of, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Curated by Leah Pires.

2014 A WAR E, Syros International Film Festival, Greece. Curated by Kostas Stasinopoulos.

2014 Take it or Leave it: Institution, Image, Ideology, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Curated by Johanna Burton and Anne Ellegood.

2014 Breaking News from the Ether: A letter always arrives at its destination," Centre de Culture Contemporaine, Montpellier. Curated by Sebastien Pluot.

2013 what was the right answer and A few howls again?,  Sammlung-Hoffmann, Berlin.

2013 Art by telephone...recalled. Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, and several international venues. Curated by Sebastien Pluot and Fabien Vallos.

2012 A few howls again?A-Space, Toronto. Curated by Pablo de Ocampo for the Images Festival.

2012 This will have been: Art, Love & Politcs in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Curated by Helen Molesworth.

2012 Art and Fashion/Clothing, Museum Moderner Kunst Siftung Ludwig, Vienna. Curated by Susanne Neuburger.

2011 The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1992, The Neuberger Museum; the Nasher Museum. Curated by Helaine Posner and Nancy Princenthal.

2010 A few howls again?, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan. Curated by Tirdad Zolghadr.

2010 Film Matters, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens. Curated by Barbara Piwowarska.

2010 Double Bind: Stop Trying to Understand Me!, Villa Arson, Nice. Curated by Sebastien Pluot and Dean Inkster.

2010 Dissociation, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart. Curated by Axel Wieder, Tobias Kaspar, Egija Inzule.

2009 A Few Frames: Photography and the Contact Sheet, Whitney Museum of Art, New York.

2009 The Third International Center of Photography Triennial of Photography and Video, ICP, New York.

2009 Our Time, Smallbox, Hospital Julio de Matos, Lisbon, and other venues.

2006 The Look of Law, University Art Gallery, University of Irvine.

2006 Points d'Impact, Piano Nobile, Geneva.

2006 Artist's Books, revisited, Art Metropole, Toronto and Printed Matter, New York.

2004 The Last Picture Show, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and other venues.

2004 Rapture, Barbican Art Gallery, London. Curated by Chris Townsend.

2004 Architourism, Arthur Ross Gallery, Columbia University.

2001  PHAG, Inc., New York.

2001 Aussendienst, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg. Curated by Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen. [final stage unrealized].

2000 The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art. Curated by Lawrence Rinder.

2000 Black Box, Oliver Art Center, Oakland. Curated by Lawrence Rinder.

1996 Something for Nothing, in Present and Futures, Center de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona. Curated by Ignasi de Sola Morales.

1996 100 Pictures, American Fine Arts Gallery, New York.

1996 Making Pictures: Photographs by Women, 1975-present, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York.

1996 Design for a Viennese Memorial to the Jewish Victims of the National Socialists, Vienna, in collaboration with Eisenman Architects, [invited competition].

1995 Like the Difference between Autumn/Winter '94/'95 and Spring/Summer '95 in Architectures of Display, Comme des Garcons, New York. Installation in collaboration with Eisenman Architects, sponsored by the Architectural League and Minetta Brook, New York.

1994 L'Homelette in House Rules, The Wexner Center, Columbus. In collaboration with Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects.

1993 Commodity Images, International Center of Photography Midtown, New York.

1993 DisContinuous Spaces, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, and School of Architecture Gallery, Princeton University, Princeton, in collaboration with Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects.

1993 Design for an art center, Tours, France (invited competition), consultant.

1991 Postmasters Gallery, New York

1990 Marginal Practices, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York

1990 New Directions, S. Bitter-Larkin Gallery, New York

1990 Charade of Mastery, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York.

1990 Word as Image, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee.

1990 The Desire of the Museum, The Whitney Museum ofAmerican Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York.

1990 Jet Lag, Turon Travel, NY.

1990 Sculpture Show, THE Gallery, NY

1990 Image World: Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

1988 Fabrications, Carpenter Center, Harvard Diversity, Boston

1988 Material Ethics, Milford Gallery, NY

1988 Signs of the Times, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris

1988 The Politics of Gender, Queensborough Community CollegeGallery, NY

1988 A Drawing Show, Cable Gallery, NY

1988 Female Reproduction, White Columns, NY

1988 The Selling of Ourselves, 10 on 8, NY

1988 Modes of Address: Language in Art Since1960, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown, NY

1987 Inclusion in The Castle, Group Material project, Documents 8, Kassel, Germany

1987 Romance, Knight Gallery, North Carolina

1987 This is Not a Photograph, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

1987 Aspects of Voyeurism, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NY

1987 Perverted by Language, Hilwood Art Gallery, Long Island University

1987 Art Against Aids, Nature Moree Gallery, NY

1987 Three Artists from New York, Binghamton University Art Center, Binghamton

1986 Picture This, Hallwalls, Buffalo

1986 The Fairy Tale: Politics, Desire and Everyday Life, Artists Space

1986  The Public Art Show, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta

1985 Transitional Objects, Galerie Philip Nelson, Lyons

1985 Thought Objects, Cash/Newhouse Gallery, New York

1985 Photo-Object, Postmasters Gallery New York

1985 Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy, Center Gallery, Bucknell University

1985 Engendering Gender, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1985 Talking Back to the Media, Aorta Gallery, Amsterdam

1985 Seduction: Working Pictures, White Columns, New York

1984 Difference: On Representation and Sexuality, New Museum of Contemporary Art

1984 Re-placements, Hallwalls, Buffalo

1983 Fashion Fictions, White Columns, NY

1983 The Stolen Image and its Uses, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse

1983 Extended Photography, Wiener Secession, Vienna.

1983 Working Process, Organization for Independent Artists at the New York cultural Center, NY

1980 An/other History, PS One. In collaboration with Laurie Hawkinson.

1980 AEIOU and Sometimes Why,  Organization of Independent Artists at the New York Municipal Court Building, NY


The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

The Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles

Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley

Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin

MAMCO, Geneva

Various private collections


"Small Changes," The Berlage Institute and the Zagreb City Planning Dept; "Contemporary Returns to Conceptual Art," New York University and Art Journal; "The Sex of Architecture," The Architectural League; Harvard Graduate School of Design; BostonMuseum School; MassachusettsInstitute of Technology; The School of Visual Arts; "ANYwayconference, Barcelona; University of Kentucky; University of Ohio; "Practices: The Problem of Divisions of Cultural Labor," The New Museum and Acme Magazine;University of Rochester; Rhode Island School of Design; Pasadena Art Center; Oberlin College; New York University; Whitney Museum of American Art;Worcester Art Museum; California Institute of the Arts; UCLA; Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute; "SOMFoundation Conference on Architectural Theory," Chicago; "Artists Talk on Art"; Picturemakers," International Center of Photography; SUNY at Binghamton; Space; Renaissance Society; "Legacies of Critical Practice," DIA ART Foundation; The BuellCenter, Columbia University; The Emily Carr Institute; "Theory in Architectural Education, Columbia University; "The Artist as Public Intellecual?" The Secession and the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, vienna; "Architecture and Perception," Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; The Getty Museum Research Center; "The Look of Law,UCI, Irvine; CampariTalks, Artist'sSpace; Pratt Institute; Screening and discussion, Emily Harvey Foundation, NY; Screening and discussion, ICA, London; Panel discussion, Kunsthaus Glarus;