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

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


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


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.


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, New York.

1990 Sculpture Show, THE Gallery, New York

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