All correspondence and ephemera and documents pertaining to 
Silvia Kolbowski's practice are now part of the Bard College CCS Archives.
Contact the Archive to access material.
Art History journal, September, 2023

Opening October 3, 2023, thru 28 January, 2024
[Marking the acquisition by the museum of 14 works from 1987-2019]

Discussion with Ivan Knapp, and screening of "Who will save us?"
January 18, 2023


Review of "Who will save us?" and "Missing Asher" by Lara Holenweger

Two interviews about "Who will save us?":

Group Psychosis: Lydia Wilford interviews Silvia Kolbowski:
Tank Magazine [Includes streaming.]

Melanie Ohnemus interviews Silvia Kolbowski
[Scroll down for English.]

"what was the right answer," 1980, included in 
Third Skin, at OP ENHEIM, Warsaw. [From the Sammlung Hoffmann collection.]
September 17, 2023-January 14, 2024


Dennis Brzek interviews Silvia Kolbowski

These goods are available at.....2021
in Everyone an Island After All?
GAK Bremen, May/June 2023
Public lecture, June 8:
Spectatorship's Unconscious

Who will save us?
Images Festival, Toronto
Online discussion with Magdalyn Asimakis
Available on a link shortly.

Who will save us?
One-person exhibition
September 4-27 November 2022
Public discussion with Luiza Nader and Melanie Ohnemus 
was held on September 4. Click on image to watch.

Three works in Upheaval/Fragments
Lausitz Festival, from the collection: 
Schenkung-Sammlung-Hoffmann.skd museum
August/September 2022

These goods are available at ____2021 in
Zeroes and Ones, 
at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
3 July - 19 September, 2021

After Hiroshima Mon Amour: War in the age of Google
Screening and discussion with Milan Ther
Kunstverein Nurnberg
June 5, 2021


Event with documentation
Jared Quinton in conversation with Silvia Kolbowski
April 15, 2020

Click on link below to view discussion. 
Post-introduction discussion begins at 3:47.

Zoom screening and discussion held in relation to the exhibition 
Silvia Kolbowski: A Few Howls Again, Gallery 44, Toronto, 2020,
curated by Magdalyn Asimakis, Alexandra Symons-Sutcliffe, and Jared Quinton. 


Event with documentation
Mignon Nixon in conversation with Silvia Kolbowski
May 30th, 2020

To view only the May 23rd discussion between Mignon Nixon and Silvia Kolbowski

To view the whole event, please contact artist.

The MAMCO Geneve Collection is now online w/Model Pleasure V

Interview by Maud Jacquin and Sebastien Pluot, curators,
on Missing Asher, 2019, for the exhibition The Intolerable Straight Line

Michele Graf & Selina Gruter, Margaret Honds, Silvia Kolbowski
Felix Gaudlitz Gallery
Werdertorgasse 4/2/13, Vienna
March 4-May 1,  2021


"Discussion: Silvia Kolbowski and Jane Weinstock," 1986 
is now available in a digitized, searchable, and downloadable version 
of the full run of m/f a feminist journal, 1978-1986.


Silvia Kolbowski: A Few Howls Again

Gallery 44, Toronto, March 20-April 25, 2020
Curated by Magdalyn Asimakis, Jared Quinton, and Alexandra Symons-Sutcliff, 
and sponsored by Gallery 44 and The Images Festival.
Videos and catalogue can be accessed here:

That Monster: An Allegory
Film Screening 
The Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway #2 NYC
Friday, February 7th, 2019

A conversation with the art historian Rosalyn Deutsche will follow the screening.


Silvia Kolbowski, That Monster: An Allegory

A review by Sasha Archibald in The White Review
Online Exclusive, January 2020


Una presentation sobre la insuficiencia de las imagines 
 A few howls again screened at La Cueva, Mexico City. 
5 October 2019. 
Curated by Jared Quinton.

Missing Asher in The Intolerable Straight Line
Galerie Art & Essai, Universite´ Rennes II, Rennes, France
Curated by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot
15 November 2019-16 January 2020

That Monster: An Allegory 
A screening with accompanying discussion 
The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London
April 10, 2019

"A few howls again?"


Commissioned by Taipei Bienniel, 2010; Curated by Lin Hong-John and Tirdad Zolghadr

September 7 - November 14, 2010

A few howls again? "resurrects" the brilliant and notorious German journalist and political militant, Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976) in a stop-motion photo "animation" video loop with titles, as well as installed photos. The project raises questions about contemporary state violence and political resistance.

At left are installation views of the work at the Taipei Bienniel.

See this link for an excerpt of the video under project listing. (link)

"After Hiroshima Mon Amour" and "A Movie Will Be Shown Without the Sound"

May 8, 2009-June 14, 2009
One-person exhibition at Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The projection on opposite walls of a colored rectangular space of "After Hiroshima Mon Amour" (2008) and "A Movie Will Be Shown Without the Sound" (2006) allows the spectator to choose a position from which to take in either the Resnais/Duras film "Hiroshima mon amour" (1959), played without sound or titles, or "After Hiroshima Mon Amour." Enclosed in the same visual and aural space, the video and the film have the possibility of transforming each other.

"Nothing and Everything"

One-person exhibition at Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery
Concordia University, Montreal
January 30 - March 7, 2009
Curated by Michele Theriault

Curator's statement:
This exhibition presents two major works, produced ten years apart, which consider very different contemporary issues. On the one hand, "an inadequate history of conceptual art" (1998-1999) reflects upon the renewed interest in Conceptual Art, and on the other, "After Hiroshima Mon Amour" (2008), engages with American military interventions in Iraq, and the associated criminal neglect of post-hurricane New Orleans. These works offer subtle and provocative explorations of the meeting of unconscious forces with social, political, and historical structures as they are imbricated, not only with these events, but also with forms of art, cinema and writing that have radically transformed existing conventions.

A catalogue of the same title, with a discussion between Theriault and Kolbowski can be ordered from

"After Hiroshima Mon Amour"

One-person exhibition at La><art, Los Angeles
September 20 - November 1, 2008. (web link) (press release)
Curated by Christopher Bedford

"Manifesto Marathon"

Participation in Manifesto Marathon, Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Serpentine Gallery, London
October 19, 2008 (web link)
All photos © Serpentine Gallery, London and
Mark Blower, photography

"Younger and Stronger Men"

F.T. Marinetti's "Futurist Manifesto" was scrambled and turned into a dialogue. A performance including 60 images of mass audiences from around the world, and two actors each reading parts of Marinetti's scrambled manifesto as a pseudo political debate dialogue.

"an inadequate history of conceptual art"
One-person exhibition at Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
3/9/07 - 4/22/07
Curated by Pawel Polit
Photos 3-11 by Mariusz Michalski

This 1998/1999 project was reinstalled, with the addition of a Polish audio translation, and a new projection component. Due to the fact that a loan of audio equipment from Bang + Olufsen, required for the original specifications, was not able to be procured, this component was substituted with high-end Polish audio equipment from the 1970s.

Selected Bibliography
an inadequate history of conceptual art (Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw), 2007. (Includes an interview by Luiza Nader.) (See Publications)
Review, (April 2007) In Polish

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