Silke Otto-Knapp's Portraits Leave Room for Viewers to Project Their Own Thoughts

Silke Otto-Knapp, a recent Fogo Island Arts artist in residence, recently had an opening exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The Toronto debut featured several works made while she was on Fogo Island. Read the full Globe and Mail review here.

About Silke Otto Knapp: Silke Otto Knapp is an Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing at University of California, Los Angeles. Originally from Germany, Silke has lived and worked in London and Vienna. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, and a degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Hildesheim, Germany. Recent one-person exhibitions include: Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin; the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive; Greengrassi, London; Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London; Kunstverein Munich, Germany; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; the Banff Centre, Canada; Modern Art Oxford, UK; and Tate Britain, London. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Le Nouveau Pleinairisme at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec; Hilary Lloyd, Janice Kerbel, Silke Otto-Knapp at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Germany; Dance/Draw at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Watercolour at Tate Britain, London;modern modern at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Rendez-Vous Nowhere at the Montehermoso Cultural Center, Spain; the 9th Istanbul Biennial; and The Undiscovered Country at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

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