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Shelly Silver

Works


Statement

In the Neighboring Rooms: Shelly Silver and Fantasy Vérité
Catalogue Text: New New York, The Essl Foundation, Austria

“The Other is present everywhere, below me, above me, in the neighboring rooms, and I continue to feel profoundly my being-for-others.” In Sartre’s famous thought-experiment (in Being and Nothingness, 1943), the philosopher crouches to peep through a keyhole, to possess a forbidden view in a blissful trance of self-forgetfulness. The Other passes behind him. A floorboard creaks in the hypothetical apartment-house of existential phenomenology, and the gratification of secret looking collapses into the shame of having been caught. This, for Sartre, is the point at which the ego coalesces. To have a “self” is to be snared in the consciousness of oneself as the object of a look originating elsewhere. The Other in the hall could be a fantasy. What matters is the imagined relay of dominating stares. The brutal “you’re It!” of objectification can be escaped only by imposing it on another.

Now imagine that the self at the keyhole is looking through the viewfinder of her own camera, and the one surveilled is the notoriously domineering Hollywood auteur on location in the street below her window. Picture the Other in the hall as an actor hired to flesh out the not-self of his own desiring, from a script partly improvised and partly written by the artist, who appears in the film also, except that her confessional voiceover is voiced by somebody else. The sensual minutiae of a place—delicately translucent old-lady underwear hung out to dry on a rooftop in the sun; handwritten signs on neon-pink paper plastering a storefront; the tender pores of the young, clean-shaven copssaturate the screen. But the script is composed from interviews with passersby in public, and the characters all represent themselves. Or the script is by the artist, but delivered in translation in a language she does not speak, and unless you, viewer, happen to be bilingual, you can’t be sure the subtitles correspond, completely, truly, to what you hear. Imagine, in this film, that voyeurism and impersonation merge into self-revelation as urgently as Sartre tells us they do. Except that, here, a life-sized plastic Ronald McDonald, or a good witch in a folktale who comes onscreen as a lightning-wielding cartoon hand, takes the role of Otherand the self looking back at himself though the keyhole is the U.S. President in flagrante, or an average someone in a park contemplating history, war, and money, or a bystander in a mall who wields the camera for a moment because it was handed over spontaneouslyand, at the same time, the self is an orange carp in a fish tankand a cute anime bearand a daughter who lies to her motherand a mother who knows that her daughter never lies. Decide that the opening line of this film about looking will be “My eyes are closed.” The last line will be “I would prefer to end in plentitude.” In fact, these details come from different films, but this might not matter.

To watch the moving-image art of Shelly Silver is to understand that, among other messy civic values on which democracies rely—free access to public space, for instance, and a willingness to transgress comfort zonesdemocracy relies on empathy. And empathy relies on fantasy, and fantasy is always partial, entwined with misperception, unpredictable, perverse. “Being-for-others,” in Silver’s feminist sense, amounts less to the alienating instrumentalization of the individual by a masterful observer, and more to the feeling that civic space is a matrix of hallways, doorways, rooms and streets, glimpses and confrontations, in which to see is to acknowledge and co-create, because everyone is looking all the time. “A strange exchange,” murmurs the unnamed protagonist—a filmmaker, a first-generation Chinese-American, a gay man—in Silver’s upcoming film Touch (working title). Played by the actor Lu Yu, he is speaking Silver’s words (in Mandarin) and addressing you, hypocrite voyeur, son semblable, son frère:

And you. Fellow trespasser. There’s definitely something between you and me. An affinity, an energy. My camera is a device for the accumulation of this energy.

Silver has been making films since 1980. She works with actors and non-actors alike, and has interviewed extensively on the streets of Berlin, Tokyo, New York; she has a writer’s ear for the idiosyncrasies of unrehearsed speech, and a painterly eye for real-world color. Monologue, voiceover, and onscreen text interweave in her collaged narratives, and the oneiric precision of her editing allows the long take to shatter into split screens, to fold in time to repeat itself from other angles, or to speed into jump cuts, almost without the audience being aware that anything radical has occurred. This visual and verbal fluidity, in which points of view shift constantly into each other—so that no lulling cinematic suture ever captures us, but no traumatic rupture shocks us either—correlates to Silver’s vision of what it means to be a person in a city in the late twentieth century and the early twenty-first. For Silver, living in the existential apartment-house with fellow citizens means looking out the window, scoping on the street, eavesdropping, quoting, meeting strangers and having awkward, excited, unexpectedly candid talks. To look, and to let oneself be seen, is to feel the Other present everywhere, becoming and failing to become the self, and it is not a nightmare. It’s a pleasureand like all pleasures tinged with ambiguity, with risk.


Frances Richard
Brooklyn, NY 2012


Biography

Education

B.A., Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, College Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa
B.F.A., Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning
Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program

Selected exhibitions and screenings

2015
In Between/Retrospective: Shelly Silver, Cinéma du Réel, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
TOUCH, Simon Preston Gallery, NYC
Memories of Underdevelopment, Temporary Agency, Brooklyn, NY
Possibilities of Paper, Montalvo Art Center, California
SI TU VEUX VOIR LE MONDE, FERME TES YEUX, Argos, Brussels, Belgium
One In Which We Are, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
VAFA, Macao Too Close to Home
Too Close to Home, CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Difference Screen, FACT, Liverpool, England
OUTFEST, Los Angeles, CA
Passages. Photography in Contemporary Video Art, Musé de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
L’espacement des temps, FMAC Médiatheque, Geneva, Switzerland

2014
Hommage Shelly Silver, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Shelly Silver: 5 lessons, DESE, Beijing
As We Were Saying, EFA Project Space, NYC
It's Not Polite to Stare, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
Her Image, The Private Gallery, Singapore
Text/Body, Gallery OQBO, Berlin, Germany
Shelly Silver: Intimate Visions and Public Spaces, REDCAT, Los Angeles
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival, Germany
Double Agency, The Walter Reade Theater, NYC
Difference Screen, UnionDocs, NYC
Improbably Borders: my citadel is frayed, Cartel Collective, Berlin, Germany
We don’t have to take your clothes off, Gejutsukominkan, Tokyo, Japan
Chinatown on Screen, Anthology Film Archives, NYC
Queer City Cinema, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2013
Berlin International Film Festival, Forum Expanded, Germany
Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands
Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France
Focus : Shelly Silver, European Media Arts Festival/EMAF, Osnabrueck, Germany
Shelly Silver : small lies, Big Truths, Anthology Film Archives, NYC
Excess, International Frauenfilm Festival, Dortmund/Koeln, Germany
HBK Film forum, Braunschweig, Germany
If you live long enough, The Red House, Yokohama, Japan
OUTFEST, Los Angeles
Dirty Looks, UnionDocs, New York
Through the Parlor, NLE, NYC
Baby I’m Bored, C60 Collaboraorium, Bochum, Germany
Le Vrai Le Faux, Les Rencontres du cinéma documentaire, Saint-Ouen, France
Where is my home? DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Jihlava International Documentary Festival, Czech Republic
MARFICI / El Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar del Plata, Argentina
0%, The Artist’s Institute, NYC
Shelly Silver/getting in, South London Gallery, UK
What we know about Penises, The Public School, New York
Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Germany

2012
New New York, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Herstory, Brooklyn Museum, NYC
Gartenbau Kino, Vienna, Austria
El Silencio del Palacio, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
The Filmic Photograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Shelly Silver: Retrospective, EMAF/European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
The Lives of Animals, Flaherty, NYC, 92YTribeca, NY
IF, Anna Leonowens Gallery Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Canada
Democroscope, Videotage, Hong Kong, China

2011
Here, his, Argos Center for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium
Crossing Boundaries. Photo-Film-Photo, Triennale of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
Entertainment, Greene, Naftali Gallery, NY
VideoCriação, Helio Oiticica Art Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James Sourris Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
Preview Berlin, Gallery oqbo, raum fuer bild wort und ton, Germany
Living on the Edge of a Silver Future, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi
International Izmir Animation Festival, Turkey
Talking Pictures Festival, Evanston, IL
VideoFormes Manifestation Art Video & Cultures Numerique, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Detroit Independent Film Festival
FLEXFest, Florida
Stuttgarter Film Winter, Germany

2010
PhotoFilm, Tate Modern, London, England
Wonder Women, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Berlin International Film Festival
Cities Under the Gaze, EspacioAV, Murcio, Spain
Rencontres International, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Shelly Silver, Plan09, Prague, Czech Republic
The Sense Ritual, Mix New York Queer Experimental Film Festival
Arranging the City, kunstfilmtag, Dusseldorf, Germany
Lens Politica Film and Media Festival, Helsinki, Finland
What was here before?, UnionDocs, NYC
Querspur – Forward, Was heisst Video heute?, Kunstuviersitaet, Linz, Austria
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
L’alternativa cinema indepdent de Barcelona, Spain
MiradasDoc, Canary Islands, Spain
KLEX, Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival, Malaysia
VideoDumbo, NYC
VideoFest Dallas
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pärnu International Film Festival, Estonia
Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad
Chicago Underground Film Festival
European Media Arts Festival/EMAF

2009
The End, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Berlin Off/On Wall, Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany
No Place to Hide, Skive Museum, Denmark
The Crisis of Equality, steirischerherbst festival of new art, Graz, Austria
Lost nation? A mental journey through the US, Wroclaw, Poland
Heart in Heart, EMST/National Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece
Psychogeographies, FRAME Project Room, Helsinki, Finland
The Chinatown Film Project, The Museum of Chinese in American, New York
20 years later…, the building, Berlin, Germany

2008
Conversations with Contemporary Artists, MoMA, New York
MASoMENOScine, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain
Nationalism is Sausage, WORM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Self-Confession vs. Exploitation, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Visible and the Invisible, Cinema Sim, Itau Cultural, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Real Fiction, Kunst Muenster, Germany
Habitat & Utopia, Binz39, Zurich, Switzerland
Historical Facts, Archaeologies of the Present, Argos, Brussels, Belgium
Cityscapes, mind maps, Bank Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2007
Retrospective: Shelly Silver, Internacional Festival de Cine Independente de Mar del Plata, Argentina
Focus: Shelly Silver, 12 Biennial of the Moving Image, Centre pour l’image Contemporaine,
Geneva, Switzerland
Cine-Essay/Cine Esayo, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
No United States, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
Dear Mosquito of My Heart, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
PLUS QUE PARFAIT, The Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Electromediascope: Allegories of the Real, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Evolution de l'art, SPACE, Bratislava, Slovakia
On The Collective for Living Cinema, Orchard Gallery, New York
Beyond the Wall: Berlin, Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany

2006
Shelly Silver: Make A Wish, Retrospective, Arsenal Kino, Berlin, Germany
Resolution: High Definition, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
Exploding Television: Sex & Sadness, Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands
Écran d’art: Shelly Silver, Videos, Argos, Cinema Arenberg, Brussels, Belgium
Retrospective: Shelly Silver, Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Retrospective 12+, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China
This Land is My Land, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Vor den Spiegeln, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York
Civic Performance, Staller Center, Stony Brook University, New York
El Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

2005
States of the Image – Instants & Intervals, LisboaPhoto, Centre Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Détours. Cinéma du Réel, Centre Georges Pomipidou, Paris
Berlin International Film Festival, Forum for New Cinema, Germany
The World Is A Safer Place, Globe Gallery, Newcastle, England
KunstFilm Biennale Koln/Art Film Bienniale Cologne, Germany
Related Souls, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, Germany
achtung berlin, Hackesche Höfe Filmtheater, Berlin, Germany
Technology and desire, Films By Artists, Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Argentina

2004
Premieres, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Black Milk, Marvelli Gallery, New York
Disturbances: Perceptions of the DDR in contemporary art, ACC Gallery Weimar, Germany
PKW/Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore
Maternal Metaphors, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, New York

2003
Ameri©an Dre@m, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
Insecurity is Order, Space VKS, Toulouse, France
Homeland, CUNY New York Graduate Center, New York
Shelly Silver, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
Standby: No Technical Difficulties, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

2002
Public Image, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
Truth Be Told, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Japan
Lunch in the Ashes, Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany
Interactive Normalization, Museum of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia
Three Views, Shelly Silver, Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Shelly Silver, Tokyo Gallery, Japan
Public Affairs, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
ZOO, Hull Time Based Arts, United Kingdom

2001
Rooster, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland
Museé de L'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Video Jam, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Florida
Made in the 20th Century, The Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio
Fighting Girls, Nouvelles 2001, Lausanne, Switzerland
X-ing The Line, Queens Museum of Art, New York
CTRL [SPACE} die waschsame Gesellschaft,. ZKM, Germany
Is Too Far Ever Far Enough? Plug-In, Basel, Switzerland
Rem Koolhaas Bus Station, Groningen, The Netherlands
Cinque Pezzi da New York, Care Of Gallery, Milan, Italy

2000
Cache Parmi les Feuilles, Museum of Art & History, Fribourg, Switzerland
Disturbing Desire, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Kunstkanaal/The Art Channel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
[real]work, Werkleitz Biennale, Werkleitz, Germany
Oeuvres d’etre, Temple Art Gallery, Rome, Italy
One On One, Art In General, New York

1999
Media & Architecture Biennial, Graz, Austria
Mostra de Video Independent, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain
History Lessons, Apex Gallery, New York
With Western Eyes, Japan Society, Rome, Italy
Midnight Walkers/City Sleeps, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy
Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

1998
Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
Pulse, Serpentine Gallery & The Lux Centre, London, England
We Are Someplace Else Already, Swiss Institute, New York
Just Watch, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland

1997
Video Wall, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
New Documentaries, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Escaping Gravity, VideoPositive Int'l Festival , Manchester, England

1995
L'Immagine E L'Oggetto,Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
The American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles, CA
The Self & American Video Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Sexual Visionaries, Konst Ig, Stockholm, Sweden
Documentation: Drawn and Reported, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

1994
Within & Beyond Confinement, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Video Text, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Man Trouble, Exit Art, New York
New Documentaries, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
Nagoya Art Museum, Japan

1993
Between Word & Image, The Museum of Modern Art & Poets House, New York
Mapping Interior Spaces: Video at the Edge of the Millennium, Exit Art, New York

1992
The New York Film Festival
Centre For Contemporary Art, Zamek Ujazdowski , Warsaw, Poland
The National Film Theatre, London, England
ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Werkschau Shelly Silver, MedienOperative VideoFest, Akademie der Künst zu Berlin, Germany
Video Gallery Scan, Tokyo, Japan
No Rocks Allowed, Witte de With Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Flesh Histories, The Kitchen, New York
Cologne Kunstverein, Germany
VVK Gallery, Hannover, Germany
The Exploding Valentine, Theater Am Turm, Frankfurt, Germany

1991
Channels for A Changing TV, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
The Body, The Renaissance Society, Chicago
Speechless, The International Center for Photography, New York
I, A Member, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Korper und Korper, Grazer Kunstverein, Stadtmuseum Graz, Austria
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
St. Gervais Video Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
Telling Stories, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA
The London Film Festival

1990
Tendance Multiple, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Subversive Cults/Textual Danger, ICA, London, England
Video Viewpoints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Video Poetics, Long Beach Museum of Art, California
New Works/New World, The Kitchen, New York
Body Language, Artists Space, New York
If Buildings Could Talk, Pacific Film Archives, San Francisco, CA
It's Evening in America, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
New Television (commission), WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York
White Noise, BBC TV, England

1989
Images of American Pop Culture, Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Order Of Facts, Achim Kubinsky Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
D&S, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany
Erotological TV, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
A Few Minutes Before the Year 2000, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Talking Heads, The International Center for Photography, New York

1988
Television For Real, Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland
The Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York
Double Take and Cult of the Cubicles, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

1987
The New Who's Who, Hoffman Boorman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fake, The New Museum, New York
Buying In and Selling Out, Artists Space, New York
Recent Narrative Work, The Kitchen, New York

1984
Subculture, Group Material, New York Subway System

1983
Live Radio, Fashion Moda, WBAI, New York

Grants and fellowships

The New York State Council for the Arts Project Grant, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009
The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2005
The Jerome Foundation Fellowship, 2000
Anonymous Was a Woman, 1998
The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 1986, 1991, 2000
The Japan Foundation, Film Fellowship Grant, 1995
Checkerboard Foundation Media Grant, 1991
The NEA Artists Fellowship, 1989, 1991

Prices

Best Experimental Short Film, Outfest, Los Angeles
\aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Prix Patrimoine de l’immatériel/The Intangible Heritage Award, Ministry of Culture and Communication, Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France
Mention spéciale/Special Mention Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France
Dialogpreis from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of intercultural exchange, EMAF/European Media Arts Festival
Best Experimental Video, VideoFest Dallas
Prix Vidéoformes Ville de Clermont-Ferrand, France
Grand Prix de la Ville de Geneve, Biennial of the Moving Image, Geneva, Switzerland
First Prize, Moscow International Film Festival, Media Lab
Best Experimental Film, Sopot International Film Festival, Poland
Honorable Mention, Experimental Film, Woodstock Film Festival
Second Prize, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Special Jury Prize, Moscow International Film Festival
The Golden Dove for Best Feature Length Documentary & The Ecumenical Prize, The 20th
Leipzig International Documentary Festival, Germany
Best Narrative Film, Atlanta Film & Video Festival
Prix du Jury, Femmes Cathodique Video Festival, Paris, France
Best Narrative, Australia International Video Festival
Silver Medal, Best Experimental Fiction, Houston Int'l Film & Video Festival

Residencies

2015
Macdowell Colony (+2005, 2007, 2011, 2012)
2014
Blue Mountain Center, NY
Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program
2013
Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program
2012
Nova Scotia College of Art/NASCAD Artist Residency
Yaddo Residency (+1999, 2006, 3008, 2009)
2003
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/LMCC, Special Project, Woolworth Residency
2000
ORESTE 3, Montescaglioso, Italy
1994
The Japan/United States Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship
1993
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Residency Fellowship
1992
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme

Selected talks/presentations/conferences

2016
Werkleitz, Halle, Germany
2015
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, France
Nora Alter & Shelly Silver in Conversation, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
What I’m Looking For, Jenny Perlin, Brian Teare & Shelly Silver, Slought Foundation
Stalking the Essay Film, Columbia University
Artists in Times of Social Upheaval, Columbia University
2014
Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany
Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
2013
Visiting Artist Talk, School of Art, Architecture & Planning, Cornell University
Visiting Artist Talk, Film Department, Temple University
2012
Visiting Artist Talk, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
Visiting Artist Talk, MICA
New York, Art Capital? Art production between market and discourse, Dorotheum, Vienna Art Week
Visiting Artist Talk, School of Visual Arts, department of Photography, Video & Related Media
2011
To Have/To Own, Conference, Platform, Vaasa Finland
Artist Talk, Svenska Konstskolan, Department of Fine Arts, Nykarleby, Finland
NYU, Steinhardt School of the Arts, MFA Program, Visiting Artist
Artist Talk, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
The Macdowell Colony Presents Shelly Silver, Peterborough Downtown, NH
2010
Master Class, Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan
Girls Make Documentaries, Seminar, Tsuda College, Tokyo Japan
Temple University, Tokyo, Japan
2009
Master Class, HISK/Higher Institute for Fine Arts, KASK/Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium
Graduate Workshop/Master Class, Academy of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia
Beyond YouTube, Video Vortex 4, Split, Croatia
Medijateka Predstavlja, Rijeka, Croatia
Berlinale Talent Campus, Germany
Chinatown Film Project, Apple Store, Tribeca Cinema, Museum of Chinese in America
2008
Artist Talk, Parsons School of Design, MFA Fine Arts, New York City
2007
Viva Fotofilm! Kino der Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen „Konrad Wolf“ Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Culture, Religion & Identity, The College of New Jersey
2006
Workshop, Berlin University of Art/UdeKA
Conversations at the Edge, an evening with Shelly Silver, the Art Institute of Chicago
Shelly Silver at Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, moderated by Stephen Sarrazin
Observatoire des nouveau médias: Shelly Silver, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs/ENSAD, Paris
Hinako Kasagi, Curator, Moderator, Apex Art, NY (Moderator)
2005
Visual Language in Different Cultural Environments, Symposium, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Media in Art and Design: New Pedagogy, Practice, Tools, Symposium, Sripatum University, Bangkok, Thailand
Visiting Scholar, Kyoto Bunkyo University, Department of Cultural Anthropology
Visiting Artist Talk/Masterclass, CalArts
Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series, UM School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, MI
Media Mavericks, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
2004
Harlem Is ... Downtown, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Panel, Southstreet Seaport Museum
Keynote, German Academic Exchange Service/DAAD, NY
Artist Talk, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
Artist Talk, Nagoya Art Museum, Japan
Artist Talk, Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan
2003
Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Homeland, Whitney ISP Curatorial Program, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC
2002
Women in the Arts/WITALK, Telok Kurau Studio, Singapore
Interactive Normalization, Museum of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia, Symposium
Werkleitz Biennale, Germany
2001
Transitory Cases: language, media, and migration, GoHome, Location One
Artist Talk, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Luzern, Abteilung Bildende Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland
Artist Talk, Hochschule for Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Artist Talk, CCC Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Mexico City, Mexico
Artist Talk, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos, Mexico City, Mexico
Plug-In, Basel, Switzerland
2000
Video Gender Now, Console-ing Passions, International Conference on Television, Video, Feminism, University of Notre Dame
Artist Talk, Queens College/CUNY, Graduate Art Department
Artist Talk, Kobe Design University
1999
Artist Talk, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art/ENSBA, Paris
Artist Talk, London Art Institute, England
1998
Hungry Minds Think Alike?, screenings, exhibition and seminar with artists, filmmakers and authors from eight different countries; Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin (dogfilm, Hanno Baethe/ Zaki Omar, Anirban Dhar, Urmi Juvekar, Vladimir Tyulkin, Shelly Silver, Jayce Salloum a.o.)
Artist Panel, We Are Someplace Else Already, Swiss Institute, NY
1997
Artist Talk, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore
Artist Talk, La Salle–SIA College of the Arts
Artist Talk, Port Washington Public Library, NY
Artist Talk, Videotage, Hong Kong
Artist Talk, VideoPositive Int'l Festival , Manchester, England
1996
Artist Talk, Department of Design & Media, University of Applied Sciences, Hannover, Germany
1994
Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Artist Talk, International House of Japan Artists’ Forum
1993
Screening and Workshop, The American Center, Paris, France
Artist Talk, 16 beaver, NY
1992
Artist Talk, Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany
Artist Talk, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art/ENSBA, Paris
Fishing for Documents - Documentary between Tradition and Experiment, Artist Talk, and workshop, Friseur der Botschaft and Babylon Cinema, Berlin
Artist Talk, MedienOperative, Berlin, Germany
1991
Artist Talk, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
1992
Artist Talk, Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin
Artist Talk, Koln Kunstverein
Artist Talk, London Art Institute
1987
Meet the Makers, Donnell, New York Public Library

Juries

Young Cinema Competition Jury, DokLeipzig, Germany, 2014
Temple University Student Film Festival, 2013
Anonymous Was A Woman, Nominator, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004
Millay Colony, 2011
Platform Residency Program, Vaasa, Finland, 2011
US/Japan Creative Artists Program/NEA, 2010. 2011
ReNew Media (formerly Rockefeller Foundation/NVR) Nominator, 2007
ArtsLink, Artist Selection, Jury, 2006
Student Awards, Media Studies and Film Graduate Program at The New School, 2006
Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Jury, 2006
The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Jury, 2005
ArtsLink, Art Managers and Curators Selection, Jury, 2001
Art Institute of Chicago, Travel Prize, Jury 2000
Media & Architecture Biennial, Graz, Austria, Jury, 1999
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Jury, 1998
Leipzig International Documentary Festival, Jury, 1998

Distributors

Electronic Arts Intermix/EAI, NY
Video Data Bank/VDB, Chicago
Netherlands Institute for Media Art/NIMK, The Netherlands
Arsenal Experimental, Germany
Annexia, France
Heure Exquise, France
235 Media, Germany
V/Tape, Canada
Center for Asian American Media/CAAM, California
LUX, England
Vidéographe, Canada
Mercury Media, England

Selected museum & permanent collections

Yokohama Museum, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, NY
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
Museum of the American Indian, NY
Museum of Television and Radio, NY
Goethe Memorial Museum, Tokyo
Centre pour l’image contemporaine, St-Gervais, Geneva
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein/NBK, Berlin
Cinemedia, Australia
Haus des Dokumentarfilms, Stuttgart
Ursula Blickle Videoarchiv
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

Selected academic & libary collections

Academy of Art, Split, Croatia
Adelphi University
Art Center, Pasadena
Bard College
California College of Arts
California State University at Long Beach
Carnegie Mellon University
CCW Graduate School/Camberville College of the Arts, University of the Arts, London
Columbia University
Cornell University
Donnell Library, NYPL
Duke University
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art/ENSBA, Paris
Fordham University
School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Hochshcule fuer Bildende Kuenst, Braunschweig, Germany
Kansas City Art Institute
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Massachusetts College of Art
MICA/Maryland Institute College of Art
Middlebury College
Mt. Holyoke College
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
New York University/NYU
New York Public Library, Donnell
Northwest University, IL
Ohio University
Pacific University
Port Washington Library
Princeton University
Renselaer Polytechnical Institute/RPI
Ringling School of Art and Design
Rutgers University
Simon Fraser University
Syracuse University
The College of Wooster
Universitatatsbiblithek Paderborn
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University of Hawaii
University of Iowa
University of Illinois, Chicago
DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of London, London, England
University of Massachusetts
University of Minnesota
University of Nevada
University of New South Wales
University of North Carolina
University of Richmond
University of Washington, Bothell
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Wayne State University
W.E.B. DuBois Library, Amherst, Massachusetts
Williams College
Yale University

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Shelly Silver
Education B.A., Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, College Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa B.F.A., Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program Selected exhibitions and screenings 2015 In Between/Retrospective: Shelly Silver, Cinéma du Réel, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA TOUCH, Simon Preston Gallery, NYC Memories of Underdevelopment, Temporary Agency, Brooklyn, NY Possibilities of Paper, Montalvo Art Center, California SI TU VEUX VOIR LE MONDE, FERME TES YEUX, Argos, Brussels, Belgium One In Which We Are, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA VAFA, Macao Too Close to Home Too Close to Home, CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA Difference Screen, FACT, Liverpool, England OUTFEST, Los Angeles, CA Passages. Photography in Contemporary Video Art, Musé de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium L’espacement des temps, FMAC Médiatheque, Geneva, Switzerland 2014 Hommage Shelly Silver, DOK Leipzig, Germany Shelly Silver: 5 lessons, DESE, Beijing As We Were Saying, EFA Project Space, NYC It's Not Polite to Stare, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia Her Image, The Private Gallery, Singapore Text/Body, Gallery OQBO, Berlin, Germany Shelly Silver: Intimate Visions and Public Spaces, REDCAT, Los Angeles Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival, Germany Double Agency, The Walter Reade Theater, NYC Difference Screen, UnionDocs, NYC Improbably Borders: my citadel is frayed, Cartel Collective, Berlin, Germany We don’t have to take your clothes off, Gejutsukominkan, Tokyo, Japan Chinatown on Screen, Anthology Film Archives, NYC Queer City Cinema, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, Forum Expanded, Germany Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France Focus : Shelly Silver, European Media Arts Festival/EMAF, Osnabrueck, Germany Shelly Silver : small lies, Big Truths, Anthology Film Archives, NYC Excess, International Frauenfilm Festival, Dortmund/Koeln, Germany HBK Film forum, Braunschweig, Germany If you live long enough, The Red House, Yokohama, Japan OUTFEST, Los Angeles Dirty Looks, UnionDocs, New York Through the Parlor, NLE, NYC Baby I’m Bored, C60 Collaboraorium, Bochum, Germany Le Vrai Le Faux, Les Rencontres du cinéma documentaire, Saint-Ouen, France Where is my home? DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic Jihlava International Documentary Festival, Czech Republic MARFICI / El Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar del Plata, Argentina 0%, The Artist’s Institute, NYC Shelly Silver/getting in, South London Gallery, UK What we know about Penises, The Public School, New York Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Germany 2012 New New York, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria Herstory, Brooklyn Museum, NYC Gartenbau Kino, Vienna, Austria El Silencio del Palacio, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain The Filmic Photograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Shelly Silver: Retrospective, EMAF/European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany The Lives of Animals, Flaherty, NYC, 92YTribeca, NY IF, Anna Leonowens Gallery Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Canada Democroscope, Videotage, Hong Kong, China 2011 Here, his, Argos Center for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium Crossing Boundaries. Photo-Film-Photo, Triennale of Photography, Hamburg, Germany Entertainment, Greene, Naftali Gallery, NY VideoCriação, Helio Oiticica Art Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James Sourris Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia Preview Berlin, Gallery oqbo, raum fuer bild wort und ton, Germany Living on the Edge of a Silver Future, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland 57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi International Izmir Animation Festival, Turkey Talking Pictures Festival, Evanston, IL VideoFormes Manifestation Art Video & Cultures Numerique, Clermont-Ferrand, France Detroit Independent Film Festival FLEXFest, Florida Stuttgarter Film Winter, Germany 2010 PhotoFilm, Tate Modern, London, England Wonder Women, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece Berlin International Film Festival Cities Under the Gaze, EspacioAV, Murcio, Spain Rencontres International, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France Shelly Silver, Plan09, Prague, Czech Republic The Sense Ritual, Mix New York Queer Experimental Film Festival Arranging the City, kunstfilmtag, Dusseldorf, Germany Lens Politica Film and Media Festival, Helsinki, Finland What was here before?, UnionDocs, NYC Querspur – Forward, Was heisst Video heute?, Kunstuviersitaet, Linz, Austria Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic L’alternativa cinema indepdent de Barcelona, Spain MiradasDoc, Canary Islands, Spain KLEX, Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival, Malaysia VideoDumbo, NYC VideoFest Dallas Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina Pärnu International Film Festival, Estonia Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad Chicago Underground Film Festival European Media Arts Festival/EMAF 2009 The End, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Berlin Off/On Wall, Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany No Place to Hide, Skive Museum, Denmark The Crisis of Equality, steirischerherbst festival of new art, Graz, Austria Lost nation? A mental journey through the US, Wroclaw, Poland Heart in Heart, EMST/National Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece Psychogeographies, FRAME Project Room, Helsinki, Finland The Chinatown Film Project, The Museum of Chinese in American, New York 20 years later…, the building, Berlin, Germany 2008 Conversations with Contemporary Artists, MoMA, New York MASoMENOScine, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain Nationalism is Sausage, WORM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Self-Confession vs. Exploitation, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands The Visible and the Invisible, Cinema Sim, Itau Cultural, Sao Paolo, Brazil Real Fiction, Kunst Muenster, Germany Habitat & Utopia, Binz39, Zurich, Switzerland Historical Facts, Archaeologies of the Present, Argos, Brussels, Belgium Cityscapes, mind maps, Bank Gallery, Durban, South Africa 2007 Retrospective: Shelly Silver, Internacional Festival de Cine Independente de Mar del Plata, Argentina Focus: Shelly Silver, 12 Biennial of the Moving Image, Centre pour l’image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland Cine-Essay/Cine Esayo, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain No United States, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria Dear Mosquito of My Heart, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel PLUS QUE PARFAIT, The Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan Electromediascope: Allegories of the Real, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO Evolution de l'art, SPACE, Bratislava, Slovakia On The Collective for Living Cinema, Orchard Gallery, New York Beyond the Wall: Berlin, Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany 2006 Shelly Silver: Make A Wish, Retrospective, Arsenal Kino, Berlin, Germany Resolution: High Definition, NGBK, Berlin, Germany Exploding Television: Sex & Sadness, Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands Écran d’art: Shelly Silver, Videos, Argos, Cinema Arenberg, Brussels, Belgium Retrospective: Shelly Silver, Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France Retrospective 12+, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China This Land is My Land, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany Vor den Spiegeln, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York Civic Performance, Staller Center, Stony Brook University, New York El Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico 2005 States of the Image – Instants & Intervals, LisboaPhoto, Centre Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal Détours. Cinéma du Réel, Centre Georges Pomipidou, Paris Berlin International Film Festival, Forum for New Cinema, Germany The World Is A Safer Place, Globe Gallery, Newcastle, England KunstFilm Biennale Koln/Art Film Bienniale Cologne, Germany Related Souls, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, Germany achtung berlin, Hackesche Höfe Filmtheater, Berlin, Germany Technology and desire, Films By Artists, Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Argentina 2004 Premieres, Museum of Modern Art, New York Black Milk, Marvelli Gallery, New York Disturbances: Perceptions of the DDR in contemporary art, ACC Gallery Weimar, Germany PKW/Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore Maternal Metaphors, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, New York 2003 Ameri©an Dre@m, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York Insecurity is Order, Space VKS, Toulouse, France Homeland, CUNY New York Graduate Center, New York Shelly Silver, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York Standby: No Technical Difficulties, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA 2002 Public Image, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland Truth Be Told, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Japan Lunch in the Ashes, Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany Interactive Normalization, Museum of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia Three Views, Shelly Silver, Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia Shelly Silver, Tokyo Gallery, Japan Public Affairs, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland ZOO, Hull Time Based Arts, United Kingdom 2001 Rooster, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland Museé de L'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland Video Jam, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Florida Made in the 20th Century, The Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio Fighting Girls, Nouvelles 2001, Lausanne, Switzerland X-ing The Line, Queens Museum of Art, New York CTRL [SPACE} die waschsame Gesellschaft,. ZKM, Germany Is Too Far Ever Far Enough? Plug-In, Basel, Switzerland Rem Koolhaas Bus Station, Groningen, The Netherlands Cinque Pezzi da New York, Care Of Gallery, Milan, Italy 2000 Cache Parmi les Feuilles, Museum of Art & History, Fribourg, Switzerland Disturbing Desire, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii Kunstkanaal/The Art Channel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [real]work, Werkleitz Biennale, Werkleitz, Germany Oeuvres d’etre, Temple Art Gallery, Rome, Italy One On One, Art In General, New York 1999 Media & Architecture Biennial, Graz, Austria Mostra de Video Independent, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain History Lessons, Apex Gallery, New York With Western Eyes, Japan Society, Rome, Italy Midnight Walkers/City Sleeps, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy Queensland Art Gallery, Australia 1998 Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. Pulse, Serpentine Gallery & The Lux Centre, London, England We Are Someplace Else Already, Swiss Institute, New York Just Watch, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland 1997 Video Wall, The Museum of Modern Art, New York New Documentaries, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Escaping Gravity, VideoPositive Int'l Festival , Manchester, England 1995 L'Immagine E L'Oggetto,Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy The American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles, CA The Self & American Video Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland Sexual Visionaries, Konst Ig, Stockholm, Sweden Documentation: Drawn and Reported, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA 1994 Within & Beyond Confinement, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria Video Text, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Man Trouble, Exit Art, New York New Documentaries, The Museum of Modern Art, New York The Museum of Kyoto, Japan Nagoya Art Museum, Japan 1993 Between Word & Image, The Museum of Modern Art & Poets House, New York Mapping Interior Spaces: Video at the Edge of the Millennium, Exit Art, New York 1992 The New York Film Festival Centre For Contemporary Art, Zamek Ujazdowski , Warsaw, Poland The National Film Theatre, London, England ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany Werkschau Shelly Silver, MedienOperative VideoFest, Akademie der Künst zu Berlin, Germany Video Gallery Scan, Tokyo, Japan No Rocks Allowed, Witte de With Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands Flesh Histories, The Kitchen, New York Cologne Kunstverein, Germany VVK Gallery, Hannover, Germany The Exploding Valentine, Theater Am Turm, Frankfurt, Germany 1991 Channels for A Changing TV, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA The Body, The Renaissance Society, Chicago Speechless, The International Center for Photography, New York I, A Member, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA The American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles, CA Korper und Korper, Grazer Kunstverein, Stadtmuseum Graz, Austria Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA St. Gervais Video Festival, Geneva, Switzerland Telling Stories, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA The London Film Festival 1990 Tendance Multiple, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Subversive Cults/Textual Danger, ICA, London, England Video Viewpoints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Video Poetics, Long Beach Museum of Art, California New Works/New World, The Kitchen, New York Body Language, Artists Space, New York If Buildings Could Talk, Pacific Film Archives, San Francisco, CA It's Evening in America, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal New Television (commission), WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York White Noise, BBC TV, England 1989 Images of American Pop Culture, Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan Order Of Facts, Achim Kubinsky Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany D&S, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany Erotological TV, Simon Watson Gallery, New York A Few Minutes Before the Year 2000, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA Talking Heads, The International Center for Photography, New York 1988 Television For Real, Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland The Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York Double Take and Cult of the Cubicles, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA 1987 The New Who's Who, Hoffman Boorman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Fake, The New Museum, New York Buying In and Selling Out, Artists Space, New York Recent Narrative Work, The Kitchen, New York 1984 Subculture, Group Material, New York Subway System 1983 Live Radio, Fashion Moda, WBAI, New York Grants and fellowships The New York State Council for the Arts Project Grant, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009 The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2005 The Jerome Foundation Fellowship, 2000 Anonymous Was a Woman, 1998 The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 1986, 1991, 2000 The Japan Foundation, Film Fellowship Grant, 1995 Checkerboard Foundation Media Grant, 1991 The NEA Artists Fellowship, 1989, 1991 Prices Best Experimental Short Film, Outfest, Los Angeles \aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival Prix Patrimoine de l’immatériel/The Intangible Heritage Award, Ministry of Culture and Communication, Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France Mention spéciale/Special Mention Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France Dialogpreis from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of intercultural exchange, EMAF/European Media Arts Festival Best Experimental Video, VideoFest Dallas Prix Vidéoformes Ville de Clermont-Ferrand, France Grand Prix de la Ville de Geneve, Biennial of the Moving Image, Geneva, Switzerland First Prize, Moscow International Film Festival, Media Lab Best Experimental Film, Sopot International Film Festival, Poland Honorable Mention, Experimental Film, Woodstock Film Festival Second Prize, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands Special Jury Prize, Moscow International Film Festival The Golden Dove for Best Feature Length Documentary & The Ecumenical Prize, The 20th Leipzig International Documentary Festival, Germany Best Narrative Film, Atlanta Film & Video Festival Prix du Jury, Femmes Cathodique Video Festival, Paris, France Best Narrative, Australia International Video Festival Silver Medal, Best Experimental Fiction, Houston Int'l Film & Video Festival Residencies 2015 Macdowell Colony (+2005, 2007, 2011, 2012) 2014 Blue Mountain Center, NY Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program 2013 Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program 2012 Nova Scotia College of Art/NASCAD Artist Residency Yaddo Residency (+1999, 2006, 3008, 2009) 2003 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/LMCC, Special Project, Woolworth Residency 2000 ORESTE 3, Montescaglioso, Italy 1994 The Japan/United States Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship 1993 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Residency Fellowship 1992 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme Selected talks/presentations/conferences 2016 Werkleitz, Halle, Germany 2015 École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, France Nora Alter & Shelly Silver in Conversation, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA What I’m Looking For, Jenny Perlin, Brian Teare & Shelly Silver, Slought Foundation Stalking the Essay Film, Columbia University Artists in Times of Social Upheaval, Columbia University 2014 Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany Nanyang Technical University, Singapore 2013 Visiting Artist Talk, School of Art, Architecture & Planning, Cornell University Visiting Artist Talk, Film Department, Temple University 2012 Visiting Artist Talk, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Visiting Artist Talk, MICA New York, Art Capital? Art production between market and discourse, Dorotheum, Vienna Art Week Visiting Artist Talk, School of Visual Arts, department of Photography, Video & Related Media 2011 To Have/To Own, Conference, Platform, Vaasa Finland Artist Talk, Svenska Konstskolan, Department of Fine Arts, Nykarleby, Finland NYU, Steinhardt School of the Arts, MFA Program, Visiting Artist Artist Talk, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor The Macdowell Colony Presents Shelly Silver, Peterborough Downtown, NH 2010 Master Class, Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan Girls Make Documentaries, Seminar, Tsuda College, Tokyo Japan Temple University, Tokyo, Japan 2009 Master Class, HISK/Higher Institute for Fine Arts, KASK/Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium Graduate Workshop/Master Class, Academy of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia Beyond YouTube, Video Vortex 4, Split, Croatia Medijateka Predstavlja, Rijeka, Croatia Berlinale Talent Campus, Germany Chinatown Film Project, Apple Store, Tribeca Cinema, Museum of Chinese in America 2008 Artist Talk, Parsons School of Design, MFA Fine Arts, New York City 2007 Viva Fotofilm! Kino der Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen „Konrad Wolf“ Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago Culture, Religion & Identity, The College of New Jersey 2006 Workshop, Berlin University of Art/UdeKA Conversations at the Edge, an evening with Shelly Silver, the Art Institute of Chicago Shelly Silver at Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, moderated by Stephen Sarrazin Observatoire des nouveau médias: Shelly Silver, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs/ENSAD, Paris Hinako Kasagi, Curator, Moderator, Apex Art, NY (Moderator) 2005 Visual Language in Different Cultural Environments, Symposium, Chiang Mai University, Thailand Media in Art and Design: New Pedagogy, Practice, Tools, Symposium, Sripatum University, Bangkok, Thailand Visiting Scholar, Kyoto Bunkyo University, Department of Cultural Anthropology Visiting Artist Talk/Masterclass, CalArts Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series, UM School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, MI Media Mavericks, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU 2004 Harlem Is ... Downtown, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Panel, Southstreet Seaport Museum Keynote, German Academic Exchange Service/DAAD, NY Artist Talk, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan Artist Talk, Nagoya Art Museum, Japan Artist Talk, Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan 2003 Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY Homeland, Whitney ISP Curatorial Program, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC 2002 Women in the Arts/WITALK, Telok Kurau Studio, Singapore Interactive Normalization, Museum of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia, Symposium Werkleitz Biennale, Germany 2001 Transitory Cases: language, media, and migration, GoHome, Location One Artist Talk, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Luzern, Abteilung Bildende Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland Artist Talk, Hochschule for Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland Artist Talk, CCC Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Mexico City, Mexico Artist Talk, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos, Mexico City, Mexico Plug-In, Basel, Switzerland 2000 Video Gender Now, Console-ing Passions, International Conference on Television, Video, Feminism, University of Notre Dame Artist Talk, Queens College/CUNY, Graduate Art Department Artist Talk, Kobe Design University 1999 Artist Talk, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art/ENSBA, Paris Artist Talk, London Art Institute, England 1998 Hungry Minds Think Alike?, screenings, exhibition and seminar with artists, filmmakers and authors from eight different countries; Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin (dogfilm, Hanno Baethe/ Zaki Omar, Anirban Dhar, Urmi Juvekar, Vladimir Tyulkin, Shelly Silver, Jayce Salloum a.o.) Artist Panel, We Are Someplace Else Already, Swiss Institute, NY 1997 Artist Talk, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore Artist Talk, La Salle–SIA College of the Arts Artist Talk, Port Washington Public Library, NY Artist Talk, Videotage, Hong Kong Artist Talk, VideoPositive Int'l Festival , Manchester, England 1996 Artist Talk, Department of Design & Media, University of Applied Sciences, Hannover, Germany 1994 Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan Artist Talk, International House of Japan Artists’ Forum 1993 Screening and Workshop, The American Center, Paris, France Artist Talk, 16 beaver, NY 1992 Artist Talk, Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany Artist Talk, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art/ENSBA, Paris Fishing for Documents - Documentary between Tradition and Experiment, Artist Talk, and workshop, Friseur der Botschaft and Babylon Cinema, Berlin Artist Talk, MedienOperative, Berlin, Germany 1991 Artist Talk, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland 1992 Artist Talk, Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin Artist Talk, Koln Kunstverein Artist Talk, London Art Institute 1987 Meet the Makers, Donnell, New York Public Library Juries Young Cinema Competition Jury, DokLeipzig, Germany, 2014 Temple University Student Film Festival, 2013 Anonymous Was A Woman, Nominator, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004 Millay Colony, 2011 Platform Residency Program, Vaasa, Finland, 2011 US/Japan Creative Artists Program/NEA, 2010. 2011 ReNew Media (formerly Rockefeller Foundation/NVR) Nominator, 2007 ArtsLink, Artist Selection, Jury, 2006 Student Awards, Media Studies and Film Graduate Program at The New School, 2006 Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Jury, 2006 The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Jury, 2005 ArtsLink, Art Managers and Curators Selection, Jury, 2001 Art Institute of Chicago, Travel Prize, Jury 2000 Media & Architecture Biennial, Graz, Austria, Jury, 1999 The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Jury, 1998 Leipzig International Documentary Festival, Jury, 1998 Distributors Electronic Arts Intermix/EAI, NY Video Data Bank/VDB, Chicago Netherlands Institute for Media Art/NIMK, The Netherlands Arsenal Experimental, Germany Annexia, France Heure Exquise, France 235 Media, Germany V/Tape, Canada Center for Asian American Media/CAAM, California LUX, England Vidéographe, Canada Mercury Media, England Selected museum & permanent collections Yokohama Museum, Japan Museum of Modern Art, NY National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Long Beach Museum of Art, CA Museum of the American Indian, NY Museum of Television and Radio, NY Goethe Memorial Museum, Tokyo Centre pour l’image contemporaine, St-Gervais, Geneva Neuer Berliner Kunstverein/NBK, Berlin Cinemedia, Australia Haus des Dokumentarfilms, Stuttgart Ursula Blickle Videoarchiv National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens Selected academic & libary collections Academy of Art, Split, Croatia Adelphi University Art Center, Pasadena Bard College California College of Arts California State University at Long Beach Carnegie Mellon University CCW Graduate School/Camberville College of the Arts, University of the Arts, London Columbia University Cornell University Donnell Library, NYPL Duke University Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art/ENSBA, Paris Fordham University School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology Hampshire College Harvard University Hochshcule fuer Bildende Kuenst, Braunschweig, Germany Kansas City Art Institute Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong Massachusetts College of Art MICA/Maryland Institute College of Art Middlebury College Mt. Holyoke College Nanyang Technological University, Singapore New York University/NYU New York Public Library, Donnell Northwest University, IL Ohio University Pacific University Port Washington Library Princeton University Renselaer Polytechnical Institute/RPI Ringling School of Art and Design Rutgers University Simon Fraser University Syracuse University The College of Wooster Universitatatsbiblithek Paderborn University of Cincinnati University of Colorado, Boulder University of Colorado, Denver University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Hawaii University of Iowa University of Illinois, Chicago DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst University of London, London, England University of Massachusetts University of Minnesota University of Nevada University of New South Wales University of North Carolina University of Richmond University of Washington, Bothell Virginia Commonwealth University Wake Forest University Wayne State University W.E.B. DuBois Library, Amherst, Massachusetts Williams College Yale University Bibliography Stillman, Steel, “Shelly Silver: In the Studio,” Art in America, April, 2015, 98-101. Johnson, Kelsey Halliday, “Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures,” Title Magazine, March, 2015. Bonsanti, Maria, “Trois questions a,” De ligne/en ligne 16, Bibliotheque Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013, 7. Nagib,Lucia; Jerslev, Anne, “Impure Cinema : Intermedial and Intercultural Approaches to Film,” I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2014, 168. Cooper Hadjian, Olivia, “Rétrospective Shelly Silver : Trouble dans les genres,” De ligne/en ligne 16, Bibliotheque Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013, 4-5. Barliant, Claire, “Looking and Being Looked At, an interview with Shelly Silver”. Vision Anew, University of California Press, 2014. Průchová ,Andrea, Interview: Shelly Silver. Cinepur, Prague, Czech Republic. Carter, Holland, ‘As WeWere Saying’: ‘Art and Identity in the Age of “Post”’. The New York Times, October 2, 2014 ‘As We Were Saying’: ‘Art and Identity in the Age of “Post”’. The New Yorker, October 17th, 2014 Sarrazin, Stephen, Écriture/Image: Shelly Silver, Mondes du Cinema 4, Ecriture, Image, Editions LettMotif, Paris, France, 2013, pp. 33-41. Bellour, Raymond, “La Querelle des Dispositifs”, P.O.L. Trafic, 2013, 186, 212-214, 256-257, 267, 268. High, Kathy, Public Stances”, Resolutions 3 edited by Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Erika Suderburg, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2013, pp. 53-64 Young, Neil. “TOUCH”, Hollywood Reporter, January 24th, 2013. Fichner-Rathus, Lois. “Art in the Twenty-First Century: A Global Perspective”. Understanding Art. Wadsworth, 2013: 566-567. Wolf, Nicole. “The Timeof Us”. ArgosMAG, January – March, 2011: 12-21. Pitkäjärvi, Tiina, “Ansvar är att svara/An interview with Shelly Silver”. Ny tid, October 6th, 2011. Bellour, Raymond. “The Time in Movement”. Viva Fotofilm bewegt/unbewegt. Ed. Gusztáv Hámos, Jatja Pratschke, Thomas Tode. Marlburg: Schüren, 2010: 207-212. Kuni, Verena. “What I’m(Really) Looking For”. Viva Fotofilm bewegt/unbewegt. Ed. Gusztáv Hámos, Jatja Pratschke, Thomas Tode. Marlburg: Schüren, 2010: 213-216. Silver, Shelly. “What I’m Looking For”. Viva Fotofilm bewegt/unbewegt. Ed. Gusztáv Hámos, Jatja Pratschke, Thomas Tode. Marlburg: Schüren, 2010: 201-206. Schleussner, Laura. “Wieland Speck/Shelly Silver Exile: Berlin”. FlashArt, January/February 2010: 94. Arrangieren der Stadt/Arranging the City. Kunstfilmtag, 2010: 28. Wilder, Charly. “The Berlin Wall: How Today’s Art Reflects 20 Years of Memories”, Esquire Magazine, August 19, 2009. Jeppesen, Travis. “Critic’s Picks: Wieland Speck and Shelly Silver, Exile”. Artforum International, November, 2009. Steinbach, Haim. “The Artists’ Artists – Shelly Silver”. Artforum International, December, 2008:100. Silver, Shelly. “What I know about Penises”, Pie Bible, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürenburg, 2008: 15-19. Silver, Shelly, “What I’m Looking For”. 25. Kasseler Dokfest, 2008: 108 (catalogue). Inselmann, Andrea. stop. look. listen. – an exhibition of video works. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2007: 37. “Tavola Rotonda: Filmaker che vivono qui: Bowes, Kobland, Silver, Weinbren, Traub”. Perché New York? Ed. Luigi Ballerini, Federica Santini. Piacenza: Scritture, 2007: 173-212. Cappelloni, Jorge. “Shelly Silver: Ensayos sobre la identidad contemporånea”, El angel exterminador, ano 1 nro. 6, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julio-Agosto 2007. Strathaus, Stefanie Schulte. “Things I forget to tell myself: Oedipus Interruptus, les videos de Shelly Silver”. Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, 2007, Catalogue: 59-62,108-110. Kasagi, Hinako. “My Life is Beautiful?” Art Paper 74, Nagoya City Art Museum, 2007: 1. Bellour, Raymond. “Des temps de mouvements”, Fotofilm!, 2007 (catalogue). Van Meenen, Karen. “Metaphors & Myths: Women Videomakers on Motherhood”, Maternal Metaphors, Rochester Contemporary, 2007 (catalogue). Silver, Shelly. Artists pages: “What I’m Looking For”, Etcetera Magazine, Brussels, Belgium, September 2006: 40-45. Sarrazin, Stephen. “What I’m looking for/Ce que je recherché”, Videoformes 21, Turbulences vidéo #51, spécial hors série, 2006: 42-47: 144-145 (catalogue). Biass-Fabiani, Sophie. “Entrelacs : création et document dans le travail de Shelly Silver”, Turbulences Vidéo, revue trimestrielle #52, July, 2006. “What I’m Looking For”. Auflosung, RealismsStudio NGBK, 2004: 74-75. Woo, Courtney. “Shelly Silver”, City Weekend Magazine, Shanghai, China, Winter 2006. Bettina Müller, Katrkin. Drudel gegen den Rest der Welt, die tageszeitung/taz, February 2, 2006. Bernstorff, Madeleine. “Animalische Qualitäten”, die tageszeitung/taz, January 9th, 2006. Anders, Rike. “What I’m Looking For, Aufloesung(1) - High Definition”, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst/NGBK, Realismus Studio, Berlin, Germany: 74-75 (catalogue). Cohen, Don. “Video Invasion”, Detroit Jewish News, Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Gronenborn, Klaus. “Trend zum Handy-Film?”, Kultur Heute, Deutschlandfunk, Germany. Sarrazin, Stephen. “Not Dead Yet”, Turbulences video, revue trimestrielle #44, July 2004: 19-21. Denis, Zhu. “Interview: Shelly Silver”, Art World Magazine, Shanghai, China, 2004: 44-46. Mattias Frey, “The Secret History of the 2004 Berlinale”, Cinematic, 2004. Scott, A.O. “Video Artists Escape Hollywood Sensibility to Explore Their Inner Worlds”, The New York Times, July 23rd, 2003: E3. Silver, Shelly. “Risk & Suicide (a love story)”, Risk/Riesgo, Felix: A Journal of Media Arts & Communication, Vol.2, No. 3, 2003. Silver, Shelly. “Homeland”, The Art Gallery of the Graduate Center, CUNY, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program: 25 (catalogue). Huber-Sigwart, Ann. “Dialogue: the Work of Shelly Silver”, n.paradoxa, International Feminist Art Journal Jan. 2002: 84-92. Berger, Sally, “Video Parables”. Shelly Silver: Video. Museum for Art and History, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2001. Horrigan, Bill. “Zoo”. Shelly Silver: Video. Museum for Art and History, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2001: 12-13. Volkart, Yvonne. “She wants to do it nonetheless”. Shelly Silver: Video. Museum for Art and History, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2001:16-29. Sarrazin, Stephen. “The stories that are left”. Shelly Silver: Video. Museum for Art and History, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2001: 30-35. Villiger, Verena. “Hidden Between the Leaves”. Shelly Silver: Video. Museum for Art and History, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2001: 36-37. Silver, Shelly. “once there was a prince who thought he was a rooster.” Jüdische Musik? Fremdbilder –Eigenbilder, Biennale Bern 2001: 35 (catalogue) Gerber, Elisabeth. “Shelly Silver and Nika Spalilnger im Museum fuer Kunst und Geschichte”, Kunst-Bulletin, January/February 2001: 44. Von Osten, Marion. “Nika Spalinger/Shelly Silver: Caché parmi les feuilles”. Springerin Verein, Vienna, Austria, 2001. Volkart, Yvonne. “Tamed Girls Running Wild: Figurations of Unruliness in Contemporary Video Art”, <hers> Video as a female terrain, ed. Stella Rollig, Styrian Autumn, Graz, Austria, 2000 (catalogue). Wüst, Florian. my [work] Concerning [professionally] Active Life, Werkleitz Bienniale, 2000: 72-77 (catalogue). Intimitaet und Oefflentlichkeit, Kunstmuseum Frieberg: Video Installation Nika Spalinger/Shelly Silver, Bieler Tagblatt, Biel Switzerland, December 18th, 2000: 22. “Le Musée d’art accueille une installation de Nika Spalinger, avec la vidéaaste new-yorkaise Shelly Silver,” La Liberté, Fribourg, Switzerland, December 14th, 2000: 17. Silver, Shelly. “Artist Pages: Voyeurism”, Felix: A Journal of Media Arts & Communication, Volume 2, #2, 1999: 143-146. “Berlin oder das auge des wirbelsturms”, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany, DAAD, 1999: 46-48 (catalogue). Callas, Peter. Peripheral Visions, dLux media arts, Sydney, 1999, (catalogue). “Interview mit Shelly Silver”, Letter, Hochschule und Ausland, DAAD, Nr. 4, December 1999: 5-6. Benci, Jacopo. Altri sguardi luminosi (Le madre e le figle di Shelly, opening, periodico di arte contemporanea, 35/36 Autunno-Inverno, 1998: 40-41. Cameron, Dan. “Venice Biennial”, Art Forum, September, 1997. Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review”, The New York Times, December 12th, 1997. Paterno, Cristiana. “Ap Pesaro tra Pat O’Neill e Chris Marker il cinema di ricerca si rifugia nel video”, l’Unita, June 23rd, 1997. “Mother & Daughters”, The Yomiuri America, February 21, 1997. Aulehla, Walter. “Images of Man: Festival Leipzig”, Cine&Media, 5/1997: 16. Sarrazin, Stephen. “Découvertes: Rétrospective Sélective”, Deuxieme Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montréal, Canada, 1995: 94-95 (catalogue). Vroege, Bas. “[Alter]EGO Documents”, Perspektief, Quarterly Photography Magazine, No. 49, Vorjaar/Spring, 1995: 19-21: 32. Nakajima, Takashi, “Shelly Silver, Interview”, ImageForum Journal, Auguts, 1994: 19-25. Shiloh, Tamar. “Moms, girls and videos”, The Daily Yomiuri, September 15, 1994: 7. Weiss, Jason. “The Houses That Are Left, A Review”, Post-Literate, Felix: A Journal of Media Arts & Communication, Vol. 1, #3, 1993: 111-113. Harringer, Gerald. “The Endogenous View”, Arts Electronica Catalogue, 1992. Kroeger, Merle. “Shelly Silver, Fishing for Documents”, Dokumentarfilm zwischen Tradition und Experiment, Botschaft, 1992: 27-30 (catalogue). Niroumand, Mariam. “Wenn’s der Wahrheitsfindung dient…”, Tagesspiegel, November, 1, 1991. Virtanen, Leena. “Shelly Silverin videoissa vallitsee hallittu kaaos”, Helsingin Sanomat, April 28, 1991. Rasanen, Titta. “Video voi olla kirja johon palataan aina uudelleen”, Uusi Suomi, Helsinki, April 30, 1991. Stamets, Bill. “Reelism”, New City Reader, April 4, 1991: 12. Kaufman, Debra. “Film Editors Move to Video”, POST, The Magazine for Animation, Audio, Film & Video Professionals, Volume 6, No. 2. February, 1991: 68-74. Klonarides, Carole Anne. It's Evening in America, Encontros, Portuguese-American Meetings on Contemporary Art, The Kulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, June 1989: 31-37 (catalogue). Graw, Isabelle. Order of Facts. Achim Kubinsky Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, May, 1989: 8-12 (catalogue). Hauff, Reinhard. “Review: Alan Belcher, Peter Nagy, Shelly Silver, Julie Wachtel at Achim Kubinsky”, Artscribe, The International Magazine of New Art. November/December 1989: 87. Klonarides, Carole Anne. TV: For Real, Reprises de vues. Halle Sud, Geneve, Switzerland, 1988 (catalogue). Soe, Valerie. “Documentaries as Fictional Fact”, Artweek, San Francisco, California, November 1988. Olander, William. Fake. The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1987 (catalogue). Biggs, Simon. “Reclamations: To the Artist's Voice”, Mediamatic, Vol. 2, #2. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November, 1987. Dialogue, An Art Journal, Volume 10, No. 6. November/December 1987: 50. Steinbach, Haim. “I give you the Sweetest Taboo”, Arts Magazine. Vol. 60, #7, NYC March 1986. Silver, Shelly. “Women Activists”, HERESIES, A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, Volume 5, No. 4, Issue 20, 1985: 18. ‘Public Address: “Sign on a Truck”’, Art in America, Volume 73, No. 1, January 1985: 88-91.

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  • Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • West Bank
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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