Silke Otto-Knapp is originally from Germany. 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 solo exhibition include: In the Waiting Room, Renaissance Society, Chicago (2020); Bühnenbilder, the Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2017); Land lies in water, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015); Questions of Travel, the Kunsthalle Wien and the Camden Arts Centre, London (2014); Geography and Plays, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2013); A light in the moon, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2011); Voyage Out, Greengrassi, London (2011); Many Many Women, Kunstverein München, Munich (2010); Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position, The Banff Centre, Banff; and Present Time Exercise, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including: Sacre 101, Migros Museum, Zürich (2014); À Ciel Ouvert: Le Nouveau Pleinairisme (2012), Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec; Hilary Lloyd, Janice Kerbel, Silke Otto-Knapp, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2012-2013); Watercolour , Tate Britain, London (2011); rendez-vous nowhere, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Spain (2008-2009); 9th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2005); and The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2004-2005). Silke Otto-Knapp is Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing at University of California, Los Angeles.