Selected exhibitions and screenings

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Public, Private, Secret, ICP/International Center for Photography Museum, NYC

Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland

Forum Expanded, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany

Hverdagsbilleder/Everyday Scenes, Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Videorama, Werkleitz, Halle, Germany

Videoformes2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Documentalistas: Touch, Museo MAR, Buenos Aires, Argentina
REALNESS, Villa Paloma, NMNM/Nouveau Musée National Monaco

Kinemastik Int’l Short Film Festilval, Triq-is-Sur, St Julian’s, Malta

Video Shop, Kunstraum, Nada, NYC & Larga Noche de Museos Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Montreal Underground Film Festival, Canada

IndieLisboa, Portugal

VideoFormes 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL

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


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

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


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


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


Here, his 這裡, 他的, 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


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

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

Video Parcours : Spoken World, KAAI Theater, Brussels, Belgium

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

High Risk Citizen, Art in General, New York

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

Wired Empire, Winnipeg Cinematheque, Canada

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Subculture, Group Material, New York Subway System

Live Radio, Fashion Moda, WBAI, New York

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

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

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



Yaddo Residency (+1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012)


Macdowell Colony (+2005, 2007, 2011, 2012)


Blue Mountain Center, NY

Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program


Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program


Nova Scotia College of Art/NASCAD Artist Residency


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/LMCC, Special Project, Woolworth Residency


ORESTE 3, Montescaglioso, Italy


The Japan/United States Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship


Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Residency Fellowship


Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme


Masterclass, Werkleitz, Halle, Germany


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


Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Visiting Artist Talk, College of Architecture, Art & Planning, Cornell University

Visiting Artist Talk, Film Department, Temple University

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


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

Master Class, Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan

Girls Make Documentaries, Seminar, Tsuda College, Tokyo Japan

Temple University, Tokyo, Japan


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


Artist Talk, Parsons School of Design, MFA Fine Arts, New York City


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

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)


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

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

Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

Homeland, Whitney ISP Curatorial Program, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC


Women in the Arts/WITALK, Telok Kurau Studio, Singapore

Interactive Normalization, Museum of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia, Symposium

Werkleitz Biennale, Germany


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


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

Artist Talk, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art/ENSBA, Paris

Artist Talk, London Art Institute, England

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


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


Artist Talk, Department of Design & Media, University of Applied Sciences, Hannover, Germany


Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Artist Talk, International House of Japan Artists’ Forum

Screening and Workshop, The American Center, Paris, France

Artist Talk, 16 beaver, NY

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


Artist Talk, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland


Artist Talk, Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin

Artist Talk, Koln Kunstverein

Artist Talk, London Art Institute


Meet the Makers, Donnell, New York Public Library


Young Cinema Competition Jury, DokLeipzig, Germany, 2014

Temple University Student Film Festival, 2013

Anonymous Was A Woman, Nominator, 2015, 2014, 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

Feature Documentary Competition Jury, Leipzig International Documentary Festival, 1998
Electronic Arts Intermix/EAI, NY

Video Data Bank/VDB, Chicago

Argos Arts, Brussels, Belgium

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

Yokohama Museum, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, NY

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
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

Goldsmiths, University of London

Hampshire College

Harvard University

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

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

The New School, NY

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

Singapore American School

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, Iowa City

University of Illinois, Chicago

DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of London, London, England

University of Massachusetts

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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

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 We Were 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 Time of 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”, 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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