Silke Otto-Knapp will be at The Royal Institute of Art as a Visiting Professor of Fine Art with specialization in painting during the autumn semester the Academic Year 2015/2016. 

Silke Otto-Knapp was born in Osnabrueck in 1970.  She completed a degree in cultural studies at the University of Hildesheim, Germany and received her MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design.  Until 2013, Silke lived and worked in London.  In 2014 she relocated to Los Angeles where she is Assistant Professor for Painting and Drawing at UCLA.  Recent solo exhibitions of her work include "Land lies in water" at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; “Monday or Tuesday” at Camden Arts Center, London; “Questions of Travel” at Kunsthalle Vienna, and “Geography and Plays” at Kusthal Charlottenborg.  Her work has been shown at Tate Britain, the Hammer Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Migros Museum, and Van Abbemuseum.  She is represented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne and Berlin, and greengrassi in London.