About the Author

Silvia Kolbowski is an artist based in New York. Her scope of address includes the ethics and politics of history, culture, and the unconscious. The slide/audio work Proximity to Power, American Style, was first shown as part of a one-person, three-project exhibition, “inadequate…Like…Power,” at the Secession, Vienna, in 2004. In 2007 she exhibited a revised version of her 1999 an inadequate history of conceptual art at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. Her most recent project, a video and photo work entitled After Hiroshima Mon Amour, (2008), opened as a one-person exhibition at LAX<>Art in Los Angeles, on September 20th. She is on the advisory board of October journal, and teaches in the CCC program of the Ecole Superieure d’Art Visuel, Geneva.