Bigindicator

Silke Opitz

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Comments
20151122162043-callesen
FULL HOUSE - Peter Callesen at Molsdorf Palace, 2015 © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162055-alhaeuser
FULL HOUSE - Sonja Alhaeuser at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162102-meurer
FULL HOUSE - Wiebke Meurer at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162108-strasser
FULL HOUSE - Laura Strasser at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162134-westphal
FULL HOUSE - Sarah Westphal at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162142-haase
FULL HOUSE - Christiane Haase at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162152-cardiif
FULL HOUSE - Cardiff & Miller at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt; the artists and Luhring Augustine Gallery
20151122162202-dejong
FULL HOUSE - Folkert de Jong at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162208-tur
FULL HOUSE - Nasan Tur at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162212-risch
FULL HOUSE - Jens Risch at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162217-girke
FULL HOUSE - Kristina Girke at Molsdorf Palace © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20151122162222-chernysheva
FULL HOUSE - Olga Chernysheva at Molsdorf Palace Seven Exercises, 2004, Video © Thomas Mueller / Stiftung Thueringer Schloesser und Gaerten / Stadt Erfurt
20130808155639-kunsthalle_erfurt_dsc_0888
Olga Chernysheva @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2013
20130808155729-kunsthalle_erfurt_dsc_0869
Olga Chernysheva @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2013
20130808155755-kunsthalle_erfurt_dsc_0843
Olga Chernysheva @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2013
20130808155820-kunsthalle_erfurt_dsc_0839
Olga Chernysheva @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2013
20130808150301-schneiderklein1
Sascha Schneider (1870-1927) @ Kunsthalle Weimar, 2013
20130808150326-schneiderklein3
Sascha Schneider (1870-1927) @ Kunsthalle Weimar, 2013
20130808150356-schneiderklein5
Sascha Schneider (1870-1927) @ Kunsthalle Weimar, 2013
20130808150449-schneiderklein9
Sascha Schneider (1870-1927) @ Kunsthalle Weimar, 2013
20130808183151-2012-11-20_braekmann_001_kopie
Dirk Braeckman @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2012/2013
20130808183216-2012-11-20_braekmann_004_kopie
Dirk Braeckman @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2012/2013
20130808183244-2012-11-20_braekmann_023_kopie
Dirk Braeckman @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2012/2013
20130808183306-2012-11-20_braekmann_029_kopie
Dirk Braeckman @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2012/2013
20130809141101-pilviklein02
Pilvi Takala @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2012
20130809141142-pilviklein03
Pilvi Takala @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2012
20130809141233-pilviklein04
Pilvi Takala @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2012
20130809141255-pilviklein05
Pilvi Takala @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2012
20130808182215-img_0390_kopie
Nathalie Mohadjer @ Kunsthalle Weimar, 2011/2012
20130808181312-waldenweb5
Christian Jankowski @ Walden Affairs Den Haag, 2011
20130808181346-waldenweb8
Charles Gute @ Walden Affairs Den Haag, 2011
20130808182445-gera_elektrisiernede_06_kopie
Polonca Lovsin @ Kunstverein Gera, 2011 Performance Electric Dreams on the Marketplace Gera
20130808182526-gera_elektrisiernede_01_kopie
Polonca Lovsin @ Kunstverein Gera, 2011 Performance Electric Dreams on the Marketplace Gera
20130809135414-gera_elektrisiernede_05
Polonca Lovsin @ Kunstverein Gera, 2011 Performance "electric Dreams" on the Marketplace Gera
20130812135938-_g9f1784
Polonca Lovsin @ Kunstverein Gera, 2011
20130812140005-poloncainnen2
Polonca Lovsin @ Kunstverein Gera, 2011
20130812140024-poloncainnen
Polonca Lovsin @ Kunstverein Gera, 2011
20130808153230-_mg_0070_kopie
William Lamson @ Kunsthalle Erfurt 2010
20130808153452-_mg_0042_kopie
William Lamson @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2010
20130808153845-gravlejs_007_kopie
Ivars Gravlejs @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2010
20130808153922-gravlejs_016_kopie
Ivars Gravlejs @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2010
20130808160214-dsc00596_kopie
Markus Wueste @ Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, 2010
20130808160237-dsc00602_kopie
Markus Wueste @ Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, 2010
20130808160343-dsc00608_kopie
Julian Hetzel & Hannes Waldschuetz @ KV Ludwigsburg, 2010
20130808160737-dsc00609_kopie
Julian Hetzel & Hannes Waldschuetz @ KV Ludwigsburg, 2010
20130808160027-dsc00153_kopie
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor @ KV Ludwigsburg, 2009
20130808160051-dsc00158_kopie
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor @ KV Ludwigsburg, 2009
20130810065120-dsc00490
bauhaus commuters in New York, 2009
20130810065309-img_0067
bauhaus commuters - Gropius' briefcase, 2009
20130810065347-dsc00520klein_kopie
bauhaus commuters - presentation at the ISCP, NY, 2009
20130810065439-img_0591__large__kopie
bauhaus commuters - presentation at GoetheStadtmuseum Ilmenau, 2009
20130808160121-dsc00566_kopie
Christiane Haase @ Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, 2009
20130808160140-dsc00564_kopie
Christiane Haase @ Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, 2009
20130808160907-img_0045_kopie
Loan Nguyen @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2009
20130808160928-img_0048_kopie
Loan Nguyen @ Kunsthalle Erfurt, 2009
20130809134726-_nik0097web
Laura Strasser @ GoetheStadtmuseum Ilmenau, 2009
20130809134812-_nik0141web
Laura Strasser @ GoetheStadtmuseum Ilmenau, 2009
20130808160823-hoefsachsgera01
Hoefner & Sachs @ Kunstverein Gera, 2008
20130808160842-hoefsachsgera02
Hoefner & Sachs @ Kunstverein Gera, 2008
20130808153704-erica01
Erica Eyres @ Kunsthaus Erfurt, 2008
20130808153741-erica02
Erica Eyres @ Kunsthaus Erfurt, 2008
Quick Facts
Schools
Bauhaus University Weimar, 2000, PhD
Philipps University Marburg, 1995, MA
University of Kent at Canterbury
Tags
curator, Art Historian, writer, Lecturer, exhibition/performance
Statement

Silke is an art historian, curator, writer and lecturer based in Weimar. She studied for her Master’s degree Art History, Contemporary German Literature and Media Sciences in Marburg and Canterbury (UK). In 2000, she was awarded her PhD by the Bauhaus University Weimar, where she went on to become assistant professor from 2002 until 2008. Since beginning her career as an independent curator in 2001, she has conceived numerous international exhibition projects both in and outside Germany. From 2009 until 2010 Silke was curator at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg and attended curatorial residencies and programs in New York, The Hague and Brussels. Besides many publications on contemporary and modern art, she is also the author of a children’s book on the Bauhaus. Silke is currently appointed curator at Kunsthalle Erfurt.

Exhibitions curated by Silke Opitz:

2013
SASCHA SCHNEIDER (1870-1927) – Visualizing Ideas through the Human Body (Kunsthalle „Harry Graf Kessler“ Weimar

2012
DIRK BRAECKMAN (Kunsthalle Erfurt)
GABRIELA OBERKOFLER – Als wenn ich hier geboren und erzogen waere (Goethe, 1829) (Kunsthalle Erfurt)
Into the Real World. -5 min Short Video Biennale and PILVI TAKALA – Aside (Gallery P74, Ljubljana)
PILVI TAKALA – Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in (Kunsthalle Erfurt)

2011
NATHALIE MOHADJER – Zwei Bier für Haiti (Kunsthalle „Harry Graf Kessler“ Weimar)
CHARLES GUTE & CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI – Scripts for Art (Walden Affairs, Den Haag)
MIN OH – How things genuinely speak, and sing.(Kunsthalle Erfurt, Onomatopee, Eindhoven)
POLONCA LOVSIN
Electric Dreams (Kunstverein Gera)

2010
WILLIAM LAMSON – On Earth (Kunsthalle Erfurt)
IVARS GRAVLEJS – The 90s and then (Kunsthalle Erfurt)
JULIAN HETZEL & HANNES WALDSCHUETZ – ORGAN (Kunstverein Ludwigsburg)
ANNA GIERSTER – For your Safety (Kunstverein Ludwigsburg)
MARKUS WUESTE – Moving Stones (Kunstverein Ludwigsburg)

2009
bauhaus commuters - exhibition/talk-travelling project in New York and Thuringia with works by Christiane Haase, Laura Strasser, Sauter & Kraus, Schroeter & Berger, Min Oh and Scott Teplin (College of Staten Island and ISCP, New York; Kunsthalle Erfurt and GoetheStadtmuseum Ilmenau)
CHRISTIANE HAASE – Made in China (Kunstverein Ludwigsburg)
LAURA STRASSER – Beloved Mass. Stories in Porcelain GoetheStadtmuseum Ilmenau
LOAN NGUYEN – In Places (Kunsthalle Erfurt)
MONA VATAMANU & FLORIN TUDOR – Dissolving Absolute Structures (Kunstverein Ludwigsburg)
ANNA TALENS – From the Mediterranean, with silky scales (Kunstverein Ludwigsburg)

2008
Weltall, Erde, Mensch (SPACE/EARTH/WO/Man) – with works by Maria Thereza Alves, Anna Gierster, G-Lab, Florian Gwinner, William Kentridge, William Lamson, radioqualia, Markus Wueste and others (ACC Weimar)
FRANZ HOEFNER & HARRY SACHS – FORUM ARCADEN (Kunstverein Gera)
MARI SUNNA – ichduersiees (Kunstsammlung Gera)
ERICA EYRES – Bitte Mutti! (Kunsthaus Erfurt)

2007
OTTO DIX  – UN-VERBLUEMT (Kunstsammlung Gera)
MARIA THEREZA ALVES –What is the color of a German rose? (Kunstsammlung Gera)
KaDeOs – Kaufhaus des Ostens – with works by Franz Hoefner & Harry Sachs, Iris Kettner, Anna Krenz, Karolina Kowalska, LAIBACH, Peggy Meinfelder, niko.31 and Nils Emde, Filip Remund and Vit Klusak, Jana Sterbak and Turbine (former GDR Konsum-store/supermarket, Erfurt in collaboration with Kunsthaus Erfurt)

2006
JAKOB S. BOESKOV – Monster Mirror (Kunstsammlung Gera)
ENE-LIIS SEMPER (Kunsthaus Erfurt)

2005
neues leben – neues wohnen/new living – new housing – with works by Jan Brokof, Susanne Hopf and Natalja Meier, Franz Hoefner & Harry Sachs, Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov, Beate Spalthoff, Clemens von Wedemeyer and others (Kunsthaus Erfurt)
SANTERI TUORI – Posing Time (Kunstsammlung Gera)

2004
Mann und Frau intim/Man and woman intimately –with works by Eija-Liis Athila, Stephan Balkenhol, Wolfgang Betke, Katia Kelm, Bruce Nauman, Kay Voigtmann and others (Kunsthaus Erfurt)
JANET CARDIFF & GEORGE BURES MILLER - Botho Graef Art Award of Jena (City of Jena)

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Olga Chernysheva. Compossibilities. Hatje Cantz 2013

Sascha Schneider - Visualizing Ideas through the Human Body. Bauhaus University publishers 2013

Pilvi Takala. Just when I thought I was out...Hatje Cantz 2012