In her works, Silke Panknin deals with selected places that she prefers to find in nature. In addition to photography, which has been the focus of Panknin's work since 2012, she mixes various media and genres in space-related installations. The artist approaches spaces through site- and situation-related analyses and cultural cross-references that she finds or associates in her research. Silke Panknin's interventions in existing social and spatial orders are enormous in terms of the use of materials, consistent in their execution - and often connected with a participatory action.

In her analog black-and-white photographs developed in traditional handwork in the darkroom, she is not interested in depicting reality in the sense of a document. Her interest is rather in the idea of translating reality into another medium, which always changes reality as well.

Silke Panknin currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


1993 Academy of Fine Art Stuttgart

1996 ENSAV (École nationale supérieure des arts visuels la Cambre) Brussels

1998 Diploma fine arts


Stiftung Kunstfonds Grant Neustart Kultur 2022

Gastspielförderung, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, 2021

Artist in Residence, Brig, Switzerland, 2021

Grant Senatsverwaltung Berlin für Kultur und Europa 2020/21 

Artist in Residence, Brig, Switzerland, 2019

Artist in Residence, Kunstnarhuset Messen, Norway, 2019

Artist in Residence, Kökar, Åland Island, 2017



Neubesetzung KV Neuhausen

tabula rasa world in a room Berlin


group show Rückschau 2021, Projektraum world in a room

group show Little piece of, Galerie intershop Leipzig

group show fast forward, Kurt-Kurt Berlin

Graustufen II Galerie intershop Leipzig

Graustufen Kunstverein Oberwallis Galerie zur Matze Brig; Switzerland


group show Can`t touch this, Galerie intershop Leipzig

tabula rasa Galerie intershop Leipzig


group show capsule # 2 - et voilà la réalité, galerie intershop Leipzig

group show neu gesichtet! Interpretations of Albert Nyfeler's works, Alter Werkhof Brig; Switzerland

voglio vedere lei mie montagne Kunstverein Oberwallis Visp; Switzerland

borders world in a room Berlin


group show Die Menge des Lichts bestimmt den Grad der Schwärzung, Druckwerkstatt des bbk Berlin


group show photo::vienna, MAK Wien; Austria

group show superurbanvillage, Kunstverein Tiergarten Galerie Nord Berlin


Lines – borders, ongoing project in different forests (Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg)


Parasit Shedhalle Tübingen

415 laufende Meter Peripherie Sudhaus Tübingen

aufrecht und quer Peripherie Sudhaus Tübingen


Steine Plätze Zeugen Karl-Marx-Allee Berlin - intervention in the city space


group show, Tübingen - Rottenburg


group show Maßnahme - Maßnehmen, Künstlerbund Tübingen

group show Zeichnung, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

Kunstvorort Jahresausstellung Künstlerbund Tübingen e.V.


group show Zeitlupe, Kulturhalle Tübingen

group show Ortswechsel, Kulturverein Zehntscheuer e.V. Rottenburg


nicht mehr und doch schon Künstlerbund Tübingen


weißer taubedeckter Pfad Gedok Stuttgart


group show Fotosommer Stuttgart, Galerie Hoss und Wollmann Stuttgart

Behausung Galerie im Künstlertreff Stuttgart

group show Nonfinito, Shedhalle Tübingen e.V.

group show Junge Kunst, Städtische Galerie Reutlingen

group show Licht Raum Europa, Reithalle im Klenzepark Ingolstadt

group show Künstlerbund Tübingen e.V., Kulturhalle Tübingen

group show Paarweise, Jahresausstellung Künstlerbund Tübingen e.V.


group show Flurstück 1408 / Der Kunstgarten, Markgröningen, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg


Visionen_2001 town hall Stuttgart

group show Perplex - 75 Jahre Gedok, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn

Fernsicht BBK Stuttgart Eugensplatz


group show Heidelberger Bahnhof, Kunstverein Heidelberg

group show Fliegende Galerien, Stuttgart

L´intimité Galerie The flying cow Brussels; Belgium

Passage 26 European stations, work in progress


group show Villa Eksternest, Roeselare; Belgium


una spirale Tergu Sardinia

group show Ithaca, Leuven; Belgium

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