Silvia Kolbowski is an artist whose scope of address includes the ethics and politics of history, culture,and the unconscious. Her video/audio installation, an inadequate history of conceptual art exhibited at the Western Front was a reaction to the global revival of conceptually-oriented art. inadequate history focuses on the non-scholarly aspects of historical recollection – the subjective distortions of memory, the overdeterminations of personal involvement and perspective and the motivations of historical returns. an inadequate was also exhibited in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, the Oliver Art Center in Oakland, and was part of a one-person 2004 exhibition at the Secession, Vienna. Based in New York, Kolbowski received her B.S. from Hunter College. She is on the advisory board of October journal, where she was a co-editor between 1993 and 2000. Between 1988 and 1996, she taught in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and currently teaches in the CCC program of the Ecole Superieure d’Art Visuel, Geneva, and the Architecture Department of Parsons School of Design, New York. Kolbowski has lectured widely, and her writings have been included in many publications, such as Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, Documents, and Parachute.