Artist Exhibition In Haining, China


by ROBBIN on AUGUST 29, 2019

The Juntao First National Book Art Exhibition was held in the Qian Juntao Art Research Museum, Haining, China, from 20 October to 20 November 2019. The exhibition was sponsored by the Illustration and Binding Arts Committee of the Chinese Artists Association, the Haining Municipal People’s Government, the Haining Federation of Literature and Arts, and the Qian Juntao Art Research Museum. 

The three part exhibition included a collecting show of book arts and binding by Chinese artists; an invitational exhibit of artists’ books and book objects by Doug Beube, Inge Bruggeman, Robbin Ami Silverberg, and Buzz Spector; and a collaboration of scholars from Pejing University and students from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, Ningbo University, and Guangzhou Academy of Fine arts. Students from these three schools have made books on various themes of scholars’ books, including sociology, literature, Bible studies, film studies, law, Taoism, and other bodies of knowledge. 

The collecting show was staged in the Qian Juntao Art Research Museum, the invitational exhibit, where my artist books were exhibited, was held in the Xu Bangda Art Museum, and the thematic exhibition occupied the Zhang Zongxiangao Museum.

Booknesses Colloquium, Johannesburg,

March 2017


by ROBBIN on SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

March was an exciting month: I attended the Booknesses colloquium at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, where I was a keynote speaker!

It was a fabulous 3 weeks: giving lectures & critiques at the University, working on an artist book collaboration with printmaker Kim Berman, attending the colloquium, making paper from African fibers for an artist book collaboration, giving the opening speech for South African Artists’ Books exhibition, and wonderful times with lovely colleagues and friends! 

Interview Posted On ‘Bookbinding Now’ Blog:


by ROBBIN on NOVEMBER 26, 2015

November 25th an interview went live of me talking with guest host, Elizabeth Whalley. It was an enjoyable conversation about my art practice, including a walk-though of Dobbin Mill, while talking about papermaking, 4 of my artist books, and books in general, and replete with support sounds of laughter, crackling paper, and drilling:

“Reality Is Thin As Paper”


by ROBBIN on OCTOBER 3, 2014

I’m terribly excited about my recent solo exhibition at Galerie Druck & Buch in Vienna, Austria, September 4 – October 8, 2014.  This exhibition takes place exactly 30 years since I left Vienna after 3 years of training there in bookbinding at Werkstatt für Buchgestaltung.  Circa 20 artist books are on exhibition, along with 2 installations.

“Self Scrutiny” At The NY Art Book Fair


by ROBBIN on SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

Self Scrutiny, is  based on Istvan Orkeny’s story about a man and his mirror image who becomes independent from him.

For this artist book edition, I worked with cards that have been donated courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum Libraries.  By repeatedly writing/typing/painting and re-writing actual cards along with fictitious ones, all on handmade paper made from pulped cards, I was able to re-create both the storyline and my own commentary. The latter appears as notational references about simulacrum and hyper-reality.

@Archive is an intervention exhibition in the storage facility of the National Jewish Archive in Budapest, Hungary, that runs from July – September 2013. I have placed artist books and works on paper within the actual storage unit that respond directly to the objects collected there in an installation called intervention/installation.

Silverberg’s Recent Installation: A Memory Palace At FUGA Gallery


by ROBBIN on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

A Memory Palace Installation at FUGA Gallery

Budapest Center of Architecture
Petőfi Sándor utca 5., Budapest, Hungary 1052
June – September 2013

A Memory Palace was an installation at FUGA, where I explored the connection between episodic memory and location, working with this ancient mnemonic device. The space contained a series of photographs, a set of pulp-paintings of my ambulatory mapping, a video, an artist book and set of hand-cut player piano scrolls, along with found and remembered objects.

A highlight of the event was Jazz musician László Göz’s improvisation on five conch shells. The music was a transformative ‘reading’ of my player piano scrolls.

László Göz opens Böröcz / Silverberg exhibit at FUGA in Budapest was filmed by Peter Forgacs.

Silverberg Interview In Fine Books & Collections


by ROBBIN on AUGUST 28, 2013

Paper as Subtext: Interview with Robbin Ami Silverberg

Published in Fine Books & Collections
Issue 11.1 // Winter 2013

I was recently interviewed by Richard Minsky on topics ranging from my process to my collaborations and current projects.

Installation At Yale’s Exhibition: The Book As Memorial


by ROBBIN on SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

The Book as Memorial: Book Artists Respond to and Remember 9/11

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Sept. 6-December 16, 2011

 have several artist books and a new installation, Anamnesis: 9/11 in an exhibition at Yale University, Special Collections, Haas Family Arts Library.

On Sept. 22nd at 5:30 pm there will be an artists’ panel in conjunction with the 9/11 exhibitions at the Yale Art Gallery lobby, with Nathan Lyons, Leo Rubenfien, Judith Shea, and myself.

Paper Art | Exhibition: Mother Installation

June 10th – September 15th, 2011
Bildungshaus St. Benedikt
Seitenstetten | Austria

Paper in its various and surprising appearances is the material as well as the focus of this international show. The exhibition occupies the interior spaces around the chapel of the Seitenstetten Abbey, its garden and orchard – creating a mulitfaceted presentation of paper art by four excellent artists of the field:

Peter Gentenaar | The Netherlands
Gjertrud Hals | Norway
Robbin Silverberg | USA
Sigi Schraube | Germany

I will have an installation along a 14 meter wall & in the orchard, part of the on-going series called Anamnesis: The Opposite of Forgetting. It is a posting wall of announcements, ads, posters & detritus along with a sound & video piece focused on memory and healing: Nothing Is, Until Uttered in a Clear Voice. We cannot display this gallery. The exhibition is open during the office hours oft the Bildungshaus from Monday through Saturday from 8 – 17 h, Sundays from 10 – 15 Uhr. The entrance is free. The show was curated by Renate Habinger |