Dr Simon Sheikh

Staff details

Position Reader in Curating, Programme Director
Department Art
Email s.sheikh (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7691

Simon Sheikh's research deals with the modalities and potentialities of curating, within the relation between exhibition-making and political imaginaries. He is concerned with how exhibitions articulate through arrangement, narrative and spatialization, as well as how the very format of the exhibition can be expanded, negated or transformed.

Research areas thus include the making of publics, the instituting of subjectivity and the politics of display, both in terms of critical writing, the conceptualization and realization of exhibition projects, and in the form of an ongoing formulation of histories of exhibition making and reception.

Recently he has engaged in making former the notion of ‘the West’, in how Capital can be read, re-read and represented, and in the artistic practices of archiving, circulation and dissemination that can be viewed as unauthorized, and running counter to sanctified cultural politics and forms.

Teaching

Prior to arriving at Goldsmiths, Simon served as the course leader and lecturer for the Critical Studies Programme at the Malmoe Art Academy in Sweden for seven years. He has also been a lecturer at Funen Art Academy in Denmark.

Professional projects

Simon has been a curator for NIKCA in Helsinki and worked for three years as the director of Overgarden, Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagan.

His most recent curated exhibitions include Reading / Capital (For Althusser) at DEPO in Istanbul (2014), Unauthorized at Inter Arts Lab in Malmö (2012), and All That Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism at QUAD in Derby (2011). 

Publications

Book

Hlalvajova, Maria and Sheikh, Simon. 2017. Former West: Art and the Contemporary After 1989. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-533383-6

Book Section

Hernández Velázquez, Y. M.. 2019. Imagining Curatorial Practice after 1972. In: Paul O'Neill; Simon Sheikh; Lucy Steeds and Mick Wilson, eds. Curating after the Global: Roadmaps for the Present. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, pp. 253-270. ISBN 9780262537902

Sheikh, Simon. 2017. The Magmas: On Institutions and Instituting. In: Paul O'Neill; Lucy Steeds and Mick Wilson, eds. How Institutions think: Between Contemporary Art and Curatorial Discourse. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 126-131. ISBN 978-0-262-53432-1

Sheikh, Simon. 2017. A Contemporary Observatory for the City. In: Kate Gray, ed. Towards a City Observatory – Constellations of art, collaboration and locality. Edinburgh: Collective, pp. 12-18. ISBN 978-1-873653-18-0

Malik, Suhail. 2017. When is Contemporary Art? In: Simon Sheikh and Maria Hlavajova, eds. Former West: Art and the Contemporary after 1989. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262533836

Schuppli, Susan. 2017. Computing the Law / Searching for Justice. In: Boris Buden,; Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh, eds. Former West Art and the Contemporary after 1989. MIT Press: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262533836

Sheikh, Simon. 2015. A Long Walk to the Land of the People: Contemporary Art in the Spectre of Spectatorship. In: Maria Hlalvajova and Ranjit Hoskote, eds. Future Publics. Amsterdam: Valiz, pp. 230-261. ISBN 978-90-78088-94-3

Sheikh, Simon. 2013. ‘Articulation: On the Position of the Curator’. In: Ann Demester; Edna van Duyn and Hendrik Folkerts, eds. The Shadowfiles 3 - Curatorial Education. Amsterdam: Appel. ISBN 978-9073501782

Sheikh, Simon. 2013. ‘Towards the Exhibition as Research’. In: Paul O'Neill and Mick Wilson, eds. Curating Research. London: Open Editions. ISBN 978-0949004031

Sheikh, Simon. 2012. Burning From the Inside – New Institutionalism Revisited. In: Beatrice von Bismarck; Jörn Schafaff and Thomas Weski, eds. Cultures of the Curatorial. Berlin, Germany: Sternberg Press, pp. 361-373. ISBN 9781934105979

Sheikh, Simon. 2012. ‘Instituting the Institution’. In: Joao Mourao and Luis Silva, eds. Performing the Institution(al), Volume 2. Lisbon: Kunsthalle Lissabon, pp. 90-103.

Sheikh, Simon. 2011. Avant-garde Citizens. Double Agents, and Model Workers. In: Ellen Blumenstein, ed. Under Deconstruction: Libia Castro & Olafur Olafsson. Berlin: Sternberg Press, pp. 27-33. ISBN 9781934105443

Sheikh, Simon. 2011. Constitutive Effects: The Techniques of the Curator. In: Zoya Kocur, ed. Global Visual Cultures. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 48-56. ISBN 978-1405169202

Sheikh, Simon. 2011. ‘What Remains? – Chto Delat?, Post-Communism and Art’. In: Johan Holten, ed. What Is To Be Done? – Survey of the Works of the Russian Collective Chto Delat? Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, pp. 56-65.

Sheikh, Simon. 2010. Aesthetic Subjects in Urban Spaces – Some Remarks on the Films of Knut Åsdam. In: , ed. Knut Asdam: The Long Gaze, the Short Gaze. Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press, pp. 190-205. ISBN 978-1934105283

Sheikh, Simon. 2010. The Art of Imagination. In: Marie Nerland, ed. An Anthology for the 25th Anniversary of BIT Teatergarasjen. Oslo: BIT Teatergarasjen, pp. 47-51. ISBN 978-8299667845

Sheikh, Simon. 2010. ‘Letter to Jane’. In: Paul O'Neill and Mick Wilson, eds. Pedagogical Subjects. London: Open Editions, pp. 61-75.

Sheikh, Simon. 2010. ‘The State We are In, Or, What a State We are In! Notes on the State of a Global Artworld, its Subjects and Circulations’. In: Lex ter Braak; Lilet Breddels and Steven van Teeseling, eds. 6(0) Ways… Framing Cultural Diversity. Amsterdam: NAi Publishers. ISBN 978-9056626921

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. ‘The Representation of Banking, Banking on Representation: Reflections on John Strauss’ ‘Transparency’ and its Reframing’. In: , ed. Printed Project. Dublin: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 47-49.

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. Exhibition-Making and the Political Imaginary. In: , ed. Malmö Art Academy yearbook. UNSPECIFIED.

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. In the Place of the Public Sphere? Or, The World in Fragments. In: Claire Doherty, ed. Situation. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, pp. 137-141.

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. Once Upon a Time in the West. In: , ed. Passengers. Warsaw: In Situ.

Sheikh, Simon. 2008. The End of an Idea. In: Mel Jordan and Malcolm Miles, eds. Art and Theory After Socialism. Bristol: University of Chicago Press, pp. 67-75. ISBN 978-1841502113

Sheikh, Simon. 2008. In the Place of the Public Sphere? Or, The World in Fragments. In: , ed. Public Good. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 46-55.

Sheikh, Simon. 2008. No lugar da Esfera Pública? In: , ed. Urbania 3. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 127-135.

Sheikh, Simon. 2008. Publics and Post-Publics: The Production of the Social. In: Jorinde Seijdel, ed. Art as a Public Issue: how art and its institutions reinvent the public dimension. 14 Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, pp. 28-36. ISBN 9789056624354

Sheikh, Simon. 2008. Talk Value: Cultural Industry and the Knowledge Economy. In: Maria Hlavajova; Jill Winder and Binna Choi, eds. Concerning Knowledge Production. Utrecht: BAK, pp. 182-197.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. Battle Lines are Being Drawn – The Cultural Politics of Identity in Denmark. In: Minna Henriksson and Sezgin Boynik, eds. Contemporary Art and Nationalism. Critical Reader. Pristhina: University of Kosovo, pp. 56-60. ISBN 978-9951874403

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. ‘Constitutive Effects: The Techniques of the Curator’. In: Paul O'Neill, ed. CURATING SUBJECTS. Amsterdam: De Appel, pp. 174-185.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. Correcting the Principles of Correction (its Facilities and Discourses). In: , ed. Crime and Punishment, catalogue. Tallinn: Tallinn Kunstihoone, pp. 64-67.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. Exhibition as Medium. In: Rael Artel and Airi Triisberg, eds. Public Preparation. Tallinn: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 56-62.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. Identification of a Woman. In: , ed. Ann Lislegaard – Science Fiction and Other Worlds. Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, pp. 76-82.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. In Dreams Begin Responsibilites – Notes on Art, Horizons, and the Imaginary. In: Dorothee Bienert, ed. Don’t Worry – Be Curious! Frankfurt/Main: Revolver, pp. 33-36. ISBN 978-3865883872

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. Maria Eichhorn: The Aesthetics of Administration and the Administration of Aesthetics. In: , ed. Untitled 43. London: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 38-43.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. Oplæg. In: Katya Sander, ed. Produktion af handlingsrum. Arhus: Det Jyske Kunstakademi, pp. 30-39.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. The Production of Knowledge – An Introduction to Critical Studies. In: Katarina Stenbeck, ed. There’s Gonna Be Some Trouble – The Five Year Rooseum Book. Malmö, pp. 218-225.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. Revolution in the Head, or, Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow’. In: Maja Fowkes and Reuben Fowkes, eds. Revolution is Not a Garden Party. Manchester: MIRIAD, pp. 52-55. ISBN 978-1905476121

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. Scattered (War) Opposition. In: Johanna Billing; Maria Lind and Lars Nilsson, eds. Taking the Matter into Common Hands: On Contemporary Art and Collaborative Practices. London: Black Dog Publishing, pp. 108-110.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. ‘Scattered (War) Opposition’. In: Johanna Billing; Maria Lind and Lars Nilsson, eds. Taking the Matter into Common Hands. London: Black Dog Publishing, pp. 108-110. ISBN 978-1906155186

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. The Trouble with Institutions, or, Art and its Publics. In: , ed. Dreamlands Burn. Budapest: Múcsarnok, pp. 42-47.

Sheikh, Simon. 2007. What are the Challenges of Teaching Critical Discourse. In: Nikolaus Schafhausen and Julia Moritz, eds. The Question of the Day. Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press, p. 90.

Sheikh, Simon and Hunt, Ashley. 2006. Creating Publics. In: Tara Byrne, ed. Cork Caucus: on art, possibility & democracy. Frankfurt A.M.: Revolver, pp. 321-327.

Sheikh, Simon. 2006. Battle Lines are Being Drawn – The Cultural Politics of Identity in Denmark. In: , ed. : Framework 5. Helsinki: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 104-106.

Sheikh, Simon. 2006. Public Spheres and the Functions of Progressive Art Institutions. In: Vanessa Muller and Nikolaus Schafhausen, eds. Under Construction – Perspectives on Institutional Practice. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, pp. 192-194.

Sheikh, Simon. 2006. Representation, Contestation and Power: the Artist as Public Intellectual. In: Sarah Pierce, ed. The Paraeducation Department. Belfast: Interface.

Sheikh, Simon. 2006. The Trouble with Institutions, or, Art and its Publics. In: Nina Möntmann, ed. Art and its Institutions. London: Black Dog Publishing, pp. 142-149.

Sheikh, Simon. 2005. Anstelle der öffentlichkeit? Oder: Die Welt in Fragmenten. In: Gerald Raunig and Ulf Wuggenig, eds. Publicum – Theorien der öffentlichkeit. Vienna: Turia + Kant, pp. 80-88.

Sheikh, Simon. 2005. A Conversation. In: , ed. Gregor Neuerer – A Stolen Moment, catalogue. Innsbruck: Kunstpavillon der Tiroler Künstlerschaft, pp. 35-40.

Sheikh, Simon. 2005. Representation, Contestation and Power: the Artist as Public Intellectual. In: Inára Drulle, ed. Artists as Producers. Transformation of Public Space. Riga: Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, pp. 39-42.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. Christiania: Networks of Anti-Discipline. In: , ed. Territories: The Frontiers of Utopia and Other facts on the Ground, catalogue. Malmö: Malmö Konsthall, pp. 29-30.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. Imagining Berlin – Some Attempts at Entries into a City Space. In: Ute Meta Bauer, ed. Komplex Berlin / Complex Berlin. Verlag Buchhandlung Walter König: Verlag Buchhandlung Walter König, pp. 148-160.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. Uundgåeligt eksploderende plastik – Andy Warhol og the Velvet Underground (og Nico). In: Klaus Lyngaard and Henrik Queitsch, eds. Loaded. København: Informations Forlag, pp. 47-55.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. ‘Uundgåeligt eksploderende plastik – Andy Warhol og the Velvet Underground (og Nico)’. In: Klaus Lyngaard and Henrik Queitsch, eds. Loaded. København: Informations Forlag, pp. 47-55.

Sheikh, Simon and Jakobsen, Jakob. 2003. Spredt (krigs)modstand. In: Kristina Ask, ed. Re/aktion. Copenhagen: UNSPECIFIED, p. 16.

Sheikh, Simon and Jakobsen, Jakob. 2003. ‘Spredt (krigs)modstand’. In: Kristina Ask, ed. Re/aktion. Copenhagen: UNSPECIFIED, p. 16.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. Counter-Public Works: Remapping Public Space. In: , ed. Printed Project 1. Dublin: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 37-42.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. ‘Counter-Public Works: Remapping Public Space’. In: , ed. Printed Project 1. Dublin: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 37-42.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. Number One and Number Two and Point Zero: Jean-Luc Godard between Film, Video and Art. In: Gareth James and Florian Zeyfang, eds. I said I love. That is the promise – The tvideo politics of Jean-Luc Godard. Berlin: b_books, pp. 124-163.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. ‘Number One and Number Two and Point Zero: Jean-Luc Godard between Film, Video and Art’. In: Gareth James and Florian Zeyfang, eds. I Said I Love. That is the Promise: The TVideo-politics of Jean-Luc Godard /Die TVideo-Politik des Jean-Luc Godard. Berlin: b_books, pp. 124-163. ISBN 978-3933557315

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. ‘[Shift]Work’. In: , ed. The Project, catalogue. Tallinn: Tallinn Kunstihoone, pp. 10-13.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. ‘[Shift]Work’. In: , ed. The Project. Tallinn: Tallinn Kunstihoone, pp. 10-13.

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. ‘Double Vision – The Drama Documents of Joachim Koester’. In: Joahim Koester, ed. Joachim Koester Werke 1992 - 2001 - Different Stories, Different Places: 28.2 - 14.4.2002. Nürnberg: Kunsthalle Nürnberg, pp. 26-50.

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. ‘Double Vision – The Drama Documents of Joachim Koester’. In: , ed. Oito relatos nórdicos. , Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostel, pp. 88-102.

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. ‘Efterskrift’. In: Brian O'Doherty, ed. I den hvide kube (in Danish). Copenhagen: Rævens Sorte Bilbiotek,, pp. 125-131. ISBN 978-8773781852

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. Identification of a Woman. In: , ed. Ann Lislegaard – Eyes Wide Open. Copenhagen: The National museum of Photography.

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. In the Place of the Public Sphere. In: Stephan Dilemuth, ed. The Academy and the Corporate Public. Köln: Permanent Verlag, pp. 218-221.

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. ‘Notes on Amel Ibrahimovic’s Field of Dreams’. In: Amel Ibrahimovic, ed. u.m.a.s.p. Helsinki: NICFA.

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. Space Fellow Travellers. In: Peter Weibel, ed. Olafur Eliasson: Surroundings Surrounded. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, pp. 566-571. ISBN 978-0262731485

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. Under Deconstruction, Notes on Under Construction, Mainstreaming and Marginalization in the Changing Welfare States of the Nordic Countries. In: Marita Muukkonen, ed. Under [De]Construction. Helskinki: NIFCA, pp. 85-92.

Sheikh, Simon. 2001. ‘Between Thought and Expression – Notes on Leif Kath’s Work Between Form and Formlessness’. In: Leif Kath, ed. Leif Kath. New York: DCA Gallery, pp. 5-9.

Sheikh, Simon. 2001. ‘CUDI – en mod-offentlighed?’. In: , ed. CUDI – Center for Urbanitet, Dialog og Information. Odense: Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik.

Sheikh, Simon. 2001. ‘Christiania: Netzwerke der Anti-Disziplin’ / ‘Christiania: Networks of Anti-Discipline’. In: Jochen Becker, ed. Bignes. b_books, pp. 82-87.

Sheikh, Simon and Mathisen, Lars. 2000. ‘Fucking Naust – Notes on Art, Locality, Tourism, and so on’. In: , ed. Naust. Bergen: Øygarden, pp. 4-7.

Sheikh, Simon. 2000. ‘The Art World Between Fragmentation and Globalization’. In: , ed. Encuentro de Teoria y Critica. Bienal De La Habana, pp. 104-106.

Sheikh, Simon. 2000. Site Specificity: From the Margins to the Social. In: Gardar Eide Einarsson and Eivind Slettemeas, eds. Offshore. Bergen: KHiB, pp. 8-15.

Sheikh, Simon. 1999. Christiania: Netzwerke der Anti-Disziplin’ / ‘Christiania: Networks of Anti-Discipline. In: , ed. 45. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen Festival Katalog 1999. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 89-93.

Sheikh, Simon. 1999. Close-Up, Face Off – Contemporary Art, Film and Fragmentation. In: , ed. Close-Ups – Contemporary Art and Carl Th. Dreyer. NIFCA & Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, pp. 93-96.

Sheikh, Simon. 1999. Imagining Berlin – Some Attempts at Entries into a City Space. In: Ute Meta Bauer, ed. Komplex Berlin (Complex Berlin) : 3rd Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Koln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, pp. 148-160. ISBN 978-3883757889

Sheikh, Simon. 1999. ‘Melting in Time 1995’. In: , ed. Kirsten Justesen: Re Kollektion. Aalborg: Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, p. 44.

Sheikh, Simon. 1999. ‘Spillets Regler. Bemærkninger om kunstobjektet, kunstrummet og kunstscenen’. In: Hans Dam Christensen; Anders Michelsen and Jacob Wamberg, eds. Kunstteori. Copenhagen: Borgen, pp. 361-382. ISBN 978-8721011277

Sheikh, Simon. 1998. Site Specificity: From the Margins to the Social. In: Katya Sander; Simon Sheikh and Cecilie Høgsbro Østergaard, eds. The Meaning of Site. Copenhagen: Ø, pp. 70-95.

Sheikh, Simon. 1998. ‘Der bedauernswerte Entertainer – das Typen Repertoire von Peter Land’ / ‘The Sorry Entertainer – the Typecasting of Peter Land’. In: , ed. Come Closer. Köln: Liechensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung / Octagon, pp. 86-89.

Sheikh, Simon. 1998. Social-specific Strategies – The Interactive Work of Olafur Gislason. In: , ed. Places in Gothenburg. Gothenburg City: UNSPECIFIED.

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. Caught in the Crossfire. In: , ed. Claus Carstensen: Crossover. Arken Museum of Modern Art, pp. 28-31.

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. The Production of Space. In: , ed. Frans Jacobi, Imagine. Copenhagen: Space Poetry.

Sheikh, Simon. 1995. Behaviour and Destruction: The Video Works of Søren Martinsen. In: , ed. Land, Lipski, Martinsen, Videos. Copenhagen: Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

Sheikh, Simon. 1995. The Empty Stage. In: , ed. Lars Mathisen: Safe Condition, Live Play Act. Malmö Konstmuseum, pp. 2-16.

Sheikh, Simon. 1995. Hin hlidin. In: , ed. Sólgin / Addicted. Iceland: Slunkaris, pp. 5-7.

Sheikh, Simon. 1995. Self / Non-Self – Subjectivity Beyond the Open Canvas. In: , ed. I Confess. Copenhagen: Nikolaj – Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center.

Sheikh, Simon. 1994. Subjektet, Objektet og Sven Dalsgaard. In: Soren Houmann; Simon Sheikh; Peter Holst Henckel and Peter Rossell, eds. Ja til Sven Dalsgaard! Copenhagen: Edition Globe/ Art Action, pp. 8-11. ISBN 978-8790040086

Sheikh, Simon and Koester, Joahim. 1993. Tingenes Blik. In: Mette Thelle, ed. Vilhelm Lundstrøm. Copenhagen: Charlottenborg, pp. 105-111.

Article

Sheikh, Simon. 2017. From Para to Post: The Rise and Fall of Curatorial Reason. Springerin, XXIII(1, 201), pp. 16-20.

Sheikh, Simon. 2016. Biennales and conflict questionnaire. Art and the Public Sphere, 5(2), pp. 137-166. ISSN 2042-793X

Sheikh, Simon. 2014. Once upon a time in the west: Or, the rise and fall of the (bourgeois) public sphere, as told by Jürgen Habermas. Art and the Public Sphere, 3(2), pp. 151-160. ISSN 2042-793X

Sheikh, Simon. 2012. Die Währung umstellen – Zur Problematik von Wert und Kritik in der Kunst. Springerin, 2, pp. 18-22.

Sheikh, Simon. 2012. ‘Theoretisch chinesisch – Über die hypothetischen Archive in der Austellung ”Taiping Tiangua – A History of Possible Encounters”’. Springerin, 4, pp. 30-33.

Sheikh, Simon. 2011. None of the Above: From Hybridity to Hyphenation. The Artist as Model Subject, and the Biennial Model as Apparatus of Subjectivity. Humboldt # 156/104,

Sheikh, Simon. 2011. ‘On the Standard of Standards, or, Curating and Canonization’. Manifesta Journal, 11, pp. 13-18.

Sheikh, Simon. 2011. Positively Representation of Banking Revisited. E-Flux Journal, 24,

Sheikh, Simon. 2010. The Politics of Art and the Process of Biennalization. Texte Zur Kunst, 80, pp. 112-117.

Sheikh, Simon. 2010. Positively Protest Aesthetics Revisited. E-Flux Journal, 20,

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. Positively White Cube Revisited. E-Flux Journal, 3,

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. Marks of Distinction, Vectors of Possibility – Questions for the Biennial. OPEN 16, pp. 68-79.

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. Objects of Study or Commodification of Knowledge? Remarks on Artistic Research. Art & Research: A Journal of Ideas, Contexts and Methods, 2(2),

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. Positively Counter-Publics Revisited. E-Flux Journal, 5,

Sheikh, Simon. 2009. Positively Trojan Horses Revisited. E-Flux Journal, 8,

Sheikh, Simon. 2008. Positively East Village Revisited. E-Flux Journal, 1,

Sheikh, Simon. 2008. Room for Thought. Mahkuzine – Journal of Artistic Research, 5, pp. 28-32.

Sheikh, Simon. 2006. A War of Words, A Review of Muhammadgate. Translate,

Sheikh, Simon. 2006. Notes on Institutional Critique. Transform,

Sheikh, Simon. 2006. ‘Räume für das Denken’. Texte Zur Kunst, 62, pp. 110-121.

Sheikh, Simon. 2005. How Does It Feel? NIFCA Info, p. 1.

Sheikh, Simon. 2005. Whatever Happened to Social Democracy - review. Springerin, 11(1), pp. 64-65.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. öffentlichkeit und die Aufgaben der ‘progressiven’ Kunstinstitutionen. Kulturisse, pp. 7-8.

Sheikh, Simon and Villar, Alex. 2004. A Conversation. Danger Museum Newsletter, 18,

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. Christiania: Netzwerke der Anti-Disziplin. Malmoe, 21, pp. 22-23.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. ‘Christiania: Netzwerke der Anti-Disziplin’. Malmoe, 21, pp. 22-23.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. Common Property/Allgemeingut. Springerin, 10(3), pp. 62-63.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. ‘Common Property/Allgemeingut’. Springerin, 3, pp. 62-63.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. Kaspar Bonnén vs. Simon Sheikh: Debat om signaturer. Apparatur 8, pp. 99-102.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. Planes of Immanence, or the Form of Ideas: Notes on the (anti-)Monuments of Thomas Hirschhorn. Afterall, 9, pp. 91-98.

Sheikh, Simon. 2004. ‘Planes of Immanence, or the Form of Ideas: Notes on the (anti-)Monuments of Thomas Hirschhorn’. Afterall, 9, pp. 91-98.

Sheikh, Simon and Montmann, Nina. 2003. The Power of Institution(s). NIFCA Info, pp. 4-8.

Sheikh, Simon and Montmann, Nina. 2003. ‘The Power of Institution(s)’. NIFCA Info, 2, pp. 4-8.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. Christiania: Netzwerke der Anti-Disziplin. An Architectur, 10, pp. 41-43.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. ‘Christiania: Netzwerke der Anti-Disziplin’. An Architectur, 10, pp. 41-43.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. ‘A Conversation’. Danger Museum Newsletter, 18,

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. F for Fake... Om signaturer, pseudonymer, auteur-rollen og kunstproduktion. Apparatur, 7, pp. 13-17.

Sheikh, Simon. 2003. ‘F for Fake... Om signaturer, pseudonymer, auteur-rollen og kunstproduktion’. Apparatur, 7, pp. 13-17.

Sheikh, Simon. 2002. Visioner for kunstpolitikken. Bulletinen, 28, pp. 4-6.

Sheikh, Simon. 2001. CUDI: A Counter Public. Arsis, 3, pp. 30-31.

Sheikh, Simon. 2001. Lisa Strömbeck. Kunstbeeld – tijdschrift voor bildende kunst Nederlands, 5,

Sheikh, Simon. 2000. ‘The Concept of DIY as a Mode of Cultural Production’. Valdez, 4, pp. 144-147.

Sheikh, Simon and Michelsen, Anders. 1999. Kunstudstillingen: En Ny Refleksiv Model. Øjeblikket, 39/40, pp. 53-56.

Sheikh, Simon. 1999. 2nd International Performance Festival. NU, p. 80.

Sheikh, Simon. 1999. Kunstens Sted og Stedets Kunst. Øjeblikket, 39/40, pp. 26-30.

Sheikh, Simon. 1999. ‘Udenfor eller indefra? Noter om internationalisme og provinsialisme I nyere dansk kunst med særligt henblik på receptionen af den såkaldte 90erkunst I forhold til den såkaldte 80erkunst’. Månedsskrift for kunst og kunstrelateret materiale, 53,

Sheikh, Simon. 1998. Joachim Koester’s Double Vision. World Art, 15, pp. 33-35. ISSN 2150-0894

Sheikh, Simon. 1998. Rumidentifikation og rumanalyse. Øjeblikket, 36/37, pp. 12-15.

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. Strategies of Difference and Differentiation. Atlantica(17), pp. 3-13.

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. Baustop, Randstadt. Spex, 11(98), pp. 60-61.

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. Byrummet som forlystelsespark. Øjeblikket, 34, pp. 8-9.

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. Compartments, why Bother? Xerox, 4,

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. ‘Hal Foster: The Return of the Real’. Periskop, 6, pp. 124-125.

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. I Los Angeles’ spejlbillede. Øjeblikket, 32/33, pp. 62-64.

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. ‘Udsigelses magt’. Louisiana Revy, 38(1), pp. 42-43.

Sheikh, Simon. 1997. ‘Udsigelses magt’. Art Planet, 1, pp. 150-153.

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. The Choice of a New Generation? Siksi, XI(2), pp. 76-77.

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. Column. Plum Velvet, 1,

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. Conditions of the Gaze: An index to the installation of Joachim Koester. Index, 3/4, pp. 66-71.

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. Den sorte kasse i den hvide kube. Øjeblikket, 30, pp. 19-21.

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. ‘Hemmelig Kunst – Bemærkninger om gallerirummets diskrete charme’. Passepartout, 4(7), pp. 17-32.

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. Mellemkomster – Bevægelse og fortabelse. Louisiana Revy, 36(3), pp. 70-74.

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. Spejlstadier – Om Dan Grahams Pavilloner. Øjeblikket, 28, pp. 28-29.

Sheikh, Simon. 1996. Tilstedeværelse og utilstedelighed. Øjeblikket, 29, pp. 22-27.

Sheikh, Simon. 1995. The Other Side: Ann Lislegaard. Index(3/4), pp. 24-29.

Sheikh, Simon. 1994. Det Minimale Objekt – Serialitet og Fænomenologi. Passepartout, 2(3), pp. 75-92.

Sheikh, Simon. 1994. The Grey Area. Film & Video Newsletter 6, pp. 3-4.

Sheikh, Simon. 1993. Multiples: Kopiens Diskurs. edition Campbells Occasionally, 2(3), pp. 8-9.

Sheikh, Simon. 1992. Dette er ikke et kunstværk. North-debat, 21, pp. 15-17.

Exhibition Catalogue

Sheikh, Simon. 2005. Random Precision – Re-Representing Berlin.

Sheikh, Simon and Koester, Joahim. 1995. Authority and Incident: A Conversation with Michael Joo.

Sheikh, Simon. 1994. Stain of the Real.

Show/Exhibition

Sheikh, Simon and Hlalvajova, Maria. 2011. On Horizons. In: "Vectors of the Possible", BAK – basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2010-11.

Sheikh, Simon. 2010. Vectors of the Possible. In: "Vectors of the Possible", Utrecht, Netherlands, 12 September - 28 November 2010.

Sheikh, Simon. 1994. The Reality of Future. In: "Zukunft Versus No More Reality", Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

Sheikh, Simon. 1993. Exclusion. In: "Exclusion", Consul, Århus, Denmark.

Edited Book

Hlavajova, Maria; Sheikh, Simon and Winder, Jill, eds. 2011. On Horizons: A Critical Reader on Contemporary Art. Rotterdam and Utrecht: Post Editions and BAK basis voor actuele kunst. ISBN 9789460830372

Sheikh, Simon, ed. 2007. Konst, makt och politik, Skriftserien Kairos 12. Stockholm: Raster förlag.

Sheikh, Simon, ed. 2006. Capital: It Fails Us Now. Berlin: b_books. ISBN 978-3933557698

Sheikh, Simon, ed. 2005. In the Place of the Public Sphere? Berlin: b_books.

Sheikh, Simon, ed. 2004. Knut Asdam Speech, Living, Sexualities, Struggle. Fine Arts Unternehmen Books. ISBN 978-3037200032

Sheikh, Simon and Sander, Katya, eds. 2001. We are All Normal. London: BLACK DOG UK. ISBN 978-1901033236

Sheikh, Simon; Sander, Katya and Høgsbro Østergaard, Cecilie, eds. 1998. The Meaning of Site. Copenhagen: UNSPECIFIED.

Sheikh, Simon, ed. 1996. Compartments. Copenhagen: Edition Globe.

Sheikh, Simon; Houmann, Søren; Henckel, Peter Holst and Røssell, Peter, eds. 1994. Ja til Sven Dalsgaard! Copenhagen: Globe/ Art Action.