Natalie Czech presents an artist’s talk on her practice.
Czech’s work interrogates the interplay between visual image and readable text, complicating the ways in which we understand messages and meaning to be legible. Invoking existing texts or calling upon writers to collaborate with her, Czech builds a rich intertextual field in her photographs. Her work formulates an open and playful poetic language, which nevertheless lays bare certain operations of language and meaning, constantly interrogating how we look and read.
Natalie Czech (born 1976) lives and works in Berlin. She has presented solo exhibitions at Heidelberger Kunstverein, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunstverein Hamburg, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Ludlow 38, New York; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf; and Captain Petzel, Berlin; among others. Recent group exhibitions include Kunsthalle Hamburg, Sprengel Museum, Hannover; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Kunsthalle Bremen; Kunsthalle Wien; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Kunsthaus Bregenz; She has received numerous awards and grants, including, in 2014, the Villa Romana Prize.