Natalie Czech’s (DE 1976) conceptual photography brings together existing images and texts and places them in a new dialogue with each other. By subtly adapting aspects of Pop and Conceptual Art, she engages in a tongue-in-cheek play with the “power of images” and the “meaning between the lines”. Natalie Czech’s series „Poet’s Questions“ and „Poems by Repetition“, gauge the potentiality of pictorial and linguistic signs. Through markings in the text and image, a hidden, mundane poetry is “literally” and “pictorially” made visible and readable.
Natalie Czech’s work has become well-known through international solo shows and museum collections. Her works are included in museum collections such as those of the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Museum of Modern Art New York, LACMA LA or the Collection of The Federal Estate of Germany. Solo exhibitions have taken place at among others at MAMCO, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Kunstverein Heilbronn (both 2021), Kunstverein Jesteburg (2019), KINDL - Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin (2019), the CRAC d’Alsace (2016), Palais de Tokyo Paris (2014), Kunstverein Hamburg (2013) or Ludlow 38 New York (2012). Her works have been on view in numerous exhibitions including currently “Think we must”, Akademie-Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung, Düsseldorf, „Next Generation“, Museum Leverkusen (2019), „Situation/Foto“ at Fotomuseum Winterthur, „Art and Alphabet”, Kunsthalle Hamburg (2017), „New Photography“, Museum of Modern Art in New York (2015/16) and „No Man’s Land“, Rubell Family Collection (2015). Up-coming exhibitions are at „Atmen“, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg and „Schau….8“, Kunsthaus Kollitsch, Austria.