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 of text slogans”. Natalie Czech’s conceptual photographs 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, Victoria & Albert Museum London or the Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain Geneva. Solo exhibitions have taken place at among others at MAMCO, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Kunstverein Heilbronn (both 2021), 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 at „Photography Now“, Victoria & Alberts Museum, „What are words worth?“ McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco and „Perspectives. Futurisms / Marcel Duchamp & Marcel Proust, Mercedes Benz Contemporary Berlin and up-coming at „Photography History“ Sprengel Museum Hannover (2023). Previous Exhibitions have been at „Breath“, Hamburger Kunsthalle (2022); „Is it true you said poems are made of words“, MAMCO, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, CH (2021); „Next Generation“, Museum Leverkusen (2019), „New Photography“, Museum of Modern Art in New York (2015/16) or „No Man’s Land“, Rubell Family Collection (2015).