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Alexandra Navratil lives and works in Zürich and Basel. Her work examines historical and political concepts of perception and their correlations with systems of representations in cinema, architecture and politics. Her works in various media such as photography, collage and video, are deliberate constructions, which attempt to undermine the authority of the image by questioning the means and mechanisms of its production and the codes of its representation. These underlying structures are made visible within the works.
Navratil graduated from Goldsmiths College London and was artist-in-residence at EYE Film Museum Amsterdam, ISCP New York and IMMA Dublin, among others. Twice the winner of the Swiss Art Award, she has also been the recipient of the Manor Kunstpreis Kanton Zürich and the Prix Mobilière. In recent years her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Kunsthaus Langenthal, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris and Photoforum Pasquart Biel, as well as in institutional group exhibitions at Kunsthaus Zürich, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, CAPC Bordeaux, Museum Sztuki Lodz, ICA Philadelphia and de Appel Amsterdam. Her videos have been screened at the Liverpool Biennale, Gulbenkian Museum Lisbon, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam, IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam and Kochi-Muziris Bienale amongst other venues. She is a lecturer at Institut Art Gender Nature at FHNW in Basel.