Alexandra Navratil
Alexandra Navratil / Zürich, Switzerland 1978

Solo Shows

2018 The Vanishing Operator, curated by Raffael Doerig, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland
2017 Alexandra Navratil, curated by Nadine Wietlisbach, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
Grafted Land, BolteLang, Zurich
2016 LISTE Basel with Dan Gunn, Berlin
The Night Side, Dan Gunn, Berlin
Granpalazzo, Rome, with BolteLang, Zurich
Silbersee, Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art, Riga
In Search For Radical Incomplete #3 – Black Hole Hunters (duo with Susanne Winterling), curated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany
2015 All That Slides, Frieze New York with Dan Gunn, Berlin
2014 Plunge/Soar, CCS Centre Culturel Suisse Paris
Plunge/Soar, BolteLang, Zurich
Resurrections, Dan Gunn, Berlin
This Formless Thing, SMBA, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
2013 This Formless Thing, curated by Simona Ciuccio, Kunstmuseum Winterthur
2010 Time Lags in Real Time, Inkijk, SKOR, Amsterdam
2009 The Searchlights that Dazzled the Stars, Galeria angels, Barcelona
IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) Processroom (in collaboration with Raymond Taudin Chabot)
2008 The Eternal Return of Difference, Galeria angels Barcelona
2007 Your Face Consumes my Dreams, Mies van der Rohe Pavillion, LOOP, Barcelona
The Extra, curated by Illaria Gianni, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome

Group Shows

2020 Smoke and Mirrors- The Roaring Twenties, curated by Catherine Hug, Kunsthaus Zurich
Motor, curated by Martin Chramosta, Kunstraum Riehen
2019 Topos of Time, curated by Yulia Aksenova, Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Colour Mania – Material Farbe in Fotografie und Film, curated by Nadine Wietlisbach and Eva Hielscher, Fotomuseum Winterthur
Freeze-Frame, a Vanitas of Light, curated by Godart Bakkers, Loods 12, Wetteren (Ghent), Belgium
2018 Die Landschaft, die sich erinnert, curated by Eva Schmidt and Kai Vöckler, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
2017 4.543 billion. The Matter of Matter, curated by Latitudes, CAPC Museum Bordeaux
Conversational Cosmos, curated by Laura Mc Lean, Westspace, Melbourne
2016 Museum of Rhythm, curated by Natasha Ginwala & Daniel Muzyczuk, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
Belong and Observe, curated by Isaline Vuille, Mediathèque du FMAC, Geneva
A Moment in Time, BolteLang, Zurich
Sunsets Never Looked As Stunning, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Race to the Bottom, curated by Joram Kraaijeveld, Schloss Ringenberg, Germany
Digitale Abstraktionen, HEK, Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel
Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self, curated by Niekolaas Lekkerkerk and Jesse van Oosten, TENT Rotterdam
2015 Shadow Scenes, curated by Natasha Ginwala, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Your Time Is Not My Time, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
Form Regained, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
Percussive Hunter, curated by Niekolaas Lekkerkerk, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
Anarcheologies, curated by Alena Alexandrova, Ensapc Ygrec, Paris
2014 Plastic Age, ERES-Foundation, Munich
2013 I Prefer Not To, Galerie Esther Donatz, Munich
Post-Production, Van Horbourg, Zurich
2012 Living Document-Naked Reality, curated by Jennifer Burris, ICA Philadelphia
After Image, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Cinema, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium
25th Image Festival, Toronto
2011 Tangible Time, NEST, Den Haag
L’evento immobile, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno and MAN Museo, Sardinia, Italy
Silvermoon, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna
The Power to Host, curated by Maja Ciric, ISCP New York
Enter Slowly, The Lab, San Francisco
2010 The Place of Artists Cinema, Picture This, Bristol
23rd Images Festival Toronto
2009 The Filmic Convention, Formcontent, London
Endlosschleifen, Lothringer13, Munich
Festival Les Urbaines, Traffic, Lausanne
2008 Coulisses, Alexandra Navratil / Oskar Dawicki, Piano Nobile, Geneva
2007 Vision: A, La Virreina Barcelona
Existencias, MUSAC, Museum of Contemporary Art Castilla & Leon, Spain
2006 Trial Balloons, MUSAC, Museum of Contemporary Art Castilla & Leon

Education/ Residencies

2018 Residency at EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam
2013 Residency at ABA, Artist in Residence Berlin Alexanderplatz through Pro Helvetia
2010 Residency at ISCP, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
2009 Residency at IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2006-2007 (MFA) MA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London
2007 Residency in Vienna on Invitation of the Austrian Cultural Department
2002-2005 Artist in Residence at HANGAR, Centre for Art-Production, Barcelona
1999-2002 BA Fine Art Degree, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London

Awards / Prizes

2018 City of Zurich Stipend
2015 Bewezen Talent Stipend, Mondriaan Fonds The Netherlands
2012 Manor Kunstpreis Zürich
Swiss Art Award
2011 Award from the Cultural Department of the Kanton of Zurich
Basisstipendium Fonds BKVB, The Netherlands
2010 Grant from the IKEA-Foundation Switzerland
2009 Swiss Art Award
Prix Mobilière Young Art
Award from the Cultural Department of the Kanton of Zurich
2007 Award from the Patronagefond Kunsthalle Basel
2006 Award from the Cultural Department of the Kanton of Zurich
2005 UBS Award, UBS Bank Cultural Fond, Switzerland
Generation 2006, Award, Caja Madrid Cultural Fond
2004 Award, MUSAC, Museum of Contemporary Art Castilla & Leon

Artist Talks

Villa Bleuler Zurich/ Kunsthaus Langenthal/ San Serriffe, Amsterdam/ University of Zurich/ Arts Festival Reykjavik/ DAI, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem/ Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam/ Institut Kunst, Basel/ SMBA Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam/ ABA Salon, KW Kunstwerke Berlin/ Kunstmuseum Winterthur/ HEK Haus für Elektronische Künste, Basel/ HGKZ Hochschule der Künste, Zurich/ Le Foyer, Perla Moda, Zurich


The Refracted Body’ kuratiert von Margarida Mendes, Liverpool Biennial Film (2021); ‘Elemental Cinema: From the Alchemical Image to Ecofeminism’, kuratiert von Margarida Mendes, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisabon/ 65. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2019); EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam (2018); Xenix Cinema Zurich curated by Nicolas Ruffo/ IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam (2016)/ Herding Island, Rats and the Antropocene, curated by Sofia Lemos and Juan Canela, University of the Philippines- Los Banos, Manila (2015); Metabolic States: Becoming Image, curated by Natasha Ginwala, Kochi-Muziris Bienale, India (2014)


2018 Towards a Definition of Elemental Cinema, with a text by Margarida Mendes, published on the occasion of The Vanishing Operator at Kunsthaus Langenthal
2016 Alexandra Navratil- Brittle Land, with contributions by Keston Sutherland, Paul Feigelfeld and Rachel O’ Reilly, published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam in collaboration with Dan Gunn, Berlin
2013 Alexandra Navratil- This Formless Thing, (Kunstmuseum Winterthur & SMBA Amsterdam), with contributions by Natasha Ginwala, Esther Leslie, Mirjam Varadinis, Matthew Solomon, Simona Ciuccio and Jelena Rakin, published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam