• Silbersee, video HD, installation view Schloss Ringenberg, 2015

  • The Night Side, video HD, installation view Dan Gunn, Berlin, 2016

  • Bitterfeld, installation view Dan Gunn, Berlin, 2016

Alexandra Navratil

Lecturer bachelor and master

Forum Kunst, artistic mentoring, art projects

Alexandra Navratil (*1978) studied fine arts (bachelor) at Central St. Martins College in London and Goldsmiths College in London (master). Since 2018 she has been a jury member of The Technical Committee for Film and Media Art BS/BL.

Alexandra Navratil’s work often starts with scientific and historical research on the beginnings of photography, film and industrial history. By combining and animating found visual material, Navratil’s work cycles reflect on the beginnings of modernity and their effects on today’s visual world. The works in video, installation, sculpture, film and screen-printing follow material stories in a poetic and analytical way.

Alexandra Navratil’s work was awarded The Manor Art Prize in Zurich in 2013 and The Swiss Art Award in 2009 and 2012. She was artist-in-residence at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, the ISCP New York and the IMMA in Dublin, among others. In recent years her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur; Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam; CCS, Paris; and Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, as well as in institutional group exhibitions at CAPC, Bordeaux; Museum Sztuki, Lodz; ICA, Philadelphia; and de Appel, Amsterdam.