The show is organised chronologically and offers a coherent overview of Hanzlova's photographs over the last 20 years
The most comprehensive international retrospective on photographer Jitka Hanzlova' (Nachod, Czech Republic, 1958), whose work captures the essence of people, nature, and objects by exploring their interrelations and cross-tensions. Born in 1958 in the Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia, in 1982 Hanzlova' fled her home country's communist regime and settled in Essen, Germany. This status as an exile has defined her entire artistic career. Between 1987 and 1994 she studied visual communication at the University of Essen, specialising in photography. Hanzlova's work revolves around different series in which she reflects on her own life experiences, offers her personal vision of specific places, and examines how different themes have traditionally been represented in art. This show features her most representative series as well as three brand-new projects: There is Something I Don't Know, Horses, and Flowers. With a total of nine series and 142 photographs, the show is organised chronologically and offers a coherent overview of Hanzlova's output over the last 20 years. Curated by Isabel Tejeda.