Markéta Othová (*1968) graduated from the Studio of Film and TV Graphics at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and went on a study stay at Institut de France in Paris. She works almost exclusively in large-sized black-and-white photography, always in cycles arranged in lines or grids. She enlarges her photographs manually on classic photo paper and usually does not adjust them in any way. The formal simplicity and purity she employs also show in her distinctive photographic style and composition strategies. While the images may be concrete, their messages may seem incomprehensible or mysterious at first. They will only become clear after viewing larger wholes bringing together her other works. Organized in series, her photographs create both inner and outer associations of meaning. Markéta Othová’s work was greatly influenced by her archival turn in the 1990s as she started selecting her earlier pictures and combining them into formally and thematically interlinked cycles. She presented her work at solo exhibitions at Műcsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest, The Photographers’ Gallery in London and Nicolas Krupp Gallery in Basel.