Nora Schultz’s work examines the genesis of pictorial representation and production as an artistic dynamic. She is less interested in the finished work than in how images and objects come into being and in the physical traces that process leaves behind. The artist often uses production cycles composed of sculptural sound works and printing installations that repeatedly intersect. With the printing process, which involves materials such as metal, wood, synthetic foam, plastics, and paint, Schultz refers to a primitive writing technique in which ideas are set down or pictured directly as they come to mind. The actualities of production accordingly play a central role in her prints, printing machines, installations, and performances—process always remains legible.
Schultz has participated in a number of international solo shows since 2003 including, but not limited to, Portikus, Frankfurt Main, Art Cologne, Cologne, Renaissance Society, Chicago, Reena Spaulings Fine Arts, New York, and Gallery Bortolozzi, Berlin. Group exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art, New York, Kunsthalle Zürich, and Venice Biennale among others.
Courtesy of Portikus