Charlotte Moth was born in 1978 in Carshalton, United Kingdom, and currently lives and works in Paris. Since 1999 she has been developing a collection of analog black-and-white photographs that she calls the Travelogue, taken at locations across the world. The Travelogue includes architecture, landscape, decorative elements, spaces, and details, the obsolescence of which is at times pronounced, other times latent. Fragmentary in nature and phenomenologically grounded, this archive remains open in its possible extensions and also in its usage. Moth’s current work developed from an interest in forms and the use of language in relation to the photographs; it is an investigation into phenomenological readings of site, space, and place. Entirely black and white and executed with great economy (identical formats, modest sizes), the images convey an obsession with line, order, construction, and emptiness.
In 2013, Moth participated in residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, and Ateliers des Arques, France. In addition to an upcoming solo exhibition at the Tate Archive Room, Tate Britain, London (2015), she has had solo exhibitions at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany (2014), Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland (2012), Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France (2011), Pied-à-Terre, San Francisco (2011), Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany (2010), and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008). She has shown in group exhibitions at Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Paris (2014), Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des Bouchers, Vienne, France (2014), Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany (2013), the Dallas Biennial (2012), Ecole Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Toulouse, France (2010), the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2008), and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008), among others.