Noémie Goudal

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Noémie Goudal’s work explores the relationship between the natural and the artificial, science and imagination, construction and invention. Through her creations, she questions landscapes from different points of view, as if to elaborate a way of looking. Fascinated by the relationship between a physical landscape and its mental elaboration, she plays on the object it represents as well as what it historically represented in collective imaginary. Part of the artist’s work consists of big installations and sculptures she makes from the ground up and photographs on site, thus opening “other spaces”, like those described by philosopher Michel Foucault. The combination of fictional and geographic spaces creates “heterotopias”: concrete places that contain our imagination.



About the artist

Noémie Goudal was born in 1984. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Arts and of St Martins School in London. She lives and works in Paris.
In 2013, she won the HSBC Prize in Photography and in 2018, she received an Honourable Mention as a candidate for the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography (The Israel Museum, Jerusalem). She was nominated for the Prix Pictet and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize from 2016 to 2019, and for the FOAM Paul Huf Award in 2013, 2014 and 2018.
In 2018, she was an artist in residency at the Richard Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles, and is currently in residency at the Manufacture de Sèvres in Île-de-France.



Solo exhibitions of her work have been shown at:

In 2019, Goudal’s work was shown at:

She has participated in many collective exhibitions at institutions such as the Saatchi Gallery in 2013 or the Venice Biennale in 2015 (Azerbaijan Pavilion).


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