Selected works by Noémie Goudal

Noémie Goudal
Les Amants (Cascade)

2009

C-type, lightjet print

168 x 210 cm

Noémie Goudal has long been drawn to the meeting point of nature and culture, or as she puts it, the organic as “invaded” by the man-made. Goudal also feels a strong attraction to the theatre, and combines the two leanings in the series Les Amants (the Lovers), in which Cascade and Promenade play a part. However, the two works address the issues in different ways: the one is a photograph of a theatrical installation, its school-play hokeyness meant to underline its absurdity; the other is a staging where a photograph plays the main role. On both stages, real nature is relegated to best-supporting actress.

Noémie Goudal
Les Amants (Promenade)

2010

C-type, lightjet print

168 x 198 cm

A cascading waterfall and a burbling brook in a forest glen... No matter how many times we’ve seen them in bad paintings, they still hold a deep attraction for all but the most hardened urbanite. And yet water has had to give way to plastic, a word which has become synonymous with ’cheap’ and ’false’. Back in another century, a seer by the name of Warhol forced us to admit that our environment didn’t have much of anything natural left in it and that it was time to set aside the old idols and install new ones. Let’s face it: we can’t live without plastic. It courses through our lives. If anything, that modest waterfall is set to become a raging torrent.
Nor is there more hope for an accommodation with nature in Promenade. The route ahead offers a way forward, but does not exactly inspire confidence. We’ve loved the land to death, Goudal suggests, or as the song goes, ’we always hurt the one we love.’

Text by William A Ewing

Noémie Goudal
Trail (from the series Haven Her Body Was)

2012

Lightjet print

168 x 205 cm
Noémie Goudal
Iceberg (from the series Haven Her Body Was)

2012

Lightjet print

168 x 205 cm
Noémie Goudal
Combat (from the series Haven Her Body Was)

2012

Lightjet print

166 x 188 cm






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Noémie Goudal's Biography

Noémie Goudal
Born in 1984, Paris, FR
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2014
Solo, New Art Gallery Walsall

2013
HSBC Touring Exhibition, Various locations, France

2012
Edel Assanti, London
Project B, Milan

2011
Severed Head Gallery, Dublin

2010
Uno + Uno Gallery, Milan
Hot Shoe Gallery, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
International Photofestival Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2012
Out of Focus:Photography, Saatchi Gallery

2011
Photography as Object, Summaria Lunn Gallery, London
Ristrittura, Project B, Milan
Catlin Art Prize, Tramshed, London
Symbiosis, Hoxton Art Gallery
Unatural Nature, Cob Gallery, London

2010
Group Show, Kahman Gallery, Amsterdam
Anticipation, Curated by Kai Saatchi and Catriona Warren, Selfridges, London
Heft, Winchester Discovery Center
New Sensations, Organised by Channel 4 and Saatchi Gallery,
House of the Nobleman, London
Women in Art Photography UK, Curated by Humble, Taschen Store, London
The Morouge Room by Hal Silver, Curated by Jotta Contemporaries, Hospital Club, London
Sustain Award, Royal College of Art, Design Week, London
Summer Show, Hoopers Gallery, London
The Marquise Went Out At 5 o'Clock, Curated by Jotta Contemporary,
Edel Assanti Gallery, London
Prix de Paris, Leica Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Prize Group Show
Land Without Map, Curated by Jotta Contemporaries, Affordable Art Fair, London
Fotosintesi Photography Festival, Piacenza, Milan
Louis Vuitton Chrismas windows, New York

2009
Hal Silver Collective Launch, Russian Club Gallery, London
I- TS#EIGHT, International Talent Award, Trieste

2007
Les roses de Veules in Collaboration with Writer Lucille Dupré, Chapel of Veules les
Roses, Normandie, France

2006
D&AD Student of the year 2006, Old Billingsgate, London, 2006