Introduction

Noémie Goudal’s practice involves the construction of ambitious staged, illusionistic installations within the landscape, documented using film and photography. Goudal’s interventions are under pinned by rigorous research examining the intersection of ecology and anthropology, interrogating the limitations of theoretical conceptions of the natural world. Noémie Goudal (b. 1984) lives and works in Paris. In 2010, she graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Solo Exhibitions

2023  

Post Atlantica, LUX Scène Nationale, Valence, FR

2022  

Phoenix, Église des Trinitaires, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR ↗

2022  

ANIMA, performance co-written with Maëlle Poésy, Collection Lambert, 53ᵉ Festival d’Avignon, Avignon, FR ↗

2022  

Décantations, Frac Île-de-France, Paris, FR

2022  

Post Atlantica, Edel Assanti, London, UK

2021  

Frieze London, London, UK

2021  

Post Atlantica, Grand Café – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, FR

2021  

Study on Erosion, Gare de l’Est, Photodays, Paris, FR

2021  

Échos Toujours Plus Sourds, Atelier Delacroix, Musée du Louvre, Paris, FR

2021  

Telluris, Reggio Emilia, Fotographia Europa, IT

2021  

Noémie Goudal, Arendt House, LUX

2019  

Observatorium, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, DEU

2019  

Telluris, Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Le Locle, CHE

2019  

Telluris, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Victoria, AUS

2019  

Démantèlements, Tosetti Value, Turin, IT

2019  

Korea International Photography Festival, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, KOR

2019  

On Earth, Atelier des Forges, Rencontres dʼArles, Arles, FR

2019  

Mountain Geographies, Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Le Locle, CHE

2019  

Moonlight, 50 Years of Photographing the Moon, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg Museum of arts, SWE

2019  

Inner Space, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PT

2019  

Meltown, Project Pressure, Natural History Museum, Vienne, AUT

2018  

Wilderness, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

2018  

Traces, Kasteel Wijlre, Wijlre, NLD

2018  

Loading… Works from the Foam collection, Foam, Amsterdam, NLD

2018  

When Records Melts, Unseen Amsterdam, NLD

2018  

Elsewhere, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

2017  

Cure3, Bonhams, David Ross Foundation, London, UK

2017  

Fragments, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, FR

2017  

Space Oddity, The Month of Photography, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Créteil, FR

2017  

À quoi rêvent les forêts ?, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, FR

2017  

Simultaneous Ideos, Guangzhou Photo Triennial, Guangzhou, Guangdong, CH

2016  

Up/Down, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK

2016  

Performœurs, L’Abbaye — Espace d’Art Contemporain, Annecy, FR

2015  

Wilderness, The New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, DNK

2015  

Vita Vitale, Azerbaijan Pavilion, 56ᵗʰ Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

2015  

Tokyo International Photography Festival, Tokyo, JPN

2015  

A Woman’s Hand, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2015  

Constructs / Constructions, Kiran Nadar Museum of Arts, New Delhi, IND

2015  

Xenotopia, The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, UK

2014  

Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition, TBA21-Academy, Isla del Coco, CRI

2014  

Les esthétiques d’un monde désenchanté, Abbaye de Saint André — Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, FR

2014  

Architectures d’urgence, Pavillon Vendôme — Centre d’Art, Clichy, FR

2013  

Fotográfica Bogota, Museo de Bogota, COL

2013  

Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2013  

Maison Martin Margiela × H&M, Global Fashion Event, New York, USA

2012  

Unseen Photography Fair, Amsterdam, NLD

2012  

Festival Image Vevey, Vevey, CHE

2012  

Arrival and Departures, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancone, IT

2012  

Ristruttura, Project B, Milan, IT

2011  

Talents of the Royal College of Art, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, NLD

2011  

Unnatural Nature, The Cob Gallery, London, UK

2011  

The Marquise Went Out At 5 O’clock, Edel Assanti, London, UK

2011  

New Sensations, House of the Nobleman, London, UK

2011  

Women in Art Photography, Taschen Store, Humble Arts Foundation, London, UK

2011  

The Morouge Room, Hospital Club, London, UK

2010  

Anticipation, Selfridges Gallery, London, UK

2010  

RCA Talents, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2010  

Heft: Weight and Touch in Contemporary Sculpture, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK

2010  

RCA Summer Show, Hoopers Gallery, London, UK

2010  

Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, CAN

2010  

New Sensations, House of the Nobleman Museum, Milan, IT

2010  

Ricardo Pezza Prize, Triennale Museum, Milan, IT

2010  

Fotosintesi Photography, Festival Piacenza, Milan, IT

2009  

International Talent Support, Trieste, IT

Group Shows

2024  

Second Nature: Photography at the Age of the Anthropocene, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, USA

2024  

Un Manifeste du regard sur la Nouvelle Aquitaine, Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine La MÉCA, Bordeaux, FR

2023  

Second Nature: Photography at the Age of the Anthropocene, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

2023  

Second Nature: Photography in the Age of the Anthropocene, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA

2022  

L’Horizon des Évènements, Chateau dʼOiron, Oiron, FR

2022  

Chants du Ciel, Les Rencontres dʼArles, Arles, FR

2022  

Image 3.0, Le Jeu de Paume in partnership with the CNAP, Le Céllier, FR

2022  

Off the Beaten Track, Gallery Baton, Séoul, KOR

2022  

Le promontoir du songe, Frac Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, FR

2021  

A Year of 13 Moons, Galerist, Instanbul, TUR

2021  

Songs of the Sky: Photography & the Cloud, C/O, Berlin, DEU

2021  

Bella Vista, Grand Café — Centre d'art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, FR

2021  

Rocks !, ICICLE, Paris, FR

2020  

Accerelate your Escape: Gary Hume Explores the Hiscox Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

2020  

On Earth, Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR

2019  

Korea International Photography Festival, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, KOR

2019  

On Earth, Atelier des Forges, Rencontres dʼArles, Arles, FR

2019  

Mountain Geographies, Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Le Locle, CHE

2019  

Moonlight, 50 Years of Photographing the Moon, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg Museum of arts, SWE

2019  

Inner Space, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PT

2019  

Meltown, Project Pressure, Natural History Museum, Vienne, AUT

2018  

Wilderness, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

2018  

Traces, Kasteel Wijlre, Wijlre, NLD

2018  

Loading… Works from the Foam collection, Foam, Amsterdam, NLD

2018  

When Records Melts, Unseen Amsterdam, NLD

2018  

Elsewhere, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

2017  

Cure3, Bonhams, David Ross Foundation, London, UK

2017  

Fragments, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, FR

2017  

Space Oddity, The Month of Photography, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Créteil, FR

2017  

À quoi rêvent les forêts ?, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, FR

2017  

Simultaneous Ideos, Guangzhou Photo Triennial, Guangzhou, Guangdong, CH

2016  

Up/Down, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK

2016  

Performœurs, L’Abbaye — Espace d’Art Contemporain, Annecy, FR

2015  

Wilderness, The New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, DNK

2015  

Vita Vitale, Azerbaijan Pavilion, 56ᵗʰ Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

2015  

Tokyo International Photography Festival, Tokyo, JPN

2015  

A Woman’s Hand, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2015  

Constructs / Constructions, Kiran Nadar Museum of Arts, New Delhi, IND

2015  

Xenotopia, The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, UK

2014  

Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition, TBA21-Academy, Isla del Coco, CRI

2014  

Les esthétiques d’un monde désenchanté, Abbaye de Saint André — Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, FR

2014  

Architectures d’urgence, Pavillon Vendôme — Centre d’Art, Clichy, FR

2013  

Fotográfica Bogota, Museo de Bogota, COL

2013  

Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2013  

Maison Martin Margiela × H&M, Global Fashion Event, New York, USA

2012  

Unseen Photography Fair, Amsterdam, NLD

2012  

Festival Image Vevey, Vevey, CHE

2012  

Arrival and Departures, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancone, IT

2012  

Ristruttura, Project B, Milan, IT

2011  

Talents of the Royal College of Art, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, NLD

2011  

Unnatural Nature, The Cob Gallery, London, UK

2011  

The Marquise Went Out At 5 O’clock, Edel Assanti, London, UK

2011  

New Sensations, House of the Nobleman, London, UK

2011  

Women in Art Photography, Taschen Store, Humble Arts Foundation, London, UK

2011  

The Morouge Room, Hospital Club, London, UK

2010  

Anticipation, Selfridges Gallery, London, UK

2010  

RCA Talents, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2010  

Heft: Weight and Touch in Contemporary Sculpture, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK

2010  

RCA Summer Show, Hoopers Gallery, London, UK

2010  

Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, CAN

2010  

New Sensations, House of the Nobleman Museum, Milan, IT

2010  

Ricardo Pezza Prize, Triennale Museum, Milan, IT

2010  

Fotosintesi Photography, Festival Piacenza, Milan, IT

2009  

International Talent Support, Trieste, IT

Public Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Cnap, Paris, FR

Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, FR

Foam, Amsterdam, NLD

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CHE

FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, FR

Kadist Collection, Paris, FR

Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, Warwickshire, UK

Musée de la Roche-Sur-Yon, La Roche-sur-Yon, FR

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, IND

The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

UH Art Collection and Galleries, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Foundations & Selected Private Collections

Andaz Hotel Collection, Amsterdam, NLD

Arendt House, Luxembourg, LUX

Artwise Curators, London, UK

Catlin Art Foundation, London, UK

Conran Art Foundation, London, UK

David Roberts Arts Foundation, London, UK

Derwent Collection, London, UK

Drake Foundation, London, UK

Equinor Art Programme, Stavanger, NOR

Hiscox Collection, London, UK

HSBC Corporate Art Collection, London, UK

Land Securities Collection, London, UK

Morpheus Hotel Collection, Cotai, Macao

Saatchi Collection, London, UK

Villa Lena Foundation, Pisa, Italy

Books

Soulèvements, RVB Books, 40 pages, 2020 ↗

Stations, RVB Books, 44 pages, 2017 ↗

Observatoires, RVB Books, 16 pages, 2016 ↗

The Geometrical Determination of The Sunrise, Actes Sud, 104 pages, 2013 ↗

Haven Her Body Was, Edel Assanti Milan / Project B Gallery, 49 pages, 2012

Awards & Residencies

2022   

Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography, Nominated, Jerusalem, ISR

2019  

Shanghai Photofair, Exposure Award Winner, Shanghai, CHN

2018  

La Manufacture de Sèvres, Residency, Sèvres, FR

2018  

Richard Neutra VDL House, Residency, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2014  

Cité Internationale des Arts, Residency, Paris, FR

2013  

HSBC Photography Award, Paris, FR

2013  

Paul Huf Award, Runner up, Foam, Amsterdam, NDL

2013  

Pix See Award, International Fotofestival, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2012  

Corinthia Hotel Residency Award, London, UK

2011  

Catlin Art Prize, Shortlist, London, UK

2010  

Sustain Award, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2010  

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Shortlist, Wetzlar, DEU

2010  

Riccardo Pezza, Second prize, Triennale Museum, Milan, IT

2010  

International Fine Art Photography Award, Second prize, New York, USA

2010  

International Talent Support Pitti Imagine Award, Trieste, IT

2007  

Fujifilm Merit Student Award, UK

Texts

2022  

Eva Prouteau, Post Atlantica ↗

2014  

Marta Gili, Emptying the Landscape ↗

2018  

Emma Lewis, Revolutions ↗

2018  

Sinziana Ravini, The Art of Inhabiting a Picture ↗

2017  

Frédérique Aït-Touati, Chaosmos ↗

2014  

Dr Cliff Lauson, The View from Here ↗

2013  

Bernard Marcelis, The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise ↗

2012  

Emma Lewis, Sebastien Montabonel, Suspended Disbelief: The Photography of Noémie Goudal ↗

2012  

Christiana Campanini, An Interview with Noémie Goudal ↗

Selected Press

2022  

Le Monde ↗

2022  

L’Humanité ↗

2022  

Libération ↗

2022  

Inferno ↗

2022  

The British Journal of Photography ↗

2022  

ArtReview ↗

2022  

Wallpaper* ↗

2022  

AOC ↗

2022  

The Guardian ↗

2022  

Aesthetica ↗

2021  

Beaux-Arts Magazine ↗

2021  

Aesthetica ↗

2018  

Photomonitor ↗

2016  

Eikon ↗

2016  

Frieze Magazine ↗

2016  

GUP ↗

2016  

Connaissance des Arts ↗

2016  

Le Monde ↗

2016  

Lens Culture ↗

2016  

Les Inrocks ↗

2016  

Libération ↗

2016  

Le Journal des Arts ↗

2015  

Frieze Magazine ↗

2014  

ArtPress ↗

2012  

British Journal of Photography ↗

2012  

Foam Magazine ↗

2012  

Under The Influence ↗

2009  

HotShoe ↗

Recorded Interviews

2022  

Noémie Goudal, L’atelier A, Arte ↗

2022  

Ecological Fiction: In Conversation with Noémie Goudal, ASAP | Art ↗

2022  

Le quart d’heure de l’art : Noémie Goudal, Radio Anthropocène ↗

2022  

Fable écologique et nouveaux récits du vivant, France Culture ↗

2021  

Noémie Goudal, Matérialité et Dispositif, Actes d’Arts ↗

2021  

Twist, L’appel de la montagne, entre magie et menace, Arte ↗

2021  

À Saint-Nazaire, le trouble dans les paysages de Noémie Goudal, France Culture ↗

2020  

Noémie Goudal, Elle × Paris Photo, Fisheye L’Agence ↗

2020  

Noémie Goudal, Soulèvements, RVB Books, France Photo Books ↗

2017  

Noémie Goudal: Cinquième Corps, Département de la Seine-Maritime ↗

2016  

Noémie Goudal: Artist Talk, Paris Photo ↗

2015  

An Interview with Noémie Goudal, The Photographer’s Gallery ↗

Contact

Edel Assanti

Charlie Fellowes

charlie@edelassanti.com

Les Filles du Calvaire

Marie Magnier

m.magnier@fillesducalvaire.com

Noémie Goudal Studio

Pauline Thoër

pauline@noemiegoudal.com

Instagram

@noemiegoudal

Credits

Design by Charlotte Sobral Pinto and Development by Gaëtan Thirion