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Magali nougarede

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Postgraduate Certificate in Continuing Education, University of Sussex, Brighton, 1998
BA (Hons) Editorial Photography, University of Brighton, 1996
Diploma from the ‘Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen’, France, 1992
French Baccalaureat (Section’C’ scientifique), France, 1987


Magali Nougarède is a French born photographer, artist and Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Photography at the University of South Wales. In September 2015 she was awarded an Artist Residency at the National Botanic Garden of Wales (Sep15 – July 16) as part of the flora project, curated by Oriel Davies Gallery based in Newtown, Wales ( A long time gardener and continually striving to explore interdisciplinary practices Nougarède’s current interest lie in bringing horticulture and art together with a view to explore the possibilities held within gardening as a political activity. Over the years she has deliberately worked across varied areas of practice undertaking cultural, commercial and educational projects and exhibiting her work throughout Europe and the USA. At the core of her activities is the development of personal bodies of work. Her work is represented by the picture agency and online gallery Millennium Images.

Restructuration, 2015 © Magali Nougarède


Selected Exhibitions


  • flora multi-artists exhibition, curated by Oriel Davies, Aberystwyth Art Center, 12 Jul – 17 Sep.



  • Magali Nougarède, Photaumales Photography festival, Gallerie de la Tapisserie, Beauvais, France, 8 Sep – 4 Nov (solo).
  • The World in London, group exhibition to celebrate the diverse cultural landscape of the 2012 Olympic games. Public art exhibition across a range of locations in London (including Victoria Park and Oxford Street) and at the Gulbenkian Foundation, 25 Jul – 30 Sep.


  • Elusive, group show curated by Sian Bonnell, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London, 8 Feb – 18 Mar.


  • We Have the Mirrors, We Have the Plans, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, 21 May – 5 Sep.


  • The Pleasures and Terrors of Institutional Comfort – Work in progress and Visual Experimentations, Ffloc Gallery, University of Wales, Newport – Wales , 13 – 12 May (solo).
  • L’Hypothèse du Portrait, curated by Serge Bismuth (University of Picardie), Maison de la Culture, Amiens – France, 6 – 17 Oct.


  • Hand Made, Louis Stern Fine Arts – Los Angeles, 20 Jan – 3 Mar (solo).
  • Things We Love, Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton, 1 Feb – 14 Feb.


  • Crossing the Line, currated by Photoworks, Gardner’s Art Centre – Brighton, 31 Jan – 19 Mar and Ffotogallery, Turner House, Penarth – Wales, 24 Mar – 7 May (solo).


Exhibition and Residency Catalogues

  • Nougarède, M. with Dear C. (2016) The Residencies: Flora, curator Alex Boyd Jones, vol 2, Newtown: Oriel Davies Gallery.
  • We have The Mirrors, We Have The Plans, Mostyn Gallery, May 2010. Exhibition Catalogue (hardback) – Includes 4 of Nougarède’s own images with an accompanying essay by writer and curator Chris Coppock.


Invited Talks and Seminars

  • A gendered Perspective? In conversation event chaired by Dc Helen Sear with Magali Nougarède and Sarah Taylor as part of the Labour Exchange exhibition at Bay Art Gallery, 23 May 2014.
  • Photographic Tea Towels – work in progress. University of Wales, Newport – In Conversation seminar chaired by artist and curator Suzanne Mooney as part of the Ecpr (European Centre for Photographic research) seminar series, 07 March 2013.
  • Magali Nougarède and Dc Paul Jobling, Photography, Fashion and Design historian – “In Conversation as part of Ffloc Show, University of Wales, Newport, 20 May 2009.
  • In conversation with Ben Burbridge (writer and curator, Photoworks) focusing on the exhibition in relation to previous body of work ‘Toeing the Line”, 2 March 2006 (Gardner’s Art Centre exhibition).


Photography Journals and Magazines

  • Interview by Diane Smyth, British Journal of Photography (front cover), 2006.
  • Portfolio Magazine, essay by Jane Fletcher, May 2006


Member of the Creative Industries Research Institute at the University of Southwales
Member of the European Centre for Documentary Research (eCDR), University of Southwales


Research Interests

Photography as contemporary art/ photography and the everyday/ photography and domesticity/ the place of the photograph in society/ photography and gender/ relationship between photography and sculpture / horticulture/ sustainability / art and horticulture / gardening and politics / interdisciplinary practice

Grants Awarded

2015-16: Artist production costs (£6,000) for the Artist Residency at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, within the context of the ‘flora’ project and touring exhibition by Oriel Davies gallery.

2014: research grant from Arts Council of Wales (£2,400) towards the production of site-specific Photographic Tea Towels installation as part of 2014 Labour Exchange Exhibition at Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff

2011: UWN Research award (£1,300) for the development and completion of the body of work ‘Photographic Tea Towels’

Research Projects

2015 – Present

  • flora artist residency


  • Photographic Tea Towels: collection of photographic experiments, that attempts to draw together different spheres of experience: domesticity and the work place, the interior and the exterior, the private and the public. As a starting point deadpan black and white photographs were made, using a large format 5×4 camera, of gridded tea towels from the artist’s childhood home, which were then transformed through various acts of enlargement, folding, cutting, hanging and framing. The works exploit the rich visual potential that these understated lines and gridded patterns hold through the dual evocation of domesticity and modernist geometric pattern.


  • Crossing The Line (2003-2005, a Ffotogallery, Cardiff show co-produced by Photoworks).
  • Toeing The Line (2000, a Photoworks publication).

Through the use of close-up framing to photograph strangers encountered in the street, these works juxtapose two generations, the elderly and the young, resulting in semi-abstract portraits that home in on personal details of clothing and body language as cultural signifiers.

Areas of Expertise

Photography as contemporary art
Gardening and horticulture
Connecting different practices (art or non-art) and different spheres of experience / Multi-disciplinary practice

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