Biography

Choreographing making and meaning in hybrid ways, Noemi Niederhauser’s practice engages with the symbolics embedded into materials and artifacts in relation to time and history.

Using discourses of ethnography, history or archeology in an altered way, while extensively experimenting with materials; her approach leads to the creation of site-specific installations that transcribe and reassemble artifacts in order to create disruptive narratives. Digging into visual, oral and written archives while involving existing, storied or imagined elements; she enlarges details until they escape their initial state and become the starting point of entire micro orders of relational objects. Her projects display cosmologies that each slowly narrate a place and a time stepped in between reality, hypotheses and speculation. As a result, historical circumstances mingle with enigmatic legends to form new and ever evolving narratives. Dancing across the blurred boundaries between art, craft and design, the visual propositions she develops deal with the idea of perspective, enhanced vision and perception (both visual and historical). With the threat and corruption of « when » and « where from », Noemi Niederhauser interrogates the place of materials and artifacts as discourses of knowledge and cultural value.

Founding member of A-DASH
A-DASH Project Space
https://www.facebook.com/adashspace/
https://www.instagram.com/a_dash_space/

Founding member / designer of: BOLOGNESE
http://bolognese.li
https://www.instagram.com/bologneseeeeeee/
https://www.facebook.com/Bologneseeeeee/

Selected exhibitions

2018

Art for the Environment

Curation: Camilla Palestra
Nunnery Gallery
183 Bow Road
London E3 2SJ

Carte Blanche:
Noemi Niederhauser & Nicolas Delaroche
Mobilab Gallery

Rue du Simplon 35
CH-1006 Lausanne
http://www.mobilabgallery.ch/en/homepage.html
https://www.instagram.com/mobilabgallery/

 

2017

We think is Squares / We love in Triangles

with the support of Pro Helvetia (CH)
A-DASH project space / Asklipiou 74
11471 Athens / Greece
www.a-dash.space

Distinguished Diva

Launch of an online community platform
in collaboration with Adeola Naomi Aderemi
A-DASH project space / Asklipiou 74
11471 Athens / Greece
www.a-dash.space

I Hope My Legs Don’t Break

Short Film Screening
A-DASH project space off-site event
Curation: Benjamin Cohen & Noemi Niederhauser
Kypseli / Keramikos (Athens)
and as part of A-LETHIA project
by Anton Kats for Documenta 14

I remember not remembering it very well

A-DASH project space
Athens / Greece
A collaboration: Eva Isleifsdottir & Noemi Niederhauser
A-DASH project space / Asklipiou 74
11471 Athens / Greece
www.a-dash.space

 

2016

Artists’ Cards

Elika Gallery
Athens / Greece

On est jamais vaincu
lorsqu’on est immortel

A project by:
Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup
& Noemi Niederhauser
Les Brenets / Jura

The wandering parade

Akureyri Art Museum / Iceland

No heroes around the corner

The Parfitt Gallery
Croydon College of Art
London / UK

Skammdegi Art Festival

Olafsfjordur / Iceland

Opening night/ part.II

Chabah Yelmani Gallery/ Brussels
293 Chaussée de  Boondael/ Boondaalsesteenweg
1050 Brussels/ Belgium
http://www.yelmanigallery.com/

 

2015

Navigation & trajectory

ACAC Aomori Contemporary Art Center
Aomori/Japan
www.acac-aomori.jp

My brother is a green parrot

in collaboration with: Hélène Combal-Weiss
Chabah Yelmani Gallery
293 Chaussée de Boondael/Boondaalsesteenweg
1050 Brussels/Belgium
http://www.yelmanigallery.com/

Curious artefact

Curated by Becky Campbell
The Art wall
Athens / Greece

Setting

Curated by Becky Campbell
Snehta/ Aghias Zonis 1
Kypseli / Athens

Hurts so good

Eva Isleifsdottir & Noemi Niederhauser
SNETHA / Aghias Zonis 1/ Kypseli / Athens
as part of: SNEHTA Residency

Opening

Chabah Yelmani Gallery
293 Chaussée de Boondael/ Boodaalsesteenweg
1050 Brussels/ Belgium
http://www.yelmanigallery.com/

V&A graduates residency exhibition

Victoria & Albert Museum /London/
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL / UK
Presentation of the project: My brother is a green parrot
A chapter of: Amnesia decides
By: Noemi Niederhauser & Hélène Combal-Weiss
http://www.vam.ac.uk

 

2014

Priprema! Pozor! Pad!

Magacin u Kraljevica Marka 8/ Belgrade/ Serbia

ECC2014 New Talent

Bornholm/ Danemark

Between the act symposium

Swedenborg Hall/ London / UK

Stop it! Degree Show

Lethaby Gallery/ Central Saint Martins College
of Art and Design/ London / UK

 

2013

A poem without a tongue

a project by Random Order Collective
Noise and Whispers Exhibition/ GV Art Gallery
49 Chiltern St
Marylebone/ London W1U 6LY

The art Lacuna prize

Residency & Solo show
48 Falcon Road, London SW11 2LR
http://artlacuna.org/

Tomorrow I’ll be Elsewhere II

as a part of Royal Academy’s Friday Late/
Found at the RA event
Royal Academy, 6 Burlington Gardens, London

Tomorrow I’ll be Elsewhere I

Curated by Sonja Vrkatic & Noemi Niederhauser
A-Side B-Side Gallery/ 5-9 Amhurst Terrace
London E8 2BT

An audio portrait of a place

Mapping the space between A and B
Southbank
A project by Random Order Collective
broadcast & Live web stream radio event
Echoes Mapping/ Lisbon
Broadcast by http://stress.fm

Be Open, Sound Portal/ Nomad lab

Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College, London

Sounding space symposium

Chelsea College of Art and Design
theatre and Parade Ground/ London

Forma

21, rue de Genève CH-1003 Lausanne
www.forma-art.ch/

Ceramica Contemporanea swizzera

Museo d’Arte Mendrisio
http://museo.mendrisio.ch/it/

In transit

V22/ Bermondsey/ London
www.v22collection.com

Puls gallery

19 rue du Page/ Brussels / Belgium
www.pulsceramics.com

 

2012

Carbone

Boris Dennler/David Curchod/
Thierry Kupferschmid/ Noemi Niederhauser
ESF  art+ design/ Lausanne/ Switzerland
www.esf.ch

Show your colors

Espace Arlaud/ Lausanne/ Switzerland

Error design contest

Kornschütte/ Lucerne/ Switzerland

Ceramic event IV

Ô Gallery/ Forest/ Brussels / Belgium

Talente 2012

Munich/ Germany

Cast in form/slip casting

Handwerk Gallery/ Munich/ Germany

 

2011

Renée Duc Gallery

Carouge/ Geneva/ Switzerland

Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition

MUDAC: Museum of Contemporary Art/ Lausanne/ Switzerland

Young European Ceramics

St-Quentin/ France

Accrochage vaud 2011

MCBA: Fine Arts Museum/ Lausanne/ Switzerland

Award

Pro Helvetia Grant For Research 2016

Nominated for the NOVA Award 2014 /
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design/ London

Swiss Ceramic Association ( ACS) Prize for the diploma work 2010

Prize for the diploma work 2010
Applied Art school of Vevey/ Switzerland

Residency

Bruckner Foundation

Geneva/ Switzerland
June-September 2016

Litshus residency

Olafsfjordur/ Iceland
January-February 2016

Art for the environment 2016 residency

A partnership in between Berengo Glass Studio
Murano (Venice) and University of the Arts (UAL) / London
January 2016

Aomori Contemporary Art Center residency (ACAC)

Aomori/ Japan/ September-December 2015
www.acac-aomori.jp

Artist in residence / Croydon School of Art

London / March-June 2015

Snehta residency

Athens / January-February 2015
http://www.snehtaresidency.org/

Graduates residency 2014 / Victoria & Albert Museum

London/ October-December 2014
http://www.vam.ac.uk

National School of Art / limoges

Limoges / France 2012

Bungoro gama studio and gallery

Shigaraki/ Japan/ September-November 2009

Other

Co-founder / designer of: BOLOGNESE
https://www.facebook.com/Bologneseeeeee/

Co-founder of the A-DASH project space, Athens, Greece together with:
Eva Isleifsdottir, Zoe Hatzyiannaki, Catriona Gallagher
A-DASH Project Space

Media and social communication manager
Bex & Arts 2017/ Bex/ Switzerland

Assistant Antony Gormley studio / London / 2014-2015
www.antonygormley.com/news/studio

Creation of limited edition of objects for the MUDAC
Museum of Contemporary Art/ Lausanne/  Switzerland / 2012

Education

2012-2014
MA Fine Art (with distinction)
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London, UK

2006-2010
Applied Art School of Vevey, Ceramic Section
Switzerland