Noemi Niederhauser is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is a ceramist, designer, mycologist, visual artist, curator, and the co-founder of the artist-run space A-DASH in Athens, GR. She holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, London, UK (2014) and previously studied ceramic design at the Applied Art School of Vevey, CH (2010). She is currently  a ceramic design teacher at CEPV, Vevey (CH).

Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums and institutions such as: ADI Design Museum, Milan (IT); Milan Design Week; Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL); Swiss Design Awards 2019, Basel (CH); Raw Material Company, Dakar (SN); Documenta 14, Athens (GR); The Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Arts Council (UK); the MUDAC, Lausanne (CH); the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (UK); the MCBA, Lausanne (CH). She is a 2016- 2017-2019 recipient of Pro Helvetia Research Grants and Awards.

Noemi Niederhauser is fascinated with materials and their endless processes of transformation. Dancing across the blurred boundaries between art, craft and design, the visual propositions she develops engage with the symbolic embedded into materials and artifacts in relation to time and history. Both in her artistic practice and in that of a curator, she develops proposals in collaborative forms and with an approach centered on experimental research towards materials. She is part of various collaborative project in Europe, Asia and Africa while carefully analyzing the social, economic and ecological impact that her approach generates over the long term.

Founder and director of Wastematter

Founding member of A-DASH
A-DASH Project Space

Selected exhibitions


Design Days, Lausanne

6-9 June 2024
La Rasude, Lausanne, CH


Design Days, Geneva

16 -25 November
Exhibition of Wastematter Project at
19 Grand-Rue
1204 Genève

Vienna Design Week

22 September – 1 October 2023
vienna design week


research residency Dakar/ Senegal
in collaboration with
Pro Helvetia Johannesburg
July 2023
Pro Helvetia Johannesburg


ADI Design Museum

Testa e Croce
Piazza Compasso d’Oro, 1, 20154 Milano MI, Italia
ADI Museum


Melting Pot

Centre d’art contemporain

Reality check chapter ΙΙ: inner sanctum

Psychiatric Hospital of Attica,
Dafni, Athens, Greece

Dutch Design Week

Evoluon venue
Eindhoven (NL)

Milan Design Week

House of Switzerland
Milan, Italy
Milan Design Week


Centre d’art contemporain
Les anciens abattoirs | Rue du Commerce 122 |
CH-2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

Métamorphose de l’espace

HiFlow Work(place)
Geneva (CH)

Melting Pot

Centre d’art contemporain


Design Days Geneva

at NOV Gallery
Design Days

Design without borders

Wastematter project
Kiscell Museum
1037 Budapest
Design without borders

Swiss Design Awards 2021

Messa Basel

Swiss Green Economy Symposium

Wastematter project


Dutch Design Week Eindhoven


Time Takes Time
Volumes Zurich
Art Publishing Days

November 2020
Volumes Zurich

Open Monument Days

Almystraat 10
5061 PA  Oisterwijk
The Netherland

On the Edge

Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland

Back to Athens 7

Αιόλου 48 – 50
Back to Athens 7


Much Rooom project at Pro Helvetia Open House:
Innovation durch neue nachhaltige Lösungen

Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Hirschengraben 22
8024 Zurich

Sunday morning @ EKWC

The Netherlands

[un]known destinations chapter ΙΙΙ: reconnection

curator: Kostas Prapoglou
Zarifi residence
Eptanisou 9 and Androu
112 57, Kypseli, Athens, GR
unknown destinations

Athens Art Book Fair

Stoa Kairi, Monastiraki
Athens, GR
Athens Art Book Fair

Time Takes Time

A-DASH off-site events
Mediated by:
Eva Isleifs, Noemi Niederhauser, Andreas Brunner
Athens, GR
Time Takes Time

Swiss Design Awards 2019

Messe, Basel, CH

Fantasy Island


Workspace at CERCCO

HEAD_Geneva School of Art and Design HEAD

The Collection as an Automaton

Curated by Elpida Karaba
participation as A-DASH collective
ACG Art Gallery
Deree- The American College of Greece
6 Gravias Street, 153 42 Aghia Paraskevi
Athens, Greece

On the Practice of Tuning-in:
Rhythm Explorations in Amsterdam Zuidoost

Symposium organized by:
Open Set Foundation,
the University of Amsterdam
(AISSR: Designing Urban Experience)
and the City of Amsterdam
(CSO, Stadsdeel Zuidoost)
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179,
1019 HC Amsterdam

Open Set: Practicing Rhythm LAB

Amsterdam Zuidoost
The Netherlands


Partcours Dakar, 7e édition

23 espaces / 13 jours
d’événements artistiques
partcours Dakar

RAW Academy
Session 5: Germination

RAW Material Company
center for art, knowledge and society
Dakar, Senegal
raw material company

Still Green Lemon Screen

Noemi Niederhauser & Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup
20 years of Bruckner Foundation
at Musée Ariana
Swiss Ceramic & Glass Museum
10 avenue de la Paix
CH – 1202 Genève
Ariana Ceramic & Glass Museum

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



We think is Squares / We love in Triangles

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

Distinguished Diva

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

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



Artists’ Cards

Elika Gallery
Athens / Greece
Elika Gallery

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



Navigation & trajectory

ACAC Aomori Contemporary Art Center

My brother is a green parrot

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

Curious artefact

Curated by Becky Campbell
The Art wall
Athens / Greece


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


Chabah Yelmani Gallery
293 Chaussée de Boondael/ Boodaalsesteenweg
1050 Brussels/ Belgium

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



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



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
Art Lacuna

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
A project by Random Order Collective
broadcast & Live web stream radio event
Echoes Mapping/ Lisbon
Broadcast by

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


21, rue de Genève CH-1003 Lausanne

Ceramica Contemporanea swizzera

Museo d’Arte Mendrisio
Museo Arte Mendrisio

In transit

V22/ Bermondsey/ London

Puls gallery

19 rue du Page/ Brussels / Belgium
Puls Gallery




Boris Dennler/David Curchod/
Thierry Kupferschmid/ Noemi Niederhauser
ESF  art+ design/ Lausanne/ Switzerland

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



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


Grant for Project Pro Helvetia Johannesburg 2023

Nominated Swiss Design Awards 2021

Pro Helvetias Shanghai 2021

Pro Helvetia Design Promotion 2019

Nominated Swiss Design Awards 2019

Pro Helvetia Grant For Research 2018-2019

Fondation Pierre et Nouky Bataillard Grant 2018-2019

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


Pro Helvetia Shanghai Residency

residency at A4 Museum, Chengdu
Summer 2024 (upcoming)
Pro helvetia Shanghai


research residency Dakar/ Senegal
in collaboration with
Pro Helvetia Johannesburg
July 2023
Pro Helvetia Johannesburg

Sunday morning @ EKWC

The Netherlands
Oct-Dec 2019

Workspace at CERCCO

HEAD_Geneva School of Art and Design HEAD
February-May 2019

RAW Material Company

center for art, knowledge and society
Dakar/ Senegal
October-December 2018

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

Artist in residence / Croydon School of Art

London / March-June 2015

Snehta residency

Athens / January-February 2015

Graduates residency 2014 / Victoria & Albert Museum

London/ October-December 2014

National School of Art / limoges

Limoges / France 2012

Bungoro gama studio and gallery

Shigaraki/ Japan/ September-November 2009

Press & Publications

2023: Die Presse. Vienna, Austria. September 2023

2023: Raum und Wohnen. April – May 2023

2023: Frame Magazine. Issue 149. Nov 2022-Jan 2023

2022: Espaces Contemporains Magazine. September – October 2022

2022: « 10 vor 10 » Sendung. SRF-Themenschwerpunkt: «Wie wir wohnen»

2022: swissinfo. Les jeunes designers suisses à Milan pendant une semaine

2020: Usure Press. Interview for Unperfect radio

2020: Mold_Magazine. ZYMURGY_XXX Ceramic crocks brings ecological thinking into the kitchen. MOLD_Magazine

2018: Art for the environment. Editor: Palestra Camille, in collaboration with: The Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Arts Council England. London: UAL Press

2017: Noemi Niederhauser: Une culture du renouveau à Athènes. In: Le Temps newspaper (CH), 9 March 2017, 22

2017: A-DASH Presentation. In: To Vima newspaper, Athens, (GR), 19 December 2017, 33

2017: A-DASH Project Space. K Magazine, I Kathimerini newspaper, Athens, (GR), 10 December 2017, 41

2016: Navigation & Trajectory. Editor: Yuki Kondo. ACAC Aomori Contemporary Art Center publication (JP), 10-15

2015: Athinorama Magazine, Athens (GR), no.8, 23

2014: STOP IT! Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Publication. London (UK), 36-7

2013: A JOUR. Swiss ceramic association magazine (CH), no.7, 8-9


Studio Director at ALICE laboratory
EPFL / Lausanne / Switzerland
ALICE laboratory

Ceramic design teacher
SFGB-B / Bern / Switzerland

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

Co-founder / designer of: BOLOGNESE

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

Assistant Antony Gormley studio / London / 2014-2015
Antony Gormley studio

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


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

Applied Art School of Vevey, Ceramic Section