Nadia Guerroui’s work is an ongoing oscillation between multiplicity and void. The artist herself has a background in textiles and her work could be defined as an investigation into the transformation of material under the influence of light, nature, and time. The simplicity of form in her work itself becomes an aesthetic quality, and some pieces could be called reflexive or self-referential. She likes to keep her methods secret. Sometimes her work displays mathematical exactitude within strict spatial parameters, however, it nevertheless engages the viewer’s sensibilities, and creates close relationships between their various formal and thematic elements, such as the environment, art in a public space, architecture, and sculpture. The choice of ephemeral, natural, and affordable materials is not an accident either. Rather, it is intended to create a relationship between the individual and the social, and leave the viewer a space to establish his own vision and understanding of the work. This artist has the ability to make experiments with materials that enter into realms of intimacy with the viewer. — Lara Pan
Nadia Guerroui (1988, Toulouse, France) was selected for Coming People Prize at S.M.A.K. Museum (Ghent, Belgium) in 2014. She also exhibited at KM 21 Kunstmuseum (The Hague, Netherlands) and became the laureate of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Award in 2020.
Her work has been included amongst others at CAB Fondation (BE), Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum (BE), PS Project Space (NL), Spring/Break Art Show (US), La Centrale Art Center (BE), Le Consulat (FR), Bozar - Palais des Beaux Arts (BE), Kunstenfestival Watou (BE), Cloud Seven (BE), Belfius Art Collection (BE), Resonance of Biennale de Lyon (FR), A Tale of A Tub (NL), CC Strombeek (BE) and Villa Empain / Fondation Boghossian (BE)
In 2020 S.M.A.K. Museum (BE) commissioned Otium, an outdoor installation in a Park in Menen (BE). In 2022 Cloud Seven Fondation (BE) commissioned Otium - Brussels’ Clouds, a permanent rooftop installation .
Her recent personal exhibitions include : More Than You Could Ever Know, (Around Video, Brussels, Belgium, 2023), Helene Appel >< Nadia Guerroui (OV Project, Brussels, Belgium, 2023), The Other Sleeps in All Things Around (duo) (Wonnerth Dejaco Gallery, Vienna Austria, 2021), Card Draw (Parallel, Vienna, Austria, 2019), Palimpsest (Art Institute Shibukawa Gallery, Shibukawa, Japan, 2018), Blink (DAC, Dolceaqua, Italy, 2017) and Impostor Syndrom (SNAP Projects Gallery, Lyon, France, 2016) "