Magali Nougarede

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Magali Nougarède is a French born photographer, artist and Senior Lecturer in 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.

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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Horticulture/botany, RHS Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture, Royal Horticultural Society

Award Date: 7 Aug 2008

Photography, BA (Hons) Editorial Photography, University of Brighton

Award Date: 30 Jun 1996

Diploma from the ‘Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen’, France

1992 → …

French Baccalaureat (Section’C’ scientifique), France

1987 → …


  • WC Art and Design
  • Photography and Contemporary Art Practice
  • Ecology, Botany, Sustainability
  • Health , Mental Health and Wellbeing


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