French artist Nadege Meriau studied at the Royal College of Art.

She works with photography, sculpture and installation. Central to her practice is the concept of dwelling. Nadege was shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the Conran Award in 2011, nominated for the Arts Foundation Fellowship 2012, the Arles Prix Decouverte 2012 and more recently the Prix Pictet 2014. Selected Shows include Minutes Passing Slowly, Brighton Photo Fringe 2014, Academy Now, The Art Defender, Bologna 2014, Au Centre de la Terre, Biennale Internationale de l’Image de Nancy, France, 2014, Mycotopia, Solo Show, Anarch Gallery, London 2013, Antechamber, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 2013, Snow, Ilan Engel Gallery, Paris 2013, Tulca Arts Festival, Galway 2012, FFWE, The Photographers’ Gallery, London 2012, Discovery Award, Solo Show, Arles 2012, Brighton Open’11, The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 2011.

Meriau’s photographic works are held in public and private collections in the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

She is currently one of the artists on Tate School Workshop Programme and a visiting photography tutor at the Arts University Bournemouth.


2009-2011 - MA Photography at the RCA, London, UK

1994-1997 - BA Photography Bournemouth Art Institute, UK


Millly Apthorp First Prize, Arts Depot Open, London., 2014

Nominated by Laura Noble for Prix Pictet 2014 ( Consumption), 2013

Nominated for the Arts Foundation Fellowship 2013 for
Still Life Photography, 2012

Nominated for Discovery Award (Prix de la decouverte)
Les rencontres d'Arles., 2012

Nominated for Lumi Art Award, 2011

Shortlisted for Hoopers Award , 2011

Winner Sustain RCA Honorary Mention Award, 2011

Shortlisted for Conran Award, 2011

Shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2011

Nominated for the National Magazine Award, 2010

Winner, Creative Review Annual., 2008

Nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize by Greg Hobson, 2008

Winner Rencontres d'Arles Photo Folio Review and Gallery Prize, nominated by Benoit Rivero (Actes Sud)., 2007

Selected for the Art4Aid Exhibition and Unicef Auction, Amsterdam., 2007

Winner, Schweppes Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2005

Exhibitions & Residencies


- Demimonde curated by Slate Projects, Amberwood House, 17a Thurloe Place, SW7 2SA, London, 10-18 January 2015
- Home Futures Creativeworks Award and Residency at The Centre for Studies of Home, Queen Mary University, London, 1 Feb-31 April 2015


-Academy Now I Bologna, The Art Defender, Bologna, Italy, 25th Jan-14th Feb 2014
-Screening of Lifeline II as part of SPUD collaboration, Anna Lindh Foundation,
Taroudant , Morroco, 9-13 April 2014.
-Arts Depot Open,Millly Apthorp Gallery, Arts Depot, London.
-Biennale Internationale de L'Image, Site Alstom, Nancy, France, 3-18 May 2014.
-Minutes Passing Slowly, Emma Critchley and Nadege Meriau, Regency Town House, Brighton Photo Fringe and Biennale, 3-19 October 2014


-Academy Now, curated by Laura Petrillo, Hanmi Gallery, London 13-20 January 2013
-Winter Open,The Florence Trust, London, February 2013
-Au Centre de la Terre, Festival Les Photographiques, Centre des Expositions Paul Courboulay, Le Mans, France, 9-31 March 2013
-Rushing to Paradise, The Royal Standard Project Space, 30th May-1st June 2013
-Mycotopia, Solo show curated by Jude Benett, Anarch Gallery, Enclave Projects, Deptford, London 15th June- 31st August 2013
-Antechamber curated by Day&Gluckman, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 20th-June-2nd October 2013
-Summer Show curated by Paul Bailey, The Florence Trust, London, 5th-14th July 2013
-Colony curated by Anarch, 14 Warren Street, 5th-20th December


-Snow, Ilan Engel Gallery, 10th November 2012- 20th January 2013
-Tulca Arts Festival, Galway, November 2012, Ireland
-Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed, Photographer's Gallery,September 2012.
-Florence Trust Residency August 2012-July 2013, London
-To the Centre of the Earth, Solo Show curated by Isabel de Vasconcellos as part of Global Feast during the Olympics, Old Stratford Town Hall
-Discovery Award, Solo Show, Les Rencontres Internationales, July-Sept 2012 , Arles, France.
-Photosoup Group Show including artists Melanie Stildoph, Ej Major and Eti Wade, Unit 24 Gallery, April 2012, London.
-Group Show curated by Olivier Richon, Senior Common Room, Royal College of Art, Sept 2012- Sept 2013, London


-RCA Work in Progress Show , Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.
-SHOW BATTERSEA , Royal College of Art, London.
-Trick of the Light curated by Nick Kaplony, Core Gallery,London.
-Summer Show, Hoopers Gallery,London
-Sustain RCA Show & Award 2011, London Design Festival, Lower Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
-Brighton Fringe Open'11 Exhibition ,curatorial collective, mentor Charlotte Cotton, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
-RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royall College of Art, London


-MA Interim Show , Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
-Album curated by Morgan Quaintance, Wolstenholme Project Space, Liverpool Biennal Independants, Liverpool.
-Duets and Duels curated by Louise Clement, Kaunas Photography Festival 2010, Lithuania.
-RCA Secret Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.
-Undercurrents, Fringe Focus Space,Brighton Photo Fringe Festival, Brighton.


- Mise en Scene, Solo Show curated by Louise Clement as part of the Format International Photography Festival, The Quad,Derby, UK.


- Curious Nature curated by Day+Gluckman, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London and toured to Newlyn Art Gallery,Cornwall.


-Art for Aid JCI Sotheby’s UNICEF Juried Exhibition, Amsterdam
-Voies Off Selection Internationale, Les Rencontres d'Arles.
-Bloedmooi >curated by Silvia B,Group Exhibition including Karen Knorr, Alexander Mac Queen and Risk Hazekamp at the Historish Museum,Rotterdam.


2013 - Review by Nicolas Johnson in Art Selector…
Work published in Poetry and Art magazine Abridge
Article by Amy Marjoram in Issue 5 of Excerpt magazine
Essay by Erik Vroons in Gup magazine…
Article by Colin Pantal in BJP, May 2013 (see pdf)
2012 - Article in Gault&Millau Magazine, France, November 2012
Interview by Carrie Levy in Wired, September 7, 2012-10-13…
Review by Laura Noble, Laura Noble blog, July 2012…
Review by Margaux Buyck , The Artship, August 24, 2012…
Review in Karveelt in Wonderland blog, August 9, 2012
Review by Posi+tive Magazine, July 12 2012…
Review by Lunettes Rouges, Le Monde blog, July 30, 2012…
2012 - Review by Geraldine Dormoy, L’Express blog, July 16,2012…
Review by Francis Hodgson, Financial Times Blog, July 13, 2012…
Review by Sean O’ Hagan, The Guardian, July 8, 2012…
Article by Hugh Mooney in RWA Bristol Art Magazine, Spring 2012…
2011 - Contact Editions Blog, November 2011…
Art Review, The Week, August 20, 2011
Artist Newsletter, June/July 2011
Review by Bridget Croaker , Troika Editions blog, June 2011…
Review by Bradley Hayman in Artcritiqued blog, July 5,2011…
2009 - Spectrum, Sunday Times, March 2009
2008 - Review by Rupert White, Art Cornwall , April 26, 2008 (see website)
2005 - Metro Art Review, November 11, 2005


2014 - -Biennale Internationale de L'Image de Nancy catalogue, Collection Album, France.
-Prix Pictet Consumption Book published by Te Neues
2013 - Academy Now catalogue published by Damiani
Poli Revue No 7, Les Imaginaire Comestibles.
Florence Trust 2013 catalogue
2012 - Tulca Arts Festival catalogue, November 2012
Rencontres Arles Photography 2012, Actes Sud.
2011 - Hardcover, Blackdog Publishing, 2011
Brighton Photo Fringe catalogue, 2011
2010 - Brighton Photo Fringe Festival catalogue, October 2010
2009 - Photocinema, Format Festival catalogue
2008 - Bloodmoi , Historisch Museum Rotterdam Exhibition catalogue
2005 - Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery Catalogue, 2005