“If in fairy tales, houses are made of sweets, Nadege Meriau does the reverse, transforming the edible into a dwelling, making architectures of fibers, vegetables and porous matter. This is an architecture of the digestible, made of curves and unexpected textures, that recall the art of the rocaille, or when a grotto is endowed with a viscosity that reminds us of a digestive apparatus” Olivier Richon, 2011 (Artist and Head of Photography at the Royal College of Art)
2009-2011 - MA Photography at the RCA, London, Uk
1992-1995 - BA Photography Bournemouth Art Institute, Uk
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
Au Centre de la Terre, Biennale Internationale de L'image, Nancy, France.
-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
-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.
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)
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
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
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|
Academy Now catalogue published by Damiani
Poli Revue No 7, Les Imaginaire Comestibles.
Florence Trust 2013 catalogue
Tulca Arts Festival catalogue, November 2012
Rencontres Arles Photography 2012, Actes Sud.
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|