David Noonan

Born 1969 in Ballarat, Australia
Lives and works in London, UK

David Noonan´s work incorporates photographic imagery of costumed performers, groups of figures from utopian collectives, and other elements of theater and stagecraft in collaged, painterly, or sculptural formats. In doing so, he encourages viewers to consider how documentary images of actual events and happenings might be transformed into fiction, while suggesting the significant roles that theatricality and performance have played in our recent cultural history.
Noonan‘s process of layered and stitched fabrics gives the images a shadowy sense of mystery, while the layering of the figurative and abstract imagery creates a tension between abstraction and representation. David Noonan´s work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2009), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2008), the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007). Noonan has participated in group exhibitions internationally including “TABLEAUX“, Magasin, Grenoble, France, (2011); “The British Art Show 7“ (2010-2011); the 17th Biennale of Sydney: “THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE Songs of Survival“, Sydney, Australia
(2010); “Altermodern: The Tate Triennial“, Tate Britain, London (2009); and “The Rings of Saturn“, Tate Modern, London (2006).

04.11.2011 - February 2012
The Ephemeral
Group exhibition with works by Absalon | Joseph Beuys | Sophie Calle | Joe Coleman | Wim Delvoye | Rebecca Horn | Mathilde ter Heijne | Jannis Kounellis | Heinz Mack | Keisuke Matsuura | Christian Meegert | David Noonan | Henk Peeters | Jackson Pollock | Julian Rosefeldt | Matt Saunders | Chiharu Shiota | Miroslav Tichý | Grazia Toderi | Susan Turcot | Franz West | Nick van Woert | Yang Jiechang
at ARNDT Berlin