Lives in Antwerp (BE).
Nadia Naveau (°1975) studies sculpture at the Koninklijke Academie and trains at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts, both in Antwerp. She has been teaching sculpture at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts since 2006 and exhibits regularly in Belgium and abroad.
Naveau experiments with forms, material and use of colour in her work. She draws inspiration for her sculptures from a variety of contexts, which she moulds together to create a strange, highly personal imagination. She seamlessly unites classical forms and iconography with those of our contemporary society. Every image has its own story. Naveau explores the boundaries between the figurative and the abstract, the Baroque and the stylised, the contemporary and the classical, and blends them in her works. The eclectic images consist of different forms and elements, composed in a single sculpture or combined in an installation.
“It is important to me that an image creates a sense of estrangement. I like images that pull me in and make me feel unsure about what I should do with them, what their intentions are. You can taste a good image, it has something appetising,…”
Naveau creates both life-sized and very small pieces, generally fashioning them in clay. She then executes her sculptures and installations in the most varied of materials: plaster, ceramic, polyester, concrete or plasticine.
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Nadia Naveau, Nicholas Heracles, 2012. Sculpture, ceramics, porcelain, canvas, mixed media.
Roi je t'attends à Babylone
Nadia Naveau, Roi je t'attends à Babylone, 2014. Sculpture, plaster, plasticine, 180 x 120 x 130 cm.
A Random Sample
Nadia Naveau, A Random Sample, 2012. Sculpture, ceramic, epoxy, wood, sandpaper, clay, plasticine, paper, polyester, iron, plexi, 390 x 285 x 180 cm.
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LATT: new art in Antwerp ...
14 September 2012 - 25 November 2012.
Curated by Jan Ceuleers, in collaboration with Ronny Van de Velde and the M HKA New Art in Antwerp was dedicated to the artist movement G
The collection XXXII – Pe...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
2013 was the ‘year of the collection’. Two large exhibitions and an extensive book put the contents of the M HKA collection on the map and po
Visite Herentals - Reflec...
04 March 2017 - 26 March 2017.
From 4.3.2017 on M HKA brings a number of works from the permanent collection into Le Paige castle. A local artist reflects on the work of an
EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
Exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a cooperation between M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Aanwinsten 2016 [Acquisit...
M HKA built up a substantial art collection from the former Soviet Union through earlier commitments in various movements, which can be used
Permanent Collection 2017...
REMARKABLE PRESENCES A collection grows organically. Aside from its main lines and core references, it is also made up of moments an
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Text by Hans Theys on Nadia Naveau, her works and the integration in the exhibition about G58 'Nieuwe kunst in Antwerpen 1958-1962: Centrum v
Text “Bend me, shape me anyhow you want me...” – de sculpturen van Nadia Naveau [“Bend me, shape me anyhow you want me...” – sculptures by Na