Biography

Nathalie Daoust’s photographs reflect a love for random places and a wild, inexhaustible sense of inquisitiveness. The Canadian Daoust has traveled extensively and explored places as diverse as Swiss naturists populating the Alps in Frozen in Time to female fragility in the Chinese Dolls series.
Daoust has created an oeuvre that is both diverse and intense. Seeking to translate her almost childlike curiosity, her perseverance and her highly individual interpretation of the world into fairytale like stories, Daoust single-handedly creates new myths about modern day society, as well as real-life stories of the underdogs.
ILEX is proud to host the worldwide premiere of Nathalie Daoust’s China Dolls.

Still to come
2016
Stadthaus Gallery, Germany (solo)
Photo London Art Fair, UK
Photospace Gallery, New Zealand (solo)
Centre for Creative Photography, Ratamo, Finland
976 Art Gallery, Mongolia (solo)
2017
Watson Art Center, Canada (solo)
Kunsthalle Dramstadt, Germany (solo)
Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark (group)
Solo exhibitions (excerpt)
2015
Gallery PM, Zagreb, Croatia
2014
La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, CA
2013
Esteran Art Gallery & Museum, Canada
ILEX Gallery, Festival Internazionale di Roma, Italy
Kharkov City Art Galleryy, Ukraine
Mann Art Gallery, SK, Canada
Musee Arta Comparata Singeorz-Bai (MACSB), Roumania
Musée Populaire de la Photographie, Canada
Art Gallery of Regina, Canada
2012
Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Canada
Foundation Centre for Photography, B&B Gallery, Poland
Art-Image Gallery, Festival X, Canada
Karton Museum, Budapest, Hungaria
Orillia Museum of Art & History, Canada
ViewPoint Gallery, Canada
Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Canada
2011
Central European House of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia
Galerie d’Art du Parc, PQ, Canada
Le Musée d’art Contemporain des Laurentides, Canada
Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia
The Phodar Biennial, Bulgaria
Head On Photography Festival, Sydney, Australia
Gallery Sklada, Sofia, Bulgaria
Fremantle Art Centre, Perth International Art Festival,Australia
Artsplace Galerie, NS, Canada
Gallery Friends Art Center Ruse, Bulgaria
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke, Canada
2010
Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Canada
Athens Photo Festival, Greece
Eyes-On Monat der fotografie Wien, Masc Foundation, Austria
Sagami Résidence, Canada
2009
Gallery Paris, Sofia, Bulgaria
Jack Man Gallery, Australia
Allan’s Walk Gallery, Australia
International Photographic Gathering, Bulgaria
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia
Rocket Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Centre d’Artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Canada
Vanilla Gallery Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Caixa Cultural Sé, Galeria Octogonal e Floribela, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2008
Two Rivers Gallery, BC, Canada
Contact, International Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
Photography Center of UFRGS, Brazil
Third Space Gallery, NB, Canada
Fringe Festival, Singapore
Salle Augustin-Chenier Gallery de Ville-Marie, Canada
Red Gate Residency, China
Lasalle Sia Praxis Space Gallery, Singapore
Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Canada
2007
Centre d’exposition de Val D’Or, Canada
Chapel Gallery, Saskatchewan, Canada
CALQ, Residency, Fondation Christoph Merian, Basel, Switzerland
White Water Gallery, Canada
Centre d’exposition de Mont-Laurier, Canada
2006
International Photography Festival Fotoamerica, Santiago, Chile
Gallery Regart, Canada
Vitrine Gallery, Bruges, Belgium
Northern Photographic Centre, Finland
Kunstlerheim-Luise, art installation, Berlin, Germany
2005
Fotonoviembre, International Festival of Photography, Spain
Fotoseptiembre, International Festival of Photography, USA
International Photo Fair in Lodz, Poland
Gallery Luksfera, Warsaw, Poland
2004
L’Espace F Gallery, Canada
Fotoseptiembre, International Festival of Photography,USA
International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland
2003
Galeria Saladestar, Barcelona, Spain
Museum Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada
L’œil de Poisson, Québec, Canada
Maison de Culture Frontenac, Montréal, Canada
Forest City Gallery, Ontario, Canada
2002
International Festival of Photography, Exposure, England
Centre des Arts de Shawinigan, Canada
Centre d’exposition d’Amos, Canada
Centre d’exposition de Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
Salle Augustin-Chenier de Ville-Marie, Canada
2001
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York, USA
L’Espace F Gallery, Matane, Canada
Centre d’artiste Vaste et Vague, Canada
1999
L’Usine C Gallery, Montréal, Canada
Carlton Arms Gallery, New York, USA

Group exhibitions (excerpt)
2015
Sussie Gallery, Eve group show, Tel Aviv, Israel
Analogue Now Photography Festival, Germany
2014
Fototropia Contemporary Photography, Guatemala
Scope Art Show, New York, USA
Photo Edition Berlin, Germany
Neue Gallery in Hohmannhaus, A process, Germany
2013
Pop Up Noise, Raffles city gallery, Singapore
Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Ar, Kolga Tbilisi, Georgia
Photo Edition Berlin gallery, Germany
2012
The Hub Gallery, Russia
Aleppo International Photo Gathering, Syria
Internationale Photoszene, Koln
Nordic Light Festival, Norway
2011
International meetings of photography, Bulgaria
Rosphoto, Russia
Metenkov Museum of Photography, Russia
Fotonoviembre International Photography Festival, Spain
Instituto Cultural de Mexico, USA
The Fine Art Gallery of the American University of Paris, France
ROBA Gallery, Russia
Look 11, Liverpool international photography festival (PROJECTion at Bluecoat), England
Photo Edition Berlin Gallery, Germany
2010
Lichtfeld exhibition, Basel, Switzerland
International photography festival F/Stop Leipzig, Germany
2009
Museum of Modern ArtCarlos Merida, part of the GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala.
Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Netherlands
SF09 SevillaFoto, Spain
Coloquios de fotografia de Parana, Argentina
2008
Contemporary Istanbul, art fair, Istanbul, Turkey
Fotoseptiembre, International Festival of Photography, USA
Licht Feld modern and contemporary art, Basel, Switzerland
OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China
Open Space Gallery, BC, Canada
ArtBreak Gallery, NY, USA
2007
International Photography Festival FotoEncuentro, La Paz, Bolivia
McNish Gallery, California, USA
2006
International Photography Festival FotoFestiwal, Lodz, Poland
2004
Mac Zona Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Exhibition “Livres d’artistes de la Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec”, Canada
2003
Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Calgary, USA
CINCO art event, Montréal, Canada
MultyArt, Montréal, Canada
2002
Metropolitan Museum of Photography of Tokyo, Japan
Les Fameuse (Pratt & Whitney) Montréal, Canada
2001
Cave Gallery, New York, USA
Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, USA
SideShow Gallery, New York, USA
James Baird Gallery, Newfoundland, Canada