Axel Gouala


The intimacy with wich we greet these familiar materials makes the viewing of Gouala's works an almost haptic affair
Gustav Elgin, BE Magazine #28

Axel Gouala (b. 1987 Paris) is a French artist based in Rome.  He graduated with a MFA from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg in 2014 and lives between France and Italy.
His work has been recognized with several Prizes in France, Switzerland and Italy, including recently the Kunst Preis Riehen (City of Riehen Art Prize, Switzerland 2022) and the prize Premio Fondazione Cultura e Arte, Sezione Internazionale (Italy, 2023), Special Prize of the InsideArt Talent Prize 2023.
He has received support from recognized cultural institutions such as the French Ministry of Culture, the Goethe Institut, the Institut Français and has exhibited in several Biennales and Art centers in Europe including Selest’art 2019, the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, the CEAAC (France), the Kunsthalle Basel, the Kunsthalle Palazzo (Switzerland), the Casino Luxembourg, the Kunstverein Freiburg, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Galerie (Germany), the Meetfactory (Czech Republic), and the Mattatoio Roma (Italy).