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 is born in Paris in 1987, living between Rome, Strasbourg and Paris. He graduated with a MFA from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg in 2014.
His work has been recognized with several Prizes in France, Switzerland and Italy, including the Special Prize of the Society of Friends of the Arts and Museums of Strasbourg (France, 2014), the Kunstart Prize of the François Schneider Foundation (France, 2018), Contemporary Art Prize from the Rotary Clubs of Strasbourg, Bonn and Novara (France, Germany, Italy, 2018), the Prix Kunst Preis Riehen (Switzerland, 2022) and the Prix Premio Fondazione Cultura e Arte, Sezione Internazionale (Italy, 2023 ).
He has received support from recognized cultural institutions such as the French Ministry of Culture, the Goethe Institut, the French Institute and the Bureau des Arts Plastiques of Berlin. He has been hosted in international residencies including the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2020), the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2021) and the Meetfactory in Prague (2015).
He has exhibited in several Biennales and prestigious venues in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Luxembourg, including the CEAAC Strasbourg, the Kunsthalle Basel, the Casino Luxembourg, the Kunstverein Freiburg, and the Mattatoio Roma.