David Noonan

born in Ballarat, Australia, in 1969
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).