Nathalie Karg Gallery

Dorian Gaudin

Dorian Gaudin (b. 1986 in Paris, France) is a New York-based artist who primarily works in film and installation. Gaudin’s work has been included in group exhibitions such as C.L.E.A.R.I.N.G in Brussels, Belgium and New York, NY; Balice Hertling in Paris; and the Palais de Tokyo in Zurich, Switzerland. His first solo exhibition was held at Nathalie Karg Gallery in February and March 2016. For this exhibition, Gaudin, who handcrafts machines that defy expectations, creates a steam roller that works in reverse picking up the imprints of objects on the ground.

Nathalie Karg Exhibitions


Kunstforum International, Conversations with Artists, Interview with Magdalena Kröner, 2017 Cultured Magazine, Ryan Steadman, An Object In Motion, 2016 Artforum, Jo-ey Tang, Critics' Pick, 2016 Contemporary Art Daily, "Your Memories Are Our Future” at Palais de Tokyo, 2016 Observer, Ryan Steadman, The Sculpture That Gets Around, 2016 The Current Season, Dorian Gaudin, "Jettison Parkway," at Nathalie Karg, 2016 Blouinartinfo, Hans Schneider, ‘Untitleds’ by Dorian Gaudin & Martin Roth at Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, 2016 Artforum, Kate Sutton, Neïl Beloufa and Dorian Gaudin, 2014


Dorian Gaudin focuses on the interplay of correspondences between the organic, psychical, and material worlds. Combining performance, sculpture and cinema, his oeuvre moves back and forth between automation and living systems. He mobilizes, dislocates, and mechanizes in an amalgamation of genres: absurdist theater, science fiction cinema, burlesque and Minimalism. In his exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo machines and social rituals, visual illusion and physical presence set in motion a mechanism which is also that of the emotions. Revealing the capacity of objects to generate narrative and elicit our emotional and intellectual involvement, his works remind us of the way fetishization of objects and technology governs our relationship with the world.

Gaudin’s first book— published on the occasion of his solo show at the Palais de Tokyo— includes an essay by Kate Sutton as well as an interview between Gaudin and the exhibition’s curator, Julien Fronsacq.