Maud Gourdon photo Dani Gherca

Maud Gourdon

Graduation year




Maud Gourdon (b. 1991, France) is a visual artist based in Brussels, who work predominantly with drawing, writing and sculpture.

Gourdon's practice has evolved from a fascination for language as an inexhaustible material of transmutation — from the spoken word to its graphic representation, subsequent readings and potential meanings — to a reflection on using language for creating visual and spatial narratives. These narratives take the form of installations composed of publications, texts, drawings and sculptures.

Gourdon's clear-line drawings, drawn in the style of popular images such as comic strips, illuminated manuscript, decorative patterns, logotypes and explanatory schemes, can be read very easily but always convey a certain unease. The images slide with humor and lightness from one meaning to another, forever held in tension between different interpretations.
She applies a similar process to spoken and written language. She likes to play with the confusion and collision of sounds and meanings.

Conceptually, her installations always result from intimate stories and objects that she wraps into wordplay, line-play and multiple forms. Her narratives are coursing through history and traditions searching for possible connections — through analogy, homophony, homography, coincidence, slip of the pen or tongue — in order to gather materials to create present day fictions.

Publication published by BOEKS (Ghent, BE)
A Flower is Speaking to a Dog - publication
Installation at BOEKS (Ghent, BE)
A Flower is Speaking to a Dog - Installation
Installation, M-Museum (Leuven, BE)
Domestic Echo - Installation
Installation, M-Museum (Leuven, BE)
Domestic Echo
Installation, M-Museum (Leuven, BE)
Domestic Echo - Publication
Installation, KIOSK (Ghent, BE)
Peinée l'eau peut - Installation
Installation, KIOSK (Ghent, BE)
Peinée l'eau peut - Installation

Featured events

The Praise of Folly, 2022

The Praise of Folly

28/01/2022 12/03/2022
BEIGE, Brussel, BE Exhibition
In holes we all - Maud Gourdon & Izabela Czarna, 2022

In Holes We All

25/02/2022 11/03/2022
GC Pianofabriek, Brussel, BE Exhibition
HISK Open Studios 2022

Open Studios 2022

13/05/2022 16/05/2022
Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten, Gent, BE HISK - Open Studios
IMG 2477

Being more honest about the process

23/09/2022 30/09/2022
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE HISK - Workshop
Cataplasme, 2022

Maud Gourdon. Cataplasme

24/11/2022 19/03/2023
CENTRALE | box, Brussel, BE Exhibition

Staying in the Gap

20/01/2023 05/02/2023
Société d'Electricité, 1080 Brussel, BE HISK - Exhibition
Schermafbeelding 2023 01 31 om 15 12 36

HISK Edition 2022

HISK, Gabrielle Petitstraat 4-6, Brussel, BE HISK - News