Goudal graduated from the Royal College of Art and the St Martins School in London. She lives and works in Paris.

Her recent solo exhibitions took place at the Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, 2018), Fotografiska (Stockholm, 2018), Le BAL (Paris, 2016), The Photographers’ Gallery (London, 2015), the FOAM (Amsterdam, 2015) and The New Art Gallery Walsall (UK, 2014). In 2019, her work was held at the Musée des Beaux Arts of Le Locle in Switzerland, at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery in Australia and at the Kundsverein in Hildesheim, Germany. She has participated in numerous group shows in institutions such as the Saatchi gallery in 2013 or the Venice Biennale in 2016 (Pavillion of Azerbaijan).

Goudal’s work is held in the permanent collections of The Pompidou Center, (France), The ING Foundation (Netherlands), FOAM museum (Netherlands), The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (Delhi), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Germany), The New Art Gallery Walsall (UK), Musée de la Roche-Sur-Yon (France) and private collections in America, Europe and Asia.

She has received awards from leading photographic organisations including HSBC Prix pour la Photographie in 2013 (France), in 2018 she has received the Mention of Honor of the Shpilman International Prize (The Israel Museum, Jerusalem), she has been nominated for the Prix Pictet and for the Deutsche Börse Prize from 2016 to 2019, and for the Foam Paul Huf Award (Holland) in 2013, 2014 and 2018.

Goudal is represented in London by Edel Assanti (London) and Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris).