Naudé was born in 1984 in Cape Town, and lives there. He graduated with a BA Visual Arts from the University of Stellenbosch in 2007. He was festival artist at the Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom, in 2012 and took part in La vie moderne at Lyon Biennale in 2015. Notable group shows include In Focus: Animalia at J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2015); Strange Worlds, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy (2015); Apartheid and After at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2014); Artist House, New Art Centre, Wiltshire (2014); Neither Man Nor Stone at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2012); Lagos Photo Festival (2011); the 9th Bamako Encounters African Photography Biennial (2011); Breaking News: Contemporary photography from the Middle East and Africa, works from the collection of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, in Modena, Italy (2010) and Peekaboo: Current South Africa at the Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki (2010). His first book, Animal Farm, was published by Prestel in 2012. In 2009 he was included in FOAM magazine's annual special issue, Talent. In 2011 he took part in the residency programme at Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado.