Ms Nadege Desgenetez

Lecturer, School of Art and Design
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 0410624066

Research interests

My current research examines the ways in which blown glass sculptures can embody, relay and mediate experiences of place, self and the other. Anchored in studio-based methods, it draws on phenomenological and critical frameworks to interrogate experiences of connection/ disconnection, place, making and migration.

See this recent article at


Originally from France, Nadège Desgenétez has worked, taught and exhibited in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the “Prix d’Honneur de la Fondation de France” (Paris, France), the “Prix de la Vocation” from the Fondation Marcel Bleustein Blanchet (Paris, France), grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts ACT (AU), and residencies from Northlands Creative Glass (Lybster, UK), Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, USA) and the Tacoma Museum of Glass (Tacoma, USA). She has been teaching at the School of Art and DEsign of the Australian National University since 2005.

Researcher's projects



  • Solo Exhibition title tbc, at Traver gallery, Seattle (USA) 2024.


2019 ce corps, pars ailleursgalerie Mouvements Modernes Paris (France)

2018 this body, this placeHeller Gallery NY (USA)

2017 this body, here: Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra (AU) 



  • Curated group exhibition: Genius Loci, l'appartement d'Auguste Perret, curated by Marion Vignal. Paris (FR) 15-23  October 2022
  • New Glass NOW, touring exhibition curated by Susie Silbert. Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama (Japan). 16 July-16 October 2022.
  • Le Verre: 30 ans d'innovation au CERFAV, curated by Marion Pacot and Anne Pluymaekers. Musee des Beaux Arts, Nancy (France). 26 mars-18 Septemebr 2022.
  • Upending Expectations: Contemporary Glass, curated by Frances Linsday, touring group exhibition launched at the Canberra Glassworks, Canberra ACT (AU) 14 April- 5 June 2022. Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong VIC (AU) 28 June- 5 August 2022. Outback Art, Coonamble NSW (AU) 16 March-26 April 2023.


  • NEW GLASS NOW,  touring exhibition. Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington (USA) Curated by Susie Silbert 22 Oct 2021-6 March 2022.
  • Collecting - A Love Story: Glass from the Adele and Leonard Leight collection. Speed Art Museum Louiville (USA) Co-curated by Norwood Viviano and Scott Erbes. 6 Feb-20 June 2021.
  • Two person exhibition: Daniella Bursarello and Nadège Desgenétez. Galerie Hervé Van der Straeten, Paris (Fr). 26 Jan-extended June 2021.



  • NEW GLASS NOW, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning (USA). 
  • The Salon NY (USA), with Heller Gallery NY
  • Luminous, Dale Chihuly and the Studio Glass Movement, Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane (USA)
  • Art Market San Francisco (USA), with Heller Gallery NY 


  • PAD, London (UK), with Galerie Mouvements Modernes Paris                 
  • Sculpture Object Functional Art, SOFA Chicago (USA), with Heller Gallery NY   
  • The Salon, New York (USA), with Heller Gallery NY                 
  • Canberra Museum and Art Gallery (Canberra, AU): Celebration (curated works from 20 years of CMAG permanent collection acquisitions) curated by Deborah Clark
  • Art Palm Springs (USA), with Heller Gallery NY. Work featured in curated 'selects' by Katherine Lake Hough, Chief Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum 


  • Art Miami (USA) with Heller Gallery NY
  • Sculpture Object Functional Art, SOFA Chicago (USA), with Heller Gallery NY  


  • European Glass Context 2016, CURATED, Bornholm Art Museum (Gudhjem, Denmark)
  • Hindmarsh Glass Prize, Canberra Glassworks (Canberra, AU)
  • Reclaim, Craft ACT, curated by Mel George (Canberra, AU) 


  • Glass X Design, Canberra Glassworks curated by Magda Keaney (Canberra, AU)
  • City of Hobart Art Prize, Highly commended, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (Hobart,  AU)
  • Body Talk: Glas Museet (Ebeltoft Denmark); GlazenHuis (Lommel, Belgium)
  • Breathing Through Transparency, International Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, China  Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China)



  • ANU College of the Arts and Social Sciences Small Grant. 7000 AUD 


  • Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups (Sydney, AU), 30.300 AUD
  • Artist residency, Museum of Glass (Tacoma, USA). September 27-October 1 2017, Valued at 20.000 USD  
  • CASS research workshop and grant 3000 AUD



  • Glass Art Society Conference Virtual 2021, Virtual presentation for the education panel ‘Fly me to Oz’ (with chair Dr Jane Gavan -UNSW- and Gabriella Bisetto -UniSA-) 
  • School: The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project: Organisation of panel and live streaming participation 21 May 2021 (first Australian contribution to this international project). ANU.


  • Conference paper: Embodied Learning, Glass and Creative Communities.

ACUADS 2019, RMIT, Melbourne November 2019. See NiTro article here.


  • Glass Art Society Conference 2018: the glass path. Il percorso di vetro. Venice (It). Demonstration: 'Faire Corps', body in making. Furnace Simone Cenedese and Furnace Mian
  • RCA, Royal College of the Arts, London (UK): Visiting artist presentation with Glass and  Ceramic HDR Cohort



  • China Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China). Visiting faculty (lecture, critiques and attendance to Craft Symposium), consultation and planning meetings to assist CAA build the first hot glass facility in a glass university in China, achieved by end of 2015. 



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