b. 1970 Melbourne/Naarm, Australia. Lives and works Melbourne/Naarm, Australia

Central to Narelle Desmond's creative process is a meticulous mapping of philosophy and thematics, connecting a tapestry of concepts ranging from critical theory and popular culture to design objects, capitalism and mass consumption.  

Her largely installation-based practice occupies a unique space in between the digital and the natural in what she terms a "non-place space”. Drawing inspiration from French anthropologist Marc Augé's concept of non-places, such as transient spaces that render individuals anonymous, Desmond’s work challenges us to question the nature of our anticipation, inviting us to discover complexity beneath apparent simplicity.

Desmond is design lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, and co-founder of Conners Conners Gallery and artist collective DAMP.