Nadege Philippe-Janon works at the intersections of science, nature, culture and personal narrative to question our physical and learned ways of perceiving, often critiquing anthropocentric relations with the non-human world. Adopting a diverse range of mediums and modes of art making, her work interrogates forms of perception, material manipulation, and the interlinked and dynamic nature of systems, beings, and objects.
Imbued with an awareness of the art-making and exhibiting process, her often rudimentary and site specific installations aim to elude spectacle. These makeshift works retain a fragility and transparency, invoking a sense of instability and transience within human and non-human ecologies.
Past projects have ranged from employing weather data to create responsive multi-media installations, harnessing the sun’s radiant heat to melt metals, attempting non-human perspectives via phone sexting, and casting off on the Tasman sea in a handmade boat.
After commencing her studies in Environmental Science, Nadege went on to receive First Class Honours at the Tasmanian College of the Arts. Since then she has been awarded numerous grants including residencies in Japan, Paris, Mexico City and Jeju Island, Korea. Nadege was the 2017 recipient of the Shotgun program, and has most recently been selected as one of ten finalists for Hobart Current. Nadege is currently on the board of Constance ARI.
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2018 Surface Tensions, Visual Bulk ARI, TAS
2017 Mock Sun, Contemporary Art Tasmania, TAS
2016 Sound Traces, Tenjinyama Gallery, Hokkaido, JPN
2015 Molecular Rhythms, Contemporary Art Tasmania project space, Hobart. TAS
2014 Office for Non-Human Engagement, Collaboration with Felix Wilson, 146 Artspace, Hobart. TAS
2014 MetaMatter, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. TAS
2020 Systematic, Academy Gallery, SoCA, TAS
2019 Would move me more than glitter, Good Grief Studios, TAS
2019 Surface Tensions, FELTspace, SA
2019 compo$t (co-curator with Lucy Bleach), Dark Mofo, Old Blood bank and merchant store, TAS
2018 It is a long time since this moment, hosted by Symbiotica as part of Unhallowed Arts Festival, curated by MOANA project space, Old Customs house, Fremantle WA
2018 Systematic, curated by Dr Eliza Burke, Plimsoll Gallery, TAS
2018 Bienal de Pisapapeles III, curated by Zebulon Zang, Llorar gallery CDMX, Mexico
2018 New Alchemists, curated by Dr Alicia King, Flinders University City Gallery SA
2018 Gloves Off, curated by Scot Cotterell and Priscilla Beck, Visual Bulk ARI, TAS
2017 Real Life Fantasies, curated by Patrice Sharkey, West Space, VIC
2017 New Alchemists, curated by Dr Alicia King, Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS
2017 Crossroads, curated by Victor Medrano, Ten days on the Island festival, Moonah Art Centre, TAS
2017 New Alchemists, curated by Dr Alicia King, UQ Art Museum, QLD
2016 Inappropriate Appropriate Ideas, collaboration with Tor Maclean and Alexander Kucharski, curated by Kylie Johnson, Cath Robinson and Sarah Ryan, The Curated Shelf, Hobart, TAS
2016 New Alchemists, curated by Dr Alicia King, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart. TAS
2015 The Disillusioned James Gillies, curated by Liam James and Alasdair Doyle, Electrona 7054 Festival, Town Hall Underground, Hobart. TAS
2014 Hatched National Graduate Art Show, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Perth, WA.
2019 Hobart Current, biennial commissioned art prize
2019 Jeju Island artist residency, supported by Arts Tasmania and the Australia-Korea foundation (upcoming)
2019 Western Wilds public art commission, Franklin-Gordon wild rivers picnic area (under way)
2019 Tasmanian Wilderness residency, supported by Arts Tasmania
2018 SOMA residency, exploring sustainability, Mexico City
2018 Claudio Alcorso Foundation grant
2018 Artist in Residence Tasmanian School of Art
2017 Shotgun6, professional development program and exhibition awarded by MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Detached, and Contemporary Art Tasmania
2016 Cite Internationale des Arts residency, Paris
2016 Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship
2016 Two year studio residency and mentorship, Arts Tasmania, Hobart
2016 Asialink residency grant, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Japan, supported by Arts Tasmania
2014 One year studio residency, CAT (Contemporary Arts Tasmania), Hobart.
2014 Quick Response Grant, Tasmanian Regional Arts.
2014 Hatched National Graduate Art Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA.
2012 Mentee in the Griffith Industry Mentoring Program.
2011 Award for Academic Excellence, Queensland College of Art
2010 International Incentive Scheme Grant, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, USA.
2009 Award for Academic Excellence, Queensland College of Art.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2017 Constance ARI board member, ongoing
2015 GASP, Swimmable! Internship, working with Natalie Jeremijenko for Amphibious Architecture
2013 Fine Arts Honours (First Class), Tasmanian College of Art, Hobart
2012 4ZZZ local radio, content developer for arts show, No Brow.
2012 Media Art Asia Pacific (MAAP) volunteer PR/communications assistant, Brisbane.
2012 Institute of Modern Art volunteer gallery assistant, Brisbane.
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.
2011 Peer mentor at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane