Anne Dessing (°1985) is an architect based in Amsterdam, NL. Since graduating from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture in 2012, Anne has been awarded grants from the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation and has been selected as the 2018–2019 Douglas A. Garofalo Fellow at the UIC School of Architecture, Chicago, USA. Her practice, Studio Anne Dessing, operates at the intersection of art and architecture. She researches architecture through exhibitions, installations, drawings, models, interiors and buildings. Anne currently teaches at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam/Rotterdam, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the chair of Interiors Buildings Cities at TU Delft.

Grants, Prizes, Fellowships (selection)

Professionalization, Creative Industries Fund (NL), 2020
ARC19 young talent award (NL), 2019
Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship at the UIC School of Architecture, Chicago (USA), 2018-’19
Talent development, Creative Industries Fund (NL), 2015
Nomination Archiprix, graduation project (NL), 2014
Fellowship Prins Bernhard Cultural Foundation, Excellent Talent, (NL), 2013


“Kiruna Forever” exhibition, ArkDes & Konstmuseet i Norr, Stockholm & Kiruna (SE) 2020-’21
“And then when I went to Chicago…”
exhibition, UIC School of Architecture, Chicago (USA) 2018-’19
“Add to the Cake” visual fiction with Michiel van Iersel, SKD Museum, Dresden (DE) 2019
“The Curtain Show” icw Aliki van der Kruijs, Stroom, The Hague (NL), 2017
“Prélude”, A Temporary Future Institute, Muhka, Antwerp (BE), 2017
“Maatwerk – Maβarbeit”, DAM Frankfurt (DE), 2016-2017
“Enfilade” Horst Arts & Music Festival, Holsbeek (BE), 2016
“Enclosure” Group Show, In No Particular Order, Dutch Design Week (NL), 2015
“Oh, these load bearing walls” Kashi Art Residency, Fort Kochi (IN), 2015

Reviews & interviews

“The Cost of Iron” by Kim West, Kunstkritikk Nordic Art, Review Global Kiruna (SE) 2020
“Went to Chicago..”  KooZarch, interview, 2020
“Architectuur is altijd politiek” interview, Azine (NL), 2020
“Fellow Fellows: Anne Dessing”, Archinect (USA) 2019
“Zeitgemässes design will inklusivität”, DEAR magazine (DE), 2019


“Went to Chicago..” In Pictures, GRAY magazine, Pacific Northwest design (USA), 2019
“The Hallway” FORUM magazine, published by AetA (NL), 2018
“Real Urbanism”, published by Architectura & Natura (NL), 2019
“Future Projects” Architecture With Architects, published by Otherwhere, 2017
“A Sculptural Colonade” Building Upon Building, published by Nai010 (NL), 2016
“Braem Pavilion” FORUM magazine, published by AetA (NL), 2015
“Het Behouden Huis”, Fifty Fictional buildings, DWB 5 literary magazine (BE), 2014
“Exhibition Articulations”, OASE 88 journal for architecture (BE/NL), 2012


“Humans, even humans who don’t like glitter, like glitter” on invitation of Dan Handel, Shenkar, Tel Aviv (IL), 2020
“Keynote series” , KASK, Gent (BE), 2020
“And then when I went to Chicago…”  Graham Foundation, Chicago (USA), 2019
“Lines are human constructions”  UIC School of Architecture, Chicago (USA), 2019
“And then when I went to Chicago..” SARUP, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), 2018
“Open borders”, Candidate Garofalo Fellowship UIC School of Architecture, Chicago (USA), 2018
“Talking Drawings” Interiors Buildings Cities, TU Delft (NL), 2018
“Sandberg Instituut” Studio For Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Instituut (NL), 2017
“Precedents, Lectures on Architectural Design” TU Delft (NL), 2017
“Future Series #5 Talent”, Dutch Design Week, Pakhuis de Zwijger (NL), 2017
“Welcome To The Jungle”, The Future of Dutch Architecture, AMO, Venice Biennale (IT), 2014


“Elephants and fleas” seminar, Architectural Design, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), 2019
“Open Borders” research studio, UIC School Of Architecture, Chicago (USA), 2019
“Objects and Spaces For Angels and Machines”, workshop by Matylda Krzykowski, SAIC, Chicago (USA), 2019
“Stage Staging Staged” studio UIC School of Architecture, Chicago (USA), 2019
“Modest house on a slope” Visiting critic on invitation of Kyle Miller, Syracuse University, New York (USA), 2018
“Elephants and fleas”, seminar, UIC School of Architecture, Chicago (USA), 2018
“Hotel d’Ursel” workshop with Caroline Voet, St. Lucas, Gent (BE), 2018
“Column” studio, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (NL), 2018
“India” studio, icw Site Practice, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (NL), 2018
“Bathhouses”, studio icw Tomas Dirrix, Chair Interiors Buildings Cities, TU Delft (NL), 2018
“Mock Up” form studies, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (NL), 2017
“PLAY” studio, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (NL), 2017
“House in city”, Visiting critic, Studio Jan de Vylder & Jo Tailleu, St. Lucas/KU Leuven, Gent (BE), 2017
“Pastiche” studio, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (NL), 2016
“Juxtaposition” studio, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (NL) 2015-2017