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Ann Veronica Janssens

Born in 1956 in Folkestone – UK, ANN VERONICA JANSSENS lives and works in Brussels, B.
Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions: at the South London Gallery in London–
UK and at the Louisiana Museum in Humlebæk–DK (2020); at the De Pont Foundation in Tilburg–NL,
at the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki–FL, at the Baltimore Museum of Art–USA (2018); at the Institute of
Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne–FR (2017); at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas–USA (2018),
and at the SMAK in Ghent–B (2015).
In 2003, she participated in the exhibition "Aux origines de l'abstraction. 1800-1914" at the Musée d’Orsay
in Paris, with the proposal Red 106 - Blue 132. In 1999, she represented Belgium at the 48th Venice
Biennale with Michel François and her work has been part of many other international biennials such
as Sharjah Biennial–UAE (2019); Manifesta 10, St Petersburg–R (2014); 11th and 18th Biennales of Sydney–
AUS (1998-2012); Manifesta 8, Murcia – ES (2011); 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennial, KR
(2006); 5th Istanbul International Biennial–TR (1997) and 22nd São Paulo International Biennial–BR
(1994). She has also collaborated on several occasions with choreographers such as Pierre Droulers
and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Since 2009, she has also initiated with Nathalie Ergino the "Brain
Space Laboratory" of the Institute of Contemporary Art of Villeurbanne, an interdisciplinary project
that brings together the reflections and experiences of artists and scientists.
Since 1985, she has participated in major group exhibitions such as "Shifting Spaces", Hayward Gallery,
London–UK, "Le musée absent" in Wiels, Brussels–B (2017), "Illumination" at the Louisiana Museum of
Modern Art, Humlebæk–DK (2016); "Another Minimalism" at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh–UK
(2015); "Zehn Räume Drei Loggien und Ein Saal" at the Sprengel Museum, Hanover–DE (2015); "Simple
Forms" at the Centre Pompidou Metz–FR and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo–J (2014); "Light Show" at
the Hayward Gallery, London–UK, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sydney–AU and the Sharjah
Art Foundation–UAE (2013-2015); "Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-
2013" at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris–FR (2013); "Fruits de la Passion" at the Centre
Pompidou, Paris–FR (2012); "unExhibit" at the Generali Foundation, Vienna–AT (2011); "Universal Code"
at The Power Plant - Contemporary Art Gallery, Ontario–CA (2009); "Ecstasy, In And About Altered
States" at MOCA, Los Angeles–USA (2005); "Natuurlijk" at the Kröller- Müller Museum, Otterlo–NL
(2002); "Stimuli" at the Witte de With and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam–NL (1999).
The artist's future projects include in the spring of 2021, and at the invitation of the Centre des monuments
nationaux, the conception of a monumental work – 23:56:04 – for the Panthéon in Paris, and in
the autumn of 2022 a solo exhibition at the Pirelli HangarBicocca Foundation in Milan.

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