Ann Veronica Janssens

Born in 1956 in Folkestone (United Kingdom), ANN VERONICA JANSSENS lives and works in Brussels (Belgium). Since the late 1970s Ann Veronica Janssens develops an experimental work that emphasizes in situ installations and the use of very simple or intangible materials, such as light, sound or artificial fog. The observer is confronted with the perception of the “elusive” and a fleeting experience where it crosses the threshold of clear and controlled vision, it is an experience of loss of control, instability, fragility whether visual, physical, temporal or psychological. Kamel Mennour and Ann Veronica Janssens have been working together since 2012.

Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions: in 2020 at the South London Gallery in London (UK) and at the Louisiana Museum in Humlebæk (DK), in 2018 at the De Pont Foundation in Tilburg (NL), at the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki (FL), at the Baltimore Museum of Art (USA), in 2017 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne (France), at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas (USA) in 2016 and at the SMAK in Ghent (B) in 2015.

In 2003, she participated in the exhibition “Aux origines de l’abstraction. 1800-1914” with the proposal Red 106 - Blue 132. In 1999, she represented Belgium at the 45th Venice Biennale with Michel François and her work has been part of many other international biennials such as Manifesta 10, St Petersburg, UK (2014); 18th Sydney Biennale, AUS (2012) ; Manifesta 8, Murcia (2011); 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennial, KR (2006); 11th Sydney Biennial, AUS (1998); 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, GB (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); “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 2022, 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 spring of 2023 a solo exhibition at the Pirelli HangarBicocca Foundation in Milan.

Works

Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Atlantic - © kamel mennour
Atlantic, 2020
Blue Glass Roll 405/3 - © kamel mennour
Blue Glass Roll 405/3, 2019
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Umbrella - © kamel mennour
Umbrella, 2020
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London, 2020
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London, 2020
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London, 2020
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London, 2020
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2016
Untitled (Pink Coco Lopez) - © kamel mennour
Untitled (Pink Coco Lopez), 2010
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Disque noir - © kamel mennour
Disque noir, 2010—2013
Magic Mirrors (Blue and Pink #2) - © kamel mennour
Magic Mirrors (Blue and Pink #2), 2013
IPE 650 Paris - © kamel mennour
IPE 650 Paris, 2013
Chapeau (Stetson) - © kamel mennour
Chapeau (Stetson), 2013
Exhibition view, Chapelle Saint Vincent, Grignan - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Chapelle Saint Vincent, Grignan, 2013
Ann Veronica Janssens, Untitled (White Glitter), 2016-, courtesy the artist. Installation View ‘Luogo
e Segni’ at Punta della Dogana, 2019 © Palazzo Grassi, photography Delfino Sisto Legnani e
Marco Cappelletti. - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Punta della Dogana, Venice, 2019
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Candy Sculpture 812/3-608-805/2 - © kamel mennour
Candy Sculpture 812/3-608-805/2, 2014
“Space Shifters”, Hayward Gallery 2018
Photo. Mark Blower - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, London, 2018
Plastillon orange - © kamel mennour
Plastillon orange, 2012
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris, 2014
Aerogel - © kamel mennour
Aerogel, 2001
CL2 Blue Shadow & Sunset R - © kamel mennour
CL2 Blue Shadow & Sunset R, 2019
Exhibition view, Sidney Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Sidney Biennale, 2012
Exhibition view, Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples, 2014
Exhibition view, S.M.A.K, Ghent - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, S.M.A.K, Ghent, 2015
15 Mai - © kamel mennour
15 Mai, 2013
16 Aquatic Blocks (110) - © kamel mennour
16 Aquatic Blocks (110), 2017
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2016
Exhibition view, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, 2019
May - © kamel mennour
May, 2013
Exhibition view, MANIFESTA, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MANIFESTA, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, 2014
Untitled (anneau doré) - © kamel mennour
Untitled (anneau doré), 2013
CL9 Pink Shadow - © kamel mennour
CL9 Pink Shadow, 2016
Sans titre - © kamel mennour
Sans titre, 2007
Exhibition view, LaM, Villeneuve d'Ascq - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, LaM, Villeneuve d’Ascq, 2015
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon, 2017
Diptych CL2 Blue Shadow & CL9GN35 Sunset Bright Green - © kamel mennour
Diptych CL2 Blue Shadow & CL9GN35 Sunset Bright Green, 2016
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, 2018
Concordant Golden Square 45° turned - © kamel mennour
Concordant Golden Square 45° turned, 2012—2013
Disque argent - © kamel mennour
Disque argent, 2014
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Golden circle - © kamel mennour
Golden circle, 2013
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, 2015
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon, 2019
CL2 Blue Shadow - © kamel mennour
CL2 Blue Shadow, 2015—2016
Plastillon Bleu Azur - © kamel mennour
Plastillon Bleu Azur, 2011
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2018
Golden square - © kamel mennour
Golden square, 2012
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, 2018
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2018
Disque anodisé rouge - © kamel mennour
Disque anodisé rouge, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
CL9GN35 Sunset Bright Green - © kamel mennour
CL9GN35 Sunset Bright Green, 2016
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon, 2017
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2018
Brass Disc - © kamel mennour
Brass Disc, 2010—2017
Exhibition view, Eglise Saint Honorat des Alyscamps, Arles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Eglise Saint Honorat des Alyscamps, Arles, 2013
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, 2018
CL2E354 - © kamel mennour
CL2E354, 2021—2021
Exhibition view, Sidney Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Sidney Biennale, 2012
Exhibition view, SHED, Notre-Dame de Bondeville - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, SHED, Notre-Dame de Bondeville, 2017
voyage à Kyoto - © kamel mennour
voyage à Kyoto, 2018
Exhibition view, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, 2018
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris, 2013

Exhibitions & News

Ann Veronica Janssens - Jeu de Paume - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Fata Morgana
22 March — 22 May 2022
Jeu de Paume, Paris
AVJ & François Morellet - Philharmonie de Paris - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, François Morellet, Révolutions Xenakis
10 February — 26 June 2022
Philharmonie de Paris
AVJ - Copenhagen Contemporary - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Light & Space
3 December 2021 — 4 September 2022
Copenhagen Contemporary
Abundant Futures - TBA21 - © kamel mennour
Camille Henrot, Ann Veronica Janssens, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Abundant Futures
1 April 2022 — 5 March 2023
C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba
AVJ - Pirelli HangarBicocca - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Solo exhibition
6 April — 30 July 2023
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
Ann Veronica Janssens - Frac Franche-Comté - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Aller contre le vent
22 January — 30 April 2022
FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon
Ann Veronica Janssens - Le Delta - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Perspectives minimales en Belgique
19 February — 17 April 2022
Le Delta, Namur
Ann Veronica Janssens - Winsing Art Place - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Green, Yellow and Pink
18 December 2021 — 20 March 2022
Winsing Art Place, Taipei
AVJ et Alicja - Museo Jumex - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Alicja Kwade, Ambient Temperature
7 October 2021 — 13 February 2022
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Jours blancs - © kamel mennour
Group show, Jours blancs
18 October 2021 — 9 February 2022
Opening 18 October 2021, 18:00 — 00
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
kamel mennour, 28 avenue Matignon, Paris 8
AVJ - Casa Masaccio - © kamel mennour
Alfredo Jaar, Ann Veronica Janssens, -“Mehr Licht!”- (more light!)
30 October — 12 December 2021
Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno
Ann Veronica Janssens - Beaux Arts - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Fait divers
15 October — 21 November 2021
Beaux-Arts de Paris
Ann Veronica Janssens - Fait divers - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Aura par procuration
15 October — 21 November 2021
Beaux-Arts de Paris

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