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 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.

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

AVJ & AK - La Couleur crue - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, La Couleur crue
12 June — 29 August 2021
Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes
Ann Veronica Janssens - Centre Pompidou-Metz - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Chagall. Le passeur de lumière
21 November 2020 — 30 August 2021
Centre Pompidou-Metz
Lucas Ratton x kamel mennour x Galerie kreo x Galerie Jacques Lacoste - © kamel mennour
Group show, Lucas Ratton x kamel mennour x Galerie kreo x Galerie Jacques Lacoste
12 May — 31 October 2021
Galerie Lucas Ratton, Saint-Tropez
Fondation Villa Datris - Sculpture en fête ! - © kamel mennour
Daniel Buren, Ann Veronica Janssens, Tadashi Kawamata, François Morellet, Sculpture en fête !
22 May — 1 November 2021
Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Ann Veronica Janssens - Le Panthéon - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, 23:56:04
1 March 2022
Le Panthéon, Paris
Landscape of geometry - © kamel mennour
Daniel Buren, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Bertrand Lavier, Lee Ufan, François Morellet, Ugo Rondinone, Landscape of geometry
22 May — 5 June 2021
kamel mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
airs - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, airs
19 March — 22 May 2021
Opening 19 March 2021, 11:00 — 00
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Ann Veronica Janssens  - KANAL - © kamel mennour
Valentin Carron, Ann Veronica Janssens, Ugo Rondinone, It Never Ends
24 September 2020 — 25 April 2021
Kanal — Centre Pompidou, Brussels
Ann Veronica Janssens - Fondation Boghossian - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, The Light House
22 October 2020 — 18 April 2021
Fondation Boghossian-Villa Empain, Brussels
Ann Veronica Janssens - South London Gallery - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Hot Pink Turquoise
23 September 2020 — 3 January 2021
South London Gallery
Le Cabaret du néant - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Ann Veronica Janssens, Le Cabaret du néant, Chefs-d’oeuvre de la collection des Beaux-Arts de Paris et oeuvres contemporaines
18 September — 15 November 2020
Château de Rentilly, FRAC Ile-de-France
Ann Veronica Janssens - BRNO House of Arts - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, The Art of Diminished Differentia
11 September — 15 November 2020
The House of Arts, Brno
Horizon - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, “Horizon” is a prolonged project of Janssens’ solo show during the group show “Fantastic Women”.
25 July — 8 November 2020
Lousiana Museum of Modern Art

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