Agnes Janich is a visual artist. She does photography and installation.

 

Janich was born in 1985 in Poland and raised in Singapore, South Africa and New York. She lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. While proud of all of her national identities, she is a citizen of the world.

 

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, she has presented her work in, among others:

  • the Progr Art Center in Bern, CH
  • the Bergen Museum of Art, NO
  • the Galapagos Art Space, New York, NY
  • the Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris, FR ( as part of the Asian-European Foundation Grant )
  • the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava, SL
  • the 9th Sharjah Biennial, UAE
  • the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AT ( curated by Claudia M.Stemberger & Kathrin Becker, NBK Berlin )
  • the Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH
  • the Auschwitz Jewish Center, Oswiecim (satellite of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY) & MOCAK, Krakow, PL
  • the MLAC, Rome, IT
  • the Kunsthal 3,14, Bergen, NO.

 

Agnes Janich has been awarded grants and artist’s residencies from, among others :

  • the Polish Embassy in Bern, CH
  • the Polish Institute in Moscow, RU
  • the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, US
  • Villa Straeuli, CH
  • the Polish Consulate in Barcelona, ES
  • Koli Cultural Center Artist’s Residency, Koli, FI
  • representing Poland at ASEF Conference, Paris Photo, FR
  • the Polish Institute, Vienna, AT.

 

Her work has been reviewed by influential art critics worldwide, such as:

  • Monika Malkowska for Rzeczpospolita, PL
  • Daniele Muscionico for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, CH
  • Silas Marti for la Folha de São Paulo, BRA
  • Der Standard, AT
  • Marek Szafranski for Gazeta Wyborcza, PL
  • Jena Opoldusova for Pravda, SK
  • LeMonde.Fr 
  • Oliver Good for The National, UAE
  • Melanie Kolbrunner for Landbote, CH

 

Janich's work was included in numerous books on visual arts, as well as gender and identity politics, such as: 

  • Desire, exhibition catalog, 2012, Ed. Eli Okkenhaug, Bergen Museum of Art, Bergen, NO
  • Era New Horizons catalog, Ed. Robert Kardzis, Era New Horizons, Wroclaw, ISBN 978-83-925733-9-5
  • No more bad girls?, Ed. Kathrin Becker and Claudia Marion Stemberger, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, ISBN 978-3-200-01861-7
  • Provisions. Sharjah Biennial 9. Book 2, Ed. Antonia Carver and Lara Khaldi, Bidouin and Sharjah Biennial, New York and Sharjah
  • Provisions. Sharjah Biennial 9. Book 1, Ed. Antonia Carver, Valerie Grove and Lara Khaldi, Bidouin and Sharjah Biennial, Dubai, ISBN 9789948-04-607-2
  • Paris Photo 2005 Catalogue, Agnieszka Jeziorska [now Agnes Janich], Poland, 2005, Editor’s Note.

 

A monograph of her works, accompanied by essays by: 

  • Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, PhD, Artforum

 

  • Lyle Rexer, PhD, Aperture,

was out in 2012 with Fotohof Edition, Salzburg, AT.