Agnes Janich is a visual artist. She does fine art 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. 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 shown her work in, among others:

  • the Auschwitz Jewish Center, Oświęcim (satellite of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY) & Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, MOCAK, Krakow, PL
  • the Centre for Creative Industries (CCI) Fabrika, Moscow, RU
  • the Museo Laboratorio d'Arte Contemporanea, MLAC, Rome, IT
  • the Kunsthal 3,14, Bergen, NO.

 

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

 

  • Waverley Arts Council, Sydney, AU
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, USA
  • Centre for Creative Industries (CCI) Fabrika, Moscow, RU
  • Villa Sträuli, CH
  • Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Kitakyushu, JP
  • Vermont Studio Center, USA
  • Koli Cultural Center, Koli, FI
  • Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Conference, Paris Photo, FR
  • Galesburg Civic Art Center & Knox College, USA.

 

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

 

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, KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, 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.