Agnes Janich


Agnes Janich is a visual artist. She does photography, 
film, multimedia installation & performance.


A monograph of her works, accompanied by essays of Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, PhD, Artforum, and Lyle Rexer, Aperture, was out in 2012 with Fotohof Edition.


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

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


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:

  • Daniele Muscionico for Neue Zuercher Zeitung ( Swiss nationwide daily )
  • Monika Malkowska for Rzeczpospolita ( Polish nationwide daily )
  • Silas Marti for La Feulha de Sao Paulo ( Brazilian nationwide daily )
  • Marek Szafranski for Gazeta Wyborcza ( Polish nationwide daily )
  • Jena Opoldusova for Pravda ( Slovakian nationwide daily )
  • Melanie Kolbrunner for Landbote ( Swiss nationwide daily )
  • Oliver Good for The National ( UAE nationwide daily )
  • Der Standard ( Austrian nationawide daily )
  • LeMonde.Fr ( French online daily ).


Agnes Janich has worked with Galerie Walter Keller, Zurich and Galerie C, Neuchatel, Switzerland.

© 2003 - 2018 Agnes Janich