Agnes Janich

CV

Born in 1985, Lodz, Poland.

Raised in Singapore, South Africa & New York.

Lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

EDUCATION

 

  • 2006-2008, BFA Photography,

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, US

  • 2004-2005, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, PL
  • 2003-2005, Degree with Honors, Fine Art Photography,

Degree with Honors, Commercial Photography,

European Academy of Photography, Warsaw, PL

  • 2003-2004, Art History, Warsaw University, Warsaw, PL

 

SOLO SHOWS

 

2016

  • Maison orpheline / Home Forlorn, Galerie C, Neuchatel, CH
  • The Way to You, Bondi Beach & the Waverley Arts Council with support of the Sky Foundation, AU

 

2013

  • That You Have Someone & Bits and Pieces, Galerie Walter Keller (with Chim)

 

2012

  • Cleanliness is Goodliness, Proekt Fabrika, Moscow, RU
  • That You Have Someone, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
  • I Hate My Body When You’re Gone, Refleksy Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • That You Have Someone, Is a Whole More Than a Sum of Parts & I Hate My Body When You're Gone,

Elektrownia Center for Contemporary Art, Radom, PL ( catalog )

 

2010

  • Lighting The Night, Auschwitz Jewish Center,Oswiecim

( affiliated w.the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY )

& MOCAK, Krakow, PL

  • Girl On The Corner, & Don’t Hurt Myself, MLAC, Rome, IT
  • Death Won’t Tear Us Apart, White Stork Synagogue &

Era Nowe Horyzonty Film Festival, Wroclaw, PL

  • Bits & Pieces, Wschodnia Gallery &

Bureau of Promotion of the City of Lodz, PL

 

2009

  • Man To Man, Charim Galerie, Vienna, AT
  • Man To Man, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE ( catalog )
  • These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things,

Galapagos Art Space, New York, NY

  • Lighting the Night, Can Serrat International Art Center,

Barcelona, ESP

  • Garden of Innocents, BWA Bielsko-Biala, PL
  • I-doll-atry, kunsttraject, Amsterdam, NL

 

2008

  • Lighting The Night, GalerieWeiertal, Winterthur, CH

 

2007

  • Masks, Polish Institute, Vienna, AT
  • Divine?, Villa Straeuli, Winterthur, CH
  • Divine?, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, SK ( catalog )

 

2006

  • Human & I-doll-atry & Divine?, Atheneum, Warsaw, PL ( catalog )
  • Masquerades & Masks & pop love, Pause, Krakow, PL ( catalog )
  • in me, fabs, Warsaw, PL ( catalog )

 

2004

  • Touching Bodyness, Closed Gallery, Warsaw, PL

 

2003

  • Visions of Light, BUW, Warsaw, PL
  • Venice of the North, T-Art, Warsaw, PL

 

GROUP SHOWS, BIENNALES

 

2012

  • Fotomuseum Winterthur, Platform 2012, invited by a panel comprising, among others, Wilhelm Schuermann, Urs Stahel and Thomas Seelig, Winterthur, CH
  • Desire, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, NO

 

2011

    • Fragile: Handle with Care, LUCCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT

 

2010

  • Hommage a Tadeusz Kantor, Program Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • 50 Ways To Keep Your Lover, Galleri s.e., Bergen, NO
  • Pre-auction Exhibiton, Villa Straeuli, Winterthur, CH
  • No more bad girls?, curated by Kathrin Becker, nbk & Claudia M.Stemberger,

International Contemporary Art Foundation 3,14, Bergen, NO( catalog )

  • No more bad girls?, curated by Kathrin Becker, nbk & Claudia M.Stemberger,

Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AT( catalog )

 

2009

  • Des mondes voisins, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, CH
  • All Creatures Great and Small,Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

 

2008

  • Divine, Jungkunst Galerie, Winterthur, CH
  • Reality Show, Fenstersprung, Progr, Bern, CH
  • Mentor Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, US

 

2007

  • Something Jewish, Swiss National Museum, Zurich, CH
  • Crossing Boundaries, ASEF Conference, Singapore, SG

 

2006

  • Dark Matter, 3b Gallery, New York, NY, US
  • Artists in Residence, GCAC, IL, US
  • Inspiring Women, V-art, Indonesia, IND
  • Inspiring Women, A-art, Indonesia, IND
  • Inspiring Women, D-galerie, Indonesia, IND

 

2005

  • pop love, European House of Photography, Paris, FR ( catalog )
  • Annual Gallery Show, Café Gallery Projects, London, UK

 

2004

  • Selfportrait and Mise-en-scéne, curated by Tina Bara, Vaclav Jirasek, Piotr Komorowski,

Elzbieta Lubowicz, Marek Sniecinski, Roman House, Wroclaw, PL

  • Home Atmosphere, Museum of Photography, Krakow, PL ( catalog )
  • Friends and Members Show, Homeless Gallery, Berlin, D

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

 

2014

  • Research Program, CCA Kitkayushu, JP

 

2012

  • Polish Institute, Moscow, Artist’s Grant,Moscow, RU
  • Polish Institute, Vienna, Artist’s Grant,Vienna, AT
  • Polish Embassy in Helsinki Artist’s Grant, Helsinki, FI
  • Polish Institute, Moscow, Artist’s Grant,Moscow, RU
  • Polish Institute, Madrid, Artist’s Grant,Madrid, ESP
  • Proekt Fabrika Artist’s Residency, Moscow, RU

 

2010

  • Polish Institute, Oslo, Artist’s Grant,Oslo, NO
  • Polish Institute, Vienna, Artist’s Grant,Vienna, AT
  • Polish Institute, Rome, Artist’s Grant,Rome, IT
  • Koli Cultural Center Artist’s Residency, Koli, FI
  • Bureau of Promotion of the City of Lodz Artist's Grant, Lodz, PL

 

2009

  • Polish Consulate in Barcelona Artist’s Grant,Barcelona, ES
  • Polish Embassy in Bern Artist’s Grant,Bern, CH

 

2008

  • Artist’s Residency & Artist’s Grant,

Can Serrat International Art Center, ES

 

2007

  • Artist’s Residency, Villa Straeuli, Winterthur, CH
  • ASEF Artist's Grant, Singapore, SG
  • Artist’s Residency & Artist’s Grant, VSC, VT, US
  • Artist’s Residency, VCCA, VA, US
  • Polish Institute, Vienna, Artist’s Grant,Vienna, AT

 

2006

  • Artist’s Residency, I-Park, CT, US
  • Artist’s Residency, GCAC, IL, US

 

2005

  • representing Poland at ASEF Conference, Paris Photo, FR

 

2003

  • People’s Faces Contest, Warsaw, PL
  • III National Photo Biennale, PL
  • XXVII National Art Conest, III Award, Warsaw, PL

 

SELECTED LECTURES / SLIDE PRESENTATIONS

 

2015

  • Artist’s Talk at Warsaw studio visit from Michiko Kasahara, Chief Curator, Tokyo MET Museum of Photography, JP
  • Artist’s Talk at Warsaw studio visit from Mizuki Takahashi, Senior Curator, Art Tower MITO, JP 
  • Artist’s Talk at Warsaw studio visit from Jonathan Watkins, Director, IKON Birmingham, UK

 

2012

  • Artist’s Talk, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
  • Artist’s Talk, Jewish Museum, Hohenems, AT
  • Artist’s Talk, Villa Sträuli, Winterthur, CH
  • Artist’s Talk, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
  • Artist’s Talk, Refleksy Gallery, Warsaw, PL

 

2010

  • Artist’s Talk for a delegation of German curators visiting Poland, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • Judaica Foundation, organized by Auschwitz Jewish Center, Oswiecim, PL & MOCAK, Krakow, PL

 

2006

  • Knox College, Galesburg, IL, US

 

2005

  • ASEF Conference,Paris Photo, European House of Photography, Paris, FR

 

SELECTED AUCTIONS

 

2011

  • Charity Auction benefiting the Villa Straeuli, Winterthur, CH

 

2010

  • Charity Auction benefiting the In Situ Foundation, Warsaw, PL

 

art fairs

 

2014

  • Art Edition, Seoul, KR with Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, KR & Galerie Walter Keller, Zurich, CH

 

2011

  • Art Copenhagen, DK, with Galleri s.e., Bergen, NO

 

2009

  • Volta NY, US, with Program Gallery, Warsaw, PL

 

 

REVIEWS

 

2014

  • Interview about Art Edition fair, Seoul 2014, Arirang TV, Nov 14th, 2014
  • Interview about Art Edition fair, Seoul 2014, SKY TV, Nov 17th, 2014

 

2013

  • Bodies Despite All, on Agnes Janich's That You Have Someone, Marta Raczek-Karcz, PhD, obieg.pl/artmix, Feb 201
  • The Want to be Jewish, Marcin Dzierzanowski, Wprost Magazine, April 15th 2013
  • Humanism reloaded, Two photographers from Poland at Walter Keller’s Gallery, Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Daniele Muscionico, Feb 19th, 2013

2012

  • Naked pain in Agnes Janich's performance, What a day, Karolina Sierka Oct 13th 2012
  • Agnes Janich: Body Memory, Summerhall TV, Nov 23rd 2012
  • Agnes Janich's Body Memory, Gazeta Wyborcza, Radom, Karolina Stasiak, Oct 12th 2012
  • Naked art in Elektrownia, My Radom, Bartek Olszewski, Oct 13th, 2012
  • An erotic performance of Agnes Janich in Radom, Day's Echo, Barbara Kos, Oct 12th 2012
  • Body Memory in Elektrownia, Radomian Weekly, MP, Oct 11th, 2012
  • An erotic performance of Agnes Janich in Elektrownia, Day's Echo, Barbara Kos, Oct 10th 2012
  • What's cooking in Elektrownia? What a day, Dorota Trojanowska, Oct 9th, 2012
  • Pain, loneliness and eroticism - Agnes Janich in Elektrownia, The Informationist J.W. Oct 9th 2012
  • Painful works of Agnes Janich in Radom, o.pl, Sept 25th, 2012
  • I could be made into 21 soaps, Paulina Nodzyńska, Gazeta Wyborcza, March 2nd 2012
  • Yes, there was love in the ghetto, Agnieszka Gniotek, Format, vol.63
  • Desired artwork, Nils Olav Saeveras, Bergensavisen. Jun 14th, 2012
  • Desire is everywhere, Astrid Hygen Meyer, Klassekampen, Jun 15th, 2012
  • Art at and over the edge, Oystein Hague, Bergens Tidende, Jun 18th, 2013

 

2010

  • Pure pleasure, dr habil. Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, Dwutygodnik, May 2010
  • The Experience of the Impossible to Experience, OS, Monika Bernacka, May 2010
  • The MOCAK of integration, Lukasz Bialkowski, Obieg, May 8th 2010
  • A nice and pretty gesture bringing remorse to those taking part, Dorota Jarecka, GazetaWyborcza, May 31st 2010
  • More light. On the first event of MOCAK Krakow, Karolina Kolenda, Wojciech Szymanski, Obieg, May 5th 2010
  • Melons under it and straps over it, Der Standard,April 28th 2010
  • Bad girls? Bad girls!, Almuth Spiegler, Die Presse, May 20th 2010
  • Kunsthalle Exnergasse outlines current feminist questions with No More Bad Girls?, Mag. Hans-Christian Heintschel, OTS, May 7th 2010
  • Agnes Janich-I can be made into 21 soaps. - Interview by Marta Pietrasik, Gazeta Wyborcza, June 22nd 2010
  • Sleepers and earmuffs make a statement in Baluty, Marta Pietrasik, Gazeta Wyborcza, June 29th 2010
  • A talk with Agnes Janich, Marta Pietrasik, Wysokie Obcasy Women’s Magazine / Gazeta Wyborcza, 2010
  • A performance about the Holocaust, Agata Saraczynska, Gazeta Wyborcza, Jul 31st 2010
  • Collateral Exhibitions of the 10th MFF Era New Horizons in Wroclaw, Gazeta Wyborcza, Jul 6th 2010
  • 10th ENH. Cinema reigns in Wroclaw, again., Ewa Orczykowska, Gazeta Wyborcza, Jul 21st 2010
  • Roman Gutek's Feuilletons. Art's New Horizons., Roman Gutek, Gazeta Wyborcza, Jul 12th 2010

 

2009

  • History Materialized, Der Standard,11/4/09
  • In the Galleries. Charim, Oct 2009, Vienna Review, Oct 2009
  • The Aftermath of Trauma, Falter 43/09
  • A Polish Artist showing in Brooklyn, Aleksandra Slabisz, Nowy Dziennik, 6/24/9
  • Bielska Gallery BWA - Agnes Janich - Garden of Innocents - Sept 1st-29th 2009, Arteon, Sept 2009
  • 11 Rose Bushes Commemorate 11 mln Victims of Nazi Camps, Marek Szafranski, Polish Press Agency / Gazeta Wyborcza / Onet.pl, 9/01/09
  • Agnes Janich-Garden of Innocents-Bielska Gallery BWA-Sept 1-29th 2009, Sztuka.pl
  • Agnes Janich-Garden of Innocents-Bielska Gallery BWA, Bielsat TV
  • Sept 1st 2009-Garden of Innocents in Bielska Gallery BWA, Radio Katowice
  • Sadness, nostalgia, fear, Sharjah Biennial part 1, LeMondeFr, 3/30/09
  • Of robot arms and installations, Oliver Good, The National, UAE, 3/26/09
  • Major Eastern Biennial Reflects Crisis, Silas Marti, La Feulha de Sao Paulo, 4/04/09

 

2008

  • Bringing Light into the Night, Melanie Kolbrunner,Landbote, 5/19/08
  • Fenstersprung, curated by Martin Waldmeier, www.ch-arts.net

 

2007

  • Dolls as a Metaphor of Cruelty, Jena Opoldusova, Pravda, 6/4/07

 

2006

  • Painful Experiments on Dolls, Monika Malkowka, Rzeczpospolita, 07/31/06
  • Studios Midwest at 20, Editor’s Note, The Paper, 08/03/06

 

2005

  • Touching Bodyness, Klara Kopcinska, Jozef Zuk, Worth Seeing, vol.7/2005
  • Dolls or Touching Bodyness, Julian Haponiuk, Photocourier, vol.7/2005
  • Paris Photo 2005 Catalogue, Agnieszka Jeziorska, Poland, Editor’s Note

 

2004

  • Home Atmosphere Project, Marcin Przybylko, Photo Bulletin, vol.06/04

 

2003

  • Venice of the North, Editor’s Note, WIK Magazine, vol.06/03
  • Visions of Light, Editor’s Note, X Magazine, vol.06/03

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2012

  • Agnes Janich. Body Memory., Mazovian Centre for Contemporary Art Elektrownia, Radom, PL & Fotohof Edition, Salzburg, AT, ISBN 978-3-902675-80-4, ISBN 978-83-85901-91-4
  • Desire. Sexuality in Contemporary Art, exhibition catalog, Ed.Eli Okkenhaug, Bergen Museum of Art, Bergen, NO, ISBN 978-82-91808-5
  • Becoming A Mother, exhibition catalog, Ed.Ana Vilenica, Belgrade, RS

 

2010

  • 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
  • No more bad girls? Booklet, Ed. Kathrin Becker and Claudia Marion Stemberger, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
  • Provisions. Sharjah Biennial 9. Book 2, Ed.Antonia Carver and Lara Khaldi, Bidouin and Sharjah Biennial, New York and Sharjah

 

2009

  • Provisions. Sharjah Biennial 9. Book 1, Ed.Antonia Carver, Valerie Grove and Lara Khaldi, Bidouin and Sharjah Biennial, Dubai, ISBN 978-9948-04-607-2
  • Sharjah Biennial 9. Guidebook, Ed.Lara Khaldi, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah

 

2008

  • 3rd Jungkunst Guidebook, Jungkunst Galerie, Winterthur, CH

© 2003 - 2018 Agnes Janich