Agnes Janich

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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

 

2019

  • See / Sky High, CCA Laznia, Gdansk, PL

     

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, Sydney, AU

 

2013

  • That You Have Someone & Bits and Pieces, solo show with Chim, Galerie Walter Keller, Zurich, CH

 

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
  • Body Memory, 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 Bodiness, Closed Gallery, Warsaw, PL

 

2003

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

 

group SHOWS

 

2016

  • Papier, bitte, Galerie C, Neuchâtel, CH

 

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

•  Man To Man, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (catalog)

  • 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 )

 

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 )

 

GRANTS / AWARDS

 

2016

• Waverley Arts Council Artist’s Grant,, Sydney, AU
• Sky Foundation Artist’s Grant, Sydney, AU
• Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney Artist’s Grant, Sydney, AU

 

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

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

 

LECTURES

 

2016

• Artist’s Talk, Galerie C, Neuchâtel, CH
• A series of workshops on cultural pluralism, Galerie C, Neuchâtel, CH
• Artist’s Talk, Bondi Pavillion, Sydney, AU

 

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
  • Artist’s Talk, Judaica Foundation, organized by Auschwitz Jewish Center, Oswiecim, PL & MOCAK, Krakow, PL

 

2006

  • Artist’s Talk, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, US

 

2005

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

 

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

 

2017

A friendship with an artist can be costly for an entrepreneur. Here’s how it’s worth it. An interview with Agnes Janich by Michał Wąsowski, Business Insider Poland

 

2016

Paper Borders, Severine Cattin, Accrochages 174, Feb 2016
A Charity Evening Benfiting Refugees at the Galerie C, Frédéric Merat, L’Express, 13.02.2016
Le résumé de l’actualite romande, RTS, 17.02.2016
Vente aux enchères: adjugez au profit des réfugiés!, Canal Alpha, 18.02.2016
Vente aux enchère aux profits des réfugiés, 11.06.2016
L’art au service des réfugiés, Le Courrier, 17.02.2016
Vente aux enchères pour RECIF et Solidar à la Galerie C, 04.02.2016
Quant l’art prend cause 2, Vivre la ville, 03.02.2016
Neuchâtel: vente aux enchères en faveur des migrants, 18.06.2016
Art at the Service of Refugees, Mohamed Musadak, 17.02.2016
Les matinales de l’espace 2, RTS, du 18.01.2016
Emission « La Puce à l’Oreille », RTS, du 04.02.2016
Au sommaire de l’émission « Zone critique », RTS, 04.02. 2016
Vertigo, Arts visuels : Papier Bitte !, Radio La 1ère, 25.01.2016
Agnes Janich: The Way to You, Ekspres Australijski, 17.06.2016

 

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

 

Monographic essays

  

2016
Agnes Janich, Marta Raczek-Karcz, PhD, culture.pl

 

2013

Bodies Despite All: on Agnes Janich’s That You Have Someone, Marta Raczek-Karcz, PhD, obieg.pl / artmix 

 

2012
• In War and Love, My Strength Is My Vulnerability, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, PhD

• Agnes Janich’s Task, Lyle Rexer
• Art, Sexuality and Gender, The Exhibition Desire: feminist issues?, Sigrun Asebo, PhD, in: Desire, Ed.Eli Okkenhaug, Bergen Art Museum

 

2010
• Productive risk: Ethinicity and Gender as Contingent Categories, Claudia Marion Stemberger, PhD,in: No more bad girls?, ed.Claudia Marion Stemberger, PhD, Kathrin Becker, PhD, Vienna

 

2009

Ten Thoughts on Agnes Janich’s Photographs, Johan de Vos, 2009

Human Emotions - an Interview with Agnes Janich, Sabine B. Vogel, 2009

Ganz Andere, Professor Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, 2009

 

BOOKS

 

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

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