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20 December 2018 "Like Walking on Mars," by Lilly Wei. Feature article in Studio International, review of three new videos shown in Tenerife Museums
14 November 2018 Installations of new work at Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos and The Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, Tenerife, Canary Islands


6 April 2018 Recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2018 Fellowship
Spring 2019 Connections (three person exhibition)
Espacio De Arte Contemporaneo (Montevideo)
Montevideo, Uruguay


07 November 2018 -
15 January 2019
Art for Arctic’s Sake at Fordham Lincoln Center’s Ildiko Butler Gallery. The exhibition—organized by Jo Anna Isaak, Carleen Sheehan, Katherina Fostano, and the students of the Contemporary Art in Exhibition class— features the work of artists documenting the effects of climate change in the Arctic, the communities and rich cultures in Arctic regions, and the problematic political infiltration of the environmentally vulnerable areas. Artists in the gallery include Janet Biggs, Rúrí, Carleen Sheehan, Subhankar Banerjee, Jessica Segall, Elaine Byrne, James Balog, and Adam Laity.
8 June to 29 July 2018 A Journey to Freedom, at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia. Curated by Barbara Polla, Artists include Janet Biggs, Nicolas Daubanes, Mounir Fatmi, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Ali Kazma, Rachel Labastie, Robert Montgomery, Jean-Michel Pancin and Jhafis Quintero. Australian artists include Shaun Gladwell, Sam Wallman and well-known Tasmanian Ricky Maynard.
March 2018

Artist-in-residence at the
Mars Desert Research Station, Crew 181

6th May to
16th September 2018
Art & Coal (Kunst & Kohle) (group exhibition spanning 17 museums in the Ruhr Valley)  Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl Marl, Germany
 7-11 May 2018 17º Festival Internacional de la Imagen (group exhibition as part of art + tech festival)
Manizales, Colombia
11 November - 10 December, 2016 Solo Exhibition: Janet Biggs: Can't Find My Way Home"
hase29 - Kunstraum
Gesellschaft für Zeitgenossische Kunst Osnabrück E.V.
Osnabrück, Germany

3 November - 17 December, 2016

Solo Exhibition: Echo of the Unknown, UWAG: University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 

27 July 2016

Review of solo show at SCAD Museum, Savannah, GA
30 June 2016 Review of solo show at SCAD museum:
Wei, Lilly: "Pursuing the Afar: Janet Biggs at the SCAD Museum." Burnaway,

23 June - 25 September 2016


Solo Exhibition: Afar,
Savannah College of Art and Design


February 2016

Interview by Mark Rifkin with Janet Biggs for This Week in New York

February 2016

Cristin Tierney Gallery presents a conversation with Janet Biggs, Barbara Polla, and Paul Ardenne

7 January  - 13 February, 2016
Solo exhibition:
Janet Biggs: within touching distance
Christin Tierney Gallery
Chelsea, New York
January/February 2016 Issue Janet Biggs selected for ArtReview's "Future Greats – the artists to look out for in 2016"  .

New York Observer,
4 January 2016.

Laster, Paul: 15 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before January 12.

Antennae Magazine
Issue 34, Winter 2015

Anker, Suzanne: "Janet Biggs: A Step on the Sun, a conversation with Janet Biggs and Suzanne Anker."
Memory & Oblivion
Beirut, Lebanon
November 18 - 29, 2015
Memory and Oblivion: Curated by Barbara Polla and Paul Ardenne, MEMORY & OBLIVION brings together a constellation of eight international artists, well known for their contemporary video art practice – Leila Alaoui (Morocco), Janet Biggs (USA), Laurent Fiévet (France), mounir fatmi (Morocco), Shaun Gladwell (Australia), Maha Kays (Lebanon), Ali Kazma (Turkey), as well as poet, writer and filmmaker Frank Smith (France).
4 January 2016 Paddy Johnson: "This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Gallery Armageddon."
April 2015

"Art Made in Harm's Way", by Lily Wei
Article profiling Biggs, Shaun Gladwell and Richard Mosse and their work created in hostile and extreme conditions.


October 2015 Feature article "A Crystal Grotto" by Faye Hirsh in October Art in America.
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21-25 October 2015

1re Biennale art nOmad, une biennale en camion:
A Traveling Biennale Exhibition

13 September: Palais de Tokyo, Paris
16 October: Galerie des etudes de l'ENSA, Limoges, France
21 October: Arnac-la-Poste, France
21 October: Jardins du Palais idéal du facteur Cheval, Hauterives, France and
                  Enceinte du château des Adhémar, Montélimar, France
22 October: ESADMM - école supérieure d'art et de design Marseille-Méditerranée, Marseille, France and
                  Musée d’art contemporain de Marseille
24 October: Venice, Italy

nOmad Brochure and Website.

Opening August 13, 6-9pm
On view through Sept 6th, 2015


Station Independent Projects
138 Eldridge Street, Suite 2F, NYC

Curated by: Leena-Maija Rossi, Artists: Janet Biggs & Kari Soinio

Body Memory, curated by Barbara Polla, 4-25 July 2015 at

Topographie de l’art
15, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris 3e


The five video artists of the exhibition, Janet Biggs (USA), Ali Kazma (Turkey), mounir fatmi (Morocco), Shaun Gladwell (Australia) et Jean-Michel Pancin (France), and the poet Robert Montgomery (UK) show us in diverse ways the preeminence of the body and its strategies for remembrance.
Catalog: Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown - available on Amazon Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown is a multidimensional exhibition combining video, sound, and objects that explore the role of memory in the construction of identity. Drawing from her personal memories of the effects of Alzheimer's on family members, heroic stories of public figures coping with the disease, and research conducted with neurologists and geoscientists, Biggs raises fundamental questions about how we become-and how we lose our sense of-who we are. With essays by Janet Phelps, Barbara Polla and Jean-Philippe Rossignol. Catalog to accompany an exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum, January-March 2015
Catalog: No Limits: Janet Biggs - available on Amazon


No Limits: Janet Biggs is a catalog accompanying Janet Bigg's Survey exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art, October 2012.. Essays by Berta Sichel, Todd D. Smith, Andrea Inselmann, Nancy Princenthal.


Thu, 16 April 2015 at 9pm
40 minutes

Project Row Houses Courtyard
2521 Holman Street, Houston, Texas 77004
If Ever I Would Leave You, multimedia performance, part of the CounterCurrent 15 Festival.

Multimedia artist Janet Biggs offers a performance based on heroic individual stories of struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. Presented in collaboration with the University of Houston Blaffer Art Museum and independent curator, Janet Phelps, If Ever I Would Leave You merges the intimacy of a fleeting memory with the rigor of an optical seizure. Taking its title from one of the artist’s grandfather’s favorite songs, If Ever I Would Leave You looks at loss, desire, chaos and control in the face of a fading sense of self.


09 February 2015. Janet Biggs. 500 Words as told to Prudence Peiffer, ArtForum
11 January - 21 March 2015 Echo of the Unknown, Solo Exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston. Curated by Janet Phelps and produced by Claudia Schmuckli.
9 November 2014 - 11 January 2015 Five Videos: Cory Arcangel, Robin Rhode, Janet Biggs, Shizuka Yokomizo, Trine Lise Nedraas.  Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
23 January - 29 March 2015 In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art, William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
14 July 2014 Screening of Airs Above the Ground, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
7:00 pm
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Lecture by Janet Biggs at School of Visual Arts, NYC
SVA Amphitheater, 209 E 23rd, Street, 3rd Floor
5 Jan - 8 June 2014 Beyond Earth Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
21 Feb - 20 April 2014 Vanishing Point included in MOTOPOÉTIQUE, Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, France 
7 Feb - 7 April 2014 Multi channel video installation of A Step On the Sun, included in the  International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena, Columbia, curated by Berta Sichel
19 Jan - 6 Apr 2014 Fade to White, included in Thaw, curated by Jill Conner, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
25 Nov - Dec 13 2013 Fade to White, included in Crosstalk,at The Contemporary Arts Galleries, The University of Connecticut
23 Nov 2013 Screening with Hanna Schaich, microscope gallery, Brooklyn, NY
12 Oct 12 - 16 Nov 2013 A Step On the Sun, video project room at Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
17-20 October 2013 Premier of ‘Taklamakan" at Moving Image Art Fair, London
 October 5-6 2013 The Arctic Trilogy, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
October 2013 - November 2013 La Napoule Art Foundation Riviera Residency, Château de La Napoule in La Napoule, France
September 6-29 2013 blinkvideo presents a selection for ikonoTV which will include ‘Airs Above the Ground’, Germany
July 27-28 2013 Artprojx presents the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things, Verbier, Switzerland
July 17 2013 Nitehawk’s ARTIST FILM CLUB presents… Grrls on Girls,

Screening, Airs above the Ground, Vanishing Point

May 7 2013 Erik Schmidt in conversation with Janet Biggs, Goethe-Institut, Wyoming Building, NYC
May-June 2013 ‘Far From Now’, Outpost Artists Resources, NYC
March 2013 NY Premier of ‘A Step on the Sun’, Solo Screening at the The Armory Show, Piers 92 & 94, NYC followed by Talk with Kathleen Forde


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