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Sunday, March 14, 2021
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
“The Green Path," a group exhibition at the Museum of Fishery and Shipbuilding of Fishery Boats, Perama, Greece.
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:00 PM ET CERN-IARI Collaboration performance
More info at:
Thursday, September 9, 2021 -
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Janet Biggs solo booth as part of “Focus,” a curatorial initiatives at The 2021 Armory Show, Javits Center, New York City,
curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi.
March 1, 2022 CERN-IARI Collaboration solo exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art.
January 23, 2021 "On the Long Winter"
Performative talk by Biggs as part of Dannielle Tegeder’s Pandemic Salon “On the Long Winter,” January 23, 2021
Saturday, November 7, 2020 -
Saturday, January 23, 2021
“L’ANTHROPOCÈNE, ET APRÈS?” a group exhibition at La Cité des Arts de la Réunion, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, curated by Paul Ardenne. Learn More: https://www.citedesarts.re/IMG/pdf/dossier_expo.pdf
Friday, November 6, 2020e Biggs presented “A.I. Anne. Neurodiverse Inclusion in Creative Collaborations between Humans and Machines” as part of Le Fresnoy's symposium, "The Coming Human."
November 6, 2020 Environmental Film Festival Australia.
Biggs spoke as part of the closing panel for the Environmental Film Festival Australia.
October 28, 2020 "Dear Arts Integration Community: A Letter of Inquiry from the CERN-IARI Collaboration,"

Ground Works presented "Dear Arts Integration Community: A Letter of Inquiry from the CERN-IARI Collaboration," as a live virtual event in the a2ru national conference. The interdisciplinary CERN-IARI team, including Biggs, is part of an upcoming commission at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.


November 3, 2020 Ongoing: Janet Biggs and Terry Berkowitz launched “The Survival Project” an activist project in support of the nomination of Joseph Biden for President.

Learn More at https://www.thesurvivalprojectusa.com/


8-15 July 2019 Review of "Overview Effect." New Yorker Magazine.
11 July 2019
Book signing for Scott MacDonald's "The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama" at Cristin Tierney Gallery
6 June - 2 August 2019 Janet Biggs: Overview Effect
Cristin Tierney Gallery, 219 Bowery Floor 2, New York, NY 10002
(212) 594-0550
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


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

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 

23 June - 25 September 2016


Solo Exhibition: Afar,
Savannah College of Art and Design

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"  .

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.


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.


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