Ann Veronica Janssens

Born in 1956 in Folkestone (United Kingdom), ANN VERONICA JANSSENS lives and works in Brussels (Belgium). Since the late 1970s Ann Veronica Janssens develops an experimental work that emphasizes in situ installations and the use of very simple or intangible materials, such as light, sound or artificial fog. The observer is confronted with the perception of the “elusive” and a fleeting experience where it crosses the threshold of clear and controlled vision, it is an experience of loss of control, instability, fragility whether visual, physical, temporal or psychological. Kamel Mennour and Ann Veronica Janssens have been working together since 2012.

Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions: in 2020 at the South London Gallery in London (UK) and at the Louisiana Museum in Humlebæk (DK), in 2018 at the De Pont Foundation in Tilburg (NL), at the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki (FL), at the Baltimore Museum of Art (USA), in 2017 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne (France), at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas (USA) in 2016 and at the SMAK in Ghent (B) in 2015.

In 2003, she participated in the exhibition “Aux origines de l’abstraction. 1800-1914” with the proposal Red 106 - Blue 132. In 1999, she represented Belgium at the 45th Venice Biennale with Michel François and her work has been part of many other international biennials such as Manifesta 10, St Petersburg, UK (2014); 18th Sydney Biennale, AUS (2012) ; Manifesta 8, Murcia (2011); 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennial, KR (2006); 11th Sydney Biennial, AUS (1998); 5th Istanbul International Biennial, TR (1997) and 22nd São Paulo International Biennial, BR (1994).

She has also collaborated on several occasions with choreographers such as Pierre Droulers and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Since 2009, she has also initiated with Nathalie Ergino the “Brain Space Laboratory” of the Institute of Contemporary Art of Villeurbanne, an interdisciplinary project that brings together the reflections and experiences of artists and scientists.

Since 1985, she has participated in major group exhibitions such as “Shifting Spaces”, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, “Le musée absent” in Wiels, Brussels, B (2017), “Illumination” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, DK (2016); “Another Minimalism” at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, GB (2015) ; “Zehn Räume Drei Loggien und Ein Saal” at the Sprengel Museum, Hanover, DE (2015); “Simple Forms” at the Centre Pompidou Metz, FR and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, J, (2014); “Light Show” at the Hayward Gallery, London, UK, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sydney, AU and the Sharjah Art Foundation UAE (2013); “Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l’art 1913-2013” at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, FR (2013); “Fruits de la Passion” at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR (2012); “unExhibit” at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, AT (2011); “Universal Code” at The Power Plant - Contemporary Art Gallery, Ontario, CA (2009); “Ecstasy, In And About Altered States” at MOCA, Los Angeles, USA (2005); “Natuurlijk” at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo NL (2002); “Stimuli” at the Witte de With and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL (1999).

The artist’s future projects include in the spring of 2022, and at the invitation of the Centre des monuments nationaux, the conception of a monumental work - 23:56:04 - for the Panthéon in Paris, and in the spring of 2023 a solo exhibition at the Pirelli HangarBicocca Foundation in Milan.

Works

Exhibition view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2023
Installation view, Panthéon, Paris - © Mennour
Installation view, Panthéon, Paris, 2022
Exhibition view, Collection Lambert, Avignon - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Collection Lambert, Avignon, 2022
Exhibition view, Fondation CAB, Saint-Paul de Vence - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Fondation CAB, Saint-Paul de Vence, 2022
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Blue Glass Roll 405/3 - © Mennour
Blue Glass Roll 405/3, 2019
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Umbrella - © Mennour
Umbrella, 2020
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London, 2020
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London, 2020
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London, 2020
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, South London Gallery, London, 2020
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2016
Untitled (Pink Coco Lopez) - © Mennour
Untitled (Pink Coco Lopez), 2010
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Disque noir - © Mennour
Disque noir, 2010—2013
Magic Mirrors (Blue and Pink #2) - © Mennour
Magic Mirrors (Blue and Pink #2), 2013
IPE 650 Paris - © Mennour
IPE 650 Paris, 2013
Chapeau (Stetson) - © Mennour
Chapeau (Stetson), 2013
Exhibition view, Chapelle Saint Vincent, Grignan - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Chapelle Saint Vincent, Grignan, 2013
Ann Veronica Janssens, Untitled (White Glitter), 2016-, courtesy the artist. Installation View ‘Luogo
e Segni’ at Punta della Dogana, 2019 © Palazzo Grassi, photography Delfino Sisto Legnani e
Marco Cappelletti. - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Punta della Dogana, Venice, 2019
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Candy Sculpture 812/3-608-805/2 - © Mennour
Candy Sculpture 812/3-608-805/2, 2014
“Space Shifters”, Hayward Gallery 2018
Photo. Mark Blower - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, London, 2018
Plastillon orange - © Mennour
Plastillon orange, 2012
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris, 2014
Aerogel - © Mennour
Aerogel, 2001
CL2 Blue Shadow & Sunset R - © Mennour
CL2 Blue Shadow & Sunset R, 2019
Exhibition view, Sidney Biennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Sidney Biennale, 2012
Exhibition view, Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples, 2014
Exhibition view, S.M.A.K, Ghent - © Mennour
Exhibition view, S.M.A.K, Ghent, 2015
15 Mai - © Mennour
15 Mai, 2013
16 Aquatic Blocks (110) - © Mennour
16 Aquatic Blocks (110), 2017
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2016
Exhibition view, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, 2019
May - © Mennour
May, 2013
Exhibition view, MANIFESTA, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg - © Mennour
Exhibition view, MANIFESTA, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, 2014
Untitled (anneau doré) - © Mennour
Untitled (anneau doré), 2013
CL9 Pink Shadow - © Mennour
CL9 Pink Shadow, 2016
Sans titre - © Mennour
Sans titre, 2007
Exhibition view, LaM, Villeneuve d'Ascq - © Mennour
Exhibition view, LaM, Villeneuve d’Ascq, 2015
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon - © Mennour
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon, 2017
Diptych CL2 Blue Shadow & CL9GN35 Sunset Bright Green - © Mennour
Diptych CL2 Blue Shadow & CL9GN35 Sunset Bright Green, 2016
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg - © Mennour
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, 2018
Concordant Golden Square 45° turned - © Mennour
Concordant Golden Square 45° turned, 2012—2013
Disque argent - © Mennour
Disque argent, 2014
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Golden circle - © Mennour
Golden circle, 2013
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, 2015
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon - © Mennour
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon, 2019
CL2 Blue Shadow - © Mennour
CL2 Blue Shadow, 2015—2016
Plastillon Bleu Azur - © Mennour
Plastillon Bleu Azur, 2011
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2018
Golden square - © Mennour
Golden square, 2012
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg - © Mennour
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, 2018
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2018
Disque anodisé rouge - © Mennour
Disque anodisé rouge, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
CL9GN35 Sunset Bright Green - © Mennour
CL9GN35 Sunset Bright Green, 2016
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon - © Mennour
Exhibition view, IAC, Lyon, 2017
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2018
Brass Disc - © Mennour
Brass Disc, 2010—2017
Exhibition view, Eglise Saint Honorat des Alyscamps, Arles - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Eglise Saint Honorat des Alyscamps, Arles, 2013
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg - © Mennour
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, 2018
CL2E354 - © Mennour
CL2E354, 2021—2021
Exhibition view, Sidney Biennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Sidney Biennale, 2012
Exhibition view, SHED, Notre-Dame de Bondeville - © Mennour
Exhibition view, SHED, Notre-Dame de Bondeville, 2017
voyage à Kyoto - © Mennour
voyage à Kyoto, 2018
Exhibition view, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine - © Mennour
Exhibition view, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, 2018
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris, 2013

Exhibitions & News

Glimpse of Light - © Mennour
Group show, Glimpse of Light
6 June — 26 July 2024
Mennour, 5 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
AVJ & Michel François - Parlement européen - © Mennour
Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens, L’Aire d’un Souffle
10 January — 10 December 2024
Esplanade Solidarność, Ixelles
Ann Veronica Janssens - M WOODS - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, pinkyellowblue
30 June — 26 November 2023
M WOODS 798, Beijing
Bertrand Lavier - Monnaie de Paris - © Mennour
Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens, Bertrand Lavier, L’Argent dans l’Art
30 March — 24 September 2023
Monnaie de Paris
AVJ - Pirelli HangarBicocca - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Grand Bal
6 April — 30 July 2023
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
Ann Veronica Janssens - CCC OD - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, déborder la toile
21 October 2022 — 12 March 2023
CCC OD, Tours
Ann Veronica Janssens - Centre Pompidou × West Bund Museum Project - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Women in Abstraction
11 November 2022 — 8 March 2023
West Bund Museum, Shanghai
Abundant Futures - TBA21 - © Mennour
Camille Henrot, Ann Veronica Janssens, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Abundant Futures
1 April 2022 — 5 March 2023
C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba
Ann Veronica Janssens - UCCA Edge - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, The Pieces I Am
30 September 2022 — 8 January 2023
UCCA Edge, Shanghai
Collection Société Générale - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Bertrand Lavier, François Morellet, Sous le motif – les structures de l’abstraction. 1952-2022
30 June — 31 December 2022
Tours Société Générale, Puteaux
Ann Veronica Janssens - Le Panthéon - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, 23:56:04
20 June — 30 October 2022
Le Panthéon, Paris
AVJ - Collection Lambert - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, entre le crépuscule et le ciel
2 July — 9 October 2022
Collection Lambert, Avignon
Endless Summer - © Mennour
Group show, Endless Summer
6 September — 8 October 2022
Opening 06 September 2022, 18:00
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6

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