Roles in Archive: Artist, Panelist, Speaker
Janine Antoni was born in 1964 Freeport, Bahamas and currently lives in New York. She received her BA in 1986 from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Her artwork engages the viewer on a profoundly physical level. Her own body is present in relationship to extreme processes and unusual material. Her sculptures, photos, videos, and installations vary greatly in form but consistently challenge the viewer to contemplate what we experience as the human condition. She has received awards from the MacArthur, Joan Mitchell, and Larry Aldrich Foundations and has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad at venues including Luhring Augustine, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Reina Sofia, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Stockholm Konsthall. Her work was included in the 1993 Venice Biennale, the 1993 Whitney Biennial, the 1995 Johannesburg Biennial, the 1997 Istanbul Biennial, the 2000 Kwangju Biennial, and SITE Santa Fe in 2002. Most recently, in 2008, she has exhibited work in “NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith” at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and premiered her new video and sculptural installation Tear at the inaugural Prospect.1 Biennial in New Orleans.