Janet Biggs


Janet Biggs, a 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellow, is a visual artist known for her immersive work in video and performance. Biggs' work focuses on individuals in extreme landscapes or situations, and navigates territory between art and science. She has captured kayaks performing a ballet in Arctic waters and sulfur miners inside an active volcano. Recent projects have explored the creation and loss of memory from personal, physical, and scientific perspectives. Biggs’ work has taken her into areas of conflict in the Horn of Africa and to Mars (as a member of crews at the Mars Desert Research Station and Mars Academy USA). She has collaborated with neuroscientists, Arctic explorers, aerospace engineers, astrophysicists, Yemeni refugees, and a robot.

Biggs’ current performance work explores the relationship between humans and technology through shared creative production, artificial intelligence and human fortitude.

Biggs has had solo exhibitions and screenings at the Neuberger Museum of Art; SCAD Museum of Art; Blaffer Art Museum; MAC Montréal; Hirshhorn Museum, among others.

Reviews of her work have appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, ArtForum, ARTNews, Art in America, and many others.

Janet Biggs works with Cristin Tierney Gallery, Hyphen-Hub, CONNERSMITH and Galerie Analix Forever.

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