Ann Veronica Janssens

°1965, Folkstone (UK) – lives and works in Brussels (BE) 

Since the mid-1980s, Ann Veronica Janssens is developing an experimental body of work – both visual and sensory – intended to destabilize our perception of space and make light no longer an instrument but an actual subject. Through in situ installations and the use of simple or intangible materials, such as light, sound or artificial fog, and transparent elements such as glass and reflecting elements such as mirrors, the viewer is confronted with the perception of the elusive and a fleeting experience that crosses the threshold of a clear and controlled vision.

Janssens’s works are not attached to any form of monumentality; on the contrary, the means and forms are minimal, at the service of a poetic oeuvre, playing on the boundary between the visible and the invisible.


Ann Veronica Janssens
Ann Veronica Janssens at Musée de l’Orangerie, (Photo by Sophie Crépy)

Ann Veronica Janssens’ work was shown in solo exhibitionsat the Museum De Pont, Tilburg; Museum Kiasma, Helsinki; Baltimore Museum of Art; Nasher Sculpture Center de Dallas; Wiels – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels; Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen; Neue Nationale Gallery, Berlin; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Kunsthalle Bern; and S.M.A.K., Ghent.

She has also participated in major group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; MOCA, Los Angeles; Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Generali Foundation, Vienna; Hayward Gallery, London; and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. She has taken part in various international biennales such as Manifesta in Saint Petersburg; the Biennales of Sydney; Istanbul; São Paulo and Seoul. Alongside Michel François, she represented Belgium at the 1999 Venice Biennale.

Ann Veronica Janssens is represented by the following galleries;
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Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

Kamel Mennour, Paris

Esther Schipper, Berlin

works by Ann Veronica Janssens

Ann Veronica Janssens & Michel Francois - Une Scène à Deux, 2022

Ann Veronica Janssens, Michel François

Une Scène à Deux

- Klara Pompidou x artlead Edition Set  - 2021

Ann Veronica Janssens, Pieter Vermeersch, Lili Dujourie

Klara Pompidou x artlead Edition Set

Ann Veronica Janssens - Five lines of pink in the air, randomly - 2020

Ann Veronica Janssens

Five lines of pink in the air, randomly

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