Thursday, December 5th, 5:00 PM
Janine Antoni employs an amalgam of mediums including performance, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. Her body is both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises. She carefully articulates her relationship to the world, giving rise to emotional states that are felt in and through the body. In each piece, no matter the medium or image, a conveyed physicality speaks directly to the viewer’s body.
Antoni was born on January 19, 1964 in Freeport, Bahamas. She received her BA in 1986 from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work has been included in exhibitions including the Venice Biennial, the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Instanbul Biennial, the Kwangju Biennial, the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, and the Prospect.1 Biennial in New Orleans. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998, the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, the New Media Award from the Boston Institute of Contemporary Award in 1999, the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award in 1998, the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Artist Award in 1996, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2011 and a 2012 Creative Capital Artist Grant . Janine Antoni lives in New York and is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery.