b. 1961, Poland
Zuzanna Janin (b. 1961, Warsaw, Poland)
Zuzanna creates sculptures, photographic objects, drawings, and video and sound installations. In the years 1980-87, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and she now lives and works in the city. The main theme and the most important point of reference in the works of Zuzanna is the artist herself. The artist draws inspiration from her emotional biography, memories transformed by time, body memory and its relationship to the environment. In this way, she builds “a gradually evolving image of human life and the human condition”. Zuzanna took part in Sydney Biennial 1992, Istanbul Biennial 1992, Soonsbeek’93, Liverpool Biennial 1996 and 54th Venice Biennale 2011 (in the official programme of Romania). She participated in a shows at Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Whitechapel London, RSA Edinburgh, MCA Chicago, Jeu de Paume Paris, Staatliche Sammlung Dresden, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Kunstmuseum Bern, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, TOP Museum Tokyo, National Museum Krakow and Warsaw. Kunsthalle Wien, MAM Rio de Janeiro, Hoffmann Sammlung Berlin.