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Thu, 16 April 2015 at 9pm
40 minutes

Project Row Houses Courtyard
2521 Holman Street, Houston, Texas 77004
If Ever I Would Leave You, multimedia performance, part of the CounterCurrent 15 Festival.

Multimedia artist Janet Biggs offers a performance based on heroic individual stories of struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. Presented in collaboration with the University of Houston Blaffer Art Museum and independent curator, Janet Phelps, If Ever I Would Leave You merges the intimacy of a fleeting memory with the rigor of an optical seizure. Taking its title from one of the artist’s grandfather’s favorite songs, If Ever I Would Leave You looks at loss, desire, chaos and control in the face of a fading sense of self.


09 February 2015. Janet Biggs. 500 Words as told to Prudence Peiffer, ArtForum
11 January - 21 March 2015 Echo of the Unknown, Solo Exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston. Curated by Janet Phelps and produced by Claudia Schmuckli.
9 November 2014 - 11 January 2015 Five Videos: Cory Arcangel, Robin Rhode, Janet Biggs, Shizuka Yokomizo, Trine Lise Nedraas.  Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
23 January - 29 March 2015 In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art, William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
14 July 2014 Screening of Airs Above the Ground, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
7:00 pm
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Lecture by Janet Biggs at School of Visual Arts, NYC
SVA Amphitheater, 209 E 23rd, Street, 3rd Floor
5 Jan - 8 June 2014 Beyond Earth Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
21 Feb - 20 April 2014 Vanishing Point included in MOTOPOÉTIQUE, Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, France 
7 Feb - 7 April 2014 Multi channel video installation of A Step On the Sun, included in the  International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena, Columbia, curated by Berta Sichel
19 Jan - 6 Apr 2014 Fade to White, included in Thaw, curated by Jill Conner, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
25 Nov - Dec 13 2013 Fade to White, included in Crosstalk,at The Contemporary Arts Galleries, The University of Connecticut
23 Nov 2013 Screening with Hanna Schaich, microscope gallery, Brooklyn, NY
12 Oct 12 - 16 Nov 2013 A Step On the Sun, video project room at Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
17-20 October 2013 Premier of ‘Taklamakan" at Moving Image Art Fair, London
 October 5-6 2013 The Arctic Trilogy, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
October 2013 - November 2013 La Napoule Art Foundation Riviera Residency, Château de La Napoule in La Napoule, France
September 6-29 2013 blinkvideo presents a selection for ikonoTV which will include ‘Airs Above the Ground’, Germany
July 27-28 2013 Artprojx presents the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things, Verbier, Switzerland
July 17 2013 Nitehawk’s ARTIST FILM CLUB presents… Grrls on Girls,

Screening, Airs above the Ground, Vanishing Point

May 7 2013 Erik Schmidt in conversation with Janet Biggs, Goethe-Institut, Wyoming Building, NYC
May-June 2013 ‘Far From Now’, Outpost Artists Resources, NYC
March 2013 NY Premier of ‘A Step on the Sun’, Solo Screening at the The Armory Show, Piers 92 & 94, NYC followed by Talk with Kathleen Forde
March 22nd - April 29th 2013 Oslo Screen Festival at Oslo Central Station, Norway
March 13 - April 24 2013 ‘from here to there: parallel trajectories’, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey
March 17 - May 5, 2012 Kawah Ijen at Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC.
March 15, 8:00 pm Artist Talk at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

March 23 - April 1, 2012 Part of Video 2012 Exhibition at Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Panel discussion moderated by Edward Winkleman on Sunday, April 1 at 5 pm.

January 2012 Review by Cathy Byrd of No Limits: Janet Biggs at the Tampa Museum of Art



8 October, 2011 - 8 January 2012


No Limits: Janet Biggs. Mid-career survey show of Biggs' video works.

2 November  2011 "Wetness Visible" - review of Wet Exit Performance. Artnet Magazine.
3 December 2011 - 26 February 2012 "Videonale:Dialog in Contemporary Video Art", at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts(NTMoFA) from Dec 3, 2011~Feb 26,2012, curated by Georg Elbern and Jun-Jeih Wang.

8:30 p.m.and 10:00 p.m.

WET EXIT - multi media performance with live musicians, synchronized kayaks, and projected video at the Waterfront Amphitheater in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, entrance at Main and Plymouth Street.
Saturday 6 August 2011 Rubell Family + Conner Contemporary present
EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO (6) : Slippery Slope curated by Janet Biggs

at the Capital Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC

Artists in the program: Katja Aglert, Janine Antoni, Coble/Riley Projects, Maria Friberg, and Martin Kersels

25 June - 30 October 2011 Biggs included in MACRO (Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma) video exhibition She Devil,
19-21 May 2011 Biggs work was on display at Loop Art Fair, Barcelona
May 2011 Art in America review of show at Winkleman gallery
14 April - 29 May 2011 Biggs included in Videonale #13 - Europe's major video exhibition, presented at Kunst Museum Bonn.
17 February 2011 Charlie Finch reviews Janet Biggs show at Winkleman Gallery on artnet.com
18 February 2011 Janet Biggs "Arctic Trilogy" reviewed in the New York Times by Holland Cotter.
11 February to
12 March, 2011
The Arctic Trilogy. Janet Biggs One Person Exhibition at Winkleman Gallery, 621 W 27th Street, Chelsea, New York.


January 2011 Interview: Janet Biggs at Winkleman - grumpyvisualartist.com
26 January 2011 Review of show at Mint Museum, Charlotte
2-5 December 2010 Miami Art Fairs - Janet Biggs' work will be presented at Pulse, Seven Miami, and PULSE Play at the 2010 Miami Art Fairs
10 January 2011 Artlog - Review of In the Cold Edge at Conner Contemporary.
5 November 2010 - 20 May 2011 The Mint Museum, Charlotte NC presents Janet Biggs' videos, including her new video DUET.
Biggs will give a lecture discussing the inspiration behind her work on Thursday, 4 November at 7:00 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown.


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