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Janet Biggs Seeing Constellations in the Darkness Between Stars

Janet Biggs (b. Harrisburg, PA) is known for her work in video, photography and performance. Biggs, based in Brooklyn, NY, focuses on individuals in extreme landscapes, such as the Taklamakan desert of Western China, the Horn of Africa, the Arctic, and the Mars Desert Research station. Her work explores challenges faced by diverse groups including the Uighurs, Indonesian sulfur miners and Yemini refugees. Biggs often navigates the territory between art and science in collaborations with neuroscientists, aerospace engineers, astrophysicists and robots.

Biggs has exhibited at: Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre and the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos de Tenerife; Neuberger Museum of Art; SCAD Museum of Art; Blaffer Art Museum; Musee d'art contemporain de Montréal; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Tampa Museum of Art; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; and the Mint Museum of Art; International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena; Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon; Vantaa Art Museum; Linkopings Konsthall, Passagen; Oberosterreichisches Landesmuseum; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Museo d'arte contemporanea Roma; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Permanent collections include: La Collezione Videoinsight®; Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC), Languedoc-Roussillon; Zabludowicz Collectio; the Tampa Museum of Art: the High Museum, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art; Gibbes Museum of Art, and the New Britain Museum of Art. Awards include: 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the NEA Fellowship Award.

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