Color photograph of a woman with light skin, brown hair, and brown eyes

Janet Biggs

Fall 2021

Janet Biggs is an interdisciplinary artist known for her immersive work in video, film, and performance. Her work focuses on individuals in extreme landscapes or situations, and navigates territory between art and science. In her work with IARI, she is collaborating with mathematician Agnieszka Międlar and high-energy nuclear physicist Daniel Tapia Takaki on a project that explores how methods might be shared among linear algebra, high energy physics, and video installation.

Biggs has had solo exhibitions and film screenings at the 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, among others. Reviews of her work have appeared in publications including the New York Times, New Yorker, ArtForum, ARTNews, and Art in America. Her research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Biggs is a member of the New Museum’s cultural incubator, NEW INC with the support of Science Sandbox.