Ann Veronica Janssens

Associated person(s)

Solo exhibition2016Ann Veronica JanssensNasher Sculpture CenterDallas, TX, USA
Solo exhibition2015Ann Veronica JanssensContemporary Arts Center,Cincinnatti, Ohio, USA
Group exhibition2013Light ShowHayward GalleryLondon
Solo exhibition201218th Biennale of Sydney - CarriageworksBiennale of SydneySydney, Australia
Solo exhibition2003Aux Origines de l'Abstraction 1800 /1914 – Rouge 106 – Bleu 132Musée d'OrsayParis, France
Solo exhibition2001Light GamesNeue National GalerieBerlin, Germany
Solo exhibition2000In the absence of light it is possible to create the brightest images within oneselfSalzburger KunstvereinSalzburg, Austria
Solo exhibition1994Ann Veronica JanssensEspace d'Art ContemporainLausanne, France
Solo exhibition1989Ann Veronica JanssensVereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst,Ghent, Belgium



Grignan, France
In 2013 she created colorful light installations for the Chapelle Saint-Vincent in Grignan, France.



Brüssel, Belgien
Janssens arbeitete zusammen mit der Choreografin Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, so realisierte sie die Lichtregie für »The Song«.

- 1956


Folkstone, England

- 1956

Places of work / studios

Brussels, Belgium

My first « constructions », made during the mid-80s, were spatial extensions of existing architecture. These graftings at once formed and gave onto what I call « super spaces » : the spaces surrounding a given space, spaces without space, places for the capture of light, cement and glass cases, spaces conceived as springboards towards the void. It is this void that I try to set in motion, conferring upon it a kind of temporality. I always experiment with the possibilities of rendering fluid the perception of matter or architecture which I see as some kind of obstacle to movement and sculpture. My use of light to infiltrate matter and architecture is undertaken with a view to provoking a perceptual experience wherein this materiality is made unstable, its resistance dissolved. This movement is often provoked by the brain itself.

My projects are often based on technical or scientific facts. The resulting plastic proposition is then akin to a laboratory revealing its discoveries. Cognition, reflexes, meanings and psychology lie at the heart of these experimentations. The spatio-temporal experiences are, in fact, closer to something like hypnosis, but with the will, nevertheless, to return to reality rather than escape from it. By pushing back the limits of perception, by rendering visible the invisible, these experiences act as passages from one reality to another …
It’s a question of thresholds between two states of perception, between shadow and light, the defined and the undefined, silence and explosion; the threshold where the image reabsorbs itself.

While cycling, for example, one cleaves the air, one can become fully conscious of this breaking through the transparent materiality of the light and air. Or when one is confronted with a mirage, and reality is perceived in a state of suspension. Such experiences enable one to apprehend forms and intense luminosities existing in a latent or ephemeral fashion. These are momentary effects that could be compared to those produced under the influence of a drug. It’s a question of provoking an experience of excess, of the surpassing of limits. Situations of dazzlement, remanence or the persistence of vision, vertigo, saturation, speed, and exhaustion interest me in as much as they allow us to structure ourselves around a threshold of visual/temporal/physical/ psychological instability. A work such as Donut (2003), for example, acts as a centre of diffraction, from whence, after several minutes of exposure, the visitor might mentally move in a virtual space wherein he or she envisions a system of luminous coloured waves, their movement akin to the ricochet effect of concentric waves on the surface of water. This is an experience of spatial and chromatic intensity.

Contrary to the works of Op Art – a movement that doesn’t really interest me – the situations created by me are not reducible to (more or less spectacular) formal effects, but must be perceived in a context that could be considered political. They occur, for the most part, in a public space without imposing a fixed form or being directly prehensile. They are ephemeral sculptures whose action consists of being dispersed in a given space, infiltrating this space rather than imposing upon it. In effect, I investigate the permeability of contexts (architectural/social/cultural/political) even as I propose a form of deconstruction that fragments our perception of these contexts. Erasing one side of a coin, for example, and thereby substituting the official imprint by a surface smooth enough to reflect rays of light, is one way, among others, of circulating this fragmentation. What is foregrounded, then, is the fragility of signs rather than their strength.

Gazing at mist is an experience with contrasting effects. It appears to abolish all obstacles, materiality, the resistances specific to a given context, and at the same time, it seems to impart a materiality and tactility to light. Mieke Bal speaks of an “incarnated gaze”. One moves in a space bathed in light, groping one’s way, without constraints and apparently without limits. One’s perception of time is transformed, there’s a slowing down if not a suspension. It’s as if one were in a slow-motion film with almost no images. All the markers have disappeared, the light illuminates nothing that could authorise our wandering. One’s eyes become glazed, one experiences a kind of amnesia, one is returned to an interior space opening onto unheard of perspectives. The other is surely there, an appearance that, in the dense luminosity, could just as quickly disappear.

Blue, Red and Yellow, 2001, is the first autonomous sculpture to formulate this concept. This pavilion, measuring 9 x 4.5 x 3.5 metres and installed on the terrace of the Neue Nationale Galerie Berlin, let itself be seen – by virtue of its proportions – as a sculpture in the context of Mies Van der Rohe’s building, whereas indoors the experience of the space seemed distended. The translucent walls of the pavilion were covered with transparent films in blue, red and yellow. A dense mist pervaded everyting. And this coloured mist in wich the spectator wandered was modified according to his or her position in relation to the proximate colour. The colours fused at the intersections, and the spectator advanced in a dematerialised coloured abstraction.

(Ann Veronica Janssens)


Group Exhibitions

“Light Show”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
“The importance of Being…”, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro ; MAC USP, Sao Paulo 
CCC Tours, Tours, France
“Art et Dialogue”, Sénat de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
“Nuit Blanche 2015”, Halle Pajol, Paris, France
“Eppur si muove” MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
“Voor(bij) Woorden”, Wattenfabriek (in co. with M HKA), Herzele, Belgium
“Là où commence le jour”, LaM Lille 3000, Lille, France
“Another Minimalism : Art After California Light and Space”, Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, UK
“Vision and Motion”, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke, Belgium
“L’Abstraction Géométrique Belge”, Musée Art Concret, Mouans Sartoux, France
“Proportio”, Palazzo Fortuni, Venezia, Italy
“Le Rolling Club”, Le Plateau, Lyon, France
“Formes Simples”, Mori Art Museum, Japan
“Architecture & Sculpture”, Villa Datris, L’isle sur la Sorgue, France
“The importance of Being…”, Museo Nacional de Bellas Ates, La Habana Cuba ; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires
“Zehn Räume Drei Loggien und Ein Saal”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
“Sensory System”, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK
“Double Take”, Nature Morte Limited, New Delhi, India
“Philaetchouri” (avec Michel François), La Verrière – Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Bruxelles, Belgium
“Light Show”, Auckland Art Gallery, NZ ; Museum of Contemporay Art, Australia ; Sharjah art Foundation, UAE ; Benaki Museum, Greece
“Allegory of the Cave Painting”, Extra CityKunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
“Passions Secrètes”, Tripostal Lille 3000, France
“Petals on the Wind” Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels, Belgium
“Collection à l'étude”, IAC, Villeurbanne, France
“Manifesta X”, Hermitage museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
“présentation des collections”, Musée régional d’art contemporain, Sérignan, France
“Museum to scale 1/7” (by Ronni Van De Velde), touring : Fine Arts Museum, Brussels BE, Kunsthalle Rotterdam, NL, Baker Museum, Naples, US
“Before the Horizon” - Fundacio Juan Miro, Barcelona SP
“Sculptures I”, Ronny vand de Velde, Knokke, BE
“The ever changing body: Part II”, Cultureel Centrum Strombeek, BE
“Des choses en moins, des choses en plus”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris FR
“Roesler hotel #26: spectres” - Gallery Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, BR
“Vertigo”, Fabrique du Mirail, Toulouse, FR
“First lines, like first dates, or the first bite of dessert, can be deceptive” - Gallery Bortolami, New-York, USA
“Horizon nécessaire”, Le Musée passager, many locations, FR
“Drapeaux Gris” - Galerie Backslash, Paris, FR
“Go-Golf”, Biennale de Rennes, FR
“Les Horizons”, La Criée, Rennes, France
“Upside Down, part I:Specific Objects” and “Upside Down Part II: Let’s Dance”, CC Strombeek, BE
"Lumineux ! Dynamique ! Espace et vision dans l'art de nos jours à 1913", Grand Palais, Paris, France (curated by Serge Lemoine)
"Fruit de la passion", 10 ans du projet pour l’art - Les Amis du MAM, CNAC Georges-Pompidou Paris, France
"S.F. (Art, science & fiction)", MAC's, Site du Grand Hornu, Mons, Belgium
"Light Show", Hayward Gallery, London, UK 
"009 Magiciens", Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris, FR
"About Waves 1 / Het ding - Insert André Beulens", Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, BE
"Lux Perpetua", Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
"Vacanza Permanente", NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
"flowerCASTLE", Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands
"The Exact Weight of Lightness", Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
"A Strangely Luminous Bubble", LiveInYourHead, Institut curatorial de la Head, Geneva, Switzerland
Petit musée de la Danse - Garage, Rennes, France (curated by Boris Charmatz)
"Frecher !", LOODS12, Wetteren, Belgium
"Marcher dans la couleur", Musée régional d'art contemporain de Sérignan, France
"Sense of color", Galerie Keitelman, Brussels, Belgium 
"The unseen", Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China (curated by Jonathan Watkins)
"Greetings from Los Angeles", Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand (curated by Brian Butler)
"Expanded Field", Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
"Minimal Art", Galerie Ronny Van De Velde, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium
"Futbol, arte y passion", MARCO Monterey, Mexico 
"Brouillard", La Comète - E251 Nord, Liège, Belgium
"Je suis seul avec vous", MAC's, Mons, Belgium
"Apparitions", lille3000, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France
"In Perceptions", Le 104, Paris, France
"Found in Translation, Chapter L", Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
"Art et Bicyclette", l'Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
"En Piste!", Centre d’Art de Chamarande, Chamarande, France
"Von Dort Aus – Nieuwe Kunst Uit België / Art Nouveau De La Belgique II”, Galerie Christian Nagel, Koln, Germany
"Propos d’Europe 10: Des artistes belges", Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, France
"unExhibit", Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
"Le moins du monde", FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
"A.B.C. - Art Belge Contemporain", Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
"Manifesta 8", Antigua Oficina de Correos y Telégrafos, Murcia, Spain
"Negotiations", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
"Brussels Body Speech", Minsheng Art Museum, Shangaï, China
"Xanadu", SMAK, Ghent, Belgium 
"Art vs Design", Untitled Space, Genève, Switzerland
"Sketches of Space", MUDAM, Luxembourg 
"A L’ombre D’un Doute", FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
"En mai fais ce qu’il te plaît", Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France
"Universal Code", The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
"Sphères", Caleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France
"Bienal del Fin del Mondo", by Goethe Instituut Sao Polo,Ushuaia, Brazil
"Down to earth", Culturel centrum Strombeek, Strombeek, Belgium
"Ismopolis", Etablissements d’en face, Bruxelles, Belgium
"La suite(2)",Galerie Air de Paris , Paris, France
"Fora de Joc", Fundatio Sunol, Barcelone, Spain
"SCAPE 2008 - Christchurch Biennial of art in public space", Christchurch, New Zealand
"Honorons Honoré", De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium 
"Não te posso ver nem pintado", Berrardo Foundation, Lisboa
SCAPE, Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space, New Zealand 
"The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale", Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
"It’s not fair – le monde est arbitraire" CC Belgica, Dendermonde, Belgium
"Permutations, 40 artistes 01musee vide", Musée de Valence, Valence, France
Exposition du prix ‘Les David’, Académie pour l’art Contemporain, Paris, France 
"Le Soigneur de gravité", Mac’s, Hornu, Belgium
"Collection(s) 08", IAC, Villeurbanne - Lyon, France
"Doing It My Way – Perspectives on Belgian Art", Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany 
‘Losing Control’ with Aline Bouvy / John Gillis, Michael van den Abeele & Leen Voet, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium 
‘Designed by Artists’, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium 
“Pratiques du (non) visible: en avoir le Coeur (corps) net, FRAC Lorraine, France
“Open Archive °1, Argos, Brussels, Belgium
“L’Emprise du Lieu”, curator: Daniel Buren, Reims, France
“Stay for ever and ever and ever”, South London Gallery, London, UK
“La Riccarda” collaborative video initiated by Michel François, Barcelona – Brussels 
“The Moss Gathering Tumbleweed Experience”, NICC , Anvers, Belgium 
“The Moss Gathering tumbleweed Experience”, The Breda Break. Lokaal 01, Breda, The Netherlands
“Pratiques du (non)visible:en avoir le cœur (corps) net”, 49Nord 6Est, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
“Sometimes”, Museo Colecçäo Berardo, Belem, Lisboa, Portugual
Slow, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
“On/Off”, Saarlandmuseum, Sarrebruck, Germany – Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
“My home is my castle”, Galerie L’Indépence/ Parc Heintz, Luxembourg
“Femmes d’Europe à Saint-Tropez, Saint-Tropez, France 
“I’m Yours Now”, Sikkema Jenkins&co., NY, USA
“Centre d’art contemporain la Chapelle du Genêteil / Chateau Gonthier”, France
“Images Publiques”, Liège, Belgium
“Distorsions”, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
“Circulez il n’y a rien à voir (vide et plein)”, Espace d’art contemporain, Rurart, France
“De Maillol à Tony Cragg”, Musée Van Buuren, Bruxelles, Belgium
“My home is my castle”, Dexia, Luxembourg
“5ieme Biennale de photographie et arts visuels”, Liège, Belgium
“Billboard’, Vienna, Austria
“Backdrop”, Bloomberg Space, London, United Kingdom
“Space Boomerang”, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
“Lithographies”, Muka studio and gallery, New Zealand, New Zealand
“La collection – Acte IV: de la perception à l’expérience de l’oeuvre”, Collections du Mac, Marseille, France
"Expérience de la durée", Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France 
"Ils sont là”, Galerie d’art contemporain Stéphane Ackermann, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
"Ecstasy, In and about altered states”, MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
"Rundlederwelten”, Martin - Gropius - Bau, Berlin, Germany
"Einstein Spaces”, The Institute Berlin of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin, Germany
"(∑) d’une beauté sublime. C’est un mot qu’on emploie plus que pour les actrices et encore dans le langage des coulisses”, Maison Grégoire, Bruxelles, Belgium
"L’humanité mise à nu et l’art en frac”, même, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
"Le génie du lieu”, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, France
"L’œil moteur, art optique et cinétique / 1950-1975”, Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, France
"One by one (een triptiek te lezen van links naar rechts en zich uitrollende gedurende vier maanden”, Herman  
Teirlinckshuis, Beersel, Belgium
"La Belgique visionnaire”, Palais des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Belgium
"Vollevox # 8”, Installation sonore au Musée d’art moderne de Bruxelles, Belgium
"Voisins officiels”, Musée des Beaux-arts de Lille, France
"Densité + 0", cur. Caroline Ferreira D’Oliveira & Marianne Lanavère, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France; Centre d’art contemporain, Fribourg, Switzerland
“Spiritus”, Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävle, Sweden; Göteborgs Konstmuseet, Gothenburg, Sweden
"Voir en Peinture / Widzieć w Malarstwie”, cur. Eric Corne, Instytutu Francuskiego, Warsaw, Poland
"The City that never was. Fantastic Architecture in Western Art”, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
"Amicalement vôtre”, Lille 2004, Musée de Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France
”Gonflables!”, (cur. Caroline David), Tri Postal, Lille, France
"The Perception of Space”, Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Nico Dockx & Friends: Interventies 2”, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
”Schöner Wohnen”, (cur. Moritz Küng), BE-PART, Waregem, Belgium
"Pauvre-nous”, Factor 44, Antwerp, Belgium
"Coconutour”, CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France
"Printemps extra large”, Le Blac, Brussels, Belgium
"Look and Feel”, De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, The Netherlands
"Nuits Blanche”, Mairie de Paris, Paris, France
"The City that never was. Fantastic Architecture in Western Art”, CCC, Barcelona, Spain
“Voir en Peinture”, cur. Eric Corne, Le Plateau, Paris, France 
"1/1 x temps quantités, proportions et fuites”, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France; Le Consortium, Dijon, France
“Spiritus”, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Jönköpings Länsmuseet, Jönköping, Sweden; The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway; Sundsvall Museet, Sundsvall, Sweden
“Dreamscapes (Beelden op de Berg 8)”, Arboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, The Netherlands
"Capp Street Project: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 
San Francisco, USA
"The perception of Space", Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Eyes, Lies and Illusions", Hayward Gallery, London, UK
"Gonflables ! ", Tri Postal, Lille, France
“Area – Works on Conceptual Space”, Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany 
“L’Herbier et le Nuage”, MAC’s, Grand-Hornu, Belgium
“Richard Venlet Paramount Basics (extended)”, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
“Married by Powers”, curator Bik Van der Pol, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“The Object Sculpture”, curator Penelope Curtis, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
“Lost Past 2002-1914, Memorial Signs for the Present”, curator Moritz Kung, Merghelynck Museum, Ieper, Belgium
“Look and Feel”, Ann Veronica Janssens – Mike Tyler, De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, The Netherlands
“Natuurlijk”, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
"Spring", Anne Daems, Guy Mees, Gauthier Hubert, Honoré d’O, Orla Barry, Sylvie Macias-Diaz, 
Ann Veronica Janssens, Suchan Kinoshita – Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liege, Belgium
"Grimbergen 2002", Atelier Van Lieshout, Jan De Cock, Lili Dujourie, Ann Veronica Janssens, Job Koelewijn, 
Jan Lauwers, Peter Rogiers, Thomas Schütte, Christophe Terlinden – Grimbergen, Belgium
"Sculpture Triple Base", Tobias Rehberger, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Keith Wilson, Ann Veronica Janssens – curator Penelope Curtis,The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom
"Subréel", curator Nathalie Ergino & François Piron, MAC, Marseille, France
"Paramount basics – Richard Venlet", Biennale de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
"Presentness is Grace", Spacex Gallery, Exeter, United Kingdom
"Onderstroom-Bovenstroom", Bruges, Belgium
"Lost Past", Ypres, Belgium
"Group Exhibition: David Claerbout, Wim Delvoye, Alicia Framis, Bernard Frize, Daan Van Golden, 
Ann Veronica Janssens, Mark Luyten, Guy Mees, Marthe Wéry, Christopher Wool", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Presentness is Grace", Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom
"Casino 2001", Ghent, Belgium
"Mettre en Scène", Rennes, France
"Ici & maintenant / Hier & nu", Ancien Entrepot Royal Tour & Taxis (cur. by Laurent Jacob), Brussels, Belgium
"BO1", Malmö 2000, Malmö, Sweden
Milano 2000, Milan, Italy
"Touch me...", Cultural Centers Strombeek, Sint-Niklaas / Roeselaere / Rumbeke (Constructies Erpeel), Belgium
"Another Dimension" (with Wim Delvoye, Joëlle Turlinckx, James Lee Byars), Hyperspace (, 
Brussels, Belgium
"The World on its Head", San Fransisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
"The Return of Small Stuff", Museum Herman Teirlinck (cur. by Hans Theys), Beersel, Belgium
"Poesie, Love, Sneeuwitje, Pfft…", Museum Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands
"Voici", Palais des Beaux-Arts (cur. by Thierry De Duve), Brussels, Belgium
Danse - Arts Plastiques, Samedi Danse Pierre Droulers: Ann Véronica Janssens - Michel François (projet choréographique), Ferme du Buisson, Marne-La-Vallée, France
"La répétition, la tete dans les nuages", Villa Arson, Nice, France
"Group Show Melanie Counsel, Ceal Floyer, Audible Light" (cur. by Astrid Bowron), MoMA, Oxford, UK
"Orbis Terrarum", Museum Plantijn Moretus en omgeving (cur. by Moritz Kung), Antwerp, Belgium
"Lust Warande / Pleasure Garden", Tilburg, The Netherlands
"Stimuli", Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art (cur. by Karel Schampers), Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Modern Art Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Small Stuff", Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery (cur. by Hans Theys), New York, NY
"En attendant l'année derniere", Archives Actives, Espace 251 Nord, 48th Biennale of Venice, Venice, Italy
"Schetsen, Tekeningen, Maquetttes, Probeersels, Gepruts & Gebroddel", Herman Teirlinckxhuis, 
Beersel, Belgium
"Domtoren", Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
"Perte de répères", FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
"Vloeibaar harnas", Exedra Centrum voor Kunst,Vormgeving en Architectuur, Hilversum, The Netherlands
"Trouble Spot Painting", MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Graaf de Ferraris - Hendrick Conscience, Gemeenschapscommissie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest - catalogue and book with Hans Theys, Brussels, Belgium
"Démarches", Cultureel Centrum Leuven (cur. by Lut Pil), Leuven, Belgium
"On the Sublime...", Center for Contemporary Art, Roosem, Malmö, Sweden
"Liberté, libertés chéries ou l'art comme résistance", un regard posé sur dix années d'acquisitions de la communauté française (1989-1998)", Institut Supérieur pour l'Etude du Langage Plastique 
(cur. by Gita Brys-Schatan), Botanique, Bruxelles, Belgium
"Aspects de l'Art Actuel en Belgique", FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais (cur. by Veerle Van Durme), Dunkerque, France
"De droom van een fontein", De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
"Au milieu de nulle part", Oeuvres de la Collection du FRAC Rhônes-Alpes, Angle, France; 
Institut d'Art Contemporain,
St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, Drôme Provençale, France
"Twee uur breed of twee uur lang, over kunst en samenleving. Fascinerende facetten van Vlaanderen", Koninklijk
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium
"Fascinerende facetten van Vlaanderen, over kunst en samenleving", Centro Cultural de Bélem 
(cur. by Barbara Vanderlinden), Lisbon, Portugal
"Bureau augmenté", NICC (cur. by Michel François), Antwerp, Belgium
"Every Day", Biennale of Sydney (cur. by Jonathan Watkins), Sidney, Australia
"Serio ludere, oeuvres du FRAC Rhônes-Alpes", Le Hall, Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France
"Wereld van verschil", Kunstenaressen in de Gemeentemusea Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
"Tussenin / In between (Pierre Bismuth, Ricardo Brey, Peter Buggenhout, Jo Huybrechts, 
Ann Veronica Janssens, Kurt Ryslavy)", Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
"(ID)entiteit", MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
"Inside the Visible, An Elliptical Traverse of 20th Century Art of and from the Feminine", Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
"Lost in Space", Kunstmuseum Luzern (cur. by Moritz Küng), Luzern, Switzerland
Atelier Structure, Musée Communal d'Ixelles / Ancienne Machine a Eau, Mons, Belgium; Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Liege (cur. by Etienne Tilman et Tapta), Liege, Belgium
Openstelling Openmuseum, Provinciaal Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten (cur. by Joëlle Tuerlinckx), Begijnhof, Hasselt, Belgium
"La rayure, l'intervalle, le jour... Une proposition de René Denizot", FRAC Nord-Pas-de Calais, Dunkerque, France
"Un bel été", Casino Luxembourg (cur. by Michel Assenmaker, Eric Brunier, Enrico Lunghi), Luxembourg, Luxemburg
"Mona Hatoum, Ann Veronica Janssens, Gabriel Orozco", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer (cur. by Catherine de Zegher), Antwerp, Belgium
"Trapped Reality" (cur. by Luk Lambrecht), Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
"Who loves in Brussels? Live show! Encore... Bruxelles", Brussels, Belgium
5th International Biennale Istambul (cur. by Rosa Martinez), Istambul, Turkey
"Reushering in Sacrality", Galerie Ferdinand Van Dieten - D'Eendt, The Netherlands
"Lumen Travo" (cur. by Frank Hetig), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Inside the Visible, An Elliptical Traverse of 20th Century Art in, of and from the Feminine", The Institute of
Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Museum of Woman Art, Washington, DC; Whitechapel Art Gallery (cur. by Catherine de Zegher), London, UK
"The Event Horizon: Part Two", The Irish Museum of Art (cur. by Michael Tarantino), Dublin, Ireland
"Friche belle de Mai", Ateliers d'Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, Marseille, France; Espace 251 Nord, Liege, Belgium
"Architecture(s), Absalon, Pep Agut, Jürgen Albrecht, Ludger Gerdes, Ann Veronica Janssens, Langlands & Bell, José Maldonado, Didier Marcel, Julian Opie, Thomas Schütte", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
"Accrochage", Richard Foncke Gallery (cur. by Dirk Pültau), Galerie des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"Trente-deux espaces d'art contemporain", Espace d'Art Contemporain, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Pour un couteau", Le creux de l"Enfer, Thier, Belgium
"Géometrie Sacrée", Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"Les Yeux d'un Monde", Espace 251 Nord, Liege, Belgium
"EV-A", Limerick City Gallery of Art (cur. by Jan Hoet), Limerick, Ireland
"Glissements", Le Creux de l'Enfer, Thier, Belgium
"Vista-Solitary, Visions, Dynamic Views, Marcel Broodthaers, Patrick Corillon, Michel François, Ann Veronica
Janssens" (cur. by Catherine de Croës), Breda, The Netherlands; Biennale Internationale de São Paulo, 
São Paulo, Brazil
"Conceptual Living", Rhizome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"L'Art en Belgique depuis 1980", Musée d'Art Moderne (cur. by Alain Noirhomme), Brussels, Belgium
"Ann Veronica Janssens, Bernd Lohaus, Marthe Wéry", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
Zoersel '93, Domein Kasteel van Halle (cur. by Flor Bex et Peter de Kort), Zoersel, Belgium
"Kontact '93, Sculpturen", Josephine-Koch-Park, Eupen, Belgium
"Un accrochage ou des coins remplis de ce qui a été raflé dans les coins", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer,
Antwerp, Belgium
"Ann Veronica Janssens, Richard Venlet", Chisenhale Gallery (cur. by Jonathan Watkins), London, UK
"Le Jardin de la Vierge", Anc. Ets. Old England, Brussels, Belgium
"Vertrekken vanuit een normale situatie en deze hervertalen uit elkaar overlappende en meervoudige lezingen van condities uit heden en verleden", MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
"Maroc, l'architecture du paysage au XXieme siecle" (en collaboration avec Michel François), Fondation pour l'Architecture, Brussels, Belgium
"La tentation de l'image, Patrick Corillon, Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens, Babis Kandilaptis, Jacques Lizène, Johan Muyle", Fondacion Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Espace 251 Nord, Liege, Belgium
"Résidences Secondaires", Visions Contemporaines, Centre Borschette (cur. by Catherine de Croës),
Brussels, Belgium
"Basserode, François, Janssens, Vergara", Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"Anne Veronica Janssens - Pierre Bismuth", Galerie One Five, Antwerp, Belgium
"3 Raüme - 3 Künstler", Galerie M+R Fricke, Düsseldorf, Germany
"Daniel Dutrieux, Bernard et Monika Hubot, Ann Veronica Janssens, Martine Neddam", Galerie Etienne Ficheroule, Brussels, Belgium.
"Entre cosmos et tiroir de cuisine", Exposition itinérante organisée par Tapta (cat.)
"Antwerp invited in Den Haag", Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, The Netherlands
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
"Een verzameling verstilde momenten", Caldic Collectie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Op water gebouwd, in de vesten van Goes", The Netherlands
"Kunst Europa, Belgian Niederlande Luxemburg", Kunstverein, Dusseldorf, Germany
"Artedomani, 1991 punti di vista, ex-pospedale San Matteo degli Infermi" (cur. by Marcella Anselmetti, Catherine Arthus Bertrand, Aldo Lori, Dirk Snauwaert), Commune di Spoleteo, Spoleto, Italy
"Gedachten Gängen", Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany; Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium
"Les Voies de la Culture Européenne" (cur. by Andrzej Paruzel), Lodz / Bratislava / Bruxelles / Berlin
"Proiezioni", Castello di Rivara (cur. by Gregorio Magnani), Rivara, Italy
"Leuven Wellicht", Arenberg Instituut, Leuven, Belgium
"The Köln Show", Monika Sprüth Gallery, Köln, Germany
"Belgique, une nouvelle génération (Willem Cole, Patrick Corillon, Wim Delvoye, Ann Veronica Janssens, Narcisse Tordoir, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Jan Van Oost, Richard Venlet)", FRAC des Pays de la Loire (cur. by Jean-François Taddei and Lieven Van den Abeele), Clisson, France
"Le Choix des Femmes", Le Consortium (cur. by René Denizot for Kate Blacker, Isa Genzken, Ann Veronica Janssens, Babis Kandilaptis, Johan Muyle), Dijon, France; Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium; Espace 251 Nord, Liege, Belgium
"Confrontationes", Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain
"Trans-Atlantique", Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
"Trans-Atlantique", La Chambre Blanche, Québec, Canada
"Illusie als werkelijkheid, Leo Coopers, Ann Veronica Janssens, Dominique Stroobant", HCAK, The Hage, 
The Netherlands
"De Integraal", Atelier Steel, Bruges, Belgium
"Incidents de parcours", Palais des Beaux-Arts (cur. by Fabienne Dumont), Bruxelles, Belgium
"Het Latijnse Noorden in Vier Scenes", Provinciaal Museum (cur. by Laurent Jacob), Hasselt, Belgium
"9 sculpteurs", Parc Ten Bosch (cur. by Carine Potvin), Brussels, Belgium
"Ann Veronica Janssens, Ria Pacquée", Tanya Rumpff Gallery, Haarlem, The Netherlands
De Lege Ruimte, Bruges, Belgium
"Belgisime - Objet d'Art", Casa Frollo, Venice, Italy
"Matériaux signifiés II", Galerie Détour (cur. by Michel Baudson), Jambes, Belgium
"Cinco artistas belgas", Sala Amadis, Madrid, Spain
"Beelden buiten 1988", Tuin De Brabandere, Tielt, The Netherlands
"Etats Limites, Archivers des Passions", Espace 251 Nord, Liege, Belgium
"Intentie en rationele vorm", Fabriekspand van Dooren (cur. by Frederik Leen), Mol, Belgium
"Dialogue d'Art / Kunstdialoog", Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium; Hôtel Van De Velde, Brussels, Belgium
"Belgica situazione dell'Arte", Villa Pino Casagrande, Rome, Italy
"Mandelzoom, Canino, Italie", L'Esprit de l"Escalier 11, Brussels, Belgium
"Portrait de scene a l'Ile aux Phoques", Casa Frollo, Venice, Italy
"Initiatief d'Amis", Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
"Intuition et Mémoire", Atelier Sainte-Anne (cur. by Phil Mertens), Brussels, Belgium
"Portrait de scene a l'Ile aux Phoques", Casa Frollo (cur. by Laurent Jacob / org. by Espace 251 Nord), 
Venice, Italy
"Portrait de scene Musée d'Assembourg", Hôtel Bocholtz (cur. by Laurent Jacob), Espace 251 Nord, Liege, Belgium
Galleria Sala Uno (cur. by Laurent Jacob / org. by Espace 251 Nord), Roma, Italy
"Investigations", Place Saint-Lambert, Espace 251 Nord, Liege, Belgium
"De eerste chauvinistische / La première chauviniste", Montevideo, Antwerp, Belgium
"La grande absente", Musée d'Ixelles (in collaboration with Monica Droste), Brussels, Belgium
Boursiers de la Fondation pour la Tapisserie, Maison de la Culture (in collaboration with Monica Droste),
Tournais, Belgium
"Parcours", Centre d'Art Contemporain (in collaboration with Monica Droste), Brussels, Belgium
La 10ième Biennale Internationale de Tapisserie, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Aspects de la sculpture dans les écoles d'art francophones de Bruxelles", Atelier 340, Brussels, Belgium
Lauréat de La jeune Peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Public Projects
2016 HEM 600, Sculpture Korenmarkt, Ghent, Belgium
2013 Chapelle de Grignan (inauguration), Grignan, France
2012 "Cesena", scenographic collaboration with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker & Rosas, Europe
"Fase four movement to the music of Steve Reich" (2012 version - with Anne Teresa de
Keersmaeker), the Tanks, Tate Modern, London, UK
"Mixed Bathing World", Beppu Contemporary Art Festival, Japan
"Neon Parallax", Geneva, Switzerland
2011 "Biënnale Kijkduin", Den Haag, Netherlands
2009-11 "Laboratoire Espace Cerveau”, avec Nathalie Ergino, IAC de Villeurbanne, France

Solo Exhibitions

“Ann Veronica Janssens”, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, USA
“A”, S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium 
“States of Mind”, Wellcome Collection, London, UK
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnatti, Ohio, USA
Museo Capella San Severo, with Nord Project / Laurent Jacob, Napoli, Italy
“Ann Veronica Janssens”, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels
“Roesler Hotel n°26 – spectres”, Gallery Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Art Unlimited, Art44, Basel, Switzerland
“L’édition populaire”, Borgerhout, Belgium
Galerie Ronny Van De Velde, Knokke, Belgium
Eglise Saint-Honorat des Alyscamps, Arles, France
FRAC Corse, Bonifacio, France
1301PE, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
Chapelle de Grignan, Grignan, France (Public space intervention)
Gallery Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli, Italy
18th Biennale of Sydney - Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia (curated by Catherine de Zegher)
"Dans la poussière du soleil", Château des Adhémar CAC, Montélimar, France
"Knock, Knock", Sorry we’re closed, Brussels, Belgium
"Ann Veronica Janssens", Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Münster, Germany
"2 éclats blancs toutes les 10 secondes", CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France (with Aurélie Godard)
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"May", Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, France
Galeria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli, Italy
"2 éclats blancs toutes les 10 secondes", Le Quartier, Quimper, France (with Aurélie Godard)
"0034 93 487 64 02", Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
"Are You Experienced”, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Castello, Spain
"Serendipity”, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Experiences and Sketches", Galerie Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
"Silhouettes”, Hotel Van De Velde, Bruxelles, Belgium
Lauréate du ‘David d’Or’ : 1er Prix – Les David, Académie pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France 
"An den Frühling", Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Galeria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli, Italy
"The Experience of Colour", University Gallery Fine Arts Center, Amherst, USA (with Diana Theater)
"Keeping Still", KunstenFestivaldesArts, Brussels, Belgium (collaboration with Ann Theresa De Keersmaeker)
"June", Chapelle du Genêteil, Château Gonthier, France 
"April”, Air de Paris, Paris, France
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand, NZ
"Cupping Hands over Squinting Eyes and Letting a Grotesque Mirage Appear in the Void", 1301PE Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
Einstein Spaces, The Institute of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin, Germany 
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"In the Absence of Light, it is possible to create the brightest images within oneself. Part II”, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
"Recent Work / Obra Recent", Galería Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
"Curating the Library", deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium
Ciap, Hasselt, Belgium
"8'26"", MAC Galeries contemporaines des musées de Marseille, Marseille, France
"Travellings", Openluchtmuseum voor Beeldhouwkunst Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
"Aux Origines de l'Abstraction 1800 /1914 – Rouge 106 – Bleu 132", Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
"Licht und Farben, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
"Capp street project", CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
"Ann Veronica Janssens", 1301PE Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
"Scrub Color II", Gallery Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany 
IKON Gallery, Bimingham, UK
Art Unlimited, Art33, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Red, Blue & Yellow", CIVA, Fondation pour l’Architecture, Brussels, Belgium
"Sculpture de Fumée", Centre d'Art Contemporain - La Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France
"Light Games", Neue National Galerie, Berlin, Germany
"Vision", City of Tomorrow, Malmö, Sweden
"Works for Space", Kunstverein München, Germany
"DAAD" residency, Berlin, Germany
"00.32.2", Presentation of the book, Editions Camomille, C. Von Scholz, Brussels, Belgium
"In the absence of light it is possible to create the brightest images within oneself", Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria 
MA-I, Choré-Graphique festival (by invitation from the choreographer Pierre Roulais), Tours, France
"Recent Work", Galeria Toni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain
"Super Space, 13 installaties in Utrecht", 14th Festival, Werf, Utrecht, The Netherlands
"Perte de Repères", FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
"Horror Vacui: Ann Veronica Janssens & Michel François", 48th Venice Biennale, Belgian Pavilion, French Community of Belgium, Espace 251 Nord, Venice, Italy
Scuola di San Rocco, with Espace 251 Nord, Venice, Italy
"Le bain de Lumiere", Haus of Prints, Multiples and Drawings, Antwerp, Belgium
Blanlin-Evrart Award, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
"Ann Veronica Janssens", MuHKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen), Antwerp, Belgium
"Voorstelling van een ronde vorm / Représentation d'un corps rond", De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
"La Pichenette", Haus of Prints, Multiples and Drawings, Antwerp, Belgium
"Begin the Beguine / Inside the Visible", Fondation d'Art Kanaal, Kortrijk, Belgium
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Terre ! ", Centre Universitaire La Citadelle, Ancien Entrepôt des Tabacs, Dunkerque, France
Etablissements d'En Face, Brussels, Belgium
"Box", Nationale Loterij, Vereniging van de Tentoonstellingen van het Paleis van Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium
Espace d'Art Contemporain, Lausanne, France
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Villa Gillet, FRAC Rhône-Alpes, Centre d'Unité de Recherches Contemporaines, Lyon, France
Galerie Alice, Rome, Italy
Galerie Inexistent, Antwerp, Belgium
Musée d'Art Moderne, Salle Altenloh, Brussels, Belgium
Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Galerie Philharmonie, Liege, Belgium


Blue, red and yellow photo Blue, red and yellow 2001 Ann Veronica Janssens 
Rose photo Rose 2007 Ann Veronica Janssens 
Yellow and Sky Blue photo Yellow and Sky Blue 2005 Ann Veronica Janssens