Janet Cardiff

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artist

* 1957, Brussels, Ontario [CDN]
lives and works in Lethbridge, Alberta [CDN]

Janet Cardiff studied at Queen’s University in Kingston [BFA] and the University of Alberta [MVA]. Her artworks, whether they are installations or walking pieces, are mainly audio based.
Solo presentations of her works were shown at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin [2002], and at the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2001 [both with George Bures Miller]. She participated in various international exhibitions, including »Sculpture.Projects«, Münster, Germany, in 1997; »Present Tense: Nine artists in the Nineties«, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; »NowHere«, Louisiana Museum, Denmark; »The Museum as Muse«, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the São Paulo Biennial 1998; the 6th International Istanbul Biennial; The Carnegie International '99/00, and the Opening Exhibition of the Tate Modern, London, UK. Her work is included in private and public collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Works in Collections | Works | Bibliography | Recommended Links

Solo Exhibitions ::
[selected]

2002
Portikus, Frankfurt-on-Main [D]

2001
Canadian Pavillion, Venice Biennial [I] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)
Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Warth [CH]
»Janet Cardiff«, P.S.1, New York [USA]
»The Muriel Lake Incident«, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta [CDN] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)

2000
Forty Part Motet, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa [CDN]
Kunstraum München, Munich [D]
»A Large Slow River«, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario [CDN]

1999
»London Walk«, Artangel, London [UK]
Side Street Project, Los Angeles [USA] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)

1997
Barbara Weiss Gallery , Berlin [D]
Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna [A] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)
Morris Healy Gallery, New York [USA] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)

1996
Gallerie Optica, Montreal [CDN]

1995
Front Gallery, Vancouver [CDN] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)
Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland [CDN]
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Center, Banff [CDN] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)

1994
Powerplant Art Gallery, Toronto [CDN]
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta [CDN]
Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago [USA]

1993
La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City [CDN]
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton [CDN]

1992
Eye Level Gallery, Halifax [CDN]
YYZ, Toronto [CDN]

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Group Exhibitions ::
[selected]

2001
»100 Wishes«, Ludwig Museum, Cologne [D]
»Elusive Paradise«, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa [CDN]
»Black Box«, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne [CH]

2000
»Mixing Memory and Desire«, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne [CH]
»Sculpture«, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York [USA]
»Wonderland«, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri [USA]
»La Ville, le Jardin, la Mamoire - 1998, 2000, 1999«, Acadamie de France, Villa Medici, Rome [I]
Tate Modern Opening, London [UK]

1999
»The Carnegie International«, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh [USA]
»6th International Istanbul Biennial«, Istanbul [TR]
»The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect«, Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]
»III International Site Santa Fe Biennial«, Santa Fe, New Mexico [USA]
»6th International Istanbul Biennial«, Instanbul [TR]
»Talk Show«, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal [D]
»Voices«, Le Fresnoy, Lile [F] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)

1998
»XXIV Bienal de São Paulo (Roteiros, Roteiros..)«, São Paulo [BR]
»Voices«, Witte de With, Rotterdam [NL]; Miro Foundation, Barcelona [E] - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)
»Places in Gothenburg«, (international sculpture exhibition), Gothenburg [S]
»Wanas '98«, Wanas Foundation, Knislinge [S]
»La Ville, le Jardin, la Memoire -1998, 2000, 1999«, Academie de France, Villa Medici, Rome [I]

1997
»Present Tense: Nine Artists in the Nineties«, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco [USA]
»Skulptur. Projekte« (»Sculpture.Projects«), Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster [D]
»Ear As Eye«, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles [USA]

1996
»NowHere«, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek [DK]
»The Gramercy International Art Fair«, at the Chateau Marmont, Morris Healy Gallery, Los Angeles [USA]
»Alberta Biennial for Contemporary Art«, Edmonton Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta [CDN]

1995
»A Night at the Show«, Zurich [CH]
»A Public Room«, Cambridge Library and Art Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario [CDN]; Whitby Arts Inc., Whitby, Ontario [CDN].; McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario [CDN]1992
»Intimacies«, (performance with Charles Cousins, Nelson Henricks, and Jon Winet), The New Gallery, Calgary [CDN]
»Environment«, Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon [CDN]

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Public and Private Collections ::
[selected]

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta [CDN]; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario [CDN]; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas [USA]; The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta [CDN]; Peter Fleissig, London [UK]; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin [I]; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek [DK]; Musée d’art contemporain, Lavalin, Montreal, Quebec [CDN]; Museum Ludwig, Cologne [D]; Bernardo Nadal-Ginard and Laura Steinberg, Boston, Mass. [USA]; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa [CDN]; Private Collection, New York [USA]; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MI [USA]; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco [USA]; Wanås Foundation, Knislinge [S]; Barbara Weiss, Berlin [D]; Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster [D].

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Works ::
[selected]

° Installations :
»House Burning«, 2001
»Forty-Part Motet: A Reworking of 'Spem in Alium' by Thomas Tallis, 1575«, 2001
»Muriel Lake Incident«, 1999 - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)
»La Tour«, 1998 - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)
»Playhouse«, 1997
»The Dark Pool«, 1995/96 - (in collaboration with George Bures Miller)
»To Touch«, 1993/94

° Walks :
»inability to make a sound or l'impuissance d'emettre un son« [french version], 1992
MOMA Walk, 1999
»In Real Time«, 1999 [Carnegie International]
Villa Medici Walk, 1998 (English and Italian)
Wanås Walk, 1998 [Collection of the Wånas Foundation]
»Drogran's Nightmare«, 1998
»Walk Muenster«, 1997 [Muenster, D]
»Chiaroscuro«, 1997 [SFMOMA]
»Louisiana Walk #14«, 1996 [Louisiana Museum, DK]
»I've been waiting for you«, 1996 [Chateau Marmont]
»Forest Walk«, 1991

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Bibliography::

° Selected Reviews and Articles :
Pinder, David: »Ghostly Footsteps: Voices, Memories and Walks in the City«, in Ecumene. A Journal of Cultural Georgraphies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2001, pp. 1-19; Boxer, Sarah: »An Artist Who Travels With You (on Tape, That Is)«, in The New York Times, Aug. 8, 2000, E1-E3; Biagioli, Monica: »Janet Cardiff the Missing Voice (Case Study B): An Audio Walk«, in Artfocus, Winter/Spring 2000, Toronto, p. 12-14; Leffingwell, Edward: »Carnegie Ramble«, in Art in America, March 2000, p. 4-5; Heartney, Eleanor: »A Cabinet of Critiques«, in Art in America, Dec. 1999, New York, p. 121; Withers, Rachel: »Janet Cardiff / Artangel«, in Artforum, Dec. 1999, New York, p. 157; Bishop, Claire: »Janet Cardiff / Whitechapel«, in Flash Art, Nov. - Dec. 1999, p. 119; Fisher, Jennifer: »Speeches of Display, The musuem audio guides of Sophie Calle, Andrea Fraser and Janet Cardiff«, in Parachute 94, 1999, pp. 25-31; Nasgaard, Roald: »The Museum as Muse Amused«, in Canadian Art Magazine, Summer 1999, p. 53; Dault, Gary Michael : »Janet Cardiff«, in Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 1999, pp. 40-45; Gaché, Sherry : »Miami: Janet Cardiff«, in Sculpture, Jan./Feb. 1999, p.61; Schwabsky, Barry: »Report from Sweden«, in Art in America, New York, pp. 57, 59; Grundberg, Andy: »Present Tense: Nine Artists in the Nineties«, in Artforum, Feb. 1998, New York, p. 87; Garneau, David: »Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller«, in Art/Text 57, 1997; Wagner, Thomas: »Crash auf Ebene vier. Die dritten Skulpturen-Projekte in Münster«, in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, July 3, 1997; Fricke, Harald: »NowHere, Louisiana Museum«, in Artforum, Nov. 1996, p. 95, 127; Vine, Ricard : »Report from Denmark«, in Art in America, Oct. 1996, pp. 41-47; White, Ryan: »1996 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art«, in C Magazine #51, Oct.-Dec. 1996, p. 51; Lamontagne, Valerie: »Louise Wilson and Janet Cardiff«, in Parachute 83, Summer 1996, Montreal, pp. 46-48; Drobnick, Jim: »Mock Excursions and Twisted Itineraries, Tour Guide Performances«, in Parachute, no. 80, Oct. - Dec. 1995, Montreal, p.35; Marks, Laura: »Janet Cardiff«, in Artforum, vol. XXXIII #7, March 1995, New York, p.96; Lounder, Barbara: »Janet Cardiff«, in Parachute, no. 71, Jul. - Sept. 1993, Montreal, p.40, 41; Genereux, Linda: »Janet Cardiff«, in Artforum, Nov. 1990, New York, p.179.

° Selected Catalogs and Essays :
Fleming, Marnie: Janet Cardiff: A Large Slow River, Oakville Galleries [with accompanying CD]; Blazwick, Iwona: »Janet Cardiff«, in Fresh Cream, Phaidon 2001; Obrist, Hans Ulrich : »Sonic City« and »Rumours«, in Mutations, ACTAR 2001; Graze, Sue: »Words and Image«, in Converge, Miami Art Museum, 2000; Loock, Ulrich/Kurjakovic, Daniel: Mixing Memory and Desire, Neues Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, 2000; Steiner, Rochelle : »Wonderland«, St. Louis Art Museum, 2000; Scott, Kitty: »I want you to walk with me«, in Janet Cardiff: The Missing Voice, (Case Study B), Artangel, 1999; Grynsztejn, Madeleine: CI: 99/00, (exhib. cat. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh), 1999; Meyer-Büser, Susanne/Schwenk, Bernhart: Talk.Show, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, 1999; Scott, Kitty in McShine, Kynaston [ed.]: The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, (exhib. cat. Museum of Modern Art, New York), 1999; Mesquita, Ivo: »Roteiros Canada e Estados Unidos« in XXIV Bienal de São Paulo (Roteiros, Roteiros..), São Paulo 1998; Phillips, Christopher: Voices, Witte de With, Miro Foundation, Le Fresnoy, 1999; Wachtmeister, Marika and C-G: Wanas 1998, Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden, 1998; Gothenburg Cultural Board [ed.]: Places In Gothenburg, (exhib. cat.), 1998; Bosse, Laurence/Obrist, Hans Ulrich/Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn: La Ville, le Jardin, la Memoire, Academie de France a Rome Villa Medici, Rome, 1998; Weber, John: Present Tense, (exhib. cat. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), 1997; Bussmann, König, Matzner: Skulptur.Projekte Münster [Sculpture. Projects in Muenster], (exhib. cat.), 1997; NowHere, (exhib. cat. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek), 1996; Scott, Kitty: »Walk-On Parts«, in Résidence 1982-1993, La Chambre Blanche, 1995, pp. 274-278; Crowstone, Catherine: The Dark Pool, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff 1995; Woodcock, Laurel: Janet Cardiff, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 1994; Scott, Kitty: To Touch. An Installation by Janet Cardiff, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1993; Lemecha, Vera: Dualisms: Janet Cardiff and William MacDonnell, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, 1989; Wylie, Liz: Another Fiction, Glendon Gallery, Toronto, 1987.

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Recommended Links ::

- > Homepage Janet Cardiff ::
http://www.abbeymedia.com/Janweb/

° Articles :

- > Atom Egoyan: »Janet Cardiff« [in Bomb Magazine, No. 79, Spring 2002]:
http://www.bombmagazine.com/cardiff/cardiff.html

- > Monica Biagioli: »Janet Cardiff: The Missing Voice. (Case Study B): An Audio Walk«
[in Artfocus 68, Spring 2000] :
http://www.artfocus.com/JanetCardiff.html

- > Interview with J. Cardiff about her work »In Real Time« (1999) in the context of »The Carnegie International«, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh [USA], 1999
http://www.carnegieinternational.org/html/forum/cardiffresponse.htm

° Exhibitions :

- > »Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: The Berlin Files«, Portikus, Frankfurt-on-Main [D]; 02/15/ - 03/16/2003 - [press release] :
http://www.portikus.de/ArchiveA0116.html

- > »Janet Cardiff. A Survey of Works Including Collaborations with George
Bures Miller«, PS1, New York [USA]; 10/14/2001 - 01/20/2002 - [press release] :
http://www.ps1.org/cut/press/cardiff.html

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