Janice Kerbel (born 1969 in Toronto; lives and works in London) is a conceptual artist whose work explores communication – and sometimes the lack thereof – through prints, performances and light and sound. Her constant shift of media is a result of the artist’s interest in transcending established notions of particular disciplines. It becomes a tool for her to explore the indeterminate space between reality and fiction, abstraction and representation. Her work often involves extensive research in the form of plans, proposals, scripts or scenarios that cannot or will not happen in reality. She draws on the potential of language and text to convey these imagined events.
Kerbel’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, e.g., at i8 Gallery in Reykjavik (2019), greengrassi in London (2018), the Tate Britain in London (2010), the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2006), as well as group exhibitions, e.g., at Peak in London (2019), the Liverpool Biennial (2018), the Hamburger Kunsthalle (2017), MoMA in New York (2013) and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2010). In 2015 she was nominated for the Turner Prize.