Ann Veronica Janssens was born in 1956 in Folkestone, England. She studied at L’École de la Cambre in Brussels. The artist lives and works in Brussels.
Janssens’ work foregrounds the body’s perception of the world and itself in it. She often uses light, natural optical phenomena or glass as a medium. Produced with great care, her works exude the impression of great simplicity yet create vivid experiences of the act of seeing, evoking a heightened awareness of the changeability and fleetingness of the individual perception. Her contribution to the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), where she represented Belgium with Michel François filled the space with thick mist that served to disorient the viewers. In 2013, she added colorful glass monoliths to the windows of the Chapelle Saint-Vincent de Grignan in Provence, transforming the interior space into a constantly changing color environment.
Among her numerous solo exhibitions are: Entre le crépuscule et le ciel, Collection Lambert, Avignon (2022); 5766 chemin des Trious, Fondation CAB, Saint-Paul-de-Vence (2022); gam gam gam, Galleria d'Arte Moderna – GAM, Milan (2021); Hot Pink Turquoise, South London Gallery, London (2020–21) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk (2020); Green, Yellow and Pink (as part of CONNECT, BTS), Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul (2020); Contrepoint 2, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris (2019); Ann Veronica Janssens, De Pont Museum, Tilburg (2018–19); Ann Veronica Janssens, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2018–19); Albedo (with Jean Gilbert), MAC's, Grand Hornu (2018); Fog Star, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore (2018); and Naissances latentes, SHED, Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville, L’Aître Saint-Maclou and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen (2017).