Janine Antoni works in many mediums, including sculpture, photography, installation and video to capture the human condition with a physicality that speaks directly to the viewer’s body. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into art, Antoni’s primary tool has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning. She has had major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and S.I.T.E. Santa Fe. She has been awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award.
With support from Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids and Cranbrook Academy of Art.
In accordance with the University of Michigan’s Standard Practice Guidelines on Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series does not censor our speakers or their content. The content provided is intended for adult audiences and does not reflect the views of the University of Michigan or Detroit Public Television.