Janis makes art all over the world. Here he presents work made for leading art institutions: museums, biennials, and art centres, as well as notable artist-run spaces and experimental venues. This archive documents some of the most significant exhibitions that have taken place since 1992.

Work


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Royal College of Art Work In Progress Show
Royal College of Art Work In Progress Show
Belconnen Arts Centre
Queensland Centre for Photography
Photospace Gallery
A watershed new-media installation.
Portals #1 - #4 was commissioned for the 2016 You Are Here Festival.
A real-time data-driven soundscape
An Artificially intelligent Kanye West Chatbot
A real-time data driven generative installation

Features


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Review: Australia's Impressionists

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Janis has exhibits frequently. This is a list of bygone and upcoming exhibitions of his work.

Exhibitions


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2017


Me Time 

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory - Australia


Work In Progress Show 

Royal College of Art, London - United Kingdom


2016


Mars Bars and Aphrodite 

20 July - 31 July, 107 Projects, Redfern - Sydney, New South Wales. Click for More


Peripteros 

Installation - Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT. (Solo Show)


P A R A L L A X 

July 25 - August 8, Photospace Gallery, Australian Capital Territory. Click for More


Portals #1-#4 

Installation - You Are Here Festival, ACT.


2015


ANU Graduating Show 

Nov 27 - 6 Dec, School of Art, Australian National University, ACT. Click for More


The Rendered Experiance 

Nishi Gallery, NewActon, ACT. Click for More


ANU School of Art Open Day

Australian National University, ACT.


2014


The Face Of ANU

Australian National University, ACT. Click for More


ANU School of Art Open Day

Australian National University, ACT.


2013


Graduating Exhibition 2013

Australian National University School of Art. Click for More


@justinbieber

Installation - Photospace Gallery, ACT. (Solo Show)


I Sold My Kidney {I bought a pair of Nike Frees}

Honkey Tonks Gallery and wine bar, Gareema Place ACT (Curated and Exhibited).


ANU School of Art Open Day 

Australian National University, ACT.


#Bombala

Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, QLD. Click for Moreand More


This Show is Rubbish

Friday on My Wall Gallery, Australian National University, ACT.


2012


Digital Landmarks

National Mueseum of Australia (Online). Click to See


We're Putting on a Show 

Honkey Tonks Gallery and wine bar, Gareema Place, ACT.


ANU School of Art Open Day

Australian National University, ACT.


The Best of the Wall - 1 year of Honkey Tonks

Honkey Tonks Gallery and wine bar, Gareema Place ACT.


2011


Facing Space 

Photospace Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra.


Sometimes Janis does jobs. Sometimes he gets awards. He is highly educated. Here is a list of some of those things.

Education, Awards and Positions


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Education


2016 - 2018 

Masters Contemporary Art Practice: Public Sphere, Royal College of Art, London.


2014 (July) - 2016 (June) 

First Class Honours in Arts (Art History and Curating), Australian National University.


2014 (July) - 2015 (December) 

First Class Honours in Visual Arts (Photo & Media Arts) Australian National University.


2011 – 2014 (June) 

Bachelor of Visual Arts & Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University. 


Majors: Photomedia & Art History, Minors: Art Theory and Visual Arts Practice.


2010 

New South Wales Higher School Certificate, Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill, NSW.


Selected Awards


Selected for the Royal College of Art Delegation, 4th International Awards for Art Criticism, Shanghai, China, 2017


The Villiers David Travel Award, Awarded by The Royal College of Art, 2017


The EASS The EASS Paul Ross Bambury Prize, Australian National University, 2015


The EASS Canberra Contemporary Art Space and Russell Kennedy Lawyers Studio Residency Award, Canberra Contemporary Art Space & Russell Kennedy Lawyers, 2015-2016

The EASS Art Monthly Award, Art Monthly Australia, 2015

The EASS Belconnen Arts Centre Exhibition Award, Belconnen Arts Centre Inc, 2015 - 2016


The EASS Scholarship, Australian National University. 2014-2015


Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Semester 1, 2014, Bruce Hall, Australian National University.


Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Semester 2, 2013, Bruce Hall, Australian National University.


Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Semester 1 2013, Bruce Hall, Australian National University.

Academic Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Semester 2 2012, Bruce Hall, Australian National University.


Inaugural Academic Dinner Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Semester 1 2012, Bruce Hall, Australian National University.


The Sir Bernard Heinze Prize for Outstanding Music Composition, Cranbrook School, 2010


Selected Positions and Experience


2017


Assistant Curator JGM Gallery, London

Audiovisual Technician, Royal College of Art, London

Lighting Designer, The People's Revolt, Historic Royal Palaces x DifferencEngine


2014 (July) - 2015 (May) 


Elected to the Board of Directors, ANU Student Media inc.

Creative Director, Woroni.


2014 (Feburary) - 2014 (June)


Photography Editor, Woroni.

2012 - 2014 


Academic Mentor for Visual Arts, Art History, Art Theory at Bruce Hall, Australian National University


Selected Academic Publications

2017 

U N  R E A L - Dissertation, Royal College of Art, London.

2016 

The Art of Connection - Rethinking Art In A Networked World

- Australian National University - Open Research Collection, 2016.

2014 

Cross Sections Vol.X  Australian National University – Published Artwork – Relational Objects #1-#5


2013 

Cross Sections Vol.IX  - Australian National University – Published Essay – Jean Baudrillard - The Death of Objective Reality and Nobuyoshi Araki -The Birth of Relative Realism.


Cross Sections Vol.IX - Australian National University – Published Artwork – National Landmarks series.


2012 

Cross Sections Vol.VIII - Australian National University – Published Artwork – Redeemer Series.


Other Publications.


2017 

Empire strikes back: ‘Australia’s Impressionists’ at the National GalleryLondon, Art Monthly Australasia, March 8th 2017.


2016 

It's in the Computer - A Discussion Panel on the Internet and Art, You Are Here Experimental Arts Festival, Canberra. 2016, April.


2015

ArtsPanel: Mornings with Genevieve Jacobs , Live Broadcast, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. December, 2015.


2014 

Woroni Editions 8 - 16 - ANU Student Media Inc. - Creative Director & Contributing Photographer. 


2013 

Catalogue - Graduating Exhibition - Australian National University


Catalogue - #Bombala - Queensland Centre Of Photography Program, Catalogue & Website


2012

Digital Landmarks - National Museum of Australia - Art, Essay & Interview.


Selected Press Coverage


School of Fine Art Work in Progress: Collisions and Exchanges of Energy, Octavia Reeve, Royal College of Art Media,  21 January 2017


Student Art Pushes the digital, web-space envelope, The Canberra Times, 26 November, 2015 -  Page 3. Fairfax Media.


ANU School of Art Graduating Exhibition Opens, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 November, 2015 -  Online Edition. Fairfax Media.

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Janis Lejins 1992 -


Born in Australia.


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Janis Lejins (Born Janis Lejins, August 24, 1992 - ) is an Australian/Latvian Artist who is a leading figure in the movement known as Contemporary Art. His works explores the experiance of being in the 21st century.



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