Janice Kerbel

Janice works with a range of material including print, type, audio recording and, more recently, light.

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Janice Kerbel


Reader in Fine Art




j.kerbel (@gold.ac.uk)

Janice Kerbel works with a range of material – including print, type, audio recording and, more recently, light – to explore notions of visibility through the inhabitation of forms that both promise and withhold the realisation of subsequent states. Much of her work employs existing languages from a wide range of disciplines, re-imagining them in isolation from their expected use. It is in this way that her practice tries to imagine and develop new forms.

Professional Projects

In the past six years, Janice's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Tate Britain and Chisenhale Gallery in London, as well as internationally in Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, and Reykjavik. Her work has also been a part of group exhibitions at the Burcharest Biennial in Romania and ‘Biennale de Montreal’ in Montreal, Quebec.

She has received the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists as well as grants from Arts Partners in Creative Development and Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been reviewed in Art Monthly, frieze, Art in America, Artforum, and Canadian Art Review. 

Publications and research outputs


Kerbel, Janice. 2018. Janice Kerbel. In: "Janice Kerbel", greengrassi, London, United Kingdom, 27 September – 3 November 2018.

Kerbel, Janice. 2018. 'Beautiful World. Where are you?', Liverpool Biennial 2018. In: "Beautiful World Where are you?, 2018 Liverpool Biennial", Liverpool, United Kingdom, 14 July - 28 October 2018.

Kerbel, Janice. 2017. Art and Alphabet. In: "Art and Alphabet", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany, 21 July - 29 October 2017.


Kerbel, Janice. 2018. Sink: Routine for 24 Women. In: "Sink", Western Baths, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 3 August 2018.

Kerbel, Janice. 2014. Doug. In: "Doug", Jeffrey Room, Mitchell Library Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2014 – 2017.

Art Object

Kerbel, Janice. 2017. Ride Of Life.

Kerbel, Janice. 2016. Score.

Kerbel, Janice. 2012. Cue.


Kerbel, Janice. 2018. Live: Collected scripts. London UK: Occasional Papers / The Polygon Gallery / Badischer Kunsterein / University of Toronto Press. ISBN 978-0-9954730-0-3

Printed Ephemera

Kerbel, Janice. 2014. DOUG Nine songs for six voices.

Professional Activity

Kerbel, Janice. 2016. Honorary Doctorate Award.