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Janani Balasubramanian

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Fellowship Awards 2024
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Janani Balasubramanian is an artist practicing across immersive media, conceptual art, and literary work. Working in close community with scientists, they aim to invite deeper connection with more-than-human worlds and nurture social imagination for care, complexity, and play. They are a key innovator in the field of art-science collaboration and co-creative practice.

Janani has received support from several prestigious funders and commissioning organizations, including the Lenore Tawney Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Sundance Institute, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York Community Trust, Jerome Foundation, and MAP Fund, among others. Their work has been presented at dozens of venues internationally, including the New York High Line, San Francisco Exploratorium, Red Bull Arts, Academy of Natural Sciences, Cantor Arts Center, Andy Warhol Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Their many awarded residencies include Djerassi Art Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Camargo Foundation, The Public Theater, Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU, Pioneer Works, Mount Tremper Arts, UCross Foundation, and Sundance Institute Theater Lab.

They have been the artist-in-residence with the brown dwarf astrophysics group at the American Museum of Natural History since 2017 and have worked closely with astrophysicist Dr. Natalie Gosnell since 2018. They are a member of the Guild of Future Architects and the 2023-2024 Denning Visiting Artist at Stanford University.

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