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< Janin Walter

BIOGRAPHY

Janin Walter developed her interest for spaces when studying architecture at TU Berlin and space strategies at the School of Art, Weißensee 2007-2009. Alongside her course, Janin worked for well-known artists including Olafur Eliasson, Jorinde Voigt and Jeppe Hein. Janin lives and works in Berlin, Germany, but her art enjoys a worldwide reach due to an active exhibition and artist in residence schedule. She has exhibited her artworks in exhibitions in Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East.

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Janin Walter developed her interest for spaces when studying architecture at TU Berlin. After graduating in 2004, she worked for several years as an urban designer in Holland and Switzerland, using artistic methods to visualise spaces and designs. Between 2007-2009, she studied space strategies at the School of Art, Weißensee. Alongside her course, Janin worked for well-known artists including Olafur Eliasson, Jorinde Voigt and Jeppe Hein. Upon completing her studies, she became an assistant professor at the Department of Fine Arts / Institute of Architecture at TU Berlin from 2010-2015, which included a stint as a visiting professor at RISEBA in Riga, Latvia teaching artistic methods in planning.
Janin lives and works in Berlin, Germany, but her art enjoys a worldwide reach due to an active exhibition and artist in residence schedule. She has exhibited her artworks in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East. Recent shows include events in Genoa and Milan, Italy, Athens, Greece and Berlin, Germany. Janin has received several grants to participate in artist in residence programs around the world, including opportunities in Guangzhou, China (2010 and 2011), Hong Kong (2012), Riga, Latvia (2013) and Muscat, Oman (2017). An active member of Berlin’s creative community, Janin is part of the collective art space STUDIO BAUSTELLE (www.studiobaustelle.org). They curate six to eight art exhibitions per year and participate in citywide festivals such as 48 hours Neukölln or B-LA Connect. Since 2018 she has participated in the research project ‘Re-figuring Spaces’, which includes 15 subprojects from four German universities. The sub-project ‘Space Migration and Tourism’ is the only art project in this context, and will be shown in a public exhibition in April 2021.

STATEMENT

Multidisciplinary, Berlin-based artist Janin Walter is interested in the dynamics of space: both external and internal. Her research into architecture informs her collages, which examine the structures of human interactions with the built world. Her vivid, painterly abstract paintings meanwhile endeavor to reveal internal and intuitive processes related to her relationship with rational space.