About Janelle VanderKelen

Janelle VanderKelen’s videos, films, and sculptural installations situate the telling and marking of time within the body as mutable monument. She employs ideas of performance, ritual, and reenactment to engage contemporary concerns regarding feminine agency and representation. Her work has exhibited at institutions including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; Bow Arts in London, England; and Anthology Film Archives. She has also screened at festivals such as Antimatter [Media Art], Athens International Film + Video Festival, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, San Diego Underground Film Festival, and IC DOCS. Recent awards include the Brico Forward Film Grant and the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Travel Grant.

She currently co-curates a monthly non-profit screening series called aCinema with Takahiro Suzuki and teaches film and video at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received both her MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres and her MA in Intermedia Art.