Janelle VanderKelen is a Milwaukee-based artist, curator, and educator. Her films and intermedia installations imagine alternative acts of the relation between imperfect bodies (human, vegetal, geological, or otherwise) and make visible the agency of plants through experimental time-based media processes. VanderKelen’s work has been exhibited at institutions including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, CO; Anthology Film Archives in New York; and Bow Arts in London, England. Her films have been screened at Athens International Film + Video Festival, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, IC DOCS, San Diego Underground Film Festival, and Antimatter [Media Art] Film Festival. She currently co-curates a monthly screening series called aCinema and teaches film and video at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where she received her MA in Intermedia Art and her MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.
Janelle will be in residence at Can Serrat during June 2022