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Janet Cardiff (b.1957) is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Grindrod, British Columbia, Canada. Like other artists of her generation she works with a variety of media including sound, video, photography and installation. She is probably most known for her sound walks in which participants are guided to explore concepts of reality memory, place and desire through the use of binaural recorded sound.
Janet Cardiff has shown her work widely around the world and has participated in the Munster Skulptur Projekte in 1997 and exhibited in the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, 1999. She represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 2001 with long-term collaborator, George Bures Miller. A major survey of Cardiff Miller works has toured to PS1 in New York, The Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, The Astrop Fearnley Museum, Oslo and the Castello Rivoli In Turin. A current touring exhibition of Cardiff Miller works will be seen at MACBA, Barcelona, Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt and the Miami Art Centre, Miami.
She is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York City and Barbara Weiss Gallery in Berlin.