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Janani Balasubramanian

Artist and Researcherat self-employed
New York, NY,
United States
Focus area: Astronomy, Space

Janani Balasubramanian is an artist and researcher creating accessible, inviting, and beautiful portals to natural and computational worlds. They work in emerging media, installation, immersive performance, poetry, prose, conceptual art, and public art.
Janani has received residency and commissioning support for their work from the Tow Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Sundance Institute, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, NYFA, New York Community Trust, Jerome Foundation, CAST at MIT, MAP Fund, Public Theater, Pioneer Works, Mount Tremper Arts, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts, UCross Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and more. Their work has been presented at dozens of venues internationally, including the New York Public Library, New York High Line, SF Exploratorium, Red Bull Arts, Academy of Natural Sciences, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Janani is a member of the Guild of Future Architects, and has been the artist-in-residence in the brown dwarf astrophysics group at the American Museum of Natural History since 2017.
In 2023, they will be in residence at Colorado College, University of Colorado, Camargo Foundation, and Djerassi Arts Center. In 2023-2024, they will be the Denning Visiting Artist at Stanford University, jointly hosted by the Physics and Electrical Engineering Departments.