Janani Balasubramanian is a multimedia artist, working across installation, image, live and immersive performance, emerging media, poetry, and prose. Janani's practice aims to bring insights from contemporary science into useable, playful, divine, and mythic places in everyday life.
Janani is an artist-in-residence in the brown dwarf astrophysics group at the American Museum of Natural History; 2021-2022 Pew Foundation grantee through the Academy of Natural Sciences; 2021-2022 Collider fellow at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 2021 NYFA Fellow in Fiction; and member of the Guild of Future Architects.
Additionally, Janani's work has been presented and/or commissioned by over 160 venues across North America and Europe including the Public Theater, Red Bull Arts, High Line, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. They have been an innovator-in-residence at Colorado College; artist-in-residence at Brooklyn College; artist-in-residence at the University of Colorado; Hemispheric Institute Fellow at NYU; Sundance Institute Fellow; Pioneer Works Narrative Arts Fellow; visiting artist at Stanford University Institute for Diversity in the Arts; Jerome Hill Artist Fellow; and Van Lier Fellow at the Public Theater. They have received additional development support from MAP Fund; Stanford University Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub; Tow Foundation; and National Endowment for the Arts.