​Janice McNab

Janice McNab joined the Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) in 2015, as head of department. Prior to that she was a thesis supervisor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam; and a studio tutor at the Royal Academy.

Janice studied fine art at Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and Hunter College, New York. In developing the program Janice is especially interested in how the materializing practices of artistic research can offer unpredictable new ways to process our experience of, and our meeting with, the world.

Janice is currently a PhD researcher within the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. Her research The Ghost Artist unfolds in both a written and a painterly conversation with a previously unstudied and anonymous manuscript book of watercolours found in a library archive. From the premise that this may be the work of an unknown woman artist, Janice seeks to activate this archival ghost through a discussion on the painted image and the writing of women’s history, particularly in relation to ageing, time, and the uncertainties of the body.

Janice has exhibited her work widely, including at Tramway, Glasgow; The Essl Collection, Vienna; The Prague Biennial; Mois de la Photo, Montreal; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; BAK, Utrecht; The Pump House, London; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund and Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel.

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