Janetka Platun    

Janetka Platun graduated from Camberwell College of Art with a BA Honours in Fine Art. Working in disparate locations,
with diverse communities, her art challenges orthodox ideas about people, places and the status quo by igniting dynamic
creative interventions. Her aim has been to create projects that pose questions about our existential and moral relationship
to our surroundings. The themes that run through her art are our collective search for belonging, transient concepts of
home and how we deal with loss.

Her interest in the juxtaposition between internal landscapes and external environments has also influenced a series of
artworks and installations created with people in prison throughout the UK and across Brazil.

Platun’s work has allowed her to travel in pursuit of exciting and original art projects. During her career she has made
eclectic site-specific installations that include ‘Figure of 8' an installation at Brixton Ice Rink, working in partnership with
The National Theatre and People United (2013). ‘Cuming: A Natural Selection’ a collaboration with Cuming Museum and
Peckham Platform (2015). ‘Not hat is this’ a performance in Wales with Ceredigion Museum and Arts Council Wales (2013).
‘Gigacycle’ a fibre optic laser installation in Harlow, the birthplace of fibre optic communication (2012). 'Lights Out' an
installation in The Southbank Centre, commissioned by the Koestler Trust that showcased the writing of offenders in the
UK (2014). She also designed sails for a flotilla of yachts escorting the Olympic flame across the Thames as part of the
Cultural Olympiad, which reached global audiences (2012).

She recently completed a Leverhulme Trust Artist Residency Award in collaboration with the Schools of Geography and
English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London (2016 -17) where she is an Artist Research Fellow.

She has lectured to students on the role of art projects within social contexts outside the cultural spaces normally
reserved for the arts at Queen Mary University of London, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Goldsmiths
University of London and Aberystwyth University.

Through conceiving and producing collaborative, multi-faceted projects her work reflects the transformative power of art.


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