Ashley Janke

Chicago, IL

ASHLEY JANKE is a curator and writer currently based in Chicago, IL. Her research and curatorial work investigates feminisms, self-organization, institutional discourse, and the practices of those operating in the periphery. She received her Masters in Curating from Goldsmiths University of London in 2018. While living in London, she undertook research into archives and collections ranging from the personal files of renowned feminist artist Margaret Harrison, to the ICA (London) archives among others.

In the past year, she has developed projects in London with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Cubitt Gallery, and Enclave LAB, Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao and After School Special in Milwaukee among others. Her written contributions can be found on This is Tomorrow and Temporary Art Review. Recent exhibitions include 568 rows 18 columns at Cubitt Gallery and Fort Sumac at Enclave LAB. She is currently working on the development of a women’s art library and archive for Milwaukee, Wisconsin which will debut as a collection at the Charles Allis Art Museum in 2020 in correlation with an intensive program of performance reenactments, screenings, and workshops.