Janine Ramlochan is a Canadian new media/ multi-media artist. Her artistic practice explores issues of identity construction, diasporic experience and gender politics; and has been primarily focused on installation, short video, experimental film and music video works. Currently in development are short-form narrative projects anchored in virtual space (an eLit app with narrative text, audio and VR; interactive documentary, etc).
Janine’s work has been shown in film festival screenings, alternative venues, gallery exhibitions, conferences/ symposiums and cultural events. In 2015, she was commissioned by the City of Mississauga to mount an installation for the Pan Am/ ParaPan Am Games as part of a 22-day city-wide art intervention. Other exhibitions include the 2014 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival (Port of Spain), The Carnival Project (New York), Sarai 09: Projections (New Delhi), and The Living Arts Centre Gallery (Mississauga). She has also sat on juries for the Ontario Arts Council (Media Arts Organizations) and the 2017 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival.
Janine draws on a background in advertising/ strategic planning where she bridged conceptual ideas with an interest in human behaviour, cultural dynamics and media consumption. She has worked with agencies (across Omnicom, WPP, Interpublic, Publicis Groupe, Dentsu + boutique independents) in New York, Bangkok, Toronto and Paris on numerous local and international brands. She has taught classes at Centennial College (Toronto) and Mahidol University (Bangkok), and has spent extended durations on education or independent research projects in Kingston (Jamaica), New Delhi (India) and Hobart (Australia).