Jana Müller born 1977 in Halle/Saale, Germany is an artist, researcher, curator and lecturer based in Berlin.
Her artistic research is a search for traces that deal with socially important issues, reflecting and applying the medium of photography in its material dimensions.
She documents, among other things, legal exhibits in the evidence rooms of cities in Germany, re-enacts the police search of her parents’ house 13 years after the actual event in 1990 and artistically examines a playground with its special history as a background. For her, the use of glass as a working material is both functionally and conceptually an important filter for historical aesthetics, temporary architectures and the absent as information. Within these strategies, Müller’s photographic practice is an inventory of real and fictional events that address claims of the legal and artistic truth of objects.
Her artistic works are exhibited internationally in a wide variety of contexts and she has received numerous renowned grants for her projects. In recent years, she has taught at the Kunsthochschule Mainz and at the Universität der Künste Berlin.
She has been a professor of photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen since 2023.