Janneke Wesseling is director of PhDArts at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts at Leiden University and Professor at Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities, where she holds the chair in Practice and Theory of Research in the Visual Arts. She is also professor in Art and Research at the University of the Arts, The Hague. Since 1983 Wesseling writes as art critic for NRC Handelsblad. In addition Wesseling publishes regularly on contemporary art in magazines and catalogues in The Netherlands and abroad. She also published a number of independent studies and books, including:
- The Perfect Spectator. The experience of the art work and reception aesthetics. Janneke Wesseling. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017
- De volmaakte beschouwer. De ervaring van het kunstwerk en de receptie-esthetica. Janneke Wesseling. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2015. (Dutch e-book).
- See it Again, Say it Again. The Artist as Researcher. Red. Janneke Wesseling. Amsterdam, Valiz, 2011.