Approved: 28.11.2008

Dragana Jurisic

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Approved: 28.11.2008

The artistic goal of my practice is to add to the debate on the photography’s placement in the art world both by trying to position it more in the scope of literature, especially poetry, and also by questions the nature of photographic seeing. Are photographers, as Badger says standing back and taking the wider view which separates them both physically and psychologically from their subjects ‘like

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  • Location: Dublin
 

Biography

The artistic goal of my practice is to add to the debate on the photography’s placement in the art world both by trying to position it more in the scope of literature, especially poetry, and also by questions the nature of photographic seeing. Are photographers, as Badger says standing back and taking the wider view which separates them both physically and psychologically from their subjects ‘like the gods gazing down on the earth with Olympian dispassion’; or are they hiding with their presented vision, the hurt that they experience in the process? Does this predicament to get taken by the visual beauty of the scene in front of them – even a very upsetting one - override what is essential to one’s mental health – the optimism of memory? Are photographers tricked by beauty? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2008 - MFA Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport, UK 1998 - BA Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Rijeka, Croatia Solo exhibitions 2014 - Blood flows, and life goes on, Ashford Gallery at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland 2013 - Blood flows, and life goes on, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 2011 - A Riddle, Riverbank Art Center, Newbridge, Ireland 2011 - Seeing Things, Droichead Arts Centre, Droiched, Ireland 2009 - Seeing Things, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK Group exhibitions 2012 - Blood flows, and life goes on - Archivo screening, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia 2012 - Elements: A joint exhibition of Public Sector Art Works,, Belfast Central Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 2012 - Newport Alumni Exhibition, City Centre Campus, Newport, Wales, UK 2012 - The Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, The Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2011 - 181st RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland 2011 - Disruptive Stillness , Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan 2011 - Emergentes DST 2011, Portuguese PhotoFestival ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM, Monastery of Tibães, Portugal 2011 - Human/Nature Landscape Photography from the State Art Collection, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2011 - Wunderland, tactileBosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK 2010 - Collective Contemporary Art (CCA), Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland. 2010 - Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies projections , Duke University, USA 2010 - Enniskillen Visual Arts Trail, Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen 2010 - Muskoka Postcards to the G8, Chapell Gallery, Ontario, Canada 2010 - My World: Visions of 21st Century Feminism , The European Women’s Lobby Photography Prize Exhibition, Brussels, Belgium. 2010 - OpenCall 2010, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland. 2010 - Peculiar Pleasures , Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff, UK 2010 - Photomonth, Krakow , Poland 2010 - Rituals of Recreation , The Photographic Angle, First Choice House, London Road, Crawley, UK 2010 - Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. 2009 - Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Ireland 2009 - Britain's Rubbish, Decima International Art Projects, Berlin, Germany 2009 - Circa Salon 2, Thisisnotashop Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2009 - distill[ed], Menier Gallery, London, UK 2009 - Invited to show at Florence Biennale, Spadolini Hall, Florence, Italy 2009 - What is Crime? (Best British crime photography), 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London, UK 2008 - (Not) a Photograph, Mestna galerija, Piran, Slovenia 2008 - 178th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland 2008 - There & Back, Turner House Gallery, Penarth, UK 2007 - Postcards From The Edge, Back Loft Gallery, Dublin, Ireland Artist talks 2012 - Blood flows, and life goes on: A journey through Yugoslavia, European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales, Newport, UK 2012 - Blood flows, and life goes on: A journey through Yugoslavia, Grad Talks at PhotoIreland 2012, Moxie studios, Dublin, Ireland 2011 - FYI Yugoslavia: In the footsteps of Rebecca West, Baruch College, New York, USA Public commissions 2010 - Shortlisted for the Per Cent for Art Commission, Emo National School , Ireland 2010 - Shortlisted for the Per Cent For Art Commission, Lucan East Educate Together National School, Lucan, Co. Dublin 2009 - Shortlisted for the Per Cent for Art Comission, Co. Mayo, Ireland 2006 - Photography Depicting Poverty in Ireland, Combat Poverty Agency, Ireland Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Artists' Studio Award, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland 2012 - Project funding, Belfast Exposed in association with the ACNI, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 2012 - Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland, Ireland 2011 - Awarded Imagine Ireland programme funding, Culture Ireland, Ireland 2011 - Student Graduate Prize, The International Rebecca West Society, New York, USA 2011 - The Curtin O’Donoghue Emerging Photographic Artist Award, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland. 2011 - Travel and Training Award, Arts Council, Ireland 2010 - Salon Contemporary's Award, Salon Contemporary, London, UK 2010 - The finalist for The Julia Margaret Cameron Award (a worldwide competition for women photographers), The World Wide Photography Gala Awards, WonderPick Gallery. Decision pending 2010 - Travel and Training Award, Arts Council, Ireland 2009 - Funding of the forthcoming photographic collaboration - ‘Fairy Forts’, Wales Arts International, Wales, UK 2009 - MAstars, Axis, online 2009 - Shortlisted for the Emerging Visual Artist Award 2009, Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland Publications 2012 - Blood flows, and life goes on, Archivo magazine. p.101-121 2010 - Seeing Things, photographic book