← Dragana Jurisic

Spezifikation #12, Dragana Jurisic, YU: The Lost Country
12.—24. September 2016

Dragana Jurisic, born in Croatia, lives in Dublin
The story of me as a photographer starts in 1991 during the war in former Yugoslavia when our family apartment was burned down together with thousands of prints and negatives my father, an ardent amateur photographer, had accumulated. The day after the fire was the last day he took a photograph, a perfunctory snapshot to record the damage for the insurance company. Where my father stopped, I started.
Education
2013 PhD, European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales, Newport, UK
2008 MFA Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport, UK [distinction] 1998 BA Psychology, University of Rijeka, Croatia [distinction] Selected Competitions, Prizes and Awards
2017 Bursary Award by Arts Council Ireland
2016 Nominated for Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award
Bursary Award by Arts Council Ireland (also 2014 and 2013)
Awarded a six week residency at Centre Culturel Irlandaise, Summer 2017
Nominated for Prix Pictet Award (also 2015 and 2014)
2015 YU: The Lost Country book on THE BEST BOOKS OF 2015 LISTS: on 1) Photobook Store by Rob Hornstra, Photo – Eye by two experts: 2) John Phelan and 3) Daniel Boetker Smith, 4) The Best Books from the East List (The Calvert Journal), on 5) Colin Pantal’s The Best of 2015 List, The Best Eastern European Photobook 2015 by 6) Rob Honstra and 7) Ieva Meilutė – Svinkūnienė, 8) Gabriela Cendoya Best Books 2015
2014 Special Recognition by Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Prize for YU: The Lost Country
Wexford Arts Centre & The Arts Council‘s Emerging Visual Artist Award Ireland
Arts Council Ireland Project Award for new work My Own Unknown
Bursary Award by Arts Council Ireland
Awarded a residential studio award at Firestation Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Awarded a three year membership studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dubin, Ireland.
Prix Pictet DISORDER, nomination
MACK First Book Award, nomination
2013 YU:The Lost Country, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Bursary Award, Arts Council Ireland
Project funding, Belfast Exposed in association with the Arts Council Northern Ireland
2012 The Royal Hibernian Academy, Artist Studio Award 2013
Selected for Plat(t)forms 2013 at Winterthur Fotomuseum, Switzerland.
Artist Studio Award 2013, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland
Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland
Project funding, Belfast Exposed in association with the Arts Council Northern Ireland
2011 Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland
Student Graduate Prize, The International Rebecca West Society, New York, USA
The Curtin O’Donoghue Emerging Photographic Artist Award, Royal Hibernian
Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Awarded Imagine Ireland program funding, Culture Ireland, Ireland
2010 Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland
The finalist for The Julia Margaret Cameron Award (a worldwide competition for women
photographers)
2009 Shortlisted for the Emerging Visual Artist Award 2009, Wexfor
d Arts Centre, Ireland
Project Award, Wales Arts International, Wales, UK
MAstars, an annual selection of the most promising artists from the UK‘s leading MA
courses, UK
Solo Exhibitions
2017 My Own Unknown, Centre Culturel Irlandaise, Paris, France
YU: The Lost Country, Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
YU: The Lost Country, FORMAT, Derby, UK
My Own Unknown, A Process Series II, Rawson Projects Gallery, New York, USA
2016 YU: The Lost Country , Westport Town Hall, Westport Arts Festival
My Own Unknown, Spot Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
My Own Unknown, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
My Own Unknown, Spot Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
My Own Unknown, Oliver Sears Gallery Dublin, during PhotoIreland 2016
YU: The Lost Country, Meeting Point Cinema, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
YU: The Lost Country, Illuminations Exhibitions, Maynooth University, Ireland
My Own Unknown, Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland
2015 YU: The Lost Country, Feld+Haus Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
100 Muses, ArtBox, Dublin, Ireland
2014 YU:The Lost Country, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Let‘s Get Metaphysical, joint exhibition with Andreas Diefenbach, Noho, Hamburg, Germany
2013 YU: The Lost Country, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
2011 Seeing Things, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland
A Riddle, Riverbank Art Center, Newbridge, Ireland
2009 Seeing Things, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 In Residence II exhibition featuring works of Picasso, Warhol, Arbus, etc, London, UK
YU: The Lost Country screening at Obscura Festival, George Town, Malaysia
The Museum of August Destiny exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts Royal Hibernian Academy’s 186th
Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Fotofever Art Fair, Paris, France
Photo Kathamndu, Nepal 2 artist talks (it‘s kind of like) telephone, ArtBox, Dublin
Royal Hibernian Academy‘s 185th Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
Once Upon a Picture Exhibition, The Arc, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Periodical Review #4, Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland and 2015 in Ormston House, Limerick
2013 Fading Lights Are Fading, Flood, Dublin, Ireland
New Irish Works, National Photographic Archive, PhotoIreland Festival 2013, Dublin, Ireland
Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission exhibition, Belfast, UK
2012 40 Under 40: Selected works from the Irish State Art Collection, traveling exhibition (Rome, Brussels, Paris)
Newport Alumni Exhibition, Newport, Wales, UK
Elements: A joint exhibition of Public Sector Art Works, travelling – Northern Ireland and Ireland
The Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, The Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011 Human/Nature Landscape Photography from the State Art Collection, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Emergentes DST 2011, Portuguese PhotoFestival ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM, Monastery of Tibães, Portugal
181st RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Wunderland, tactileBosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Disruptive Stillness, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan
2010 Collective Contemporary Art (CCA), Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland
Peculiar Pleasures, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff, UK
Rituals of Recreation, The Photographic Angle, First Choice House, London Road, Crawley, UK
My World: Visions of 21st Century Feminism, The European Women’s Lobby Photography Prize Exhibition, Brussels
Something tells me it‘s all happening at the zoo, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
OpenCall 2010, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Ireland
What is Crime? (Best British crime photography), 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London, UK
2008
(Not) a Photograph, Mestna galerija, Piran, Slovenia
178th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Selected Publications and Interviews
2015 YU: The Lost Country book on THE BEST BOOKS OF 2015 LISTS: on Photobook Store by
Rob Hornstra, Photo – Eye by two experts: John Phelan and Daniel Boetker Smith, The Best Books from the East List (The Calvert Journal), on Colin Pantal‘s The Best of 2015
List, The Best Eastern European Photobook 2015 (by Rob Honstra and Ieva Meilutė – Svinkūnienė), Gabriela Cendoya Best Books 2015
YU: The Lost Country BOOKS REVIEWS: ‚We Can Never Go Home‘ in The Guardian by
Sean O‘Hagan, by Allie Haeusslein for Photo-eye, by Vesna Vukovic for Camera Austria
Magazine, by Stephanie McBride for The Irish Arts Review, by Jensine-Bethna Wall, by Gabriela Cendoya
Jutarnji List article about YU: The Lost Country‚ Od Zagreba do Skopja‘ by Snjezana
Pavic, Tportal article by Vjekoslav Ivcevic, B92 article ‚Umetnica „u egzilu“ u potrazi zaizgubljenom Jugoslavijom‘ December – Featured essay in Autumn Issue of Archivo Magazine
Interview published in Contemporary Croatian Photography
Interview with BBC World Service Newshour about my book YU: The Lost Country (48min-53min), Sunday 20th September + BBC Ulster on Sunday 18th October
YU: The Lost Country book
2014 YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in Trihard, Irish News Review, All That Glitters
Is Not Gold, Irish Art Blog, Le Cool Dublin, The Independent Ireland, YU: The Lost
Country exhibition reviewed in Vulgo Magazine and The Incoherent Light, YU: The Lost
Country review by Andy Parson, Visual Artist Ireland News Sheet, Issue 1, January 2014
YU: The Lost Country on the front page of The Independent UK Magazine
2013 New Irish Works, an overview of contemporary photography in Ireland
YU: The Lost Country, text by Colin Graham, Source Photographic Review, Summer
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U: The Lost Country, Camera Austria, December Issue
Blood flows, and life goes on, Archivo magazine, Issue 1, Identity: p.101

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2011
Seeing Things reviewed in Irish Arts Review
Public Art Commissions
2017
National Gallery of Ireland
commission
to respond to Vermeer exhibition
2016
Subtopian Ballad
portrait of South Dublin County for
In Context 4
2006
Photography Depicting Poverty in Ireland, Combat Poverty Agency, Ireland
Selected Collections
Irish State Art collection
University of Michigan collection
Private collections