Dragana Jurisic is an ex-Yugoslav artist based in Dublin, Ireland since 1999. She works predominantly through the medium of photography, film and installation. Jurisic’s practice explores the issues of gender, stereotyping and the effects of exile and displacement on memory and identity.
Since receiving a distinction for her MFA in 2008, Dragana Jurisic has won a significant number of awards including Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Award’s Special Recognition from Duke University, numerous Bursaries and Project Awards. In December 2013, Dragana completed her PhD and finalized a three-year long project ‘YU: The Lost Country’ that culminated in a critically acclaimed touring exhibition and a book. Her work is in many collections including Irish State Art Collection and she has exhibited widely both in Ireland and internationally.
15 Dec 2017 – 30 Jun 2018
Dragana Jurisic was a recipient of the IMMA 1000 Photography Residency Award. Speaking about the award Dragana commented: “The IMMA residency comes at a pivotal point in my career. I am grateful for IMMA’s support during this time and very much looking forward to the new communal context – meeting and living in close proximity to the other residency awardees, the possibility of exchanging ideas and expanding each other’s practices through mutual support and potential future collaborations. The importance of the input from new mentors, curators, art historians and other persons we will meet during our time in IMMA, as well as having an opportunity to live and work in an incredible inspiring place cannot be overstated.”
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