Jelena Juresa

Jelena Juresa is a visual artist born in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) who lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. Jelena Juresa has been extensively working with questions of identity, politics of memory and oblivion through the media of photography, video and text. The focus of Juresa’s work is the relationship between the observer and the observed within the confines of the image, and what it does and does not convey. Being an artist who works with history and archives, Juresa investigates the notion of truth on the verge of representation, hence combining private memories with artefacts and political and historical narratives. As the Jackman Goldwasser resident artist in collaboration with the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, she is developing a new art project (2015 onwards) that tackles the questions evoked by and relationships between public art, capitalism and patriarchy, as well as the production of male and female histories within this context. As an artist in residence at Q21 in Vienna in 2016, she studied the work of anthropologists and racial hygienists in the Austrian imperial period, as well as the politics of oblivion after WWII in Austria. She has exhibited in solo and group shows internationally, including her latest solo exhibitions at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz and Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.