Dragana Jurisic is an Croatia-born (former Yugoslavia) artist based in Ireland.
« The story of me as a photographer begins on the day when our family apartment got burned down together with thousands of prints and negatives my father, an ardent amateur photographer, had accumulated. »
Dragana's work is mainly along two axes: memory, and the body and the representation of the female body. One of her artwork called "Tarantula" has entered the collections of the Irish National Gallery. She has received numerous awards, and has developed projects within several residencies, the latest in 2019 at the landmark 14 Henrietta Street building in Dublin.
She has published two photobooks: "YU: The Lost Country" (Oonagh Young Gallery, 2015) and "Museum" (Dublin City Council, 2019), the latter as a collaboration with poet Paula Meehan.
© Portrait taken form the artist's Facebook profile
Excerpt from the rendering of the residency at 14 Henrietta Street : "Renowned poet, Paula Meehan and award-winning photographer, Dragana Jurišić have joined forces to create a book celebrating the history of, and the lives lived in, 14 Henrietta Street. Museum tells the story of the building’s shifting fortunes through 300 years of city life: a journey...
.Sold out.Presentation on the artist's website : "Yugoslavia fell apart in 1991. With the disappearance of the country, at least one million five hundred thousand Yugoslavs vanished, like the citizens of Atlantis, into the realm of imaginary places and people. Today, in the countries that came into being after Yugoslavia's disintigration, there is a total...