Jelena Jureša

Jelena Jureša is a visual artist and filmmaker, born in Yugoslavia. She has extensively worked with questions of cultural identity, gender, politics of memory and oblivion through film, video installation and photography. Over the past several years, her research and focus on practices of oppression—how they operate and implicate us in systems of violence—has resulted in multidisciplinary projects that are, on various levels, as political as they are highly personal. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Argos centre for audiovisual arts in Brussels, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. Jureša’s most recent project, Aphasia represents a disciplinary shift through film into performance, in order to foreground the topic of perpetrators and complicity through live spectatorship. The eponymous concert performance premiered at Kunstenfestivaldesart in 2022. Jureša teaches at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent.