Jelena Juresa has been extensively working with the questions of identity, politics of memory and oblivion through the media of photography, video and text. The focus of Jelena 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 with archives, Juresa investigates the notion of truth on the verge of representation, hence combining private memories with artifacts and political and historical narratives.
She has exhibited internationally. During her artistic residential stays in Paris in 2004 and 2005, she created the works from the Tourists series. In her latest works, in which she addresses the issue of gender, that is, cultural identity, the narrative is in the foreground and is united with the image in the form of a textual or auditory narration or music (What it feels like for a girl, 2005 – 2009; Mozarts, 2009; Notes on PMS, 2012; Mira: Study for a Portrait, 2010 – 2014; STILL, 2013; Song, 2018).

“It is possible that the following idea lies at the heart of her artistic creed: while exploring the lost and regained identity of the Other, we are searching for and testing our own” [1].

Contact: juresa.jelena(at)gmail(dot)com

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