Belfast exhibitions. A journey around the former Yugoslavia by Dragana Jurisic. Yu: The Lost Country. Photos at Belfast Exposed Gallery. Exhibition continues until Friday 20 December.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
This series of photographs charts Dragana Jurisic’s journey around the former Yugoslavia, following the route taken by writer Rebecca West in 1937 which was written about in her seminal book Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941).
Jurisic’s resulting images capture unexpected and often uncanny parallels to West’s text, while also delving into the artist’s understanding of her own history and sense of place.
Since receiving a distinction for her MFA (University of Wales, Newport) in 2008, Jurisic was selected as an Axis MAstar in 2009. In 2010, she received the Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award. In 2011, the artist won the Royal Hibernian Academy’s Emerging Photographic Artist Award, Arts Council Ireland Travel and Training Award and Culture Ireland funding, as well as the Graduate Student Prize from The International Rebecca West Society. In 2012, Dragana received funding from Belfast Exposed and the Arts Council Ireland award. She has exhibited internationally and her work is part of the Irish State Art Collection, University of Michigan collection and many private collections. Currently Jurisic is undertaking her PhD research at the European Centre for Photographic Research.
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