Dragana Jurisic



2013  PhD, European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales, Newport, UK

2008  MFA Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport, UK [distinction]

1998  BA Psychology, University of Rijeka, Croatia [distinction]


Selected  Awards

2017 Irish Museum of Modern Art 1000 Residency Award

2017 Bursary Award by Arts Council Ireland

2017 Culture Ireland award

2016 Nominated for Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

2016 Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award

2016 Bursary Award by Arts Council Ireland (also 2014 and 2013)

2016 Awarded a six week residency at Centre Culturel Irlandaise, Summer 2017

2016  Nominated for Prix Pictet Award  (also 2015 and 2014)

2015 YU: The Lost Country book on THE BEST BOOKS OF 2015 LISTS: on 1) Photobook Store by Rob Hornstra,

Photo-Eye by two experts: 2) John Phelan and 3) Daniel Boetker Smith, 4) The Best Books from the East List (The Calvert

Journal), on 5) Colin Pantal's The Best of 2015 List, The Best Eastern European Photobook 2015 by 6) Rob Honstra and

7) Ieva Meilutė- Svinkūnienė, 8) Gabriela Cendoya Best Books 2015 - see the links in Press

2014  Special Recognition by Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Prize for YU: The Lost Country

2014  Wexford Arts Centre & The Arts Council's Emerging Visual Artist Award Ireland

2014  Arts Council Ireland Project Award for new work My Own Unknown

2014  Awarded a residential studio award at Firestation Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2014  Awarded a three year membership studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dubin, Ireland.

2014  MACK First Book Award, nomination

2013  (and 2012) Project funding, Belfast Exposed in association with the Arts Council Northern Ireland, UK

2012  Selected for Plat(t)forms 2013 at Winterthur Fotomuseum, Switzerland.

2012  Artist Studio Award 2013, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland

2012  Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland

2011  Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland

2011  Student Graduate Prize, The International Rebecca West Society, New York, USA

2011  The Curtin O’Donoghue Emerging Photographic Artist Award, RHA, Dublin, Ireland

2011  Awarded Imagine Ireland program funding, Culture Ireland, Ireland

2010  Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland

2009  Shortlisted for the Emerging Visual Artist Award 2009, Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland

2009  Project Award, Wales Arts International, Wales, UK

2009  MAstars, an annual selection of the most promising artists from the UK's leading MA courses, UK


Solo Exhibitions

2018 My Own Unknown, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Ireland [February - March]

2017 My Own Unknown, Centre Culturel Irlandaise, Paris, France [November - January]

2017 YU: The Lost Country, Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb, Croatia [September - October]

2017 YU: The Lost Country, FORMAT, Derby, UK [March - April]

2017 My Own Unknown, A Process Series II, Rawson Projects Gallery, New York, USA [February]

2016 YU: The Lost Country, Westport Town Hall, Westport Arts Festival [September - October]

2016 My Own Unknown, Spot Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia [September - October]

2016 My Own Unknown, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia [August - September]

2016 My Own Unknown, Oliver Sears Gallery Dublin, during PhotoIreland 2016 [June-August]

2016 YU: The Lost Country, Agusti Centelles Library, part of DOCfield 2016 festival [May - June]

2016 YU: The Lost Country, Meeting Point Cinema, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina [March - May]

2016 YU: The Lost Country, Illuminations Exhibitions, Maynooth University, Ireland [January - February]

2016 My Own Unknown, Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland [February -March]

2015 YU: The Lost Country, Feld+Haus Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany [September - October]

2015 100 Muses, ArtBox, Dublin, Ireland [May - June]

2014  YU: The Lost Country, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland [September -November]

2014  Let's Get Metaphysical, joint exhibition with Andreas Diefenbach, Noho, Hamburg, Germany [February]

2013  YU: The Lost Country, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK [October - December]

2011  Seeing Things, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland

2011  A Riddle, Riverbank Art Center, Newbridge, Ireland

2009  Seeing Things, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions 

2017 YU: The Lost Country, opens on the 30th as part of Outposts exhibition in The Glucksman, Cork, Ireland

2017 Inspiration and Rivalry: After Vermeer with Brian Fay, Dragana Jurisic & Maser at National Gallery Ireland

2016 In Residence II exhibition featuring works of Picasso, Warhol, Arbus, etc, London, UK

2016 YU: The Lost Country screening at Obscura Festival, George Town, Malaysia

2016 The Museum of August Destiny exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts

2016 Royal Hibernian Academy's 186th Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland (2015, 2014, 2011, 2008)

2015 Photo Kathamndu, Nepal - 2 artist talks

2015 Once Upon a Picture Exhibition, The Arc, Dublin, Ireland

2014 Periodical Review #4, Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland and 2015 in Ormston House, Limerick

2013 Fading Lights Are Fading, Flood, Dublin, Ireland

2013 New Irish Works, National Photographic Archive, PhotoIreland Festival 2013, Dublin, Ireland

2013 Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission exhibition, Belfast, UK

2012 40/40/40: Selected works from the Irish State Art Collection, traveling exhibition (Rome, Brussels, Paris)

2012 Newport Alumni Exhibition, Newport, Wales, UK

2012 Elements: A joint exhibition of Public Sector Art Works, travelling - Northern Ireland and Ireland

2011 Human/Nature Landscape Photography from the Irish State Art Collection, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2011 Emergentes DST 2011, Portuguese PhotoFestival ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM, Monastery of Tibães, Portugal

2011 Disruptive Stillness, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan

2010 Collective Contemporary Art (CCA), Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland

2010 My World: Visions of 21st Century Feminism, The European Women’s Lobby Photography Prize Exhibition, Brussels

2009 What is Crime? (Best British crime photography), 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London, UK

2008 (Not) a Photograph, Mestna galerija, Piran, Slovenia



2017 National Gallery of Ireland commission to respond to Vermeer exhibition

2016 Subtopian Ballad portrait of South Dublin County for In Context 4

2006 Photography Depicting Poverty in Ireland, Combat Poverty Agency, Ireland


Selected Publications

2015 YU: The Lost Country  book


Collections: National Gallery Ireland, Irish State , Trinity College Dublin, University of Michigan, numerous private collections


Film work: Get the Picture? researcher, director of photography (2012)