Dragana Jurisic



2019 Assistant Professor DCU

2018 Visiting Fellowship at University of South Wales [until 2021]

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

2019 Bursary Award by Arts Council Ireland

2019 Recipient of the Golden Fleece Award, Special Award

2018 100 Photographic Heroines by The Royal Photographic Society

2018 Awarded Membership Studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

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

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 YU: The Lost Country exhibition at Getxophoto Festival [September]

2018 YU: The Lost Country, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Holland [March - May]

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 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 

2019 Memory Betrays Everybody exhibition, Black Box, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, artists: Dragana Jurišić, Biljana Jančić

         Process 1000/1 exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, opens 24th January in The Project Space, 24th  Jan- 24th Feb

2018 Naked Truth: The Nude in Irish Art, Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland, 13 July - 28 October, 2018 | Raframing the Border,

         Gallery of Photography Ireland, 14 July - 9th September  | ‘But still, like dust, I’ll rise’ (after Maya Angelou), curated by

         Vivienne Dick, Galway Arts Centre June 1st – July 6th | An Act of Hospitality Can Only be Poetic, Highlanes Gallery,

         Drogheda, Ireland 2nd May - 30th June, 2018

2017 YU: The Lost Country, a part of Outposts exhibition in The Glucksman, Cork, Ireland | Inspiration and Rivalry: After

        Vermeer with Brian Fay, Dragana Jurisic & Maser at National Gallery Ireland | YU: The Lost Country, FORMAT, Derby,

         UK [March - April]

2016 In Residence II exhibition featuring works of Picasso, Warhol, Arbus, etc, London, UK | The Museum of August Destiny                             at Lismore Castle Arts | Royal Hibernian Academy's 186th Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland (2015, 2014, 2011, 2008)

2015 Photo Kathamndu, Nepal - 2 artist talks | 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 | New Irish Works, National Photographic Archive, PhotoIreland

         Festival 2013, Dublin, Ireland | 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) | Newport Alumni

         Exhibition, Newport, Wales, UK| Elements: A joint exhibition of Public Sector Art Works, travelling - Northern Ireland and


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

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

         Disruptive Stillness, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan

2010 Collective Contemporary Art (CCA), Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland | My World: Visions of 21st Century Feminism,

         The European Women’s Lobby Photography Prize Exhibition, Brussels


Commissions  MUSEUM book commissioned by Dublin City Council, After Vermeer, National Gallery of Ireland commission to respond to Vermeer exhibition (2017)  Subtopian Ballad  for South Dublin County for In Context 4 (2016), Photography Depicting Poverty in Ireland, Combat Poverty Agency, Ireland (2006) 


Selected Publications Museum (2019), How We See: Photobooks by Women (2018), YU: The Lost Country  book (2015),

Films Get the Picture (2013), director of photography, key researcher

Collections: National Gallery Ireland, Irish State , Arts Council Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, University of Michigan,

private collections