Jelena Jureša

1974, RS
Aphasia (Act Three) – A Kid from the Neighbourhood, 2019, © Jelena Jureša. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Atdhe Mulla
Aphasia, 2019. © Jelena Juresa
Aphasia, 2019. © Jelena Juresa
Aphasia, 2019. © Jelena Juresa
Ubundu, 2019. © Jelena Juresa

Jelena Jureša (1974, RS) is a visual artist and filmmaker who explores issues of cultural identity, gender, the politics of remembering and forgetting and collective violence. She questions historical and political narratives and destabilises ideas of what is true.

Since 2016, she has studied the work of anthropologists and racial hygienists of the Austrian imperial period as well as the politics of oblivion in Austria after the Second World War. Recent projects detect a thread of positions of power, racism, injustice and violence from Belgian coloniaism, Austrian anti-Semitism and the atrocities in Bosnia during the Yugoslav Wars (Aphasia) and echo diasporic voices of displacement and Belgian cultural heritage (Ubundu).

Jureša holds a PhD from Ghent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, and KASK & Conservatorium in Ghent. In 2020, she received a post-doctoral fellowship for Revolt! On a Refusal to Sing—Thinking Resistance Through Music, Waste and Complicity.



Good as Hell: Voicing Resistance

22.07 → 30.10.2022 12.00-00.00
National Gallery of Kosovo