Dragana Jurišić



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

2020 Northern Ireland Screen Feature Development Pitch Award for The Last Balkan Cowboy feature documentary

2019 Shortlisted for Zurich Portrait Prize, National Gallery Ireland

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 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.

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 (as well as 2011, 2010)

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

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 and Two Person Shows

2020 The Merits of Tracer Fire, Abridged magazine comissioned publication and online exhibition

2020 Mnemosyne's Daughters, Festival Fotografije, Maribor, Slovenia (September)

2020 YU: The Lost Country, Galleri Format, Malmoö, Sweden (August - September)

2019 Rebel Goddess,  exhibition at Seen Fifteen, London (November - January)

2019 RHA X: the collaboration of world renowned fashion designer, Roland Mouret and myself, 15th, RHA (November)

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

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 

2020 Something From There, National Gallery Ireland | Worlds Without End, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2019  The Other Side, Dortmunder U, Germany, View of Ireland,  National Gallery of Ireland | Zurich Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland | Process 1000/1 exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art

2018 Naked Truth, Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland | Raframing the Border, Gallery of Photography Ireland | ‘But still, like dust, I’ll rise’ , Galway Arts Centre | An Act of Hospitality Can Only be Poetic, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland

2017 YU: The Lost Country, a part of Outposts exhibition, The Glucksman, Cork, Ireland | Inspiration and Rivalry, National Gallery Ireland | YU: The Lost Country, FORMAT,  UK

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

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 | 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) | Elements: A joint exhibition of Public Sector Art Works, travelling

2011 Human/Nature Landscape Photography from the Irish State Art Collection, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland | 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  The Merits of Tracer Fire by Abridged (2020), On Lockdown commissioned by Solstice Arts Centre (2020), MUSEUM book commissioned by Dublin City Council (2019), 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 The Merits of Tracer Fire (2020), Museum (2019),  How We See (2018), YU: The Lost Country (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