Dragana Jurisic

 

 

2017

March - "A Conversation with Dragana Jurisic" on Conscientious Photo Magazine

March - YU: The Lost Country featured on LensCulture 

March - My Own Unknown essay by Natasha Christia on Aldebaran (Greek language)

March - My profile of the work of American photographer Nan Goldin on RTE Arena

March- An interview with Bellina Teresa for Shots & Murmurs

February - My Own Unknown featured on ARTFORUM's Instagram feed

February - The featured artist in Honest Ulsterman Magazine

January - Post communistic nostalgia and photography essay by Milanka Todic

January - I Remember included in One Image Story [curated by Maria Kapajeva], Fast Forward

 

2016

December - A review of The Museum of August Destiny in The Irish Times

December - The best artist in Ireland on curator's Eamonn Maxwell's List for 2016

December - The best interview on Colin Pantall's The Ultimate Best of List for 2016

October - An interview with Marina Tkalcic on Libela

October - An advice on How to Develop a Project on Fototazo

October - An article about My Own Unknown exhibitions on Vizkultura

October - An interview in Bosnia's Oslobodjenje with Djordje Krajisnik

October - My portrait of Shane MacGowan makes it into '30 of the most powerful photographs' from the last 30yrs

September - Talking about My Own Unknown exhibition on Croatian National TV, [4.34- 6.19min]

August - An interview in Croatia's Novi List with Vedrana Simicevic

August - Article about My Own Unknown exhibitions ins in Jutarnji List by Snjezana Pavic

August - Talking about My Own Unknown exhibition on Croatian National TV, [6.10-7.52min]

July - My Own Unknown exhibition reviewed by Darren Campion, as a part of criticism of PhotoIreland Festival

July - A 5 star review of My Own Unknown exhibition in The Irish Times, 12th July by Aidan Dunne

July - Exile and Perception, interview with Sandra Krizic-Roban in Visual Artist Ireland Newsheet

July - An essay about My Own Unknown in 1000 Words Magazine by Natasha Christia

June - Dragana Jurisic’s photographic quest for her long-lost aunt in The Calvert Journal

May - Interview with Colin Pantall: Photobooks, Philosophy and Spaghetti Westerns for Photobook Bristol

April - Looking for Yugoslavia, interview in Roads & Kingdoms Magazine

April - YU: The Lost Country featured on The Heavy Collective

March - YU: The Lost Country book reviewed by Darren Campion for Photomonitor

 

2015

December - YU: The Lost Country book made The Best Books of 2015 on

1) Photobook Store by Rob Hornstra

2) Photo-Eye by  John Phelan

3) Photo-Eye by Daniel Boetker Smith

4) The Best Books from the East (The Calvert Journal)

5) Colin Pantal's The Best of 2015 List 

6) The Best Eastern European Photobook 2015 by Rob Honstra

7) The Best Eastern European Photobook 2015 by Ieva Meilutė- Svinkūnienė

8) Gabriela Cendoya Best Books 2015

December - Featured essay in Autumn Issue of Archivo Magazine Photography Fact and Fiction

December - YU: The Lost Country book reviewed by Vesna Vukovic for Camera Austria Magazine

November - YU: The Lost Country book reviewed in The Irish Arts Review

November - YU: The Lost Country book reviewed by Allie Haeusslein for Photo-eye

November - Interview published in Contemporary Croatian Photography

October - Jutarnji List article about YU: The Lost Country - 'Od Zagreba do Skopja' by Snjezana Pavic

October -BBC Ulster radio interview, aired on 18th October 9am-10am

September - Tportal article about YU: The Lost Country

September - B92 article about YU: The Lost Country

September - Interview with BBC World Service Newshour about my book YU: The Lost Country (48min-53min)

September - YU: The Lost Country book reviewed in The Guardian by Sean O'Hagan

August -YU: The Lost Country book review by Jensine Bethna Wall

April - An interview with David Curran for Inspireland podcast about old work and new work to come.

March - Press coverage of Journey to YU about my project YU: The Lost Country in Blic

March - A reaction to my talk in Limerick by Bock The Robber

 

2014

November - YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in Trihard 

November - YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in All That Glitters Is Not Gold

October - #DraganasDublin featured on The Prowlster

October - YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in Irish Art Blog

September - YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in Irish News Review

September - YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in The Incoherent Light

September - YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in Le Cool Dublin

September - YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in The Independent Ireland

September - YU: The Lost Country on the front page of The Independent UK Magazine

September - My portrait of David Mitchell on the cover of The Independent Radar Magazine

September - YU: The Lost Country exhibition reviewed in Vulgo Magazine

September - YU: The Lost Country featured as one of the '10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch' internationally

August - Seeing Things republished in Irish Arts Review

July - YU: The Lost Country featured on Lights Going On

January - YU: The Lost Country reviewed in Visual Artist Ireland by Andy Parson

 

2013

October - YU: The Lost Country featured on the British Council blog

August - YU: The Lost Country published in SOURCE Photographic Review, text by Colin Graham, Issue 75

July - YU: The Lost Country published in New Irish Works, overview of contemporary photography in Ireland

May - YU: The Lost Country published in the Archivo '12 book

100Musesoslobodjenje

"Dragana Jurisic’s Jessie is a powerful, black-and-white photograph of a pregnant, nude woman on a bed, beautiful yet austere – a sad Venus. Or perhaps, in this case, an Aisling, Hibernia or Róisín Dubh. The Spartan nature of the setting, bare brick and functional metal, dispenses with any sense of luxury or ease.

In a muted audio accompaniment, Jurisic reflects on her experience and leaves it to us to question whether it lives up to her right to “religious and civil liberty”. It is a tremendously complex, layered work." (Aidan Dunne in The Irish Times)

 

"When you interview Dragana Jurisic, the world is your lobster. Bosnian spaghetti Westerns, Irish Modesty, Getting Burnt out of your Home, and the Myth of the Yugoslave Super Human all played their part." (Colin Pantall, The Ultimate Best List of 2016)

 

"This book is the surprise of the year, beautifully visualising the contemporary Balkans from a personal perspective. ‘YU: The Lost Country’ is a personal quest for a lost national identity." (Rob Hornstra in Photobook Store Magazine)

 

"YU: The Lost Country, Dragana Jurisic’s stunning, subtle photographic narrative of her former homeland of Yugoslavia, is a rich, layered artwork, equal parts personal, historical and magical. The uncommon diaristic tone, though informed by history, is never overshadowed by sentimentality but basks in the celebration of the of overlooked special moments of everyday Balkan life. And it is there that she finds the leitmotif of her book: the blood cycle of dissolution, memory and renewal. The well is deep and the fountain overflows. (John Phelan's The Best Books of 2015 on Photoeye)