Jelena Vladušić (born in Novi Sad, 1984) obtained her BFA and MFA degree from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the department of Photography.
She completed her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Arts, in the department of Polymedia Arts. Since 2010, she has been working as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Technical Scientists, in the Department of Graphic Engineering and Design. She has presented her work at five solo exhibitions and participated in a number of group exhibitions both in the country and abroad. Among the awards she has received for her work is the award at the Biennale of Youth Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM).
I use a camera as a way to engage with and understand the world around me.
I use a camera as a way to engage with and understand the world inside me.
I use a camera as a way to understand the art itself and its mechanisms.
I use a camera as an entrance ticket and a shield.
My photographic practice is a kind of an action, an arrival into new spaces, while the photographs are a document of this process. The process is older than the artistic result.
I use photography as a research tool to explore various psychological, social and political spaces, emphasizing themes of home, homelessness and identity. My documentary approach can result in both direct and abstract interpretations. However, my artistic practice often goes beyond the viewfinder of the camera and incorporates other mediums and approaches as well.