Jelena Vesić


Jelena Vesić is an independent curator, writer, editor, and lecturer. She was co-editor of Prelom  – Journal of Images and Politics (2001–2009) and co-founder of independent organization Prelom Collective (2005–2010). She is active in the field of publishing, research, and exhibition practice that intertwines political theory and contemporary art. She is also co-editor of Red Thread – Journal for social theory, contemporary art and activism and member of editorial board of Art Margins. In her writing, Vesić explores the relations between art and ideology in the field of geopolitical art history writing, focusing on experimental art and exhibition practices of the 1960s and 1970s in former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe. She also writes on artistic labour and practices of self-organization in the age of cognitive capitalism. Her latest curatorial projects are based on experiments with the form of lecture-performance, immaterial quality of the exhibits and story telling, and include: Oktobar XXX: Exposition–Symposim–Performance (2012–2013); On Undercurrents of Negotiating Artistic Jobs – Between Love and Money, Between Money and Love (2013–2014); and Exhibition on Work and Laziness (2012–2015). Vesić lives and works in Belgrade.