Dragana Jurišić, Daithí's Hands, 2021
Daithí's Hands, 2021
Edition of 30, Signed and numbered
368 mm x 457 mm
This Limited Edition print was created on the occasion of the exhibition of the Zurich Portrait Prize, running at the National Gallery, Dublin, 13th November 2021 – 3 April 2022.
This is the companion piece to Dragana's Zurich Entry - A portrait of Daithí sleeping in a field in Wicklow, 22 June 2021. In early 2021, Dragana Jurišić moved to rural Wicklow after a lifetime of city living. Her geographical move also signified a departure from predominantly documentary and political topics to a more organic and playful way of working with photography. She and her partner Daithí spend a lot of time exploring the nature that surrounds them in County Wicklow. In many ways, the portraits Dragana created in the last year speak about the oneness of all, of the importance of inhabiting and interacting with plants and trees, of looking at greens and blues in the distance as a way of resetting our nervous system to original parameters, a way of calming down.
Born in the former Yugoslavia and now living and working in Ireland, Dragana Jurišić works primarily with images and text. She has shown her work extensively and has won many awards. Her first book, YU: The Lost Country was published in 2015. Her second book Museum, a collaboration with Paula Meehan, debuted in 2019. The Merits of Tracer Fire, a collaboration with Sarah Cave was published in 2021. Jurišić is an Assistant Professor at Dublin City University (DCU).
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Zurich Portrait Prize and Young Portrait Prize 2020