Jelena Petrović

Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies I Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Email j.petrovic[at]
Project Name ArtGeographies
Field of research art epistemology, contemporary art practices, art theory
Keywords art geographies I art and violence I politics of error I counter-spaces

JELENA PETROVIĆ is an art researcher, theorist and curator. (Co)author of texts, events, exhibitions and projects related to new epistemological models of art(-theory) production about art geographies, war and violence, politics of affects, living archives, counter-spaces and new art-based research practices. At 2009, she completed her PhD studies at the Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis – ISH, Ljubljana Graduate School of Humanities in Slovenia with thesis on the women’s authorship in Yugoslavia (reworked and published under the title The Politics of Love and Struggle. Women’s Authorship in Interwar Yugoslavia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Until 2014, she was affiliated with the postgraduate program and international projects in humanities at the ISH. From 2008 to 2014 she was an active member of the art-theory group Grupa Spomenik (The Monument Group), the group she participated in the Forensic Architecture project (2011-2014). In 2011 she became co-founder and member of the feminist curatorial collective Red Min(e)d. Together with Red Min(e)d, she curated several exhibitions, programs and events in Zagreb, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Vienna, Stockholm, Zurich, Munich and other cities (2011-2015), including 54th October Salon in Belgrade as an international exhibition, entitled No One Belongs Here More Than You (2013). As an initiator of the course Living Archive: Feminist Curatorship and Contemporary Artistic Practices she was taught at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana as a guest lecturer (2014-2017). From 2015 to 2017, she was appointed as the Endowed Professor for Central and South Eastern European Art Histories at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She works today as a senior post-doc researcher on her project: The Politics of Belonging-Art Geographies (FWF Elise Richter Program 2019-2023) at the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.