Visionary Kabbalah Art of Jasenka Vukelić

Jasenka Vukelić was born on November 10th 1960 in Zagreb. In 1979 she graduated from Culture and Art secondary school majoring in journalism and photography. There, she was one of the initiators of the first close-circuit TV in Croatia. In 1985, after graduating from the College of Politic Science in Zagreb, she was a professional journalist for 15 years, most of which she spent working for Vecernji list. She specializes in electronic media, visual and narrative manipulation, as well as in the influence of the media on public opinion. She worked as the executive editor in Europapress Holding, and as a copywriter at the BBDO marketing company.
After abandoning her career in journalism, she turned to art, expressing herself in acrylic, oil, digital photography and spatial installations. She has been exhibiting since 2002, at home and abroad. The basic of her art being receiving and conveying information and knowledge. She has been studying the kabbalah (hebr: receiving, conveying and interpreting the Old Testament texts), trying to contemporize the ancient texts through her artistic expression.
At the Olympics of Visual Art - ARTIADE 2004 in Athens, which took place at the same time as the Olympic Games, she represented her country as the Cultural Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia with her work . She had been selected in the world competition among 4500 artists from all over the world. She is member of Croatian Assotiations of Artists - HDLU.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2008. GIRL AND DEATH, VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL, SEBASTIAN STRING
          QUARTET, ZAGREB, CROATIA

2006. 1000 ELBOWS, RAMASUTRA GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA

2005. 500 STEPS, SHALOM GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA
          curator: Nada Vrkljan Križić (Croatia)
         
2003. IN MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF KABBALAH, OUTSIDER GALLERY DELFINIS,  
          ZAGREB,  CROATIA
      curator: Nada Vrkljan Križić (Croatia)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2008. IN TRANSITION RUSSIA 2008.  
          MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, EKATERINBURG, RUSSIA
curators: Sheila Pinkel (USA), Helene Black (Cyprus), Alisa Prudnikova (Russia),
Kseniya Fedorova (Russia), Lee Wells (USA)
 NATIONAL CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
curators: Sheila Pinkel (USA), Helene Black (Cyprus), Alisa Prudnikova (Russia),
Kseniya Fedorova (Russia), Lee Wells (USA)

2008. MAXARTFEST, REVOLUTION ON HOLD,
          KVATERNIK SQUARE GARAGE,  ZAGREB, CROATIA
curator: Leo Katunarić (Croatia)

2007.-2006. SELFPORTRAIT - A SHOW FOR BETHLEHEM - SHOW FOR PEACE,
MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEPORANEO, SANTA FE, ARGENTINA
curator: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Germany)
MACRO MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEPORANEO DE ROSARIO, ARGENTINA
curator: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Germany)
CESORIA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, NAPULJ, ITALY
curators: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Antonio Manfredi (Italy)
OFFICINA ART SPACE, SZCZECIN, POLAND
curators: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Antoni Korwowski (Poland),
Andrzej Pewelezky (Poland)
AL-KAHF GALLERY, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF BETHLEHEM
          PALESTINE, ISRAEL
curator: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Germany)

2006. PERMANENT PRESENCE, WHITE BOX GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA
curator: Nebojša Šerić Šoba (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

2006. I AM YOURS. WHEREVER YOU GO, I HAVE TO GO, ARSENAL GALLERY,
          ZADAR, CROATIA
curator: Daniel Tomičić (Croatia)

2005. GOJA AND FRIENDS, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, ZAGREB, CROATIA
curator: Nada Vrkljan Križić (Croatia)

2005. UNCLAIMED LUGGAGE, CIRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES, MADRID, SPAIN
curators: Klitsa Antoniou (Cyprus), Melita Couta (Cyprus), Panayiotis Michael (Cyprus)

2004. ARTIADE 2004 - OLIMPIC OF VISUAL ART, ATHENS, GREECE
curators: Terreza de Arruda (Brazil), Carol Backer (USA), Monne Bou (Ivory Coast), Delfin                         Colome (Singapore), Ekatarina Degot (Russ)ia, Hamad Khalaf (Kuwait), Spyros Mercouris (Greece), Huangsheng Wang (China), Renate Westhoff-Reisch (Germany)

2004. CROATIAN TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPOTATY ART, EMPIRE STATE
          BUILDING - FIFTH AVENUE GALLERY, NEW YORK, SAD
curator: Nevenka Komarica (Croatia)

2004. BIH - HR - USA , UNITED NATIONS PALACE, NEW YORK, USA
curator: Mellisa Smith Levine (USA)

2003. BRIDGES OF UNDERSTANDING , WORLD BANK ART CENTRE, WASHINGTON, USA
curator: Mellisa Smith Levine (USA)

2003. HVARSKI SKRIPI, STONE MONUMENTS GALLERY OF JELSA CATHEDRAL, HVAR,
          CROATIA
curator: Jasenka Splivalo (Croatia)

2003. TABL EAUX , UNITED NATIONS PALACE, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
curator: Marit Fosse (USA)

2003. THE CARNIVAL, OUTSIDER GALLERY DELFINIS, ZAGREB, CROATIA
curator: Nada Vrkljan Križić (Croatia)

2002. CHRISMAS EXHIBITION, OUTSIDER GALLERY DELFINIS, ZAGREB, CROATIA
curator: Nada Vrkljan Križić (Croatia)

 

Vizionarska umjetnost, Kabala, Jasenka Vukelić

JASENKA VUKELIĆ rođena je 10.11.1960. godine u Zagrebu. 1979. godine maturirala je novinsko izvještavanje i novinsku fotografiju u Centru za kulturu i umjetnost gdje je bila jedan od pokretača prve interne televizije u Hrvatskoj. Nakon diplome politologije 1985. godine na Fakultetu političkih nauka u Zagrebu, profesionalno se 15 godina bavila novinarstvom, od toga najduže u Večernjem listu. Specijalnost su joj elektronski mediji, vizualne i narativne manipulacije, te utjecaj medija na javnost. Radila je kao izvršni urednik u Europapress Holdingu, te kao kopirajter marketinške kuće BBDO.
Nakon  prekida novinarske karijere posvetila se umjetnosti. Izražava se tehnikom akrila, ulja, digitalne fotografije i prostorne instalacije. Počela je izlagati 2002. godine, od tada izlaže u zemlji i inozemstvu, a temelj njene umjetnosti je kao i u novinarstvu - primanje i prenošenje informacija i znanja.  Bavi se kabalom (hebr: primanje, prenošenje i tumačenje tekstova Starog zavjeta), nastojeći osuvremeniti stara znanja kroz svoj umjetnički izraz.
Na Olimpijadi vizualnih umjetnosti - ARTIADE 2004. u Ateni, koja je tekla paralelno s Olimpijskim sportskim igrama, Jasenka Vukelić je radom "Ahavah - Ljubav" predstavljala svoju zemlju kao Ambasador kulture Republike Hrvatske. Izabrana je na natječaju u konkurenciji od 4 i pol tisuće svjetskih umjetnika. Članica je HDLU-a.

SAMOSTALNE IZLOŽBE:

2008. SMRT I DJEVOJKA 
KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAV LISINSKI, ZAGREB, HRVATSKA
2006. 1000 LAKATA
          GALERIJA RAMASUTRA, ZAGREB, HRVATSKA
2005. 500 KORAKA
GALERIJA SHALOM, ZAGREB, HRVATSKA
2003. U TAJANSTVENOM SVIJETU KABALE
          OUDSIDER GALERIJA DELFINIS, ZAGREB, HRVATSKA
kurator: Nada Vrkljan Križić (Hrvatska)

SKUPNE IZLOŽBE:

2008. IN TRANSITION RUSSIA 2008.  
          MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, EKATERINBURG, RUSIJA
kuratori: Sheila Pinkel (SAD), Helene Black (Cipar), Alisa Prudnikova (Rusija),
Kseniya Fedorova (Rusija), Lee Wells (SAD)
 NATIONAL CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MOSKVA, RUSIJA
kuratori: Sheila Pinkel (SAD), Helene Black (Cipar), Alisa Prudnikova (Rusija),
Kseniya Fedorova (Rusija), Lee Wells (SAD)

2008. MAXARTFEST, REVOLUCIJA NA ČEKANJU,
          GARAŽA KVATERNIKOV TRG,  ZAGREB, HRVATSKA
kurator: Leo Katunarić (Hrvatska)

2007.-2006. SELFPORTRAIT - A SHOW FOR BETHLEHEM - SHOW FOR PEACE,
MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEPORANEO, SANTA FE, ARGENTINA
kurator: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Njemačka)
MACRO MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEPORANEO DE ROSARIO, ARGENTINA
kurator: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Njemačka)
CESORIA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, NAPULJ, ITALIJA
kuratori: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Njemačka), Antonio Manfredi (Italija)
OFFICINA ART SPACE, SZCZECIN, POLJSKA
kuratori: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Njemačka), Antoni Korwowski (Poljska),
Andrzej Pewelezky (Poljska)
AL-KAHF GALLERY, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF BETHLEHEM
          PALESTINA, IZRAEL
kurator: Wilfred Agricola de Cologne (Njemačka)

2006. PERMANENT PRESENCE, WHITE BOX GALLERY, NEW YORK, SAD
kurator: Nebojša Šerić Šoba (BiH)

2006. VAŠ SAM, KAMO GOD POĐETE, MORAM I JA, ARSENAL GALERIJA,
          ZADAR, HRVATSKA
kurator: Daniel Tomičić (Hrvatska)

2005. GOJA I PRIJATELJI, MUZEJ SUVREMENE UMJETNOSTI, ZAGREB, HRVATSKA
kurator: Nada Vrkljan Križić (Hrvatska)

2005. UNCLAIMED LUGGAGE, CIRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES, MADRID, ŠPANJOLSKA
kuratori: Klitsa Antoniou (Cipar), Melita Couta (Cipar), Panayiotis Michael (Cipar)

2004. ARTIADE 2004 - OLIMPIC OF VISUAL ART, ATENA, GRČKA
kuratori: Terreza de Arruda (Brazil), Carol Backer (SAD), Monne Bou (Obala Slonovače), Delfin                         Colome (Singapur), Ekatarina Degot (Rusija), Hamad Khalaf (Kuvajt), Spyros Mercouris (Grčka), Huangsheng Wang (Kina), Renate Westhoff-Reisch (Njemačka)

2004. HRVATSKA TRADICIONALNA I SUVREMENA UMJETNOST, EMPIRE STATE
          BUILDING - FIFTH AVENUE GALLERY, NEW YORK, SAD
kurator: Nevenka Komarica (Hrvatska)

2004. BIH - HR - USA , UNITED NATIONS PALACE, NEW YORK, SAD
kurator: Mellisa Smith Levine (SAD)

2003. BRIDGES OF UNDERSTANDING , WORLD BANK ART CENTRE, WASHINGTON, SAD
kurator: Mellisa Smith Levine (SAD)

2003. HVARSKI ŠKRIPI, LAPIDARIJ STOLNE CRKVE SV. KUZME I DAMJANA, JELSA
kurator: Jasenka Splivalo

2003. TABL EAUX , UNITED NATIONS PALACE, ŽENEVA, ŠVICARSKA
kurator: Marit Fosse (SAD)

2002. BOŽIĆNA IZLOŽBA, OUTSIDER GALERIJA DELFINIS, ZAGREB, HRVATSKA
kurator: Nada Vrkljan Križić                 (Hrvatska)