Jovana Stulic (1989) comes from a Serbian family and was born in the Netherlands. She lives and works in Amsterdam.
Researching contemporary life and the cross-cultural identity of her personal life results in a hybrid body of work that consists of a combination of video work, sculpture and photography. A significant part of her research and studies revolves around themes like childhood, culture, identity, tradition, nostalgia, and melancholia.
‘My work stems from a longing for lost time and place. The double layer of sadness and beauty in melancholy to me is magnificent and therefore very valuable inspiration for my work. Photographic material from family archives is currently an important element in my work.’
With a sense of existential loneliness, a sadness that we all carry with us, the body of work is not about what is visible, but what you can feel in the emptiness of it. This leaves room for imagination, opportunity and interpretable space.