Born 1974 in Belgrade/Serbia.
From 1999 to 2002 Jelena Vesić studied at the School for History and Theory of Images in Belgrade. In 2003 she finished her studies with a master’s degree in art history. She took part in a curatorial training program in Amsterdam/Netherlands. She was the co-editor of Prelom, Journal for Images and Politics, from 2001 to 2009 and founding member of the independent organization Prelom and the network Other Scene (2005). She’s co-editing the Red Thread, a journal for social theory, contemporary art and activism and is part of the editorial board of the ARTMargins, a journal of the MIT Press.
Her curatorial work includes the following projects: Political Practices of (post-) Yugoslav Art: RETROSPECTIVE 01 at the Museum 25th May in Belgrade (2009), Lecture Performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Belgrade and Cologne/Germany (2009/2010), Against Art: Goran Djordjevic, Copies 1979-1985 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Mestna Galerija in Ljubljana/Serbia, and October XXX/Exhibition-Symposium-Performance at the Cultural Centre in Pancevo/Serbia (2012).
She won the »Award of Art Historian Society of Serbia« (2007), the »Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory« (with the Prelom Kolektiv) and the »Award for the development of experimental projects« from the American Center Foundation (nowadays known as The Foundation for Arts Initiatives).