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Born 10th September 1975 (Belgrade, former Yugoslavia)

Vukasin Nedeljkovic is a visual artist based in Ireland. He holds an MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Technological University Dublin. He initiated a multidisciplinary project Asylum Archive, a platform open for dialogue and discussion inclusive to individuals who have experienced a sense of sociological or geographical ‘displacement’, social trauma and violence. It is an act of solidarity to bring a different perspective on the life of people who came to Ireland to seek protection. Asylum Archive’s objective is to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics and activists, amongst others, with a view to creating an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource, critically foregrounding accounts of exile, displacement, trauma and memory. He exhibited both nationally and internationally. His recent contributions include Reiterating Asylum Archive: Documenting Direct Provision In Ireland, 2018 and Asylum Archive: an Archive of Asylum and Direct Provision in Ireland, 2016, 2017. He was recently awarded the Arts and Activismbursary from the Arts Council of Ireland, and has recently published the Asylum Archive publication.


Photography books by Vukasin Nedeljkovic

  • 2018 Asylum Archive, Dublin: Vukasin Nedeljkovic, ISBN 978-0-9569493-5-6

Awards and honours

  • 2019 Cork County Council Award, Arts Office, Cork
  • 2018 Arts and Disability Award, Arts+Disability Connect, New Work, Arts Council of Ireland
  • 2018 Basic Space Residency Award, Unit 4, Dublin City Council, Dublin
  • 2017 Arts and Activism Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland, Managed by Create, National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts in Social and Community contexts
  • 2011 Create, National Development Agency For Collaborative Arts In Social And Community Contexts, 1st phase, Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin
  • 2010 Mayo County Council Project Arts Award
  • 2009 Exercises in Folkatronica, Digital Media Residency, Visual Artist Ireland, Dublin
  • 2008 Shared 1st prize, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris


Solo exhibitions

  • 2019 Asylum Archive, Source Arts Centre, Thurles
  • 2019 Killing Time, in collaboration with Cathy CoughlanDance | Theatre | Gallery Installation, Rua Red Gallery, Tallaght
  • 2019 Leave to Remain: Refugees in Ireland 1847 – 2017, Little Museum of Dublin, Dublin
  • 2019 Asylum Archive Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
  • 2018 Asylum Archive Basic Space, Unit 4, Dublin City Council, Dublin
  • 2017 Asylum Archive Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
  • 2016 Asylum Archive National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Gallery, Dublin
  • 2015 Asylum Archive Galway Arts Centre, Galway
  • 2013 Other Lives The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
  • 2013 Asylum Archive, Dublin City Council Library and Archive, Dublin
  • 2010 Disappearance of the Railway Hostel, Kiltimagh Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh
  • 2007 Asylum Seekers, St. Mary’s Abbey, Ballyhaunis

Group exhibitions

  • 2019 The Parted Veil: Commemoration in Photographic Practices, curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney, Glucksman, University College Cork, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2019 Shifting Terrain: Images of Migration and Detention, Centre for Emerging Media, Orlando, USA
  • 2018 Body/Battleground, curated by River Champion, A4 Studious, Dublin
  • 2018 The Earth As Our Home, curated by Karen E. Till, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University, Ireland
  • 2018 No Man’s Land, Polititis Art Coaltion, The Yards, Rochester, New York, USA
  • 2018 Finding Home: The Global Refugee Crisis, University of Central Florida Art Gallery, Orlando, USA
  • 2017 Forms of Resistance, curated by Alessia Cargnelli, Catlalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast
  • 2016 Asylum, GARN and Galway 2020, Cornstore, Galway
  • 2016 Mapping Spectral Traces, curated by Karen E. Till, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University, Dublin
  • 2016 Claremorris Open Exhibition, curated by Helen O’Donoghue, Claremorris, Ireland
  • 2014 Asylum Archive, with contributions by Anthony Haughey, Rory O’Neill, Zoe O’ Reilly, Seaview and 255 Photography, Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Ireland
  • 2014 One Year and Still No Change, with contributions by Zoe O’ Reilly and Rory O’Neill, curated by Irish Refugee Council, Powerscourt Gallery, Dublin
  • 2013 Uncertain State, curated by Trish Lambe, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
  • 2013 Erase Racism, with contributions by Rory O’Neill and Zoe O’Reilly, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Atrium, Dublin
  • 2012 Future Perfect, curated by Jim Ricks, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 
  • 2011 Feile na Tuaithe, Museum of Country Life, Castlebar, Ireland
  • 2011 Public Gesture, The LAB, Dublin
  • 2010 Claremorris Open Exhibition, curated by Lisa le Feuvre, Claremorris, Ireland
  • 2010 An Instructional Tour, MART, Bratislava, London, Berlin, Dublin
  • 2009 Living in Direct Provision, Irish Film Institute (IFI), Dublin
  • 2009 EVA, Reading the City, curated by Angelika Nollert and Yilmaz Dziewior, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
  • 2008 Cead Mile Failte, co-facilitated with Bryan Duffy, Linenhall Arts Centre, Catlebar, Ireland
  • 2008 Claremorris Open Exhibition, curated by Lizzie Carey Thomas, Claremorris, Ireland


  • Asylum Archive (2008 – present)
    Asylum Archive is a multidisciplinary project and platform to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics, civil society activists and immigration lawyers, amongst others, with a view to creating an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource, critically foregrounding accounts of exile, displacement, trauma and memory. Ronit Lentin describes Asylum Archive as an “archive of silence and secrets” which challenges Irish society to “confront the return of its repressed pain of incarceration and e/migration”. Asylum Archive frames the humans who are “warehoused by the state” – those who are “incarcerated in varying states of deportability” and “banned from the sacred realm of Irishness”– as active agents in their own right”.