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Jelena Vasiljev was born in Zrenjanin, ex-Yugoslavia in 1976. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Milan in 2006 with a degree in Sculpture. In 2008 she received a MFA from the same Academy. She also attended the whole program of Classical Philology studies at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia between 1995 – 1999. For several years she has been a member of the Yugoslav National Karate Team, kumite. She represented her country in many championships.
In 1999 she moved to Milan, Italy and began her carrier as a visual artist. Her work is mainly focused around different issues connected to the social and political dimension, on the intersections and clashes of civilizations, about basic human relations and blood ties. Beside numerous solo exhibitions Jelena Vasiljev participated in many international group exhibitions. Her works can be found in private and public collections in Italy, Czech Republic, Serbia, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Korea etc. For the last 15 years she has been working with sculptures, installations, performances, video, photography. She lives and works in Milan, Italy.

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April 10 – May 24, 2014 GAS gallery, Turin, Italy. Exhibition Mythologies, large size installations, Via Cervino 16.

March 6 – 29, 2014 Gagliardi Art System gallery, Turin, Italy. Exhibition Inediti, new projects, Via Cervino 16.

November 13 – 18, 2012 Daegu Art Fair & Exchange Exhibition Italian Way. Exhibitor gallery Gagliardi Art System, Turin – Booth 54. Venue: EXCO, Daegu, South Korea.

October 5 – November 4, 2012 Chungmuro Photo Festival 2012, Seoul, Korea. Group Show Nature! The Mirror of Human Being. Organized by CPF. Venue: Keukdong BD, Chungmuro, Seoul, 1, 2 F.

September 13 – 17, 2012 KIAF_Korea International Art Fair, Seoul. Solo show, exhibitor gallery Gagliardi Art System, Turin – Booth B5. Venue: COEX 1st Floor / Hall A&B, Seoul, Korea.

August 30 – September 16, 2012 Fashion Center Korea, Daegu, South Korea. Exhibition & Symposium Nomadic Imagination 유목적상상. CAIKOR_Contemporary Art Institute, Korea & KRIFI_Korea Research Institute for Fashion Industry.

July 7 – September 2, 2012 Venaria Reale, Torino, Gran Parterre della Reggia di Venaria, Piazza Repubblica 4. Group show ART Jungle – Sculture d’artista nel Gran Parterre dei Giardini. Festival HOP.E.

July 5 – August 31, 2012 STUDI APERTI Arts Festival, city of Ameno (Novara), Museum Tornielli, Piazza Marconi 1.

June 12 – 17, SCOPE BASEL 2012, exhibitor gallery Gagliardi Art System, Kaserne | Basel, Klybeckstrasse 1b, Switzerland.

May 11- June 24, 2012, Fotografia Europea 012 – city of Reggio Emilia, civic museums – Galleria Parmeggiani, Corso Cairoli 2, group show Dalla parte delle donne. Tra azione e partecipazione.

March 29 – April 1, Art Paris 2012, exhibitor gallery Gagliardi Art System – BOOTH E4, Grand Palais – Avenue Winston Churchill – Paris, France.

February 28 – March 27, 2012, La Napoule Art Foundation, Artist in residency program, Château de La Napoule, Cannes, France.

January 26 – 30, 2012 Artefiera_Bologna, exhibitor gallery Gagliardi Art System – Hall 15 – Stand D3, Bologna Exhibition Center, Italy.