Lana Mesic

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Arab and his horse, 2011, 55 x 70 cm, Hahnemüle Photo Rag print, framed with museumglass

Living forest, 2012, 70 x 55 cm, Hahnemüle Photo Rag print, framed with museumglass

Mini horse, 2011, 55 x 70 cm, Hahnemüle Photo Rag print, framed with museumglass

Kurent, 2012, 55 x 70 cm, Hahnemüle Photo Rag print, framed with museumglass

Teslacoil, 2013, 70 x 55 cm, Hahnemüle Photo Rag print, framed with museumglass

Gospel, 2013, 70 x 55 cm, Hahnemüle Photo Rag print, framed with museumglass


Lana Mesic behaalde haar Master in Photography aan de AKV | St. Joost in 2012. In de korte tijd na haar afstuderen heeft zij een bijzonder uitgebreid c.v. opgebouwd. Haar werk werd onder andere tentoongesteld in Het Nutshuis (Den Haag), Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), Museu Oscar Niemeyer (Curitiba), MASP Pirelli Photo Biënnale (Sao Paulo), Foto Biënnale Mulhouse en het Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam). Haar serie Anatomy of Forgiveness, die zij maakte in opdracht van Creative Court voor het project Rwanda 20 Years, reisde al naar New York, Kigali en Tokyo.
In 2013 prijkte haar naam al op de long-list van de Dutch Doc Awards en nam ze deel aan het prestigieuze talentenpodium Plat(t)form van Museum Winterthur. In 2014 werd ze genomineerd voor de New Talent Photography Award ING. In 2015 was ze finalist bij het Organ Vida Photography Festival in Zagreb, werd ze genomineerd voor de Harry Pennings Award en won ze De Kracht van Rotterdam.
Lana Mesić is a documentary photographer who explores the realm of the invisible. Most of her work centers on the exploration of photography as a construct and the boundaries between reality and illusion. She is captivated by things that have no image but also by the innate human desire to visualize these imageless phenomena. She considers the use of photography to do so as a certain kind of alchemy. 

One of the main issues Mesić brings in to question is how we, as humans, deal with the idea of invisibility and how this reflects on the world we live in. We tend to project desires and fears onto invisible worlds and as such it becomes a reflection of our inner selves. This curiosity stems from a subjective personal experience with the invisible which is then concentrically expanded and manifests itself as an ongoing investigation of the nature of reality. Is it out there or is it a construct of our minds?

Recently she has been focusing on projects that question the role of photography. In these new projects (taking place most recently in Rwanda and Sao Paulo) she explores the capacity of photography to make the world a better place and searches for means how to do so. 

After her graduation from the Master Photography at the AKV|St.Joost in Breda she was immediately long-listed for the Dutch Doc Award. After that she was selected for Winherthur’s Plat(t)form 2013 and nominated for the New Talent Photography Award ING. Meanwhile she exhibited in The Hague, New York, Tokyo, Kigali, Sao Paolo and Zagreb.