Born 1992. Naarm (Melbourne), Australia
Jacqueline Stojanović is a first-generation Australian visual artist of Serbian and French-Vietnamese descent. Her multidisciplinary practice foregrounds weaving as an ancient carrier of culture, and is a technology she continues to use to reflect upon her own layered identity, as well as broader shared histories. Navigating shifts in collective social, political, and geographical values mapping her present time and landscape, Stojanović constructs an expansive visual language, with an open use of materials from the industrial to the domestic.
Exploring the intersections between knowledge, nostalgia, memory, storytelling, and migration, Stojanović adopts the processes of abstraction to express these intangible narratives through the forms of textiles, drawings, photography, assemblages and installations. Parallel to these processes, she continues the historical practice of hand weaving within a contemporary framework, to memorialise the cultural heritage of her family’s homelands.
Jacqueline Stojanović holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Monash University and graduated with Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015. Following her tertiary studies, Stojanović undertook research in the Caucasus, Middle East, and Eastern Europe to further learn histories of flat woven textile design. During 2017 she was an artist in residence at The Icelandic Textile Centre in Blönduós, Iceland, and since returning to Australia in 2018, she has held group and solo exhibitions nationally and in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Her works are held in public and private collections including The Justin Art House Museum, The Australian National University, along with a series of works made in collaboration with John Nixon, at the National Gallery of Victoria. She was a finalist for the Darebin Art Prize at Bundoora Homestead in 2021, and in 2022 she was funded by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust to undertake research in residence at Lottozero in Prato, Italy, and the Fondazione Lisio in Florence, Italy. Jacqueline currently teaches Woven Textile Design at RMIT University in Naarm Melbourne, where she is based.
Jacqueline Stojanović is represented by Haydens (Melbourne AU).
Photo courtesy of Larisa Petcuț