In her transparent photozine, Asiana Jurca Avci plays around by layering images and meaning, thereby hinting at an individual’s and society’s multilayeredness. She reflects on the contexts through which our individuums are formed and through which we create our own worlds. She wants to know what it is to be someone else, yet she is also aware that we will never know this.
Asiana Jurca Avci (1992) was born in London. Since 1999, she has lived in Ljubljana, where she graduated in Photography from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2015. She presents her (chiefly autobiographical) work primarily in the form of photozines and books, which are characterised by confessional poetics and a knack for narration, which originates in her love of film. Her works often explore topics such as interpersonal relations, motivation, self-image and the issue of originality in artistic expression. Recently, her interests have shifted from the (hyper) production of images to more in-depth on artistic production itself. She has participated in various group exhibitions in both Slovenia and the Balkan region, in recent years including the exhibitions “Njen novi vzhod” (2018) at the Galženica Gallery in Nova Gorica in Croatia and “Riot Not Diet” (2019) at the Račka Gallery in Celje. In October 2020, her first solo exhibition “A to je to?”, which is part of her M.A. thesis, the practical part of which is titled “The Production of Value and the Value of Reproduction”, was featured at the Fotopub project space.
Organisation: Kino Šiška/DobraVaga