About me

Tamara Jelača

portraitTamara Jelača (1973), graduated in 1996 from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade (Textile Department). She works in a field of textile and mixed-media visual arts. She is a member of Society of Applied Artists and Designers of Serbia (ULUPUDS) since 1996 and Droitwich Arts Network since 2014.

Tamara worked with art group LUM (Lavatory of Artistic Mind) and was a member of “Punctum of Art Experiment” art association and RERNA art space, where she worked on various projects in collaboration with other professional artists and amateurs.

Tamara was taking part in numerous group exhibitions and projects in Serbia and abroad (Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Bolivia, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom). She is organising the annual mail art projects (2015, 2016, 2017). 

In 2004 Tamara has been in Estonia as an artist in residence in cultural centre MoKS (Mooste KülalisStuudio).

Her 6-piece tapestry “Mouth by Mouth” is part of the collection of tapestries at “Atelje 61” in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Main group exhibitions since 2000:

  • 2019 eMotion: Emotional Transitions in Healthcare interactive map group project (Tate Modern, London, UK)
  • 2019 “The Monk” (Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, Chaam, The Netherlands)
  • 2018 “Typical German!” (Diakonie Schweinfurt, Germany) 
  • 2018 “Balance” (Artist Workhouse, Studley, UK)
  • 2018 “Against War” (Euskirchen, Germany) 
  • 2018 “Borders” (Complejo Cultural Santa Cruz, Argentina)
  • 2018 “23rd Biennial of Tapestry” (Art Pavillion ‘Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2018  “4th Edition of NEW YORK – BIG APPLE” (Hudson Park Library, New York, USA) 
  • 2018 “ArtsFest 2018” (Library Gallery, Droitwich Spa, UK) 
  • 2018  “Art Of Caring 2018” (St Pancras Hospital, Conference Centre, London, UK)
  • 2018  Textile exhibition (Library Gallery, Droitwich Spa, UK) 
  • 2018  “Art Of Caring 2018” (St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London, UK)
  • 2017 “Hanbury Hall Exhibition” (Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, UK)
  • 2017  Martin Luther – What do you believe in?” (Diakonie Schweinfurt, Germany)
  • 2017 “FINLAND 100 years INDEPENDENT” (Main library Arkki, Pälkäne, Finland)
  • 2017 “La Distanzia / The Distance” (Complejo Cultural Santa Cruz, Argentina)
  • 2017 “Hope, Faith and Love” (Kulturetage SofaLoft, Hannover, Germany)
  • 2017 “Art of Caring 2017” (St George’s Hospital, London, UK)
  • 2017  cabinet display at the Library (Public Library, Droitwich Spa, UK)
  • 2017 “ArtsFest 2017” (Library Gallery, Droitwich Spa, UK) 
  • 2016 “Hanbury Hall Exhibition” (Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, UK)
  • 2016 “Artrix Summer Exhibition 2016” (Artrix art centre, Bromsgrove, UK)
  • 2016 “CollectConnect Retrospective” (Kensington and Chelsea College Gallery, London, UK) 
  • 2016 “The Art of Caring 2016” (The Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thame, UK)
  • 2016 “The Relationship Map” (Rickett Quadrangle at Middlesex University, Hendon, UK)
  • 2016 1st International Mail Art Biennial (Namik Kemal University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture,  Turkey)
  • 2016 11. Norddeutsche Handpressenmesse (Book Fair, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany)
  • 2015 “Hanbury Hall Exhibition” (Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, UK)
  • 2015 “Into the Hope, International Art Exhibition” (Seoul Citizen Hall, South Korea)
  • 2015 “7th Artist’s Book Triennial 2015” (“Museo Leone”, “Studio 10” Gallery, Vercelli, Italy)
  • 2015 “Artrix Summer Exhibition 2015” (Artrix art centre, Bromsgrove, UK)
  • 2015 “Home/Interactive Installation” (The Courtyard, Herefordshire Centre of the Arts, Hereford, UK)
  • 2015 “The Art of Caring 2015” (The Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thame, UK)
  • 2015 “Dwell, a book of nets” (streets of London, printed book, London, UK)
  • 2015 “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015″ (Gallery “Titanikas”, Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • 2014 “Pushing the Boundaries/Pomeranje granica” (gallery in the hall of RTS, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2014 Ragley Open 2014 (Ragley Hall Gallery & Studios, Alcester, UK)
  • 2014 “Majdan Art 2014”, 5. International Exhibition of Miniature Art (Majdanpek, Petrovac na Mlavi, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2014 Fringe Arts Bath Festival 2014 / FAB Fridge Street Art (Bath, UK)
  • 2014 Curiovan: Matchbox  Microcosms Mini Museum Marvels (several locations, UK)
  • 2014 Papergirl Belfast 2014 (PS2, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)
  • 2014 Croome Redefined Micro Residences: Soul to Sole (Croome Court, Worcestershire, UK)
  • 2011, 2007 „6th International Exhibition of Miniatures Little m“ (several galleries in Lithuania)
  • 2010 “30 Years of Gallery Singidunum” (Gallery “Singidunum”, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2008 Book-Art Object (Museum “25th May”, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2005 “Bienal Internacional de Arte SIART 2005” (Museo Tambo Quirquincho, La Paz, Bolivia)
  • 2004 “2. Triennial of Tapestry” (gallery of “Matica Srpska”, Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • 2006 “4th The International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius” (Vilnius/Lithuania, Leipzig/Germany, Seoul/South Korea )
  • 2008, 2003 “7th International Biennial of Miniature Art” (“Modern Gallery”, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia)
  • 2002, 2003 “Casaterra”(land-art project, Ceglie Messapica, Italy)
  • 2003 “3th The International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius” (Vilnius, Nida/Lithuania, Frankfurt am Main/Germany, Lille/France)
  • 2001 “What’s so funny?”, 7th International Arts Festival, CESTA (Tábor, Czech Republic)
  • 2005, 2003, 2001 “Golden Pen of Belgrade” (illustration biennial, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1997 “May Exhibition of ULUPUDS-a” (annual ULUPUDS exhibition, Belgrade, Serbia),
  • 2003, 1998 “TISO” (annual textile and fashion exhibition, Belgrade, Serbia),
  • 2000 “41st October Salon” (annual visual art exhibition, Belgrade, Serbia)

Solo exhibitions:

  • 2018 Pershore, UK (Number 8 Community Arts Centre)
  • 2011  Belgrade, Serbia (Gallery Singidunum)
  • 2008 Belgrade, Serbia (Gallery Dom Omladine)
  • 2004 Belgrade, Serbia 
  • 2004 Tartu, Estonia (Ÿ Galerii) 
  • 2003 Kragujevac, Serbia
  • 2003 Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
  • 2002 Belgrade, Serbia (Gallery Singidunum)
  • 1998 Belgrade, Serbia (Gallery Singidunum)
  • 1997 Belgrade, Serbia (Gallery Stepenik, Cultural Centre of Belgrade)


  • 2018   Award (23rd Biennial of Tapestry, Art Pavillion ‘Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2008  Award of  ULUPUDS, “40th May Exhibition”, Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade
  • 2005 “El premio Integración”, “4th International Art Biennale, SIART  05”, La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2003  Award of ULUPUDS for overall achievement in 2003
  • 2001  Award for the best miniature art on “8th Belgrade Mini-art Scene”, gallery “Singidunum”, Belgrade


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