Archisle International Photographer in Residence 2017: Tanja Deman

    5. -®Tanja Deman, Theatre, series Collective, 2013

    1. -®Tanja Deman, Dust Storm, series Fernweh, 2010

    3. -®Tanja Deman, Arena, series Collective Narratives, 2013

    7. Tanja Deman, Sommerfreunde, Vienna, 2016

    9. -®Tanja Deman, Untitled II, series Saltwater, 2015
    Photographs copyright Tanja Deman

    Tanja Deman is Archisle International Photographer in Residence 2017. Tanja is recipient of an Archisle Bursary and will be working on a commission of new work in Jersey from April to September this year. Following a major two person exhibition with fellow Archisle Resident Jonny Briggs at CCA Gallery International, St Helier, Jersey in September, a set of works will join the Archisle collection at the Société Jersiaise Photographic Archive for future public enjoyment.

    Born in Split, Croatia in Tanja Deman’s art is inspired by her interest in physical and emotional perceptions of specific spaces, architectures, geological formations and sites. Deman’s works, incorporating photography, collage, video and public art, as well as sociological research, are evocative meditations on urban space, landscape and human relationships with nature. Observing the legacy of modernism within the natural landscape Deman’s images reflect upon the dynamics hidden beneath the surface of built and natural environments. She obtained her BFA and MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Her work has been exhibited widely including: Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb / Kunstmuseum Bonn / 15th Venice Biennial of Architecture, 2016 / The Central House of Artists, Moscow / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka. In 2015 Deman was commissioned to produce a monumental photographic public art project titled ‘Sommerfreuden’ which presented a wrapping of the Ringturm Tower on the bank of the River Danube in the city of Vienna.

    Get involved

    Archisle, the Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise, promotes contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. Building upon the success of the community education programme delivered by Archisle Photographers in Residence 2013-15 Jonny will lead a dynamic series of workshops and projects with partner organisations including: Jersey schools, Highlands College, Youth Arts Jersey, Jersey Arts Trust, CCA Gallery International, Jersey Mencap and others.

    Scheduled Events and Opportunities
    April 2017

    Archisle Photo Academy / 10 – 14 April 2017 (Easter Holidays) in partnership with Youth Arts Jersey. Learn photo skills, shoot new projects and take part in an exciting group exhibition in this five day workshop for 18’s and under led by Tanja Deman at St James Centre, St Helier, Jersey. For info see: , call into St James Centre, telephone: +44 (0)1534 280506 or email:

    Further events will be added very soon please check back!