Asylum Archive

The NCAD Gallery presents Asylum Archive, an exhibition of accumulated artefacts, oral histories and photography created by artist Vukašin Nedeljković

Thursday, 24th November - Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Asylum Archive opening 6pm, Thursday 24 November 2016 
Exhibition continues 25 November 2016 – 25 January 2017
NCAD Gallery opening times, Monday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm

Image: The Old Convent Direct Provision Centre, 2008, Vukašin Nedeljković.

The NCAD Gallery presents Asylum Archive, an exhibition of accumulated documents, artefacts, oral histories and photography created by Dublin based visual artist and researcher Vukašin Nedeljković. Asylum Archive engages directly with the everyday realities of asylum seekers, drawing on Nedeljković’s personal experience of being an asylum seeker and living in direct provision centres in Ireland between the years of 2007-2009.

Vukašin Nedeljković is a visual artist and PhD student at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice at Dublin Institute of Technology. He initiated the multidisciplinary project, Asylum Archive, to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics, civil society activists and immigration lawyers, amongst others, with a view to creating an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource, critically foregrounding accounts of exile, displacement, trauma and memory. View

Public Event of Presentations & Questions to the Floor: Tuesday 6th December at 6pm. No booking necessary. On the occasion of the Asylum Archive exhibition at the NCAD Gallery a public event to include a panel of presentations & questions to the floor is organised. This event includes presentations from Vukašin Nedeljković, artist and researcher, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT); Dr Ronit Lentin, Associate Professor in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Joe Moore, anti-deportation activist; Prof Aislinn O’Donnell, Professor of Education, and Coordinator of Structured PhD and M.Litt Programmes in Education, Maynooth University.

An exhibition tours programme for primary, post primary and third level students runs alongside the exhibition. For bookings please contact the NCAD Gallery at

Read, Nedeljković, V. (2016) Asylum Archive: An Archive of Asylum and Direct Provision in Ireland entry for Border Criminologies, Faculty of Law, Oxford University, available at: (Accessed 18/11/2016).

Curator Anne Kelly NCAD Gallery 100 Thomas Street, Dublin, D08 K521, Ireland.
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