Born 1986 in Knjaževac, Serbia. Graduated Scandinavian languages and literatures and holds a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Belgrade. Currently she is studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Jelena was working as a teaching assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is supporting students in the Student Union of the Academy in the Social Affairs, as well as in the Financial department. Scholar of the Ministry for youth and sports of Republic of Serbia, Belgrade and the Swedish Institute, Stockholm. Co-curator of the exhibition “Balkanization” in Friday Exit, Vienna. Co-founder of the informal group UMETNIK*.
As a part of the Fellowship at the IG Bildende Kunst in Vienna she focuses on introduction and implementation of artist fees in state-funded institutions in Austria.