Jelena Telecki

Jelena Telecki

Jelena Telecki was born in Yugoslavia in 1976 and relocated to Australia in 1999. She currently lives and works in Sydney. Since 2007, Telecki has been making and exhibiting representational paintings and sculptures that articulate the politics of personal and shared narratives. 

Telecki has exhibited extensively in Australia, England, and Japan. A major new suite of her paintings will be exhibited in the 2022 Adelaide Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include pleasurable, the illegible, the multiple, the mundane at Artspace, Sydney (2021);_ _Incidental Collaborators (2020) at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney; Not Coming Andersson (2018) at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney and Bubble diagrams (2017) at Artspace Ideas Platform, Sydney. Notable group exhibitions include Gymnasium (2020), SCA Galleries, Sydney; Outside my window (online, 2020), Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney; RONDO (2020), Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney; NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (2019), Artspace, Sydney; John Fries Award (2018), UNSW Galleries; and NEW14 (2014), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne. Telecki has been awarded several grants and residencies including a one-year studio residency at Artspace, Sydney in 2019; the University of Sydney Postgraduate Award in 2008-2009; and the Australia Council for the Arts grant for the development of new work in 2021 and 2010. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally including the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney; Artbank, Sydney; and The Australian War Memorial, Canberra. 

Selected works

    Portrait painter (gimp 23)

    Jelena Telecki

    Portrait painter (gimp 23) 2021


    Jelena Telecki

    Almost 2021

    Model's artist

    Jelena Telecki

    Model's artist 2020

    Blue Balls

    Jelena Telecki

    Blue Balls 2020


    Jelena Telecki

    Iven 2021


    Jelena Telecki

    Marc 2021


  • Playthings

    Jelena Telecki


    20 November - December 18, 2021

  • Almost


    Maria CruzJulie FragarMatthys GerberChristopher HanrahanLucina LaneTodd McMillanSarah MoscaJonny NiescheJohn NixonJan van der PloegElizabeth PulieKoji RyuiGemma SmithNicola SmithJelena TeleckiBrendan Van HekOliver Wagner

    10 September - October 9, 2021



    John ArmlederSimon BarneyMaria CruzJulie FragarSarah MoscaOlivier MossetJonny NiescheGemma SmithJelena TeleckiOliver WagnerBrendan Van HekJan van der Ploeg

    25 November - December 19, 2020

  • Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020

    Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020

    Julie FragarSarah MoscaElizabeth PulieJelena TeleckiJustene Williams

    1 - October 31, 2020

  • Incidental Collaborators

    Jelena Telecki

    Incidental Collaborators

    8 August - September 12, 2020



    Maria CruzAnthony JohnsonLucina LaneTodd McMillanSarah MoscaJonny NiescheHuseyin SamiTony SchwensenGemma SmithNicola SmithJelena TeleckiBrendan Van Hek

    21 May - June 20, 2020



    Julie FragarDavid HainesLucina LaneTodd McMillanElizabeth PulieHuseyin SamiKoji RyuiGemma SmithTony SchwensenJelena TeleckiBrendan Van HekJustene Williams

    1 - February 29, 2020