Lana Mesic for Grolsch Unseen Residency

by admin November 02 2016

Introducing Lana Mesić, one of the artists in the running for the Grolsch Unseen Residency.

Lana Mesić (b. 1987, Croatia) is a documentary photographer who explores the realm of the invisible. After her graduation from the Master Photography at the AKV|St.Joost in Breda she was immediately long-listed for the Dutch Doc Award. After that she was selected for Winterthur’s Plat(t)form 2013 and nominated for the New Talent Photography Award ING. Meanwhile she exhibited in The Hague, New York, Tokyo, Kigali, Sao Paolo and Zagreb. 

"I want to go on an adventure into the financial district of London and once and for all try to understand this world. It seems we haven’t learned all that much since the last market crash and it is business as usual. This predicates that this massive tower of financial hocus pocus we are building again will eventually crash again. But, what if we can use this failure in order to learn something from it? Through a series of visual experiments I want to explore this – to me – confusing worlds. So let’s all hail the fail and boogie!" Watch her video below.


The Grolsch Unseen Residency is an initiative of Grolsch and Unseen, annually giving a two month scholarship to one artist. This year the artist will be housed in London and work within the local urban creative landscape on a new body of work. The result of the residency will be launched within the following edition of Unseen Photo Fair & Festival.

An international jury consisting of Alison Nordstrom (curator, US), Jenny Nordquist (Artistic Director, Landskrona Foto Festival, SE) and Karin Andreasson (Photo Editor, The Guardian, SE) will choose the winner of the Grolsch Unseen Residency, to be announced on the 15th of November 2016. The decision for the final winner will be based on the artist's proposal, highlighting one or more of the three pillars of the Grolsch Unseen Residency: improving the urban space, a vision of the future and a positive look at the unconventional.