Vee Speers /   Vee Speers

Australia 1962

Photography, Fine Art

Vee Speers
Vee Speers
January 28, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Vee Speers, born in 1962, is an Australian artist who lives and works in Paris. Since moving to France she has worked in fashion, photojournalism and today she is an established fine-art photographer. Her portraits combine elements which evoke conflicting emotions that can surprise the viewer, telling a story that is somewhere between fantasy and reality, the obvious and the unexpected.

Speers studied fine art and photography at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane before working as a Stills Photographer at the ABC Television in Sydney in the 80’s. After moving to Paris in 1990, she began exhibiting her series Bordello, followed by The Birthday Party, Immortal and Thirteen, engaging viewers with the dramatic tension of her portraits and her unique pallet of colour.

Speers has exhibited in France, United Kingdom, Miami, NYC, Atlanta, China, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Tunisia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Sweden, Norway and the United States, and her work has been published on the covers of Fotomagazin Germany, Zoom, Public Art, Photo International, Images Magazine, A Conceptual Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, The Sunday Times UK, Russian Photo and Video, Swedish Photo with features in Zoom, Art Investor, Germany, Shots UK, Photo District News NYC, Photographica Tokyo, Chinese Photography, Bloom, among many others.

Speers’ book Bordello with a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld is available world-wide, and her second book The Birthday Party was released in October 2008 by Dewi Lewis, UK.

YearName of the exhibitionGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2012The Birthday PartyBilbao , Spainsolo
2012The Birthday PartyThe Little Black Gallery, Londonsolo
2012The Birthday PartyGetxophoto Festival, Spainsolo
2012RetrospectiveGallery Fahey Klein, LAsolo
2011Bordello and ParisiansGalerie Huit, Arlessolo
2011ImmortalActe2 Galerie, Parissolo
2011Photographic FestivalNordic Lights, Norwaysolo
2011BordelloFEPN Festival, Arlessolo
2011ImmortalJackson Fine Art, Atlantasolo
2010The Birthday PartyAtelier Jungwirth, Grazsolo
2010The Birthday PartyFotografiska Museum, Stockholmsolo
2009International DiscoveriesFotofest, Houstonsolo
2009The Birthday PartyActe2 Gallery, Parissolo
2009The Birthday PartyJackson Fine Art, Atlantasolo
2009Au Feminin100 Women Photographing WomenCentre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkiangroup
2008International Photography FestivalSingaporesolo
2008Vee Speers21C Museum, Louisville Kentucky, USAsolo
2008The Birthday PartyGallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurtsolo
2008The Birthday PartyThe Photographers’ Gallery, Londonsolo
2007Awarded second prizeLIPF Photographic Festival, Lianzhou, Chinasolo
2007The Birthday PartyByron McMahon Gallery, Sydneysolo
2007The Birthday PartySirius Arts Centre, Cork County, Irelandsolo
2007OtherlandsRhubarb Rhubarb Festival, Birmingham, UKgroup
2007Madame La PresidenteRencontres d’Arlesgroup
2007The Birthday PartyObjectif Feminin, Australian Embassy, Parisgroup
2006Bordello and ParisiansSandra Byron Gallery, Sydneysolo
2006Parisians and BordelloLa Galerie du Passage, Parissolo
2006The PortraitThe Photographers Gallery, Londongroup
2006The Body Familiar: Current Perspectives of the NudeGriffin Museum of Photography, Bostongroup
2005UnknownThe Photographers Gallery, Londongroup
2005Women Photographing WomenStephanie Hoppen Gallery, Londongroup
2004Rencontres de Ghar El Melh – exhibition of ParisiansPhotography Festival in Tunisia solo
2004UnknownThe Photographers Gallery, Summer Show, Londongroup
2002BordelloPast Rays Gallery, Yokohama, Japansolo
2002BordelloKen Damy Gallery, Brescia, Italysolo