Ivana Živić was born in 1979 in Sarajevo (BIH). She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting (2004). She completed her postgraduate studies at the same university (2008). She has exhibited in 20 solo and over 50 group exhibitions at home and abroad. Awards: Praise for drawing, Vladimir Velickovic Fund 2016, Rotary Club Award 2014, Belgrade; Award for Production Work, Mangelos Fund 2012, The Second Biennial of Drawings in Pancevo. Artist in Residence at Serbian Art Month, Art hub, Abu Dhabi 2018; GLO'ART (Global Art Centre) Lanaken, Belgium (2015) and at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2009). Ivana’s paintings are characterized by exploring the interiors submerged underwater in a unique blend of realism, fantasy, and montage. Executed with great finesse, the viewer feels enveloped by these spaces populated by a single presence of a swimmer exploring the inner world of emotions. In the life of every individual and in all areas of social life emotions have an enormous significance. To understand them means not only to know better yourselves but also to better understand another person as well.