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.
The Anatomy Of Consciousness
Selection from a private collection
These carefully selected artists, whose works express aesthetics of the Western esotericism, entwined with macabre pictures and memento mori messages filled with occult symbolism, represent the concept of the exhibition under the name “The anatomy of consciousness”. The sentence “The anatomy of consciousness” points to the devotion of every chosen individual to the unique artistic and aesthetic expression which one builds into one’s work. With this expression, the artist explores the depths of the human mind and the abyss of existentialism in which the modern man finds himself imprisoned between a ruthless existence and the lack of power to resist fate – the fate which he has unconsciously built for centuries, while recklessly rushing across searing tracks into the chasm of civilization. These devoted artists work every day on a unique way to decipher the nature of the world and the being, so that they may divide time by periods and thus leave a mark in the horizontal continuum called the material world.