“Ivana Milev works with a great of self-discipline. She is a sculptor with the mind of an engineer. She “weaves” an endless structure with her dexterous hands and is fascinated with its spatial progression.
She confronts herself with a serious problem or task: to be impeccably accurate, because she wants her work to be “technically perfect” in terms of design. Her obsession with structure is what puzzles when one observes her sculptures, because it is difficult to determine whether they have been created by a machine or a human hand.
Transparency of the sculptures can be deceiving. They might seem to be fragile forms that can break down just by looking at them, let alone by touching them. It makes us come very close to the sculpture in order to look carefully at the combinations of elements that make the whole.
The emblematic meaning of Ivana’s work does not lie exclusively in the final product. It lies also in the amount of time invested in creating it. A very long period of creating inevitably poetizes the final structure. There is something sublime in one’s decision to dedicate almost an unlimited amount of time to someone or something with the aim of getting everything right.” Milan Nasković.
Since 2011 at PhD studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade.
2011 – Graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Department of Sculpture.
2015 ‘The Young’, Nis Art Foundation
2013 The main prize in the category ‘Arts’, Club Superste (You are super)
2011 Award for sculpture, the exhibition ’Creative or cloned’ o3one, Belgrade
2011 The great award ’ RISTA AND BETA VUKANOVIĆ’ , Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade
2011 The first award of the Faculty of Fine Arts for mosaic
2009 Award of Municipality ‘Savski Venac’ for a sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade
2004 ‘Belgrade angels’ award
2004 Silver Medal in Shankar’s International Children’s Competition, New Delhi
Selected solo shows:
2017 ’The Unity of Multitude’, PhD show, Zepter Museum Belgrade
2016 ‘Graeae’, The Cultural Centre of Belgrade
2015 ‘[Un] Limited’, Belgrade Youth Center
2013 ‘Rhythm of elements’, Modern gallery, Lazarevac
2013 Drawings, Studio exhibition, Dusseldorf, Germany
2012 ’Inner layers’, Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Belgrade
2009 ‘Complex’ , a sculpture in public space, Graz, Austria
Sculptures in public space:
2010 ‘2523’ Stuttgart, Germany
2015 ‘Un/Limited I’ (collage) and ‘Un/Limited II’ (collage), Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Belgrade
2015 ‘Stretching’ (sculpture), Philip Morris collection
2015 ‘Dis/Order’ (sculpture); ‘Un/Limited III’ (collage) and ‘Un/Limited VI’ (collage) , Zepter Museum, Belgrade
2012 ‘Relief I’ and ‘Relief II’, Terrapanonica
2011 ’2km’ (sculpture), Zepter Museum, Belgrade