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Ivana Živić (1979 RS)


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 15 solo and over 40 group exhibitions at home and abroad. Awards: 2016 Praise for drawing, Vladimir Velickovic Fund ,2014 Rotary Club Award, Belgrade. 2012 Award for production work, Mangelos Fund. 2009 Praise, The Second Biennial of Drawings in Pancevo. Artist in Residence at GLO’ART (Global Art Centre) Lanaken, Belgium (2015) and at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2009). Her main focus is on contemporary surrealism in painting. Through analogy with water, interior or inner space, and the very act of swimming Ivana’s work deals with emotions and emotional states. 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.







   Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting ( MA)

   Solo exhibitions

  • 2016 –  Atmosphere of Underwater Reality, paintings, Kočevje Art Salon, organized by the Provincial Museum of Kočevje, Kočevje, Slovenia
  • 2015 – Paintings, Salon 77 Gallery, Niš, Serbia
  • 2015 – The Romms of Water, Paintings, Ulus Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2013   Paintings, Center for Culture of Grocka, Grocka, Serbia
  • 2011   Stickers, installation / paintings, Gallery of Modern Art Lazarevac, Lazarevac, Serbia
  • 2010   Open Studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, artist and residents, Paris
  • 2010   Toys, drawings /instalacions, DOB Gallery, Belgrade (Dom omladine Beograd ), Serbia
  • 2010    Antidepresiv, digital prints, Gallery 73, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2008    Postgraduate exhibition ’Permeating’, drawings/paintings, Gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Belgrade
  • 2008    Display window, drawings/paintings, Gallery of Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation, Belgrade,Serbia
  • 2007    Sights, SULUJ Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2007    Paintings, Independent Art Association Izba, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 2005    Paintings, Institute for Study of Cultural Development(Zavod za proučavanje kulturnog razvitka), Belgrade
  • 2002    Drawings, DKSG(Dom kulture studentski grad), Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1999    Drawings, House of Đura Jakšić Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia


 Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017   Art on Paper, KC Indjia, Serbia
  • 2016   Portal, Festival of Nine, Brickyard club lovers of heavy industry, Belgrade
  • 2016   Black Box – Erase the past, Mikser Festival, Belgrade
  • 2016   Sammer Exhibition,The  Big White Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
  • 2016   NordArt, Kunstwerk-carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
  • 2015   NOA, Novi Sad  open art, Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 2015   Second Summer Salon, Gallery Štab, Belgrade
  • 2014   BOA, Belgrade open art, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • 2014   Spring Exhibition,  Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade
  • 2013  The finalists for the drawing award from the Vladimir Velickovic Foundation”, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade
  • 2013   6th International Biennial Pastel Exhibition, Poland
  • 2013   Spring Exhibition Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade
  • 2013   30 x 30 Modern gallery, Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin, Belgrade
  • 2012   Exhibition of works produced Awards Demetrius Bašičević Mangelos 2012., Bell Gallery (Zvono) Belgrade
  • 2012   East-West, 30 x 30, Modern Gallery Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin
  • 2012   11. International Biennial of Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovac
  • 2011   30 x 30 Modern gallery, Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin
  • 2011    Parchment Serbia, Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • 2010   10th International Biennale of  Miniature, Gornji Milanovac
  • 2010    Drawings, Gallery 107, Zemun
  • 2009    2th International Biennale of Serbian Drawings, Pančevo
  • 2009    ULUS Autumn Exhibition, The Art Pavillion ’Cvijeta Zuzorić’, Belgrade
  • 2009    Identity, El Centre Civic Drassanes, Projecte Cultural Erasme Janer’ Barcelona, Spain
  • 2009    ULUS Spring Exhibition, The Art Pavillion ’Cvijeta Zuzorić’, Belgrade
  • 2008    Bienalle of visual and applied arts, Gallery of modern arts, Smederevo
  • 2008    Lidija and Nela Antonović’s project in Gallery O3one, Belgrade
  • 2008    9th International Bienalle of  Miniature, Gornji Milanovac
  • 2008    ULUS Spring Exhibition, The Art Pavillion ’Cvijeta Zuzorić’, Belgrade
  • 2007    The Short Electronic Form Fair KEF 8: ’we’re looking for a job’, Rex, Belgrade
  • 2007    Mixed world, project between Serbian and Finnish young artists, City of Tampere Cultural Office ,Emil Hall       Tampere, Finland
  • 2006    The Short Electronic Form Fair KEF 7: ’antidote’, Rex, Belgrade
  • 2006    Contest exhibition ’And there came Tesla’ Progress Gallery, Belgrade
  • 2006    New ULUS members, The Art Pavillion ’Cvijeta Zuzorić’ 27.01-12.02.2006
  • 2005    Contest exhibition for Hugo Boss Belgrade, subject: Ego(šk)art: New Edition, The Art Pavillion ’Cvijeta Zuzorić’
  • 2005    The First International Biennale of Miniature,  Nikšić, Montenegro
  • 2003    Art colony at the Student center ’Subotica’, Open university Gallery, Subotica
  • 2003    XII Bienalle of student drawings,DKSG, Belgrade


   Workshops, Artist in Resedents and Art ColIections

  • 2016   Dr. Joachim Belbe Collections, Germany
  • 2015    Wiener Stadtishe Collection of Contemporary Art
  • 2015    GLO`ART, Global Art Centre, Lanaken,  Belgium (Artist in Resedents)
  • 2010    Cite Internationale des Arts, Artist in Residents, Paris, France
  • 2009     Resava,  Internationale Summer Workshop, Despotovac, Serbia
  • 2008     Boža Ilić  Internationale Summer Workshop, Prokuplje, Serbia
  • 2004    International Summer School of University of Arts in Belgrade, documentary film workshop, subject: Traditional and modern in cultural identity of a town, Pancevo



  • 2016    The 2. Drawing Award from the Vladimir Velickovic Foundation”, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade
  • 2014    Rotary Club Awards
  • 2011    Mangelos Awards for Production of Work, Belgrade
  • 2009    Diploma – 2th International Biennale of Serbian Drawings, Pancevo
  • 2005    Metro cash and carry award, Belgrade
  • 2001    Enry, award for plastic work, Belgrade
  • 2004-2007 Scholarship by The Fund for the Talented Young People