Ivana Bašić was born in 1986 in Belgrade, Serbia and she now lives and works in New York.
In her work Ivana Bašić addresses the vulnerability and transformation of the body.
By fusing synthetic materials, such as silicone, and natural materials, such as wax and oil paint, Bašić’ sculptures acquire a post-human quality.
Her works are often premised on an abstracted sense of primordial matter succumbing to various conditions that are pressed upon it and undergo a series of transformations: from material to immaterial; from organic to inorganic; from human to insectile and from ground-bound matter into pure idealism.
Residing in the liminal space between life and death, these sculptural forms test the boundaries of “human minimality” while examining what constitutes the notion of “wholeness.” For the viewer, her work evokes both the repulsion and the beauty inherent to the pain and fragility of corporeality.
The artist has exhibited widely, mounting solo and group presentation at KUMU Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; The Whitney Museum, New York, US; 6th Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece; Hessel Museum of Art, Annendale-On-Hudson, New York, US; 57.Belgrade Biennial, Belgrade, Serbia; Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, Talinn, Estonia; La Panacee Museum of Contemporary Art, Montpellier, France; Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York; Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Her work is in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum, New York.