Ivana Ranisavljević was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1983. Graduated in 2010, at Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Painting department. She is final year student of the Faculty of Philosophy, since 2002, History of Art department.
2009- Drawings and photo-collages, University Library “Svetozar Markovic”, Belgrade
2010- ’’Perspective 9’’, photo-collage, Art Clinic, Novi Sad, Serbia
2010- ’’New Young’’, photo-collage, ’’Zvono’’ Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2010- Photo-collage, Gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
2009- ’’Young 2009’’, mosaic, Gallery of Nadezda Petrovic, Cacak, Serbia
2008- Dance performance and photography, Art Summer School (University of Art-Belgrade), Negotin, Serbia
2009, 2008, 2007- Drawings, DOB Gallery (Dom omladine Beograda), Belgrade, Serbia
2007- Painting, National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria
- Second aword from the Provincial Secretariat for Culture of Vojvodina, 2010
- Scholarships from the Ministry of Youth and Sport, Republic of Serbia, 2006\2007, 2007\2008, 2008\2009, 2009\2010
- Scholarship from the City of Belgrade, Department of Education, 2007\2008
Ivana Ranisavljević is a young artist, who very early discloses her deep understanding of the interactive unity of the outward and the inward, the full and the empty, and who suggests her profound, dominant interest in the direct issues of man’s physical, psychological and spiritual life within the context of his social conditionality. She uncovers the high abilities to articulate the issues of man’s rituality and its role in the differentiation and development of his ethical and aesthetic being.
In her latest series of drawings and photo-collages under a common name ’’Liberation’’, this young artist suggests that man’s loneliness is an inevitable consequence of the being as a discontinuity.
Using primarily her own body as a medium, through a very defined, seemingly ’ritual’ gesture of an artist-shaman, she simultaneously places herself into the role of the narrator, the subject-mediator and the passive object, who, as a unique symbol, indirectly suggest the various spheres of human existence and man’s ultimate purpose. In her creative process, she brings to life the eternal symbols of humanity embedded in the unconscious, and through upgrading and shaping them, using the language of archetypes, she overpowers that which she designates, simultaneously raising it to the sphere of permanent existence and artistic activity – she raises a personal destiny to the level of the destiny of the humanity. The very foundation of the communicability of Ivana’s artistic work lies in her inclination towards modern inscenation and spectacularization of the basic issues of human existence.
In her approach, she interweaves in a very homogenous manner the various traditional and new media: drawing, collage, photography, performance. …Read More
Faculty of Philosophy (Art history department)– University of Belgrade,
Faculty of Fine Arts- University of Belgrade