Sanja Iveković

Sanja Iveković was born in Zagreb, Croatia, where she currently lives and works. She was raised in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and belongs to the artistic generation emerging after 1968 and covered by the umbrella term “New Art Practice.” Iveković has always contested the role of art in society through a wide range of media, with a focus on points of intersection between gender, nation and class. Her work from the 1990s deals with the collapse of socialist regimes and the consequences of the triumph of capitalism and the market economy over living conditions, particularly those of women. She has participated in numerous international biennials and major exhibitions including 4. Berliner Herbstsalon, Berlin (2019); the 38th EVA International Biennial, Limerick (2018); Documenta 8, 11, 12 and 13, 14 (1987, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017); Kiev Biennial, Kiev (2015); Artes Mundi, Cardif (2014); and the Istanbul Biennial (2009, 2007). She has had solo exhibitions at 1MiraMadrid, Madrid (2019−2020); State of Concept, Athens (2019); HDD, Zagreb (2018); DAAD Gallery, Berlin (2015); the South London Gallery/Calvert 22 (2012−2013); MUDAM, Luxembourg (2012); MAC/VAL, France (2012); MoMA, New York (2011); and the two-part exhibition at BAK, Utrecht, and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2009).