Ivana Ranisavljević

Born in 1983 in Belgrade. She graduated from the Painting Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Belgrade, 2011, in the class of proffessor Jovan Sivacki. In addition to traditional, classical fine arts (painting, graphics, drawings), the field of her interests are art and new media (multimedia art, performance art, body-art, video-work, installations, etc.). Last 4 years she is most engaged in performance art at home and abroad. She has exhibited in several solo and several group exhibitions at home and abroad. He currently lives and works in Belgrade.
 

She within Me
Modern gallery Lazarevac, Lazarevac, Serbia, 2014
Am I?
Performance „Am I?“ was performed at Kalemegdan in Belgrade, in 2015, as part of the art project Baushtelle: Balkan Temple, collaboration between 30 artists from Zurich, Belgrade and Pristina. As part of the same project, artist performed two more different performances, in Pristina and Zurich, on the subject „What do you believe in?“, which was the main theme of the project. In this performance artist deals with the issue of freedom and basic human rights, defined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, whose signatore is also RSerbia.

In six hours performance, artist reads one by one article of the Declaration from reversed mirror reflection, which is set at an angle on the table in front of her. Behind her back, there are 4 panels set on the wall, with printed articles of the Declaration, available for reading to audience. During her reading, artist progressively sews her lips together with a needle and a thread, by the moment when she can’t reads/speaks no more.
Average Human
Performance „Average Human“ was performed in Zurich, in 2015, as part of the art project Baushtelle: Balkan Temple, collaboration between 30 artists from Zurich, Belgrade and Pristina. As part of the same project, artist performed two more different performances, in Belgrade and Pristina, on the subject „What do you believe in?“, which was the main theme of the project. In this performance, artist present her statement and her belief in the power of creativity and art in general. During six hours performance, both veins on artist’s arms are open and bleeds while she is reading, periodically Charles Bukowski poem „The Genius of the Crowd“. Every reading she opens and closes with the pronouncement: „I am the average human.“ This poem itself is critical review and provocation on mediocrity and its danger and destructivness on human spirit and life itself.
I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you
Performance „I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.“, was performed in Pristina, in 2015, as part of the art project Baushtelle: Balkan Temple, collaboration between 30 artists from Zurich, Belgrade and Pristina. As part of the same project, artist performed two more different performances, in Belgrade and Zurich, on the subject „What do you believe in?“, which was the main theme of the project.

In this performance, artist deals with issues about love, taking responsibility, forgiveness and reconciliation; national and language identity and conflict as a result of the unconscious, conscienceless and unethical reference to these identities. Piece about forgiveness and reconciliation. If one would take complete responsibility for one's life, then everything one sees, hears, tastes, touches, or in any way experiences would be one's responsibility because it is in one's life.
Freedom or Death to Art Schools
Performance: “Freedom or Death to Art Schools”
Authors and performers: Ivana Ranisavljevi and Uroš Jovanović
Duration: 1h
Magacin u Kraljevića Marka, Belgrade, Serbia, 201