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Ivana Kličković

About

The focus of Ivana Kličković’s practice rests on the process of selection and “sampling” of culturally and chronologically distant visual patterns – such as Japanese woodblock prints, drawings of old theatrical scenery or digital images pulled from the Internet – which she recreates on canvas as simultaneously overlapping layers of reduced image fragments that form large-scale compositions, spatially flat and open to interpretation, both abstract and/or quasi-representational. Confirming atemporality as one of the main features of her painterly gesture, Kličković indirectly but accurately comments on the multidirectional, constant and often chaotic circulation of images in our everyday lives, in which everything has already been seen and exists intertwined, independently from isolated cultural patterns and social phenomena. By reacting to and participating in a global economy of images, in which dissemination of visual information is organised in such a way, Kličković takes over and examines the logic of overlapping, mixing, flexibility, conflict, and simultaneity of visual motifs and styles within her own painting structure. These paintings are not created with pretence to either semantic coherence or didactic intent. If a reference to history or genre of painting is to be used in relation to them, then the landscape, in its broadest sense, could serve as the methodological framework – a landscape that, in Kličković’s paintings, appears as a section of an infinite horizon from which the sequence of the visible is isolated by the eye. In this case, however, we are looking at imaginary landscapes that open up as vast spaces built on a network of fragments overlapping in a way that involves multiple views and that, in this sense, cannot be limited to what is comprehended exclusively by any single eye. (Text: Ana Bogdanovic)

Ivana Kličković was born and raised in former Yugoslavia. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, where she received MA in Painting. Between 2000 and 2010 she worked as research associate, assistant lecturer and a docent at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade. Since 2010 she has been based in Berlin, where she developed a multidisciplinary practice based around an idiosyncratic exploration of correspondences between painting, drawing and photography, and their relation to film and theatre design.

Kličković’s most recent solo exhibition, entitled here… the moon, was presented in 2017 at the Cultural Centre of Belgrade. Previous solo exhibitions include the Faculty of Architecture; Belgrade Youth Centre; and Centre for Cultural Decontamination, all in Belgrade; and Gallery of Contemporary Art in Pančevo, Serbia. Her work was included in a number of significant group exhibitions in Serbia, including at the Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists in 1998 and 2004; the 39th and the 42nd October Salon, in 1998 and 2001 respectively; the SKC Student Cultural Centre in Belgrade in 2007; as well as part of Arcadia Unbound at Funkhaus, Berlin in 2015.

In 2019 Kličković designed costumes for Danke Deutschland – Cảm ơn nước Đức, directed by Sanja Mitrović at Schaubühne in Berlin. Previously, she collaborated on projects for a number of others theatres in Germany, including Schauspiel Leipzig, Schauspiel Frankfurt, HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Theater an der Parkaue in Berlin.

Works

acrylic and ink on paper<br>50x36cm
Photo: Ivana Klickovic

Ivana Klickovic, Untitled ('here the moon...' series), 2017

acrylic and ink on paper
50x36cm Photo: Ivana Klickovic

acrylic and ink on paper<br>24 x 30 cm 
Photo: Ivana Klickovic

Ivana Klickovic, Untitled ('here the moon...' series), 2017

acrylic and ink on paper
24 x 30 cm Photo: Ivana Klickovic

Ivana Klickovic

Artwork by Ivana Klickovic

Ivana Klickovic

acrylic on fabric <br>50 x 33 cm

Photo: Gilla Loercher

Ivana Klickovic, Untitled, 2020

acrylic on fabric
50 x 33 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher

Oilbar and acrylic on oil paper <br>97.5 x 73.5 cm

Photo: Ivana Kličković

Untitled, 2017

Oilbar and acrylic on oil paper
97.5 x 73.5 cm Photo: Ivana Kličković

Acrylic on canvas<br>180 x 200 cm

Photo: Ivana Kličković

Untitled, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
180 x 200 cm Photo: Ivana Kličković

Acrylic on canvas <br>180 x 200 cm

Photo: Ivana Kličković

Untitled, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
180 x 200 cm Photo: Ivana Kličković

Exhibitions

Biography