Iva Simcic

There is no thinking about future plans when you live in Bosnia. However, one can always think about art and politics though. So, I am interested all the time in the relationship between art and politics, and all possible variations of the two: politics of art, politics in art, art in politics, etc.

 

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When and where were you born?
1974, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Now that part of land is called Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Where do you currently live and work?
Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo

How long have you been practicing your craft?
Long enough.

What inspires you?
A lot of things. I get inspired with many things and all the time. That can range from something purely visual, to an idea, concept, or thought.

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How would you describe your style
/approach?
There is no visual “style” that I can commit to other than things that interest me, which is different than things that inspire me. So, I am interested all the time in the relationship between art and politics, and all possible variations of the two: politics of art, politics in art, art in politics, etc. This is a very complex relationship and does not involve just dealing with different “political” topics in art. That is something that I have been thinking about in great depth, and something that has always been present in my work. My PhD thesis in Art Theory is also connected to this interest.  

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What has been a defining moment in your career?
Getting to know the artist Kerry James Marshall in Chicago, and going to and graduating from Yale.

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What are your future plans?
There is no thinking about future plans when you live in Bosnia. One can always think about art and politics though.

Can you leave us with some parting words or advice?
I give advice to my students all the time, and I feel funny doing that.

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Where can people learn more about you and purchase your work?
http://ivasimcic.wix.com/ivasimcic
ivasimcic@gmail.com

All images copyright Iva Simcic. All rights reserved. 

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