IVANA BASIC

Annka Kultys Gallery


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BIOGRAPHY

Through her sculptures and videos, Ivana Basic asserts the body as a dense and finite space of confinement and examines the conditions and consequences of that space, its boundaries, its matter, its durability and its weight. Fusing synthetic materials such as silicone and living materials such as wax and oil paint, Basic enfleshes hollow and bruised forms that are at once bodies and habitats. Residing in the liminal space between life and death these sculptural forms test the boundaries of ‘human minimality’ while examining what constitutes the notion of “wholeness”. For the viewer, Basic’s work evokes both the repulsion and the beauty inherent to the pain and fragility of corporeality. Through the duality of her practice Basic negotiates the complex conditions of mortality and speculates on scenarios beyond death and singularity.

Ivana Basic is a Serbian artist based in New York (b.1986). She completed an M.P.S. at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 2012. Basic’s work was first exhibited at Annka Kultys Gallery in the 2016 summer group show, Zero Zero. The gallery held her first ever solo exhibition, Throat Wanders Down the Blade.., in September 2016.

Basic’s work was recently on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York  in Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016.

Her solo shows include Marlborough Gallery, New York; Annka Kultys Gallery, London; and group exhibitions: Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annka Kultys Gallery, London; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Gallery Diet, Miami; Antoine Renard, Gillmeier&Rech, Berlin;  Martos Gallery, LA; Rod Barton, London;  820 Plaza, Montreal, Canada.

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SELECTED WORKS

Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Stay inside or perish
2016
Wax, glass, pressure, oil paint, weight, rigidity, stainless steel, leather, elastic band
110 x 33 x 45.5 cm
(43 1/2 x 13 x 18 in)
(IBas003.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Population of phantoms resembling me #1
2016
Wax, oil paint, pressure, weight, stainless steel, leather
110 x 37 x 40 cm
(43 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 15 3/4 in)
(IBas004.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Breath seeps through her tightly closed mouth #1
2016
Breath, glass, stainless steel torque
81x28x28cm
(313/4 x11x11in)
(IBas006.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Breath seeps through her tightly closed mouth #3
2016
Breath, glass, stainless steel torque
55x28x28cm
(211/2 x11x11in)
(IBas008.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Breath seeps through her tightly closed mouth #4
2016
Breath, glass, stainless steel torque
43x28x28cm
(17x11x11in)
(IBas009.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Breath seeps through her tightly closed mouth #4 (detail)
2016
Breath, glass, stainless steel torque
43x28x28cm
(17x11x11in)
(IBas009.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Breath seeps through her tightly closed mouth #7
2016
Breath, glass, stainless steel torque
40x28x28cm
(153/4 x11x11in)
(IBas012.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Ungrounding
2014
Wax, silicone, steel
48.3 x 40.6 x 5 cm
(19 x 16 x 2 in)
Unique
(IBas001.14)
Annka Kultys Gallery
IVANA BASIC
Blue Under
2013
One channel video, 3 min 43 sec Dimensions variable
Sound: Rastko Lazic
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(IBas002.13)

SELECTED PRESS / NEWS

“STRAY”

Times Square Art, 1500 Broadway, NYC

28 November 2017 – 30 January 2018


“Group Show: Tu es Métamorphose”

Galerie Pact, Paris

19 October 2017 – January 2018


“7 emerging artists to follow in 2018”

D360

22  September 2017


“IVANA BAŠIĆ: Through the Hum of Black Velvet Sleep”

The Brooklyn Rail, review by William Corwin

14 July 2017


“Ivana Basic

Artforum, review by Matthew Weinstein

June 2017


“10 Artists to Watch this May”

Artspace

May 2017


“Ivana Bašič”

Artforum

May 2017


“These Eerily Lifelike Sculptures Probe Death, Pain, and the Grotesque”

Creators

April 2017


“Feeling Anxiety and Relief at NADA New York”

Hyperallergic, review by Claire Voon

3 March 2017


“New Gallery Show Explores ‘Corporal Forms'”

Jackson Hole News & Guide, review by Isa Jones

8 February 2017


“17 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2017”

Artsy

14 December 2016


“Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema And Art, 1905-2016”

Musee, review by Celina Huynh

4 November 2016


“Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema And Film, 1905-2016 At The Wihtney Museum”

Eye towards the Dove, review by Jongho Lee

1 November 2016


“(Dis)Figurative Art: Ivana Basic On The Socially Constructed Body”

Artspace, review by Loney Abrams

7 October 2016


“Ivana Basic”

Traction Magazine, interview by Charlotte Bernard

3 October 2016


“Explore Ivana Basic’s Aesthetically Disturbing Exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery”

Art Verge, review by Yannis Kostarias

29 September 2016


“Ivana Basic @ Annka Kultys Gallery Reviewed”

AQNB, review by Adeleine St

26 September 2016


“Alien Bodies. Ivana Basic At Annka Kultys Gallery”

The Quietus, review by Robert Barry

25 September 2016

 


EXHIBITIONS

Annka Kultys Gallery

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5  JULY – 29 JULY 2017

 

Annka Kultys Gallery

IVANA BASIC | THROAT WANDERS DOWN THE BLADE..

8  SEPTEMBER – 8 OCTOBER 2016

 

Annka Kultys Gallery

ZERO ZERO

30 JUNE – 30 JULY 2016Annka Kultys