Ivana Radovanovic, born in 1983, is a visual artist living in Podgorica and working in Cetinje in Montenegro. She obtained a PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Belgrade in 2016. She was the winner of the Res Artis Award, a residence period at KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre, at the Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale in 2015. Radovanovic represented Montenegro at the 57th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia VIVA ARTE VIVA.
Radovanovic perceives art as a kind of religion. Her interests include issues concerning inner freedom, temporality, void, and embodiment. She chooses materials which have lost their original function to build large sculptures based on forms and representational characters. Radovanovic’s works of art continue their development processes in different spaces, sometimes transforming into something totally different. During her residency at KulttuuriKauppila, Radovanovic created a piece of art for the Environmental Art Park in Ii. She dubbed her work in the words of C.S. Lewis: You don’t have a soul. You are the soul. You have a body.