Things I Wanted To Say But Never Did | Ivana Jovanovic

Things I Wanted To Say But Never Did. Group Exhibition at Contact Sheet. Ivana Jovanovic.

Ivana Jovanovic | Artist 

Exhibiting artist at 'Things I Wanted To Say But Never Did' | Group Exhibition. 

Opens to the public 4th September 2019, 6pm - 8pm.  


Tell us about yourself.

I’ve been recently coming to terms with loss, grief and facing a bit of an ‘identity crisis’ both IRL and in my practice. I feel like I have gone through one of those milestone moments in life that comes along every now and again but instead of getting married or buying a house I just got emotionally overwhelmed. The whole experience of rediscovering and reconnecting with my cultural heritage through personal histories has dredged up some difficult thoughts and feelings, and past traumas I wasn’t very ready to face but they decided to show up anyway – bit like a shitty ex from 5 years ago. 

So that’s me. How are you going?

What can the audience expect of your response to the theme?

It’s very personal and it has the word ‘cunt’ in it!

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Gentle but firm.

If you could say 1 thing to an ex lover, what would you say?

Thanks for being the body I needed when I didn’t feel like having one. 


ARTIST BIO: Ivana Jovanovic is a Sydney based artist, writer and curator engaged in social and community practice. Her recent solo work has delved into her identity connecting to cultural heritage as a Serbian Australian woman through grief and ritual. This has led to a deeper exploration of memory, trauma and lived experience of mental health.

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