Born Belgrade, Serbia
Currently Lives and works between London, Rome, and New York
Marta Jovanović constructs scenarios in which she interrogates politics, identity, beauty, and sexuality. Her interdisciplinary practice is an invitation to disregard conventional notions of society and embrace a more democratic vision, free from all constraints. Jovanović received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 2001 after attending Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence. Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the globe, in institutions such as Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome; GH12HUB, Belgrade; Location One, New York; Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome, and Centre Culturel de Serbie, Paris, among many others. Her performance Shoot Me! was executed in 2010 at the benefit for Studio Marina Abramović, Location One, in New York, and her sculpture LjubavSrećalstina (LoveFortuneTruth), 2011, is permanently installed in the garden of the Museum of Yugoslav History. Jovanović is a winner of the Roma Capitale Award (2012) and participated at the Bronx Museum Biennial (2013) as well as the Venice Agendas at the 55th Venice Biennial along with Joan Jonas and Hans Ulrich Obrist. In January 2014 Jovanović had a first survey show of her work at BOSI Contemporary gallery in NY where she launched her first artist book, written by Dr. Kathy Battista and published by The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, of the City University of New York. She lives and works in New York, Belgrade and Rome.