Marta Jovanović (b. 1978, Belgrade, Serbia) 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 Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade,
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 survey show of her work at BOSI Contemporary gallery in NY
where she launched her first artist book Performing The Self, 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.
ABOUT THE ART PERFORMANCE
Through this performance, the artist intends to challenge our habit of keeping secrets and force us to reflect on the impact of secrets on our daily lives. The performance will offer a sort of exorcism to the participants and the audience. Each participant will be invited to share one personal secret with the artist and may choose to do so in any language, regardless if the artist understands it.