Iva Kovač has worked as a program director at the City of Women in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 2021. She has been a visual artist at Fokus Grupa since 2012. She was the curator at PM Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia from 2010 to 2012 and at SIZ Gallery in Rijeka, Croatia from 2013 to 2015. From 2017 to 2021 she was the curator at GSG in Rijeka, where she initiated and (co)edited the first three issues of GSG magazine for Contemporary Art and Social Question.
As Fokus Grupa she received the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Scholarship and developed a seminar at the Innsbruck Institute for Architectural Theory in Austria in 2016. As part of the recent research on the colonial history of European periphery, Fokus Grupa published an article titled “A Room with a Landscape” in ARTMargins journal.
The third edition of GSG Magazine explores the contemporary use of historical narratives and cultural artifacts, and the ideology of heritage and cultural (re)production to reveal and resist forms of inequality and violence.