My eponymous performance persona is a pseudo-liberal art collector, art dealer, commercial gallerist, curator, art advisor, business magnate, patron of the arts, and philanthropist based in New York City. She is the founding director and CEO of Ivana Dizdar Projects (IDP), a multi-million dollar commercial gallery franchise with locations in North America, Western Europe, East Asia, and Central Africa. Occupying the margin between realism and satire, Dizdar embodies the rhetorical force of bullshit in art and politics, calling attention to art-world hypocrisies by undermining the causes she publicly advocates.
This ongoing performance project, which comprises public speeches and interventions, is concerned with how the practices of art institutions, including not only museums but also academic establishments and the art market, play a role when it comes to labor and capitalism, systemic racism, and neocolonial exploitation, as well as environmental degradation. Blending fact and fiction, the performances also consider how the art world—and business moguls more generally—figures in the context of "post-truth" politics.