Ivana Kurešević is a designer, artist, and founder of Ivy Q Studio located in Šamac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Before founding Ivy Q Studio, Ivana worked as a scenographer and costume designer for the Cultural Scene of Little Things and the City Theater of Trebinje. Through IVY Q, Ivana successfully conveyed the soul of Bosnia and Herzegovina, using new and modern concepts. Her jewelry collection is made of recycled materials, which come from different industries, and Ivana combines them with bold and contemporary designs.
The studio is engaged in the creation of modern jewelry inspired by cultural heritage, especially Bosnian medieval tombstones – “stećci” and the Bosančica script. Ivana uses a fast process from idea to prototype and test examples. Her goal is the digitization of cultural heritage and the maximum utilization of unwanted materials from various industries to transform them into desirable objects. Ivana is one of the winners of the public call within the “NFT for Women” project, and her work became part of the first selected NFT collection in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The organizers of the project are the Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska and the office of UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.