Lucija Ivšić aka ŽIVA

︎Emerging new media artist and researcher, composer, and experienced performer, Lucija Ivšić, known professionally as ŽIVA is currently living in Melbourne where she is undertaking her practice-based PhD. Residing at the crossroads of art, science, and technology, her interdisciplinary artistic practice challenges the conventional approaches to live musical performance.

Started her music career at a very young age as a frontwoman of one of the most successful Croatian post-punk bands Punčke, from 2007 - 2019 she played over 400 shows worldwide, released five critically acclaimed albums, and got nominated for an MTV EMA Award.
In May 2023, ŽIVA debuted on the international music scene with her album ŽIVA which celebrates her Croatian heritage and blends modern sounds with the ones reflecting the culture she grew up in. The album counts over 150,000 streams worldwide, was called an ‘experimental jewel’ by one of the biggest Croatian music media outlets, and ‘meticulous and masterful’ by Australian TripleJ. Her work has been exhibited and performed at some of the most prestigious Arts Festivals across the world, such as Melbourne Design Week, Now or Never, ADAF Greece, and RE:SOURCE in Venice.