Iva Kovač (*1983, Split) and Elvis Krstulović (*1982, Rijeka) received their art degree from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb (2008 and 2007). In 2009 they realised a research project on the relationship of art and economy and art in public space and gentrification titled Art & Market; There is No Art Without Consequences at the SAP 2009 artist in residence program, Anyang, South Korea. In the framework of the research project Bauhaus Lab: Cracks in the Curtain Wall, in 2015, they received a post-master fellowship from Bauhaus Foundation Dessau with a research focus on domesticity and utopian architecture. They are currently fellows of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory at the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck.
From 2012 their interdisciplinary practice is realised exclusively under the moniker Fokus Grupa, a generic name for a research method turned into a fictional author. Their work extends over neighbouring disciplines and borrows and learns from design, architecture, curating and literature.
Fokus Grupa works internationally in institutions and venues such as: Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Offbiennale Budapest; Visual Culture Research Centre, Kiev; Curated by Vienna; Rencontres Internationales, Paris & Berlin; Calvert 22, London; Tranzit, Bratislava; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow…