Ines Borovac is a Croatian born social designer and performer currently based in the Netherlands. Since 2022 together with Ginevra Petrozzi, Borovac is working as a co-founder of art and design duo Xsenofemme. She holds a Master degree from Design Academy Eindhoven, MA Social design where she developed her practice in the field of performative design.  As a performer, she places the body and movement at the core of her work by using knowledge coming from a variety of somatic practices. As a feminist, in her practice she infiltrates various systems regulated by normative values (e.g. workspaces, traditions, religious rituals) with the aim to create embodied speculative futures. The ultimate goal of Borovac’s work is to re-enact encoded movements with a critical approach towards the body, whilst developing scenarios, tools or spaces which interrogate oppressive social norms. Within her work she nourishes a fascination towards Balkan folk riuals.

Master degree in Social Design from Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), 2019-2021
Bachelor degree in Industrial Design from School of design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb (CRO), 2014-2019

Thesis project on topic of female and gender problematics, Center for Women Studies Zagreb (CRO), 2022
Design of social innovation, Zagreb design week (CRO), 2021
Special recognition from School of Design, Faculty of Architecture (CRO), 2018
Rector’s award for socially meaningful work (CRO), 2016

SOLO SHOW: Performative design: Ines Borovac, Gallery HDD, Zagreb (CRO), 2022 - UPCOMING
7 deadly sins, OnomatopeeDutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) 2022
Ars Electronica, CODE 2022, Linz (AT), 2022
SOLO SHOW: COLLO-redancing tradition, Prostor (CHC), Split (CRO) 2022
Drop City, Milan Design Week (IT) 2022
Democratic design, ULPUH Gallery, Zagreb (CRO), 2022
Graduation Show, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL), 2021
Zagreb Design Week, Zagreb (CRO), 2021
Mi(s)placed woman?, Galerija Podroom, Beograd (SRB), 2021
The object is Absent, Dutch Design Week, MU Artspace, Eindhoven (NL), 2019
Da, voDA!, Oris house of architecture, Zagreb (CRO), 2019
Zagreb Design Week (CRO), 2018
Bars are no bariers!, Gallery HDD, Zagreb (CRO), 2019

Mis(s)placed Women? 2009-2021 Tanja Ostojić, 2021
Death to algorithms long live the witches!, Jeroen Junte,, 2021
The Princess on the Waste Mountain - Design Academy Graduation Show 2021, Domeniek Ruyters,, 2021

The Object is Absent is a “less materialistic” design exhibition for an overcrowded world,, Augusta Pownall, 2019

Gender and music in performance, School of Design, Univeristy of Architecture, Zagreb, 2022
Performance day, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2022
Infiltrating systems, Elevator Radio, DDW, Eindhoven, 2021
Body Matrix, Arena panel discussion, DDW, Eindhoven, 2021

Kamen artist residency, Orah (BA) 2022 -UPCOMING 
CODE 2022, Impakt festival (NL) 2022 

Secrets to selling your design services, OnomatopeDutch Design Week (NL), 2022 -UPCOMING
Secrets to selling your design services, Milano Design Week (IT), 2022
7 feminist sins, Worm, Rotterdam (NL), 2022
COLLO re-dancing the tradition, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL), 2021
Feminism Forgives, Mi(s)placed woman?, Split (CRO), 2021