Margarita (Ita) Aleksievska Sclavi, aka "House of Ita", is a
multimedia textile artist of North Macedonian origin.
Following an interlude in the United States and England, Ita
moved permanently to Rome, where she handcrafs
mixed media tapestries
alongside collectible art object.
Her work intersects multiple levels and displays a complex
and highly expressive language. An eclectic style, to which the
dualistic nature of her career contributes: in addition to her
artistic vocation, Ita is also a practicing psychiatrist and psychotherapist, convinced
that both activities are a powerful means of fostering the
narration of individual and collective experiences.
2015 Ita attended an Interior decoration short course with London based designer Abygail Ahern and in 2016 completed a course for
Hand painting and printing for Wallpaper and Textiles at the University of Arts London Central Saint Martins College in London.
What distinguishes Ita's work is the measured contamination of
hystorical and contemporary elements, in a game of union and
Ita's artwork, which honour her Macedonian roots and
multicultural background, is the result of a unique style
that arises from the encounter between East and West.
Ita breathes life into a delicately mysterious iconography, infused
with a sense of unreality and surprise, which winks at Surrealism
and reveals influences ranging from Naïve Art to Magical
Realism, from Constructivism to Ornamentalism, Ballets Russes and
Each artpiece is a visual poem, a narration and
reflection of the artist's world.
Variations and slight imperfections of each artpiece are a sign
of the singular quality and identity.
Entering the world of Ita is like stepping into Wonderland and
embarking on an extraordinary journey of fantasy.
EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
2023 Milan Design Week, Casa Ornella , Fuorisalone, 5Vie
2022 Personal exhibition at the Embassy of N.Macedonia - Vatican City
2021 Italy, Naples, Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico
Maggiore. EDIT Napoli 2021
Italy, Rome, Palazzo Brancaccio - Contemporary Cluster. Particolare di paesaggio
2020 Italy, Naples, Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico
Maggiore. EDIT Napoli 2020
2019 Italy, Naples, Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico
Maggiore. EDIT Napoli 2019
2018 Italy, Rome, Cantiere Galli Design. Una Stanza tutta per sé
2017 North Macedonia, Skopje, Project Room. Skopje Design Week