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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.


2024 Milan, Italy - 10 Corso Como - Project Room -  Curated Selection of signature innovative up and coming artists  

2023 Rome, Italy - Group exhibition, Spazio Giallo Art & Design Gallery 

2023 Milan Design Week  - Casa Ornella , Fuorisalone, 5Vie

2022 Vatican City  Personal exhibition at the Embassy of N.Macedonia - Vat


2021 Naples, Italy, EDIT Napoli , Fair for Editorial Designers Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico Maggiore

2021 and 2022 Rome, Palazzo Brancaccio  and Contemporary Cluster. Particolare di paesaggio

2020 Naples, Italy Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico

Maggiore. EDIT Napoli 2020

2019 Naples, Italy - Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico

Maggiore. EDIT Napoli 2019

2018 Rome, Italy -  Cantiere Galli Design. Una Stanza tutta per sé

2017 North Macedonia, Skopje, Project Room. Skopje Design Week

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