Ivanova is a curator. She is currently Assistant Curator for Public Programmes at Tate, London. Having previously worked in the human rights field, in 2010, she co-founded a multidisciplinary cultural platform in Donetsk, Ukraine, which critically explored the intersection between activism, education and artistic production. Ivanova is also one of the founding members of Real Flow—a research and development platform for socialising finance. Her practice is largely informed by systems analysis and her interest in infrastructures as mechanisms for shaping and (re)producing socio-economic and political realities. Ivanova's recent publications include Turborealism: Neither Bow nor Arrow
(co-edited with Agnieszka Pindera) and 'Art’s Values: A Détente, a Grand Plié' in Parse 2: The Value of Contemporary Art.
Ivanova holds a BA in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Leeds, MSc Human Rights from London School of Economics, and MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College.