Born in Split in Croatia. Graduated from the Zagreb University at the Faculty of Philosophy. She is currently a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She used to work as the chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, with the International Association of Art Critics and as the conservator at the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments in Zagreb. Kovač was the curator of the Croatian Pavillon at Biennales in Venice and São Paulo, as well as of many exhibitions in Zagreb. She is the author of many papers at international conferences and congresses, public lectures and books.