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About – Marta Popivoda

About

Marta Popivoda (Belgrade, SFRJ / based in Berlin) is filmmaker and video artist, and a cultural worker. Her work explores concerns with the discursive power structures of the contemporary (art) world, intersections between performance and film, as well as with the Yugoslav socialist project, through the production of films, video installations and performance. Her work is strongly related to the TkH (Walking Theory), a theoretical-artistic platform and journal, where she is a member of the editorial collective. Her works have been part of exhibitions and programs at Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, M HKA Antwerp, 21er HAUS Vienna, GARAGE Museum Moscow, Beirut Art Center, Musée de la danse Rennes, Museum of Modern Art + MSUM Ljubljana, Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, SAVVY Conteporary, NGBK Gallery, and District Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Matadero and La Casa Encendida Madrid, Forum des Images, MK2 Beaubourg, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, and Khiasma Gallery Paris, Beursschouwburg and Kaaitheater Brussels, Museum of Yugoslav History and Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade etc. Her latest feature documentary Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body premiered at the 63rd Berlinale, and was later screened at great number of film festivals worldwide, like Festival dei Popoli Florence, Sarajevo Film Festival, DZM Docs Seoul, Home Works Beirut, Beldocs Belgrade, Zagreb Dox, Mumbai International Film Festival, Watch Docs Warsaw, Make Dox Skopje, DOK Leipzig, etc.
Popivoda is initiator of illegal_cinema (Belgrade, Paris, Bilbao…) and artistic director of REZ, contemporary experimental film festival in Belgrade. She studied philosophy, holds BA and an MA in film directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and Meisterschülerin postmaster degree in experimental film from the Universität der Künste Berlin. For her studies in Germany she received a DAAD scholarship. In 2014 she was part of Berlinale Talents program for up-and-coming filmmakers by Berlin International Film Festival, and in 2015 she received Berlin Art Prize for the visual arts by Akademie der Künste, and Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists.

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS (selected)
• 2015 Berlin Art Prize for the visual arts by Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany
• 2015 Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists, Germany
• 2013 Jury Special Mention for Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body at 19th Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
• 2013 Cinematic Achievement Award for The Guard at Thess International Short Film
• Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
• 2011-13 DAAD scholarship for postgraduate program in experimental and narrative film at Art and Media department, Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin
• 2011 Best film award for The Guard at Sound and Visions festival, Serbia

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY (selected)
• Q21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria; 2016
• NAVE, Santiago, Chile; 2016
• Skogen, Gothenburg, Sweden; 2016
• Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; 2015
• Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; 2015
• Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne; 2015
• Contemporary art center Matadero Madrid, El Ranchito residency, Madrid; 2011-2012
• Center for artistic-research and creation Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris; 2010-2012

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