After initial studies in Sociology in Belgrade, Serbia, I went on to receive my Bachelor's degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. A few years later I graduated cum laude from the Master of Film program at the Netherlands Film Academy. I am doing Artistic Research Ph.D. at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with the ongoing research project "I Dance Alone" that observes clubbing from a birds-eye-view as a mirror of social and political changes. Investigating collective and individual dynamics of the dance floor.
I have been nominated twice for the 'Venice Biennale - La Biennale di Venezia' to represent Serbia with the project Hospitality. This project dealt with (ex)military personnel (NATO/UN) who, upon returning from war missions, experienced health problems and premature death due to the rapid growth of lymphoma and lung cancer. Hospitality explored the claims that the myriad of different diseases the soldiers developed were related to the use of weapons containing depleted uranium (DU). This project required the synthesis of input from different disciplines and experts.
Between 2012-2015 I curated an international series of exhibitions and events tackling the social meaning of the personal image under the title 'FACELESS'. The project was inspired by my interest in the recurring presence of hidden faces in contemporary society after September 11th. After this project I started a yearly collaboration and production of exhibitions and symposiums with the CPDP-Computer Privacy and Data Protection Conferences in Brussels, a non-profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. This phenomenon will be documented as special edition of the University for Applied Arts Vienna in August 2017, under the title "FACELESS: Re-inventing Privacy Through Subversive Media Strategies".
My projects have been funded by, amongst other organizations, the 'BKVB fonds', 'Mondriaan funding', 'Media Fonds', and the 'Ministry of Culture of Serbia'. In 2017 I was awarded the 3Package Deal with the project "I Dance Alone", for top talent by the 'Amsterdam Fonds for Art', The Netherlands Film Academy, EYE Film Institute Museum and IDFA doc lab.
0.1 MAIN AREAS OF ACTIVITY AND RESEARCH
An artist interested in ascertaining and researching various social phenomena that are the consequence of social-political interactions. These phenomena manifest itself on bodies and in bodies of humans (people), crowds. It is important the size of the phenomena and amount of people gathered around it.
I often collaborate on my projects with experts from different fields, thereby engaging in long durational processes and experimenting with interdisciplinary methods. Observations and results are presented in the form of lectures, workshops, art installations and films.
MA, cum laude Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam
BA Fine Arts Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
0.3 LECTURES AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
Clubbing Gendering: Gender Inequality in Clubs Stadt Nacht Acht, Berlin (DE)
Insecurities Case Studies Bureau for Public Insecurities, Sao Paulo Biennale (BR)
Coded Cultures: FACELESS Coded Cultures Festival, Vienna (AT)
Anonymity on the Example of FACELESS and the Illegal Chair projects Local Transport, South Bank Center, London (UK) Data Privacy Day Symposium, Brussels (BE)
FACELESS Technology Culture and Society’s Integrated Digital Media Program in partnership with the Mobile AR Lab, New York University, New York (US), Social Design, University of Applied Arts Vienna (AT), Hito Steyerl’s solo exhibition, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL) Stalk Fest, Mediamatic, Amsterdam (NL) Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (NL) Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam (NL) Danube Universtity of Krems, Krems (AT) freirauraum Quartier 21/ MQ Vienna, Wonderingmode, Centre for Contemporary Art in Torun (PL)
Unwanted Story Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg (DE)
Museum Rendezvous: the meeting of Art & Science Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (SG)
 Prufrok #2-Activism Corrosia!, Almere (NL) Theater Zeebelt, The Hague (NL) De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL) Het Veemtheater, Amsterdam (NL)
 Illegal Chair Mobile Studios, Goethe Institute, Berlin (DE)
Branding Conference Belgrade Design Week, Belgrade (RS)
0.4 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
CCA Andtrax, Palma De Mallorca (ES), Bureau for Public Insecurities, Sao Paulo (BR)
Gallery 12-14, Vienna (AT), Vrij Universiteit and CPDP, Brussels (BE)
Museums Quartier, Vienna (AT)
0.5 MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT FUNDS RECEIVED
3 Package Deal Amsterdam Fonds for Arts (NL)
I Dance Alone E-culture, Creative Industries Funding (NL)
I Dance Alone LEEF, MEDIAFONDS (NL)
Hospitality Project funding, Mondriaan Fonds (NL)
Hospitality Project funding, BKVB FONDS (NL)
[CURRENTLY BASED IN]
Amsterdam, The Netherlands