Marta Popivoda


Marta Popivoda is a Berlin-based filmmaker, video-artist, and researcher. She studied philosophy and film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, and has a postmaster degree in experimental film from the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her work explores tensions between memory and history, collective and individual bodies, ideology and everyday life, and focusses on the anti-fascist and feminist potentialities of the Yugoslav socialist project. She cherishes collective practice in art making and research, and for several years has been part of TkH (Walking Theory) collective.

Popivoda’s first feature-length documentary, Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, premiered at the 63rd Berlinale, and her work has also been screened at Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, M HKA Antwerp, Museum of Modern Art + MSUM Ljubljana, among others. Popivoda has received the prestigious Berlin Art Prize for the visual arts by Akademie der Künste Berlin, and the Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists. She also works as a curator of experimental film and video art, and is initiator of illegal cinema (Belgrade, Paris, Bilbao, etc.), artistic director of REZ Contemporary Experimental Film Festival in Belgrade, and programmer of the experimental film and video art section of the Martovski festival in Belgrade.