Marta Popivoda’s (b. 1982 Belgrade) work explores concerns with the discursive power structure of the contemporary art world as well as with the Yugoslav cultural and political sphere, through the production of films, video installations, photography 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, M HKA Antwerp, 21er HAUS Vienna, the Beirut Art Center, Musée de la danse Rennes, MSUM Ljubljana, Arsenal Berlin, Matadero and La Casa Encendida Madrid, Forum des Images and MK2 Beaubourg 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 within Forum Expanded, 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 postgraduate degree in experimental film from the Universität der Künste Berlin. For her studies in Germany she received a DAAD scholarship. In 2014 she was selected for Berlinale Talents program by Berlin International Film Festival, and in 2015 she is a recipient of the Berlin Art Prize for the visual arts by Akademie der Künste.