Our jury members are:

Mart Popivoda (in the middle)
Marta Popivoda (in the middle)

Marta Popivoda was born in 1982 in Belgrade (Yugoslavia). She is a film and video maker and a cultural worker based in Berlin and Belgrade. She holds an MA in Film and TV Directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. In 2011 she enrolled in the Art and Media Department at the Berlin University of the Arts to study in the postgraduate program in experimental film with prof. Heinz Emigholz. For her studies in Germany, she received a DAAD scholarship.

Her artistic and cultural work is characterized by two main concerns, one dealing with the discursive makeup and power structure of the contemporary Artworld and its social situatedness, and the other with the Yugoslav cultural and political space, in both historical and current terms. These two concerns are connected by a reference to the socialist idea of the artist as a social engineer whose work is contextually based and aims to intervene in social reality from the position of art and culture.

She has been a member of the editorial collective TkH [Walking Theory], a theoretical-artistic platform from Belgrade within which she initiated and participated in many local and international artistic and cultural projects. Her most widely known work is Illegal-cinema (2007-…), which has been presented and developed in Belgrade, Paris, Istanbul, Bilbao, Zagreb, Stuttgart, and Munich. Her artistic work has been presented internationally at film festivals and exhibitions of photography, installation art and video аrt.

Blanca De La Torre
Blanca de la Torre

Blanca de la Torre, was born in León, 1977. She has been a curator since August 2009, at the ARTIUM Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain. Previously in 2004, she received a fellowship at the MUSAC Museum, in León and in 2006 collaborated with the First Singapore Biennale. During those years she also curated projects internationally

At ARTIUM she started PRAXIS, a series of experimental projects as an alternative module to the annual programme. The projects are founded on the notion of improvisation and underpinned by values such as the recycling process, the relational and above all direct action and DIY culture.

She has been a curator of big scale exhibitions like Diálogos; Video(S)torias;  Piel de Gallina. Regina José Galindo;  Let’s Spit on the Genius; Time of Emergencies; Montage of Attractions; Of More Than One Voice, Katarina Zdjelar, as well as director of projects like Biting the Hand that Feeds you, From Here to Everywhere, Profiling Postcity, UN (inverse), Deals, Shapes and Void, Midnight in the City, Santiago Sierra No Global Tour, Esther Ferrer, Ignasi Aballi.

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Nebojsa Vilik

Dr. Nebojsha Vilik is born in 1961 in Veles, Macedonia. He is an Art historian, a teaching professor at the University St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje.

From 1981 till 1985 he was a student at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University St. Cyril and Methodius at the department of art history and archaeology. He enrolled his MA in 1987, at the Institute in Art History, part of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, in the direction of new aged art. In 1989 he continued with his studies at the department of History of art at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade in the direction of modern art. In November he defended his PhD dissertation in the topic “The subject of the art in 20th century”.

Beside his numerous work in the related field, in the past 7 years he is involved in the research of the ”Political art” referencing the position of the art with/ for/ about/in the social units. He is author of 180 articles and he has published 11 books. He has been a curator at many exhibitions as well as, he has participated at many international conferences and symposiums.

Petra Bischof (in the back of the image)

Petra Bischof is Strategic Direction and Development of art∡ngle in Belgrade, Serbia.

artngle – Balkans | Culture | Development is an independent organization dedicated to the development of inclusive, democratic, and prosperous societies in the region by actively engaging in and supporting cultural development.

artngle’s mission is to promote and advocate the social relevance of arts and culture by supporting cultural actors in their work, strengthening their capacities, and championing cooperation and exchange.

In achieving this, artngle puts a specific focus on regional collaboration. It operates in the countries of the Western Balkans, seeking to establish partnerships in the wider region and in other parts of Europe. While the civil sector (independent cultural organizations) is the primary partner in our work, together we promote new cross-sectoral relationships and strategic alliances.

In order to ensure quality, we promote accountability, professionalism and excellence in overall functioning, reliability, openness, inclusiveness in collaborating with others, as well as efficiency, integrity, transparency, and impartiality in management and decision-making processes.

artngle, formally established in 2012, is build upon the legacy of the  Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans. 

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