Marta Popivoda

(c) Tereza Havlínková

Marta Popivoda (1982, Yugoslavia) is a filmmaker, artist, and researcher living and working between Berlin and Belgrade. The main concerns in her work are the tensions between memory, history, and ideology as well as the relations between collective and individual bodies. Popivoda approaches them from a feminist and queer perspective. In her recent work, she uses landscape dramaturgy, feminist storytelling, and radical slowness principles to produce verbal-images and scenes of (anti-fascist) memory.

Her first feature documentary, Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, premiered at the 63rd Berlinale and was screened at many international film festivals. Her second feature documentary, Landscapes of Resistance (2021), premiered in the Tiger Competition of the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam and was presented at more than 50 film festivals worldwide, winning more than ten awards. Popivoda's work has been featured in major art galleries and biennales, including the 12th Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 14, 59. Belgrade Biennale, Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, MAXXI Rome, M HKA Antwerp, Museum of Modern Art + MSUM Ljubljana, among others.

Popivoda cherishes collective practice in artmaking and research, and she was part of the collective Walking Theory for many years. Currently she often collaborates with theorist and dramaturge Ana Vujanović in the production of films, video installations, and performances.

The residency is funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU and the Czech-German Fund for the Future.