Untitled_00114 JOVANA POPIĆ

Jovana Popić is a Berlin based visual artist and PhD researcher in anthropology and culture, born in Zadar, Croatia. She began her formal art studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade under the Serbian State Scholarship for Science and Art Talents. In 2006 she received the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship and later the President’s Prize toward her master’s degree under Rebecca Horn at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Other awards include the Sennheiser’s Future Audio Artist Award, MIA 2016 Award, Award of Ulrich and Burga Knispel Foundation, grants of the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Goethe Institute, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, IFA Institute, the United Kingdom of Norway,  and other various artist grants and residencies. Popić has exhibited work in Europe, United States and Asia. She is a founding member of the STADTMASCHINE KUNST and the advisory board member of the re:future Lab Berlin.  

2019 – Doctoral Studies in Anthropology and Culture, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb
2008 – 2009 Master of Fine Arts, master class Rebecca Horn, University of Art Berlin
2003 – 2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, master class Rebecca Horn, University of Art Berlin
1999 – 2003 Master of Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Art Belgrade

2022 Akademie der Künste Berlin – residency grant
2020 – 2021 “Friedrich Naumann Foundation For Freedom“ doctoral studies scholarship
2021 „Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen“- IFA – grant
2017 – 2021 “Trust For Mutual Understanding Foundation“ grants
2016 “Future Audio Artist“ award by Sennheiser

“Codice MIA 2016″ photo award, Milano

2010 – 2012 „Karl Hofer Gesellschaft – Freundeskreis der UdK Berlin e.V.“ studio grant
2009 “Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten” award of the University of the Arts Berlin
2008 “Ulrich und Burga Knispel Preis“ award of the University of the Arts Berlin

“Goethe Institute Novosibirsk“ artist in residence grant

“Medea Electronique – Koumaria Mixmedia Lab Residency“ artist in residence grant

2006 – 2009 “Friedrich Naumann Foundation“ scholarship
1999 – 2003 Serbian State Scholarship for Scientific and Artistic Development
1999 Academic Achievement Scholarship of the Kingdom of Norway

„Science in Culture – Artistic Strategies“ – Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb/CRO
Anthropology of Art in Public Spaces – Analyzing the “Stonegame“
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology – Mediterranean Studies, University of Zadar/CRO

Selected solo exhibitions
2021 The Invert – Macura Museum, Belgrade/RS
2019 Jovana Popic – Framed #23, Framed, Berlin/DE
2017 What Do You Want To Forget? , Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Zagreb/CRO
Archaeology of Knowledge, Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig/DE
2016 What Do You Want To Forget?, project for Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU), Zagreb/CRO
Destruction, Subtle and Abstruse, MIA 2016, Milano/IT
2015 Neither Here Nor There – Topology of Identity, Goethe-Institute, Belgrade/RS
2014 Take a Place, Whiteconcepts, Berlin/DE
Territory, Gallery Greta, Zagreb/CRO
2013 Urban Incubator: I am not my body, Spanish House Pavilion (supported by Goethe-Institut), Belgrade/RS
2012 Who´d Have Thought That Snow Falls – Performative Installation with Voice Choregie Festival for New Music, Maribor/SLO
Solo Show, Kunst im Bauhof, Winterthur/CH
2010 Navigating Bodies, Gallery Birgit Ostermeier, Berlin/DE
2009 The Route of Vanish, State Museum of Arts in Novosibirsk/RU
2007 Lunik, Gallery Mel Factory, Vienna/AT
2004 The Flow, Gallery Stara Kapetanija, Belgrade/RS
2002 Long Distance, Gallery Zvono, Belgrade/RS


Selected group exhibitions
2021 Grand Tour: Age of Pyramid and Postcolonial Pilgrimage, Gallery 101, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas/LT
The Place I Remember But Still Haven’t Been To, Schaufenster, Berlin/DE
Perspectives #2 Preface. Tomorrow is the Question. Seek Movements. Re:future Lab, Berlin/DE
Hotel Belgrade, Art Weekend Belgrade/SR
Us and Them, Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv/BG
2020 Reisen als Zeichen der Zeit, Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig/DE
Prologue in Dialogue – The Artist and the Arts Collection. Re:future Lab, Berlin/DE
Grand Tour: Age of Pyramid and Postcolonial Pilgrimage, Schaufenster, Berlin /DE
2019 Perception of Contemporaneity – Danube Dialogues, Novi Sad/RS
The X- Anniversary Show, Whiteconcepts, Berlin /DE
Withdraw – Part II, Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Zagreb/CRO
2018 Testimony,- Truth Or Politics, Galleria Boccaneria, Trento/IT
Stiftung Starke – Jubiläumsausstellung, Stiftung Starke, Berlin/DE
Macura Museum – Spring Show, Macura Museum, Novi Banovci/RS
2017 Being Human – Digital/Analogue?, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow /UK
Macura Museum Collection – Objects, Macura Museum, Belgrade/SER
Inner Migrations – Part III, Poola Gallery, Pula /CRO
Pop Up Art Event – Curated by Natascha Dallwitz & Inga Rück, Berlin/DE
Inner Migrations – Part II, National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje/MN
Archaeology of Knowledge, project for MIA 2016, Milano/IT
Konzack Collection – The First Encounter, Kunsthalle Klützer Winkel, Damshagen/DE
2016 Collection of Stefan Maria Rother, Berliner Liste 2016, Berlin/DE
Who Wants To Die – Pacifism Today, Rk Gallery Berlin/DE
Dada 2, Macura Museum/RS
Zentih is not Dada -100 Years of Cabaret Voltaire, Macura Museum/RS
Lithomania, Scahufenster, Berlin/DE
Inner Migration, Duplex 100m2, Sarajevo/BIH
2015 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – One Segment of Nomadism in Art,
Schaufenster, Berlin/DE
Internation Art, HDLU – Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb/CRO
Germany under the Hood, Cap San Diego, Hamburg/DE
Art Market Budapest Art Fair, Budapest/HU
2014 Der Innere Reichtum, Konferenz der Visionäre, Berlin/DE
Art Market Budapest Art Fair, Budapest/HU
Just Fair, Whiteconcepts, Berlin/DE
Zehn Stipendiatinnen der Stiftung Ulrich und Burga Knispel UdK Berlin, Kommunale Galerie Berlin/DE
2013 Art Market Budapest Art Fair, with WHITECONCEPTS, Budapest/HU
La Grande Migration, Millenaris Park, Budapest/HU
2012 Never Ever Ever Land, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York/USA
Ausstellung 6, Berlin Art Junction, GIZ, Berlin/DE
Vice Versa, Art Basel Miami/USA
2011 Preview Aftershow, Whiteconcepts, Berlin/DE
Preview Berlin, with Whiteconcepts , Berlin/DE
The End of the Dream, MicaMoca, Berlin
Crossing the Line. A Drawing Exhibition, Schaufenster. Schauraum für Kunst, Berlin/DE
Westwendischer Kunstverein, KUNSTkammer, Gartow/DE
KunstAktienausstellung in den Uferhallen,Berlin/DE
Fundacja Forum Krasków,Krasków Palace, Marcinowice/PL
Austellung 3, Berlin Art Junction, GIZ Haus, Berlin/DE
2010 Die Grammatik des Buches, Artothek / Städtische Galerie, Munich/DE
Situs Inversus, Universität der Künste, Berlin/DE
Real Presence, Gallery Zvono, Belgrade/RS
Hipernatural, Kunstcampus Heidestraße, Berlin/DE
Gute Karten, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin/DE
2009 Medeaelectronique, Kinitiras Studio, Athens/GR
Lucid Dream, Galerie Birgit Ostermeier, Berlin/DE
Wish You Were Here, University of the Arts, Berlin/DE
2008 Schein, Gallery Birgit Ostermeier, Berlin/DE
Beware the Aftereffects, Infernoesque Project Space, Berlin/DE
Offbeat: Look and See the Violence Against Women
Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS
2006 Tiger im Löwenpalais, Stiftung Starke, Berlin/DE
2005 100th: Half Eternity, Sophiensäale, Berlin
Medical Treatment and Art, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima/JP
Devenir: Becoming Minor, Gallery of the Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS
April Meetings – Film Works of the Class of Rebecca Horn
Gallery of the Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS
Fotografija Project, Crosspoints Gallery, Belgrade/RS
Fliehende Bücher, Old library, University of Arts Berlin/DE
2004 Oh Tender Sailorman, Turboplex Gallery, Berlin/DE
Mitternacht Tage, Stiftung Starke, Berlin/DE
2003 50th Biennale di Venezia, Performance with Marina Abramovic’s “The Independent Artists Group“, Venice/IT
4 Zeiten des Jahres, Theatre project of the University of the Arts, Berlin/DE
2002 Achi – Young Architectural Thought, Centralny Dom Hudozhnika, Moscow/RUS
2001 Real Presence, Tito’s Museum, Belgrade/RS
2000 30th Exhibition of Drawings and Sculptures, Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade/RS
Belgrade Youth Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS
Move – Project for the Cultural Awakening of Serbia, Center for the Presentation of Youth, Arilje, Zrenjanin/RS
1999 29th Exhibition of Drawings and Sculptures, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade Youth Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS
10th Biennial of Student Drawing, Gallery Studentski grad, Belgrade/RS