BIO

Katarina Petrovic is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher working at the intersections of art and science. Interested in the issues of translation and interpretation she investigates the structures and modes of information organisation within different symbolical structures like language, mathematics and code. Focusing on their universality and fluidity, she constructs narratives, ambiguous documents in which facts and poetics stand side by side.

Recently graduated from ArtScience Interfaculty's Master program, Royal Academy of the Arts and Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Katarina previously studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade where she attained a degree in painting. She has also been attending École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris as a bursary of the French government and have attended the Summer Academy in Salzburg with the help of KulturKontakt Austria. Co-founder of the association and radio show Femkanje, member of the National Association of Fine artists in Serbia (ULUS) and a member of Stroom, an association of Hague artists.


CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

2014 - 2016 ArtScience - Interfaculty, Royal Conservatory and Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL) [MMus]
2005 - 2011 Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade (SR), Painting [MFA]
2009 / 2010 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (FR), Artistic practices [Exchange]
2001 - 2005 Art High School, Niš (SR), Fine arts technician - Valedictorian

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Danse Macabre, Magacin 8, Belgrade

PERFORMANCES

2016 RecPlay, ArtScience Interfaculty at Transmediale festival, HKW, Berlin
2016 RecPlay, ArtScience Interfaculty at Spektrum, Berlin
2014 James Blond & Abduct, a/v performance, Summer Salon: About reality, Gallery Štab, Belgrade
2009 Burial, performance, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade
2008 God Gives You Pleasure, with Milan Nenezić, Student’s Cultural Centre, Belgrade

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Earth without humans II, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana
01010011 01010101 01001100 01010101 01001010, SULUJ Open Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2016
Test_Lab: The Graduation Edition 2016, V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam
Graduation Festival, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
Femkanje, Radio Mapping the Independent Scene, 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3 / Beyond the Globe, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015
Femkanje, Radio Mapping the Independent Scene, ZigZag exhibition, 21st City of Women festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Final event/workshop Interfaculty, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
2014
Belgrade Open Art, The Cultural Centre of Belgrade
National Association of Fine Artists (ULUS), New members exhibition, Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade
Alternative Cultural Center Gračanica Showcase, Qendra Multimedia, Prishtina, Kosovo
2013
Alternative Cultural Center Gračanica Showcase, Cultural Center Rex, Belgrade
OD/DO, Gallery Magacin, Belgrade
Prostori tela/Body space, Kosara Boksan and Petar Omcikus Foundation, Belgrade
2012
Humanitarian auction Mali hrabri dzokej, Gallery Progres, Belgrade
Deviant Mythology (as a riot on an empty street), Gallery Magacin, Belgrade
2011
Reading, Writing, GalleryHOMELAND, Portland, OR, USA
Autoskopija II, Gallery UBSM, Belgrade
Young, Niš Art Foundation, Niš, Belgrade, Novi Sad
2010
The Weight of the Words, Stuffinablack, Online
New young, Gallery Zvono, Belgrade
Border zone, Gallery FLU, Belgrade
Merci, changez, Gallerie Gouche, ENSBA, Paris, France
XXXIX exhibition of student's drawings, Dom Omladine, Belgrade
2009
Amnetic State, 7013 Studio, Chicago, IL, USA
2008
Touch Me Festival, Feel Better!, Zagreb, Croatia
New Year’s student exhibition, House of Đura Jakšić, Belgrade
Step Out 3, ProArtOrg, Magacin, Belgrade
BUG, Context gallery, Belgrade [catalogue]
Ecstatic bodies in reactive clothing, Gallery FLU, Belgrade
XXXVII exhibition of student's drawings, Dom Omladine, Belgrade
2007
Evening nude, Gallery FLU, Belgrade
XXXVI exhibition of student's drawings /sculptures, DO, Belgrade
Biennial of the student’s drawings, DKSG, Belgrade
2006
Living Room, Student's Cultural Centre, Belgrade
Biennial of the student's collage, Gallery BK, Belgrade

RESIDENCIES

2016 Cité internationale des Arts, Paris
2013 Hub for Serbia-Kosovo Cultural Exchange, Alternative Cultural Center, Gračanica, Kosovo

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS / PANELS / INTERVIEWS

Future of Radio | Radio on Demand, Radio on Click / panel /
21 Dec. 2015, Cultural Centre Parobrod, Belgrade (RS)
A series of fall discussions on the future of radio in Serbia. Femkanje podcast was invited as a guest on the panel, moderated by Ana Martinoli, professor at Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade.

Women in Culture, Culture in Serbia / panel /
BeFem festival, 5 Dec. 2015, Cultural Centre Grad, Belgrade (RS) Femkanje was invited to initiate a panel discussion for the 7th ed tion of BeFem festival in Belgrade. An hour long discussion on the strategy of survival and streghthening of independant female cultural workers in Serbia. Speakers on the panel were Marina Marković, Milica Pekić and Zoe Gudović.

Sektor Ž / radio interview /
Oct. 2015, Radio Študent, Ljubljana (SLO)
Sektor Ž radio show interviewed Femkanje authors in the space of ŠKUC gallery in Ljubljana, in the light of the just opened exhibition ZigZag and Femkanje’s installation Radio Mapping the Independent Scene, part of 21st City of Women festival.

European Planetary Science Congress / presentation /
Oct. 2015, Nantes (FR)
Planetary Science and Exploration through Art session at EPSC in Nantes (FR) showcased some of the projects that were developed by students taking part at the Space Science in the Arts a collaborative course of ArtScience Interfaculty and European Space Agency.

TodaysArt festival / presentation /
Bright Collisions symposium, 26. Sept. 2015, The Pier, Scheveningen (NL)
European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) and ArtScience Interfaculty, with artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand presented the collaboration and selected student work.

Culture News, RTS / tv interview /
National Radio Television Serbia, June 2014
A part of the show dedicated to the opening of the exhibition About Reality 1st Summer Salon in Gallery Štab, Belgrade (RS)

Belgrade, Good evening / tv interview /
Studio B, June 2014
TV show Belgrade, Good evening,
A part of the show dedicated to the opening of the exhibition About Reality 1st Summer Salon in Gallery Štab, Belgrade (RS)

WORKSHOPS / COURSES

2017
Sample the City, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision's RE:VIVE Initiative at Rewire festival, The Hague
2014
UNRENDER SESSIONS, digital image processing workshop, Cultural center Drugstore, Belgrade
2010/2011
Deschooling Classroom, TkH center (Belgrade, Serbia) with Kontrapunkt (Skoplje, Macedonia), collective self-education in arts and culture
2010
Real Presence, Belgrade
KinoBus, Cultural Center Rex, Belgrade
Deschooling classroom summer school, Herceg Novi
2009
Terratorija, BELEF, Kikinda
Balkan Exotic, Kristofer Paetau and Ondrej Brody, Dom Omladine, Belgrade
2008
Painting the Human Body - Xenia Hausner, Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, Austria
Ecstatic bodies in reactive clothing - Stahl Stenlie, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade

SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS

2014-2016 University of the Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
2009-2010 French government grant for one semester exchange program at École Nationale Supérieure
des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2008 KulturKontakt grant for Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst in Salzburg, Austria
2007 City of Niš scholarship. Board for encouraging development of talented students of the City of Niš
2006-2010 Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Education scholarship

MEMBER OF

Stroom Den Haag
ULUS / Association of Fine Artist in Serbia