Marta Popivoda

Marta Popivoda (Berlin/Belgrade) is a filmmaker, video artist, and researcher. Her work explores tensions between memory and history, collective and individual bodies, as well as ideology and everyday life, with a focus on antifascist and feminist potentialities of the Yugoslav socialist project. She cherishes collective practice in art-making and research, and for several years has been part of the TkH (Walking Theory) collective. Popivoda’s first feature documentary, Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, premiered at the 63rd Berlinale and was later screened at many international film festivals.
The film is part of the permanent collection of MoMA New York, and it’s featured in What Is Contemporary Art? MoMA’s online course about contemporary art from 1980 to the present. Her work has also featured in major art galleries, such as Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, M HKA Antwerp, Museum of Modern Art + MSUM Ljubljana, etc. Popivoda received the prestigious Berlin Art Prize for the visual arts by Akademie der Künste Berlin and Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artist. Her new feature documentary Landscapes of Resistance premiered in the Tiger Competition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021. It won the Best Picture Prize in the International Competition of the 22nd Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, and Library Award at the 43rd Cinéma du réel – Festival international du film documentaire, Paris.
Landscapes of Resistance, Marta Popivoda, Film Still
Landscapes of Resistance, Marta Popivoda, Film Still

 

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  1. […] Marta Popivoda spoke to us from Belgrade in April where the pandemic has affected her work in many ways. Travel is typically a large part of her role as a filmmaker, so the restrictions in place have changed things significantly in that regard. Popivoda had been in Germany but chose to return to Belgrade to receive her COVID vaccination. Despite travel difficulties, she was preparing to go back to Germany for the premiere of her new film at festival. The pandemic has given rise to hybrid festivals where films are viewed projected in person as well as streamed online. While these formats are vastly different, Popivoda considers both valid ways to experience film. To hear more about her work and the film festival scene amid a pandemic, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Marta Popivoda spoke to us from Belgrade in April where the pandemic has affected her work in many ways. Travel is typically a large part of her role as a filmmaker, so the restrictions in place have changed things significantly in that regard. Popivoda had been in Germany but chose to return to Belgrade to receive her COVID vaccination. Despite travel difficulties, she was preparing to go back to Germany for the premiere of her new film at festival. The pandemic has given rise to hybrid festivals where films are viewed projected in person as well as streamed online. While these formats are vastly different, Popivoda considers both valid ways to experience film. To hear more about her work and the film festival scene amid a pandemic, listen to the complete interview. […]