Katarina Petrović is an artist and researcher working at the intersections of art, science and humanities. Interested in the issues of translation she investigates the structure and organisation of different (symbolic) systems like language, sound, mathematics and code. Focusing on their universality and fluidity, she takes the unrepresentable as the center axis and constructs narratives where facts and poetics stand side by side.

Katarina holds a MMus degree from ArtScience Interfaculty, Royal Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, and an MFA equivalent from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. As a bursary of the French government, she also attended Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. A co-founder of an association and podcast Femkanje, Katarina is active as a journalist and a radio host. She initiated the ArtScience Forum & research initiative together with Luke Boorman and is a member of artist associations: ULUS, Serbia and Stroom Den Haag.



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 (RS), 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

2017 Affiliated researcher @ Transdisciplinary research department Center Leo Apostel, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels


2018 Heart of Darkness [On Cosmogony] U10 Art Space, Belgrade
2013 Danse Macabre, Magacin 8, Belgrade


2018 Kατά, Operator radio, Rotterdam
2018 Intermissions, Ground festival, The Hague
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


Isekle smo kablove, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad
Great, but Late, SAW- Sofia Art Week 2019
Finalist's exhibition, Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos award, Remont gallery, Belgrade
Tonspur_collaboration: w/t Yvette Janine Jackson / Bojana S. Knežević / Karen Werner, Tonspur_passage, Vienna
Calendar for 2019, U10, Belgrade
art+science: makers, Center for Promotion of Science, Cervantes Institute, Belgrade
Femkanje @ ART or PACT — Performance, performativity and document, SULUV gallery, Novi Sad
Hidden Structures, Oddstream festival, Arnhem
Femkanje @ Trust, International festival of Computer Arts [MFRU], Maribor
My Practice, My Politics, Royal Academy of Arts The Hague @ Stroom Den Haag
Test Lab: Summer Sessions Homecoming, V2_ Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam
My Practice, My Politics, Royal Academy of Arts The Hague @ Salone Del Mobile, Milano
The Story Within and Beyond, #3 Remote Passages, SeeLab, The Hague
Sonica festival, Cukrarna, Ljubljana
Earth without humans II, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana
01010011 01010101 01001100 01010101 01001010, SULUJ Open Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Test_Lab: The Graduation Edition 2016, V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam
Graduation Festival, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
Femkanje @ 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3 / Beyond the Globe, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Femkanje @ ZigZag exhibition, 21st City of Women festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Final event/workshop Interfaculty, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
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
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
Humanitarian auction Mali hrabri dzokej, Gallery Progres, Belgrade
Deviant Mythology (as a riot on an empty street), Gallery Magacin, Belgrade
Reading, Writing, GalleryHOMELAND, Portland, OR, USA
Autoskopija II, Gallery UBSM, Belgrade
Young, Niš Art Foundation, Niš, Belgrade, Novi Sad
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
Amnetic State, 7013 Studio, Chicago, IL, USA
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
Evening nude, Gallery FLU, Belgrade
XXXVI exhibition of student's drawings /sculptures, DO, Belgrade
Biennial of the student’s drawings, DKSG, Belgrade
Living Room, Student's Cultural Centre, Belgrade
Biennial of the student's collage, Gallery BK, Belgrade


2019 Residency Unlimited / D.B. Mangelos & Young Visual Artist award
2019 Reading Residency, Stroom Den Haag
2017 Summer Sessions, Network for Talent Development [V2_Lab for Unstable Media]
2016 Cité internationale des Arts, Paris
2013 Hub for Serbia-Kosovo Cultural Exchange, Alternative Cultural Center, Gračanica, Kosovo


Artist Talk: Lukas Hofmann, Katarina Petrovic & Tadej Vaukman
with Rachel Gugelberger, Residency Unlimited, New York
22 Oct. 2019 | 18:30

Digital icons, Radio Beograd 2
Talk with Tamara Vučenović [in serbian]
3 Sep. 2019

Oddstream podcast 2
Talk with Lieke Wouters, curator of Hidden structures exhibition
January 2019

ArtSample Mangelos 2018 #3 w/t Nina Ivanovic
Remont, in collaboration with Mangelos award
18 Dec 2018 | U10 Art Space, Belgrade

Foundations of ArtScience w/t prof. Francis Heylighen
art+science makers conference | Center for Promotion of Science
14 Nov 2018, Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade

Politics of Space | Norwegian Theatre Academy
04 May 2018, Østfold University, Fredrikstad

On Cosmogony: Approaching the Unknowable Origin
ECCO seminar series, Center Leo Apostel
17 Nov 2017, Free University, Brussels

Femkanje @ Digital Born Media Carnival
17 Jul 2017, Share Conference, Kotor

Organising | Open Discussion Series n°3
20 Feb 2017, Windmakers collective, The Hague

Future of Radio, Radio on Demand, Radio on Click
21 Dec. 2015, UK Parobrod, Belgrade

Women in Culture, Culture in Serbia
BeFem festival, 5 Dec. 2015, Cultural Centre Grad, Belgrade

Sektor Ž / Femkanje interview
Oct. 2015, Radio Študent, Ljubljana (SLO)

Speaking in Light / Planetary Science and Exploration through Art
European Planetary Science Congress
Oct. 2015, Nantes (FR)

Space Science in Arts / Bright Collisions symposium
TodaysArt festival
26. Sept. 2015, The Pier, Scheveningen (NL)

About Reality exhibition / Culture News
National Radio Television Serbia, June 2014

About Reality exhibition / Belgrade, Good evening
Studio B, June 2014


We Live Here Summer Academy, Amsterdam
Out of the Cradle workshop, Waag Society, Amsterdam
Video Feedback 1-day workshop, Wolfgang Spahn, West The Hague
Sample the City, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision's RE:VIVE Initiative at Rewire festival, The Hague
UNRENDER SESSIONS, digital image processing workshop, Cultural center Drugstore, Belgrade
Deschooling Classroom, TkH center (Belgrade, Serbia) w/t Kontrapunkt (Skoplje, Macedonia)
Real Presence, Belgrade
KinoBus, Cultural Center Rex, Belgrade
Deschooling classroom summer school, Herceg Novi
Terratorija, BELEF, Kikinda
Balkan Exotic, Kristofer Paetau and Ondrej Brody, Dom Omladine, Belgrade
Painting the Human Body - Xenia Hausner, Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, Austria
Ecstatic bodies in reactive clothing - Stahl Stenlie, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade


2016 Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Foundation, The Netherlands
2014-2016 University of the Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
2009-2010 French government grant for the 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


2019 Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos award [Young Visual Artist Award]
2018 [nomination] Emotional Synthesis, FuturDome Prize, Salone del Mobile, Milano
2016 [nomination] Master ArtScience award, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
2011 [shortlisted] Nis Art Foundation


2018 Trixie The Hague
2017- Evolution, cognition, complexity research group (ECCO), Vrije Universiteit, Brussels
2014-2016 RecPlay ensamble
2015- Stroom Den Haag
2014- ULUS / Association of Fine Artist of Serbia