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 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


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
ART or PACT — Performance, performativity and document, SULUV gallery, Novi Sad
Hidden Structures, Oddstream festival, Arnhem
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, Radio Mapping the Independent Scene, 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3 / Beyond the Globe, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Femkanje, Radio Mapping the Independent Scene, 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


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


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

ArtSample talk 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

ArtScience Forum: Extended Meeting
22 Feb 2018, M10 Leiden

On Cosmogony: Approaching the Unknowable Origin | ECCO seminar
17 Nov 2017, CLEA, Vrije Universieit, Brussels

Femkanje @ Digital Born Media Carnival | Share Conference
17 Jul 2017, Kotor (ME)

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

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)


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) with Kontrapunkt (Skoplje, Macedonia), collective self-education in arts and culture
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


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 in Serbia