Marta Jovanović is a performance artist and educator with a mission to promote and facilitate further progress of the discipline.
Founder of the Performance Art Program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, artist in residency at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles in 2017, Jovanović is also the subject of the multiple award-winning documentary “Born Just Now”, by the American director Robert Adanto.
Her works, among which the most notable ones are “Pionirka”, “It is My Body”, “Love”, and “Motherhood”, are in important private and museum collections.
The performance “Belgrade Mermaid” opened the Belgrade Biennale in 2018, while its continuation “Mermaid’s Tale” became a performance in Virtual Reality the following year.
Curator Kathy Battista wrote a survey of the artist’s early works titled “Marta Jovanovic: Performing the Self”, which was published by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center of City University of New York, while in the book “New York New Wave”, Battista positions Jovanović among the most urgent New York City contemporary feminist artists.
Marta Jovanović is a professor and the Head of the Visual Arts Department at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts.