Jasna Jovićević

got her BA in jazz saxophone at the Jazz Department of the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, and her MA in composition from the York University in Toronto; currently a PhD student in the Transdisciplinary Studies of Contemporary Arts and Media, at the Faculty of Media and Communication in Belgrade. She also studied in the US, Brazil, and Austria. She won several awards at competitions, and artist residency scholarships in New York, San Francisco, Spain, and Canada. She played with distinguished musicians, such as Hamid Drake, Mike Stern, Bojan Zulfikarpašić, Al DI Meola, Szakcsi Lakatos, Fekete Kovacs Kornel, Laszlo Attila, and others, performed at festivals all over Europe and Canada. She released solo albums “Invented Reality”, “The Sound of Birds”, “Travellers”, Jasna Jovićević Sextet-”Flow Vertical”, at the British record label FMR Records, “Music Action Women” in San Francisco, “Informal Shapes” with the Jovicevic/Miklos/Wojcinski trio, as well as playing as a soloist on around ten other albums. She has also worked in education for the last fifteen years, and currently she works as an instructor at the College of Applied Sciences in Subotica.

She is the author and leader of the artistic science education projects for children and contemporary arts, through the civil society organisation “Artrust”, where she is also the president. The best known projects are “Mjuziklaža”, “Improv Collective International Music Residency”, “12 Tons of Music,” and “ The Sound of Birds” ( www.igraona.edu.rs ), and the New Spark Jazz Orchestra- Balkan Women in Jazz ( www.nsjo.org ). Her author work is based on the interdisciplinary approach to the musical improvisation, which includes neuroscience and ecology aspects, as well as those of feminism and social engagement.

Visit www.jasnajovicevic.com

Žarko Aleksić

was born in Knjaževac. He studied philosophy at the University of Belgrade, and later enrolls in the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he worked as a student assistant. Since the winter semester of 2018 he has been organizing and teaching the subject “Art and Cognitive Science.” In 2019 he acquires title Magister of Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. His interest lies in questions concerning cognitive neuroscience, such as the relation between perception and imagination, mind/body problem, intentionality, mental representation, construction of reality, stream of consciousness, empathy and neuroplasticity.

He is actively engaged in exhibition practice in Serbia and abroad, and the solo exhibition he would like to highlight are: Brain Pictures, States of Mind, Swimming Against the Stream of Consciousness, Forming and Education, Dreams of Reality and Hyperplastic. He is the founder of the informal group UMETNIK* which deals with theoretical and practical examination of the concepts ART and ARTIST in the ontological and socio-economic sense. He lives and works in Vienna.


http://www.zarkoaleksic.com/

Dr Andrej Savić

received Dipl. Ing degree, master's degree and the PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Belgrade - School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia in 2008, 2010 and 2014 at study modules for Physical Electronics, Biomedical and Eco Engineering and System Control and Signal Processing, respectively. He is working mainly in the fields of neuroscience, neurotechnology and neurorehabilitation/neuromodulation. From 2010 he is employed as a researcher at School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, currently as a research fellow. From 2016 he holds a lecturer position at the University of Belgrade - PhD studies in Biomedical Engineering and Technologies program and Intelligent systems program.

He has participated in numerous projects: FP7-ICT-2007-224051 TREMOR project (“An ambulatory BCI-driven tremor suppression system based on functional electrical stimulation”), project of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, grant 175016 (“The effects of assistive systems in neurorehabilitation: recovery of sensory-motor functions”), COST Action TD1006 (“European Network on Robotics for NeuroRehabilitation”), "Effects of physical activity on brain ageing" (Juho Vainio Foundation, Helsinki Finland), "REMAP - Restore motor function in ALS through robotic arm exoskeleton and brain computer interface" (Innovation Fund Denmark), "NEUROMOD: device for closed-loop stimulation during sleep for improvement of memory consolidation" (ELKARTEK programme of the Basque Government), and TECNALIA R&I projects FESAPP (“Functional Electrical Stimulation Applications”), ELCODE (“Electrode Controlled Delivery”), ARMASSIST (“Clinical evaluation of ArmAssist device”). He has coauthored 56 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, books and conferences. He is a reviewer of multiple International scientific Journals and Review Editor of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal, Brain - Computer Interfaces section.

Dr Maja Pantović Stefanović

is a psychiatrist at the Clinic of Psychiatry, Clinical Center of Serbia. She is assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine in Belgrade and a President Elect of the Serbian Young Psychiatrists’ Section of the Serbian Psychiatric Association.

Her clinical and research engagement is directed towards biological, longitudinal changes in schizoaffective continuum. She authored and co-authored 28 papers in journals listed in Thomson Reuters.

Bojana S. Knežević

is a multimedia artist working in the fields of performance, video, audio-visual installation, radio art and sound art. Her socially engaged and participatory art projects aim to redefine manifold stereotypes, with a focus on marginalized or hidden individual and collective identities. 

She holds BA and MFA degree (New Media Arts) from the Department of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts Novi Sad, and doctoral degree in Digital Arts from the University of Arts in Belgrade. She is co-author of radio show/podcast, art and media project FEMKANJE dedicated to contemporary art, culture and feminism in Serbia, ex-YU region and Europe.

http://femkanje.com/

http://bojanasknezevic.com/

Dr Milica Velimirović Bogosavljević

is a teaching assistant at the Institute of medical and clinical biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Her research engagement is directed towards biochemical and structural changes in brain in ischemic conditions and in animal models of psychiatric disease.

She authored and co-authored 17 papers in journals listed in JCR list. She has been enrolled in science popular projects like brain awareness week, scientific night, science festival.

David Stanley

is a multi-disciplinary artist from Birmingham, UK with over 10 years experience working in film production, design and photography. He divides his time between the UK and the Balkans. Working and collaborating in various fields of design and production to create different perspectives on our surroundings.

In the photos, collages and videos he makes, his aim is to create a new reality out of the places and moments that exist and pre-existed. With his work, he hopes to encourage people to distort their own perspectives and through exploration, create new ones.

Dr Marjana Brkić

earned her doctoral degree at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, as well as at the Ghent University within the collaborative doctorate on the topic of Alzheimer's disease. During her doctoral studies, she engaged in animal behavior, with a special focus on the memory changes which stem from the process of neurodegeneration. 

Marjana is a member of The Serbian Neuroscience Society, and The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. She is actively promoting and propagating neurosciences since 2012, and, since 2017, holds a position in the Center for the Promotion of Science, as an expert associate for the affairs related to international cooperation.

Milan Ličina

is a designer working as Assistant Professor at Faculty of the Digital Arts- Metropolitan University Belgrade, where he teaches at Interactive Media Design (Bachelor level) and New Media design departments (Master level). Teaching subjects include designing permanent and semi-permanent interactive media installations, creative coding, immersive digital/VR/AR experiences and 3D projection mapping.

He is currently working on a PhD exploring relations between art created using deep learning algorithms and human emotional response to it. In his artistic and professional practice, Milan is focused on new media research and development, rapid prototyping, site-specific interactive experiences and new media installations. Apart from academic and artistic explorations, he is actively involved in commercial projects.

www.milanlicina.com

Iva Atoski

finished her undergraduate studies in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade. She works in visual arts, particularly comics and illustration.

Dunja Bijelić

After finishing her undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology and Physiology, and a Master's project in the field of neurocytology, Dunja Bijelić started her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Biology. In her research, she mainly deals with shedding the light on neuroimmunological processes in various neurodegenerative diseases.

Anja Santrač

After graduating with an MSc in neurocytology, a molecular biologist Anja Santrač was hired as a researcher at the Faculty of Pharmacy, where she is currently finishing her doctoral dissertation in the field of neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr Dragana Grbić

works in the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Cologne. She earned her doctoral degree at the University of Belgrade, and at the Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, in Germany, and her Master’s and Bachelor degrees at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. In her numerous scientific papers, she has dealt with various aspects of philological and culture historical problematics. She also published three monographs in Serbian and German language -

The allegories of an erudite desert- devotee (2009), PREMOVEMENTS Halle-Leipzig, a turning point in the life of Dositej Obradović / VORENTSCHEIDUNGEN. Halle-Leipzig, Wendepunkt im Leben von Dositej Obradović (2012), and The work of Dositej Obradović in the European literary and cultural context / Das Werk von Dositej Obradović im europäischen Literatur- und Kulturkontext (2018).

Dr Slobodan Marković

is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. He teaches several subjects at all levels of studying (Psychology of perception, Motivation and emotions, Visual perception, Psychology of art, Experimental esthetics etc.). Currently, he manages the Laboratory for Experimental Psychology at the same department.

In addition, he teaches at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Belgrade, participates in the realization of the program for the Psychology Seminar in the Petnica Science Center, and collaborates with several academic institutions abroad. His research interests move in two directions - visual perception and psychological esthetics. He published two books, and around 50 articles and chapters in books.

 

Dr Milica Janković

is a biomedical engineer with research focus on medical instrumentation design and its evaluation in clinical environment. She received Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2014. at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade where she is also employed as Assistant Professor at Signals and Systems Department. She has participated in 4 projects with focus on developing assistive systems for neurorehabilitation, published 1 book and more than 60 scientific publications in the field of biomedical engineering.

She was one of local coordinators for: „Human detection sensor“ (financed by Innovation fund Serbia) and Erasmus+K2 Startegic partnership project “Innovative Teaching Approaches in development of Software Designed Instrumentation and its application in real-time systems”. Launched Balkan Open Competition in Software-designed Instrumentation in 2011. Promotes project-based learning concept in education. Honored with awards: Bimef 2003, Siemens 2004, Etran 2005 and 2014, Telfor 2013, BCNM 2015, 2nd prize on International Medical Olympiad 2017.

Dr Samuel Koruniak

Earned his Master’s degree at the Comenius University in Bratislava (study program History and Slovak language and literature) in 2013. He received his PhD in 2017 at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia (problematic of the dissertation thesis: History of Slovak literary language in the area of Vojvodina through the interwar period). In the academic year of 2017/2018, he worked as an assistant in the Department of Slovak language and literature at the University in Nitra.

From the academic 2018/2019, he is a lecturer for slovak language and culture in the Department of Slavic studies at the University of Cologne. In his field of research, he deals with the sociolinguistic question of the Slovak language in Vojvodina, bilingualism, language culture of the Slovak minority, language policy and the history of Slovak literary language in Vojvodina.

Melanie Schippling

From 2012-2017, Melanie Schippling studied Linguistics, Phonetics and Media Culture at the University of Cologne. Currently, she is investigating the relations of spoken and written language in Romani as her PhD project in General Linguistics. 

She also works as a research associate in a language documentation project at the Department of Linguistics, Cologne, documenting child language among the Qaqet, a Papuan language spoken by about 15,000 people in Papua New Guinea.

Dr Simona Hajne

is heading the Information Center Belgrade of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) since 2017. She advises on international university cooperations, organizes research marketing and information events. One of her special concerns is the topic of science communication. Previously, she taught at the TU Berlin, the BTU Cottbus and was for the DAAD at the University of Montenegro, the National University of Laos and Hanoi University. 

She studied German philology and philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin and obtained her doctorate with an empirical study in foreign language acquisition research at the University of Kassel.

Dr Maja Ćirić 

is an award-winning curator and art critic with experience in leading and contributing to international projects. Maja was the curator of the Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, in Tirana (2017), and has been both the curator (2007) and the commissioner (2013) of the Serbian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Maja holds a PhD in Art Theory (Thesis: "Institutional Critique and Curating") from the University of Arts in Belgrade. Her recent speaking engagements have been, among others, at MAC VAL (2017), the Centre Pompidou (2018), and the MNAC Bucharest (2018). Her most recent writings appear in SeeCult, Obieg, Artforum. ARTMargins Online. Maja’s areas of expertise span from the geopolitical and the curatorial through curating as a practice of institutional critique. She conducts research on, and lectures about, the methodology and epistemology of curating. Maja thinks about the art world in terms of criticality and post-globalism, and is recently involved in projects examining the relation between art and science. SeeCult, Obieg, Artforum, ARTMargins Online. Мајине области експертизе крећу се у распону од геополитичких и кураторских до курирања као праксе институционалне критике. Бави се истраживањем о методологији и епистемологији кустоских пракси, о чему и предаје. Mаја о уметничком свету размишља кроз призму критичности и постглобализма, а од недавно је укључена у пројекте који испитују везу између уметности и науке.

Marlies Wirth

is a curator and art historian based in Vienna and has been active at the MAK – the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art since 2006. As the Curator for Digital Culture she has a key role in the programming of the VIENNA BIENNALE and heads the MAK Design Collection.

She curates exhibitions, programs and discursive events in the fields of art, architecture, design and technology, such as “UNCANNY VALUES. Artificial Intelligence & You” (Vienna Biennale 2019), the re-installation of MAK DESIGN LAB, the themed group show “Artificial Tears” (Vienna Biennale 2017) and the monographic “Hollein” exhibition at MAK (2014). In 2019 she was the curator of the Official Austrian Contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano (“Circular Flows. The Toilet Revolution!”, Design Studio EOOS). She is part of the curatorial team for the international travelling exhibition “Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine” (2017, a cooperation of Vitra Design Museum, MAK and Design museum Gent) and was co-director for the 12th Global Art Forum in Dubai and Singapore themed “I am not a Robot” (2018). Next to her institutional practice, she develops independent exhibition projects with a focus on conceptual, site-specific, research-, and time-based art with international artists, and writes essays and texts for publications.

https://www.mak.at/en
http://www.viennabiennale.org/en
https://uncannyvalues.org/