June 2017 Summer Program in Belgrade: Performance Art in Former Yugoslavia and current practice in the region

G12HUB and PerformanceHUB are glad to present first Summer Program in Belgrade which consists of practical workshops and lectures on performance art in Former Yugoslavia and current practice in the region.

June 2017 Summer Program in Belgrade: Performance Art in Former Yugoslavia and current practice in the region

PerformanceHUB is an education platform founded by internationally renowned, Belgrade born performance artist Marta Jovanović and Serbian curator Milica Pekić whose work and research focus on the history of performance art in former Yugoslavia. One week summer school will consist of theoretical as well as practical part. Theoretical part, lead by Milica Pekić and curator Stevan Vuković will focuse on the history of performance art in former Yugoslavia, the ways in which the scene was formed, on the main actors, artists such as Marina Abramović, Raša Todosijević, art historian and curator Ješa Denegri and others. Students will study why performance art thrived in the region in the ’60 and the ’70, and will be looking into the individual artists, their influence on the international art scene and their legacy. Practical part of the program, lead by the contemporary artists Branko Milisković and Marta Jovanović will prepare students for their individual performances that will take place at the end of the program.

We are looking for 12 participants, performance artists, radical actors, dancers, spoken word poets, actually for everyone who is interested in performance art practice, willing to learn and commit to this unique pedagogical adventure.

The summer program dates are from the 25th of June to the 2nd of July, 2017.

Applications are open until 19 May 2017.

Tuition fee of the program is EUR 800, including lunch during the workshop period.

This is an incredible opportunity that might not happen again in this form and aspects!


June 2017 summer program


Sunday June 25 - Arrival of students to Belgrade


Monday June 26  

10am - 11pm - Meet and greet, introduction with Marta Jovanović and Milica Pekić 

11am - 2pm - Workshop with Branko Milisković 

1pm to 2pm - Lunch offered at the premisses 

2pm to 5pm - Lecture by Milica Pekić on history of performance art in former Yugoslavia 

Rest of the evening free


Tuesday, June 27

10am - 1pm - Workshop with Marta Jovanović 

1pm to 2pm - Lunch offered at the premisses 

2pm to 5pm - Lecture by the curator Stevan Vuković on history of performance art in former Yugoslavia  

Rest of the evening free


Wednesday, June 28 

10am - 1pm - Workshop with Branko Milisković at the Rehearsal Space of PerformanceHUB

1pm to 2pm - Lunch offered at the premises 

3pm to 6pm - Artist talk with one of the historical figures of the 70’s performance art scene


Thursday, June 29  

10am - 1pm - Workshop with Marta Jovanović and preparations for ad hoc performances 

1pm to 2pm - Lunch offered at the premisses 

2pm to 5pm - Guided visit to the historical venues like Student Cultural Center and Museum of history of Yugoslavia

Rest of the evening free


Friday, June 30

10am - 1pm - Workshop with Branko Miliskovic 

1pm to 2pm - Lunch offered at the premisses  

4pm - 7pm Guided visit to the Center galleries and cultural centers, independent spaces and exhibitions in Belgrade


Saturday, July 1

10am to noon Yoga, stretching and relaxation with Sara Kostić

Noon - 5pm - Preparations for ad hoc performances with Marta Jovanović and one on one Q&A and individual help with the performances with Marta Jovanović

6pm - Light dinner at the premisses 

7pm on - Student Performances 


Sunday, July 2 - Students leave Belgrade 

All activities take place at the Rehearsal Space of PerformanceHUB.


TUTION of the program is EUR 800.

Tuition INCLUDES lunch each day, guided tours and museum tickets.

Tuition DOES NOT include hotel and stay in Belgrade, travel costs and other meals. We remain available to assist you with any information you might need. 



  • Letter of Intent
  • Bio and portfolio for artists (maximum 5 works with short description) / Bio and CV with list of publications for researchers and curators
  • Please send your application as ONE SINGLE PDF FILE with your last name and first name in the file name

Maximum number of students is 12. Scholarships and discounts are not available for the summer programs. Tuitions will be fully donated to the program for its further development.



May 19  - Application deadline

May 30  - Final list of candidates will be announced

June 10  - Full payment of EUR 800 due


Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered and late payments will not be tolerated. 

Please send your application to production@g12hub.com



Milica Pekić is an art historian and curator from Belgrade. Graduated at the department The History of Art, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Co founder of Kiosk platform for contemporary art and Gallery 12 HUB, since 2002 till present she is actively engaged in creating and developing curatorial and art projects. O3one gallery curator from 2004 till 2007. As curator she participated in numerous projects on local, regional and international level. She fulfilled program “European diploma in cultural project management” and received USA government grant for “International visitors’ leadership program”. Her essays are published in numerous magazines, publications and catalogues. 

Marta Jovanović is a Belgrade born performance artist with internationally acclaimed carrier. In her work, she constructs scenarios in which she interrogates identity, beauty and sexuality. Her interdisciplinary practice provokes a reconsideration of the dictates of culture and the construction of sexual identity. Appropriating the instantly recognizable characteristics of fashion mediums, her works reveal the limitations of the traditional canon of beauty while drawing attention to the fluidity of gender. Her performances, videos and photographs are an invitation to disregard conventional notions of beauty and embrace a more democratic vision of representation, free from all constraints.

Branko Milisković born in Belgrade, Former Yugoslavia, in the last generation of Marshall Tito’s Pioneers. He received the Dutch scholarship HSP Huygens and completed his Bachelor of Arts at the Royal Academy in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2009. Milisković has earned his Master degree from Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, class of Jeanne Faust (2012). His work have been shown internationally such as at Reims Scenes d’Europe 2015 at La Comedie de Reims, Galerie Metropolis, Paris 2014, CSW/CoCA, Torun, solo productions at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Les Halles, Brussels 2011-2014, Kaai studio, Brussels 2016, CIRCA art actuel, Montreal 2017 etc. Branko Milisković was  performing and exhibiting in Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Serbia, Israel, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, UK, Singapore, Indonesia, Canada and USA.

Stevan Vuković works as writer and curator. As curator, he has realized projects in the Secession in Vienna, Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, Cornerhouse in Manchester, Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, etc. Practical workshops he has conceptualized and conducted include: „Art Session“, Remont Art Association, (2001 – 2002); “Televisualisation“, Academy of Fine Arts, in Belgrade, (2004); „Collective Curating“, Rum46,  Århus, Denmark (2006); Art in Public Space”, Academy of Art in Osijek, Croatia (2007 –2009); „From Dyonisian Socialism to Predatory Capitalism“,  Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade   (2010-2012);   „Precarious   Labour   in   the   Filed   of  Art“,  Postgraduate   Program   in Curating,   Institute   for   Cultural   Studies   in   the  Arts in Zurich  (2012); „Contemporary Art Orientation Program“, New Academy of Arts in Belgrade (2012  to 2014.).