Tatjana Macić is a visual artist, writer and researcher based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

She is deploying her artistic practice as an agency to blur the boundaries and explore the intersection between visual art, theory, exhibition-making, education and language. Her research resembles the alchemic laboratory, merging the miraculous and the theoretical. She works in a variety of media such as lecture-performances, installations, artistic archives, interventions in public space, painting, internet art and graphic novels.

Her work poses an array of questions often revolving around rhizomatic points of departure regarding current and historical discourses. Amongst other, it has been shown at the Tate Modern, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Venice Biennale Collateral Events, The Wrong Biennale, KunstVlaai, and de Appel in Amsterdam.
In her writing practice, she explores the innovation of language, the voice, the science fiction and the power of the image in the context of language. She relates thereby poetry and prose to the visual language or to the spatial installations.

She is a tutor and lecturer of artistic research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. She is a researcher at PlatformBK and a member of the artistic committee at artist in residence airWG in Amsterdam.
Recently Macić founded Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru - an initiative for art and research which questions conditions for artistic practice and critical thinking.

Macić received a BA from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, and an MA, with honours, in Theory and History of Contemporary Art from the University of Amsterdam.


The spatial, the social and the sensorium, University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2016
MFA Master Theory and History of Contemporary Art, cum laude, University of Amsterdam, 2009 / 11
Theory and History of Art, pre-master University of Amsterdam, 2007 / 09
Management and cultural diversity, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2008
Cultural Governance and management for board members, Binoq Atana, 2004 / 08
BFA Academy of Fine Arts and Design AKI, ArtEZ, 1992 / 94

Selected exhibitions and projects

2019 Intergalactic Pollinators, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2019 From the archive: Interlude No.17, Tate Modern, London, UK
2018 Thinking Bodies, de Appel, Museum night, Amsterdam
2018 The Stubborn Archive, The Capital Time Machine, Bucharest, Romania
2018 Alternative Facts, Stuttgart, Germany
2017 / 18 Digital Zoo, The Wrong, São Paolo, Brazil
2017 Massage in exchange for a story, performance, Palais van Mieris, Amsterdam
2017 Performing theory, Crisis Art Festival, Italy
2017 How to unfollow the red herring, performance lecture, Crisis Art Festival, Italy
2016 The Impulse to Write Images, performance lecture, the International Conference about Artistic Research and writing, Society of the Artistic Research (SAR)
2016 Performing Crisis, performance lecture, Crisis Art Festival, Italy
2016 The Impulse to Urgent, Brainwash Festival, The Hague
2016 Digital God, Bring Your Own B, The Wrong Biennale
2015 Jubilee exhibition, Arti et Amicitiae 1945-2015
2014 OLE.01 Internazionale della Literatura Electronica, the Royal Palace, Naples, Italy
2014 Galeria Tvrdjava, Nis, Serbia
2013 New Horizons, new members exhibition, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2012 Sintici, FAD, Barselona, Spain
2012 En garde, Snapshots Balkan Film Festival, Amsterdam
2011 Museum collection on the street, Hilversum Museum
2011 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA), USA
2011 Cabinet Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Mecena Prize Circus, De Nieuwe Liefde, Amsterdam
2010 The Evolution of Spectacle, KunstVlaai, Amsterdam
2010 White on White, Master Piece auction, De Zwarte Ruyter, Rotterdam
2009 Memories, Stories and Invisible Treasures, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2019 ARMEN BENEN, 53rd Venice Biennale Collateral Events
2009 / 12 Red Line - Research dealing with language and social/ist architecture in former Yugoslavia
2007 Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art (LACDA), USA
2006 The Sound Wall project, Artist Project Space de Overslag, Eindhoven
2006 Centre for Contemporary Art, Negotin, Serbia
2005 / 06 Myths, people and music, Scryption Museum, Tilburg
2004 / 05 Cleansing, film screening, Club 11, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam


2016 The Impulse To Write Images, The International Conference on Artistic Research
2013 Positioning the Art Gallery, Tubelight, January/ February
2012 Artistic avant-gardes and the great shift- the psychoanalytical model of Hal Foster, Odgovor, art journal
2011 Curatorial practices in The Other Europe - Critical analysis of curatorial practice in turbulent times, Library of the University of Amsterdam
2011 An exchange, Cabinet Gallery, New York
2010 Dusan Rodic, artist catalogue Gerrit Rietveld Academy
2010 Performance interrupted: death and the other fabulous nonsense, HTV de IJsberg
2009 Abject performing body, virtual palm trees and mental pictures, HTV de Ijsberg
2009 PSWAR's Intuitive practice and theoretical framework. HTV de IJsberg
2009 Ivan Grubanov: Artist as an agent of change. HTV de IJsberg
2009 Curatorial Contradiction- interview with Dieter Roelstraete. HTV de IJsberg
2009 Limeni pas u suturenu, poems, Odgovor, art journal
2006 Short science fiction stories, ALMA, Republic of Serbia


2018 The Middleman, Royal Academy of Art, the Netherlands
2017 It is sort of a thing, Royal Academy of Art, the Netherlands
2016 Exhibition research exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, the Netherlands
2012/13/14 New member exhibitions, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2004 /05 Co-curator, Van Azerbeidjan tot Stadskanaal, AIDA Nederland- de Association Internationale de Défense des Artistes


2014- Tutor Artistic Research, Royal Academy of Art, the Netherlands
2015- Founder, Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru, an initiative for art, research and critical reflection
2016- Head of Research and Discourse (together with Marten Cornel), Royal Academy of Art, the Netherlands
2016- Researcher, Atelierbeleid, Platform BK
2016- Exhibition Research Lab Tutor, Lectorate Art Theory and Practice, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.
2016 Guest lecturer, ArtEZ
2014/15/16 Chair of the Jury thesis award, Royal Academy of Art, the Netherlands
2016 Speaker, Conference on Artistic Research, ArtEZ University of the Arts
2015 Guest tutor, Utrecht School of Arts
2015 Guest lecturer University of Amsterdam, Master Artistic Research
2015 Guest lecturer Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam
2014 Guest lecturer, Artist as a Writer, Royal Academy of Art
2013 Organiser of the symposium: Tot elkaar veroordeeld? - Friendly Enemies in the arts- with Ann Demeester, de Appel and Castrum Peregrini
2010 / 13 Adviser Fine Arts, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
2012 / 15 Advisor, committee for artistic future, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2008 / 13 Member of CAWA, committee for artist studios and art spaces in Amsterdam
2012 / 14 Member, admission commission, Arti et Amicitiae
2012 Panel member, performance festival FLAM, Amsterdam
2012 Lecturer, Forms of ownership in former Yugoslavia', de Meent, Amsterdam
2008 / 12  Contributing editor at HTV De IJsberg

Member of AICA.