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Tanja Šljivar

Tanja Šljivar is a writer born in Banjaluka, SFR Yugoslavia in 1988. She holds both BA and MA degrees in dramaturgy at the Faculty of drama arts in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as MA degree in Applied theater studies in Giessen, Germany.
She is interested in the text production in fluid and collective authorial constellations, as well as in the role and position of the text in different media, formats and systems of representation. She is an author of seven full-length plays and several short ones, which have been published, publicly read and produced in the professional theaters in Bosnia and Herzegovina(Bosnian National Theater Zenica), Croatia, Serbia(National Theater Užice, Atelje 212 Belgrade), Albania, Spain, Poland, Austria, Finland, Slovakia and Germany(Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Theater Dortmund, Theater Paderborn).
She also writes film screenplays(The Celts dir. Milica Tomović, From tomorrow on, I will dir. Ivan Marković and Lifeng Wu;), short stories, radio plays, texts for visual arts projects and theater-theory texts. She won several awards for her playwriting, among others: Sterija award for the best contemporary play in Serbia, MESS market co-production award in Bosnia, as well as the nomination for the Retzhoferdramapreis in Austria.
She has been a guest of writing residencies IHAG and St. Air in Graz, Museums Quartier 21 and KulturKontakt in Vienna, Prishtina has no river in Prishtina, and Reading Balkans in Split. Her plays have been translated into some 10 languages. In 2019, she worked as an artistic director of the drama department at the National theater in Belgrade. She is a member of artistic platform Björnsonova and leftist activist movement Krov nad glavom. In fall 2020, she will start working on her debut novel, supported by IAS at Central University in Budapest.
Selected exhibitions: 
Care and Feeding of a Mermaid at Šopa Gallery, Košice, Slovakia, with Nik Timková, Zuzana Žabková
Scene Work Ahead, Serbian Pavillion  at The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, with Milutin Dapčević, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Dušica Dražić, Selena Orb, Vladimir Pejković, Katarina Popović, Igor Vasiljev, curated by: Bojan Djordjev, Siniša Ilić and Maja Mirković
A Room Without Any Water In It at ACUD Gallery Berlin with Tamara Antonijevic, Lucia Kvočáková, Lucie, Mičíková, Nik Timková, Zuzana Žabková

Date of residency: 03.05. 2021 –⁠ 31.05. 2021