Goethe-Institut Belgrade
Knez Mihailova 50
11000 Belgrade
Phone: +381 11 3031810

Team / Contact Persons:

Dr. Matthias Müller-Wieferig, Goethe-Institut in Belgrade, Project Manager
Tim Rieniets, Curator
Nikola Marković, Project Management team
Milena Berić, Public Relations Advisor

Members of the curatorial board

Project Leader

> Dr. Matthias Müller-Wieferig, PhD in German and English literature, studied at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. From 1986-1990, he worked as a feature journalist for German media, among others for the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln. After a lectureship at Reading University, GB, from 1990 until 1992, he joined the Goethe-Institut. Placements include Bombay, Budapest, Munich, Dublin, and Copenhagen. Since July 2011 he is director of the Goethe-Institut Belgrad.


Trained as architect, Tim Rienets in his professional career focused on research and debate of current issues in architecture and urbanism. In this field of expertise, he is internationally active as curator and writer. Among other events, he curated the international Architecture Bienale Rotterdam 2009 (together with Kees Chrstiaanse), took part in various research projects, and edited various expert studies. Tim Rieniets held positions as a guest professor at Munich Technical University (2012) and as a senior lecturer at ETH Zurich (2003-2013). Since 2013 he is director of Landesinitiative StadtBauKultur NRW (Northrhine-Westfalia).

Artistic Board

Katja Aßmann, from Gelsenkirchen, is an authoress and manager of artistic projects, and is also engaged in management in culture. She worked as the female coordinator of the project for the European Capital of Culture 2010, Mülheim and Essen. Since the year 2011, she has been directress of the Urbane Kunst Ruhr organization (Urban Art in Ruhr),which originated from the project of the European Capital of Culture for the Year 2010.

Angelika Fitz is a theoretician of culture, writer and manager of artistic projects. As an independent authoress of exhibitions in the fields of architecture, art and urbanism, she has inter alia been responsible for the projects under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urbanism of FR Germany, European Capital of Culture in Linz in 2009, Center for Architecture in Vienna (Architekturzentrum Wien), Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Vienna (Kunsthalle Wien), Secession, Vienna Kinstlerhaus Exhibition Space (Künstlerhaus Wien), Federal Ministry for Education and Culture of the Republic of Austria, as well as the “India Economic Crosscultural Programme” project under the auspices of the European Union. From 1998 to 2005, she was appointed commissioner for the appearance of Austria at Architecture Biennale in São Paulo. Amongst her recent projects, we should highlight the exhibition “Real City. Wishes Come True.” (REALSTADT. Wünsche als Wirklichkeit) in Berlin, whose concept she made in cooperation with Martin Heller, as well as the exhibition “A City for Several Generations” (Generationenstadt), where she worked with Christiane Feuerstein. She has published articles and taught and held individual lectures in several countries.

Tomislav Đorđević, former president of the City Municipality of Savski Venac, was – in that position until May 2012 – also responsible for Savamala. After that, he has engaged himself on a voluntary basis in the urbanistic development of this quarter.

Ivan Kucina, architect and urbanist, teaches at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and at the Faculty of Architecture in Tirana. Apart from that, he is active in the country and abroad, as a program coordinator (MIKSER Festival, Belgrade), a teacher and a manager of artistic projects.

Aleksandar Peković, Belgrade City deputy secretary for culture, has initiated the submission of the application of the City of Belgrade for a candidate for the European Capital of Culture; he is the chairman of the Board for the Organization of “Belgrade 2020 – The City of Miracles”. He studied film and television production at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade; after that, he has worked as a producer, screenplay writer, director and project manager for numerous television and production houses, in the film industry and the creative industry. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Philology and Arts in the city of Kragujevac.

Dejan Ubović, a journalist and manager in culture; he studied anthropology and project management in Belgrade. He manages the City Cultural Center in Belgrade (in Savamala); he is the director of the Cultural Front Belgrade Non-government Organization; he was also the initiator and organizer of the Forum Belgrade – A Soul for Europe debate in the City Cultural Center (2011). He founded the Cross Radio Network seated in the Balkans, which weekly broadcasts radio programs in 14 Serbian cities, the Refract Festival, which simultaneously organizes programs in seven Serbian cities, as well as the first regional Music Information Center (MIC).

Dejan Vasović, city architect and deputy mayor of Belgrade, studied architecture in Belgrade; today, he works at the Faculty of Architecture. Apart from teaching, as the manager of the project team he designed and supervised a larger number of objects in building construction in the country and abroad. From April to September 2001, he worked at the Ministry of Urbanism and Construction, as Coordinator of the Republic Audit Committee. At the beginning of the year 2004, he was appointed deputy director of the Serbian Construction Directorate, where he was voted for the director at the public competition. He established the Fund for Saving Energy in Housing Construction. On behalf of the Republic of Serbia, he was responsible for the realization of the European Union’s donations and the construction of the zero-category border crossings (Horgoš, Batrovci, Preševo). He was appointed assistant to the mayor Belgrade on the day of 15th September 2009.