borka_photo_web.jpgBorka Pavićević was born in 1947 in Kotor, modern-day Montenegro. She studied Theatre Studies at the Academy for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television in Belgrade. She later worked in Belgrade for ten years as a dramaturg at the Theatre 'Atelier 212' and for twenty years at 'BITEF', Belgrade’s annual international festival of avant-garde theatre. Borka Pavićević has exerted a decisive influence on the cultural and theatre scenes in the former Yugoslavia Republics. In 1981 she co-founded the New Sensibility Theatre and from 1984 to 1991 participated in the artistic movement 'KPGT'. She was the artistic director of the Belgrade Drama Theatre and founded in 1994 the 'Centre for Cultural Decontamination: Veljković Pavilion' in Belgrade, where she is now the co-director ( Beyond these activities Borka Pavićević is a regular columnist for various magazines and newspapers. She co-authored the book Belgrade, my Belgrade (translated into German by Maja Krstić: Rotbuch Verlag, 1998). For her work she has been awarded the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theater (New York, 2000), the Hiroshima Foundation Prize for Peace and Culture (2004) and the Winning Freedom Prize (2005).