Violeta Vojvodic-Balaz artist and researcher, was born in 1971 in Yugoslavia. She received her MA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, and obtained a European Diploma in Cultural Management. In addition, she completed several fellowships focusing on new media art in France, USA, Austria, and Hungary. Her interests bridge the fields of art, social sciences, education, and cultural management. She was one of the co-founders of New Media Center_kuda.org in Serbia. She also worked as an editor at www.labforculture.org. Together with Eduard Balaz she co-founded Urtica art group in 1999, where she has been working as an artist ever since. Urtica was awarded the UNESCO Digital Arts Award at IAMAS Japan in 2003, and exhibited at Ars Electronica, FILE, Ogaki Biennial 2004, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Kunstraum der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, 52nd October Salon Belgrade, Plakartive Bielefeld, among others.