Mateja Meded

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Biography

Mateja Meded, born in Yugoslavia, has lived in Germany since 1992 and is an actress, author, director and filmmaker. During her studies at the Babelsberg Film University, she already worked at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin. There she was a member of the ensemble that developed and wrote the theatre play Common Ground, which won several awards. In 2018, she was nominated as best actress at the Socially Relevant Film Festival New York. In 2021, she was part of the digital theatre at Theater Neumarkt in Zurich with her Shitfluencers. The results were short theatre films that Mateja Meded wrote, directed and edited. In the same year, her video installation was shown in a group exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Mateja Meded is currently working on the film trilogy Hack the system. She writes regularly as a journalist, gives lectures on flight, art, politics and migration and presents small performances in art institutions. 2024 sees the release of the cinema film Der Soldat Monika, in which she can be seen alongside Maria Hofstätter and Philipp Hochmair.

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