Borka Pavićević is the founder and director of the Center for Cultural Decontamination (since 1994).
She graduated (1971) and obtained a master’s degree at the Academy for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television, in Belgrade (1976).
Dramatist, Theatre “Atelier 212,” Belgrade (10 years) and BITEF, Belgrade’s annual international festival of avant-garde theater (20 years). Dramatist in Zenica, Split, Skopje, Ljubljana, Subotica and Belgrade (1978-1991). Founder, “New Sensibility” theatre at old Belgrade brewery (1981). Participated in artistic movement “KPGT,” acronym for the word “theatre” in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Macedonia (1984-1991). Artistic director, Belgrade Drama Theatre, removed after public and political statements (1993).
She is the recipient of the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre, New York (2000); the Hiroshima Foundation Prize for Peace and Culture (2004); Osvajanje slobode (“Winning of Freedom”) prize, awarded by the Maja Maršićević Tasić Foundation to a woman “whose acts affirm the principles of human rights, rule of law, democracy and tolerance” (2005); Routes Award given by ECF, Amsterdam (2009/2010); The Government of the Republic of France, the Legion d’Honneur (2001).