Manja Ristić, born in Belgrade in 1979, is a violinist, sound artist, published poet, curator, and researcher. She graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music (2001), then awarded at the Royal College of Music, London, with PGDip Solo/Ensemble Recitalist (2004). As a classical solo and chamber musician, as well as a composer and an improv musician She has performed all across Europe and in the US, involving collaborations with established conductors, performers, multimedia artists, poets, and theatre/film directors.

Ristić’s sound-related research besides contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro–acoustics, is focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sound and field recording as well as experimental radio arts.

Ristić has created commissions for Kunstradio – Radiokunst, Radio Cona, Semi-Silent, Radiophrenia, Radio Art Zone, Radia.FM, Framework Radio, and all national broadcasting agencies across SE Europe. She co-curated sonoAdriatic Tales at Ars Electronica 2020 and in the last 20 years curated and developed a distinctive number of cultural events, international projects, cultural conferences, and educational platforms in the fields of inter-media, experimental sound-related arts, scene, and multimedia arts.

The winner of several distinctive awards for solo and chamber classical music, holds an honorable mention from the Phonurgia Nova Awards, and a Golden Award for the extended media from the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia. She is a founding member of CENSE – Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies.

In the last decade, Ristić has published sound art independently as well as for labels and publishing bodies: mappa, Verdure Engraved, Cona Zavod, Naviar Records, Flag Day Recordings, Framework, Inexhaustible Editions, Elan Vital Recordings, SIRR-ECORDS, Sonospace, Cities & Memories, Auropolis, UIII / AIIR, 20 Seconds Art Magazine, AMPLIFY 2020, sonic matter, and more.

Manja signs a number of independent theater and movie productions as an author, composer, and performer (Munje – by R. Andrić, Between Dream and Dream – by M. Stojnić, Life of Lenka Reinerova Mnemosyne the Theater of Memories – M. Ristić / S. Leboš, Penumbra – by G. Hudson, Tale of the Forbidden Flower – B. Lyregaard, Red Coats – by D. J. Duncan, Some Alaska – by H. Pinter, Judith – by H. Barker, Nose – by N. Gogol, Midsummer Night Dream – W. Shakespeare, Mansion Beckett – by S. Beckett, Oxygen – by I. Viripaev).

Works and lives on the island of Korčula, Croatia.