Mateja Ristic was born in Jagodina, Serbia in 1981. He attended the Novi Sad Academy of Art from 2001-2006, where he graduates at department of fine arts, art graphic. Postgraduate work finished at interdisciplinary PhD studies, multimedia art, the University of Art in Blegarde, with supervision University College Cork, Ireland and Birmingham City University,UK from 2009-2015. He taught at the Second High School Kragujevac, Director of Drama studio, from 2006 - 2008 and the Second Technical School Kragujevac, department Interior design and industrial products, from 2008 - 2017. Main lectures History of Arts, Drama, Theory of forms, Fine Arts and Photography.

        Mateja's artwork has been featured in more than 20 solo and in over 40 group projects in the Europe. His projects include theatre plays, multimedia, videos, films, fine arts and public works. In 2005, he created and established an art group Encyclo, where after 15 years of existence, is now an all growing group of experienced, creative, hard-working professionals, strong individuals highly recognized in their opus of work. From 2012 he is Co-Founder and CEO of Encyclomedia production.

Recent projects include performance at Student Cultural Center Gallery, Belgrade in 2018, concept project Museum of  Rock and Roll, city hall Kragujevac in 2018, video for 1st International Art Biennale ‘ARTiJA Works on paper and of paper, City Gallery Mostovi Balkana, Kragujevac in 2018,  Babe - Dusan Jevtovic, Live At Home, Barcelona, Spain in 2017, performance in The National Museum Kragujevac in 2016, Directing of play in Theater for children Kragujevac in 2016, performance on University of Art Belgrade in 2015, Exhibition in Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade in 2014.