Miki Velciov - Triandra | Miki Velciov

Triandra, 2019, Cetate Arts Danube Sculpture Park

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Miki Velciov (born 1968) graduated from The University of Arts and Design in Timisoara. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2013 and his master’s degree in 2015. Although he is a late bloomer, Miki Velciov is already well known in Romania for his extensive research on media painting, objects, installations, video, and land art.

He embarked on his artistic journey after studying the primordial elements of nature, such as earth, water, air, and fire, by documenting various layers of reality. Through works like ‘Rooting’ (2013), ‘1 m3 of Life’ (2015), and ‘In Terra Pax’ (2016), the artist delves into the dimension of life’s uncertainties. Beginning with insects and plants and observing how they skillfully organize their lives in relation to available resources, Velciov expands his analysis to the socio-political dimension of the organizational systems that humans create. His efforts shed light on the destruction of natural equilibrium and the excessive exploitation of resources, leading to habitat degradation and pollution and, subsequently, the phenomenon of migration.

The series of works ‘Big Brother’ (2014) and ‘Oculus’ (2016 & 2015) manifest the artist’s concern regarding the ubiquity of surveillance systems as a form of excessive control, characteristic of totalitarian societies. In response, he began working on the anamorphic technique, creating installations from a specific point of view. Pieces like ‘Triandra’ (2019), ‘Turgidum’ (2018), ‘Temporary Restraint’ (2016), ‘Shock Wave’ (2016), ‘Oculus’ (2015), and ‘Oculus Domini’ (2014) unveil, on one hand, the illusion of absolute control and, on the other, the impossibility of utopian struggles for perfection within these dictatorial regimes

Miki Velciov has participated in numerous festivals, residencies, and contemporary art exhibitions, including Méricourt, France (2019); Ad Ognuno a Sua P’Arte, Villatalla, Italy (2019); Cetate Arts Danube (2018, 2019); Adata Air, Plovdiv (2018); and the Danube Dialogue (Novi Sad, 2018).

In 2014, he co-founded Avantpost, a platform that promoted artists in Timisoara, Romania.

Thanks to productive collaboration during the Artists in Residency – Cetate Arts Danube program in 2018 and 2019, Miki Velciov became one of 418GALLERY’s represented artists in 2019.



Young Artists, Young Friends – New Contemporaries | arthotshot.com, Antonella Grevers
The scientific dimension of art: Turgidum – a metaphor for the grains | Mihaela Ghita, Radio Romania Cultural, October 2019


Méricourt, 2019, France
Ad Ognuno a SuaP’Arte, Villatalla, 2019, Italy
Fundația Hertzeg, Gărâna, 2019, Romania
Cetate Arts Danube – Artists in Residency, 2019, Cetate Arts Danube Center, Cetate, Romania
Cetate Arts Danube – Artists in Residency, 2018, Cetate Arts Danube Center, Cetate, Romania
ADATA AIR, Plovdiv 2019, Capitală Culturală Europeană, 2018, Bulgaria
Bulgarisches Kultur Institut Berlin, 2017, Germany
What Are the Grasses Hiding, Rusenski Lom Natural Park. Nisovo, 2016, Bulgaria
Arsenal. Process Space Art Festival, Russe, 2016, Bulgaria
Entities at the Crossroads Artforum, Bahnhof Langmeil, 2015, Germany
Land Art, Ghelari, Hunedoara, 2014, Romania
Maudite soit la guerre, Méricourt, 2013, France
Aradul văzut de artiști, Arad, 2013, Romania
Lipova, 2013, Romania




Art Encounters Timișoara – Biennial of Contemporary Art

Spectrum, Art Museum, Timișoara, Romania

Epicentru, Art Museum, Arad, Romania


Young Artists, Young Friends | Accrochage 2
418GALLERY Munich

I feel something, don’t know what
Fundatia Art Encounters, Timisoara

Expozitia Garana, Fundatia Herczeg
Galeria Helios, Timisoara

Avanpost Group | Timisoara

Young Artists, Young Friends | Accrochage 1
418GALLERY Munich

Timișoara Contemporary, Galeria Primăriei Municipiului Timișoara

Expo Alumini / 30 ani de la înființarea Facultății de Arte și Design din cadrul Universității de Vest, Muzeul Temporar de Artă Contemporană Timișoara

Si Muove, expoziție online, Asociația Diplomatic Art Timișoara

Zoom In, expoziție online, Asociația Diplomatic Art Timișoara

Later Edit, Kunsthalle Bega Timișoara

Pandemic Art, expoziție online, platforma Tehnoarte Timișoara

Desene din pandemie, Galeria Helios Timișoara

Expoziția Gărâna, Fundația Hertzeg, Galeria Calpe, Timișoara, Romania

Re la Revoluție la revoluții, ReMIND MAPPING / MultipleXity & Timișoara 2021 Capitală Culturală Europeană, Muzeul Corneliu Mikloși, Timișoara, Romania

Transborder. Ecouri Europene Consulart / Double Exhibition România – Serbia, Asociația Diplomatic Art & Timișoara 2021 – European Capital of Culture, Parcul Gheorghe Doja Timișoara, Romania

In Vitro Veritas / Avantpost Exhibition & Timișoara 2021 – European Capital of Culture, Gara de Nord, Timișoara, Romania

Danube Art Festival: Timișoara – Novi Sad 2021 European Capital of Culture, Galeria Mamuzić Gift Collection Novi Sad, Serbia

20, Galeria Helios, Timișoara, Romania

Universallowed, Avantpost Exhibition, Fabrica de Baterii, Timișoara, Romania

Hidden Agenda. In memoriam Sorin Oncu, Avantpost Exhibition, The Temporary Museum of Contemporary Art, Timișoara & Rezidența Scena 9 / NAG Bucharest, Romania

Unseen. Celebrating DADA, Avantpost Exhibition, Galeria Helios, Timișoara, Romania

Becoming Connected, Avantpost Exhibition / Bienala de Artă Contemporană Art Encounters, Memorialul Revoluției, Timișoara, Romania

Desenul din atelier. Bienala de grafică, Facultatea de Arte și Design, Universitatea de Vest, Timișoara, Romania

Beyond the Silence, Expoziție Avantpost, Muzeul Banatului, Timișoara, Romania

Heimat an derkreuzung, Bulgarisches Kultur Institut Berlin, Germany

Rodina na krastopat, Wittgenstein Haus – Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut Viena, Austria

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The Vanishing Point, Avantpost Exhibition, Halele Timco, Timișoara, Romania

Diplomatic Art, Business Center, Timișoara, Romania

Diptyque, Galeria Calpe, Timișoara, Romania

Bulharski Culturny Institut, Bratislava, Slovakia

So Close, So Far, National Gallery For Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

Concav, convex, Concursul Juventus, Galeria Triade, Timișoara, Romania

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