Miki Velciov - Triandra | Miki Velciov

Triandra, 2019, Cetate Arts Danube Sculpture Park

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Miki Velciov (b. 1968) graduated from The University of Arts and Design in Timisoara, 2013 – Bachelor, 2015 – Master. Although he is a late bloomer, Miki Velciov is already known in Romania for his complex research in the media painting, object, installation, video and land art. 

He approached art-making after studying the primordial elements of nature, such as earth, water, air, fire, by documenting the different layers of reality. With the works ‘Rooting (2013)’, ‘1m3 of life (2015)’, or ‘In Terra Pax (2016’), the artist reveals the dimension of life’s hazard. Starting his exploration with insects and plants – by observing the balanced way in which they organize their lives in relation to the resources – Velciov goes even further and analyzes the socio-political dimension of the organizational systems that man creates. His endeavor points out the destruction of the natural balance and the excessive exploitation of resources, which lead to habitat damage, pollution and subsequently to the phenomenon of migration. 

The series of works ‘Big Brother (2014)’ and ‘Oculus (2016 & 2015)’ manifest the artist’s concern about the ubiquity of surveillance systems as a form of over-control, typical to totalitarian societies. In this context, he began working in the anamorphic technique; installations with a privileged point of view, such as ‘Triandra (2019)’, ‘Turgidum (2018)’, ‘Temporary restraint (2016)’, ‘Shock wave (2016)’, ‘Oculus (2015)’, ‘Oculus Domini (2014)’, reveal on one hand the illusion of absolute control and on the other hand the impossibility of utopian struggle for perfection in these dictatorial regimes.

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

In 2014, he co-founded Avantpost, a platform that promotes artists from Timisoara, Romania.

In the context of the fruitful collaboration during the Artists in Residency – Cetate Arts Danube, programme 2018 and 2019, Miki Velciov became part 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



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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