Velibor Božović

Velibor Božović grew up in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. When he was in his twenties, the country of his youth became a war zone and he spent the duration of the siege of Sarajevo honing his survival skills. In 1999, Velibor moved to Montréal where, for eight years, he worked as an engineer in aerospace industry until he gave up his engineering career to devote his time fully to image creation.

Subsequently, Velibor earned Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts at Concordia University. He is the recipient of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art (2015), Concordia International Mobility Award (2014), the Bourse de Maîtrise en Recherche from FRQSC – Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture Quebec (2012) and the Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography (2011).

His work has been exhibited in the United States, Cuba, Canada, France and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

MyPrisonerScreeningParis2016My Prisoner, screening at Les Rencontres Internationales festival, Paris, France, 2016