Velibor Božović grew up in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. When he was in his twenties, the country of his youth became a war zone and Velibor spent the duration of the siege of Sarajevo honing his survival skills. In 1999, Božović moved to Montréal where he worked as an engineer in aerospace industry before he devoted his time fully to his artistic practice.
Subsequently, Božović earned MFA degree in Studio Arts at Concordia University where he currently teaches. His projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec.
His work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally.
(CONCORDIA) FELLOW 2015
Listening, How Did You Get Here
Galerie d’art Desjardins, Drummondville, QC.
Summer School on Contemporary Art from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kuma
Centar za Kulturu Tuzla (Cultural Center Tuzla), Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina
As It Rises into the Air: Listening in Practice, curated by Zeenat Nagree and Juana Awad,
Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, India
In Seeing, There is No Right No Wrong
Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, QC
Les bons voisins
exhibition by the Outre-vie / Afterlife collective, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC. (group)