Mimoza Veliu wurde 1979 in Mazedonien geboren.
Seit 2002 lebt sie in Berlin, wo sie Mediendesign studiert.
Wild guesses of Mimoza Veliu
By Arif Muharemi in Pristina
...Frozen faces of everyday human moving moments traveled across from Berlin
to be exposed in National gallery hall in Pristina. Mimoza Veliu's photo
exhibition 'Delirium' came after experience in Berlin where she is living
for some years. Pictured in a black and white technique, faces in Mimozas
pictures contain a tense emotion in a frozen state giving a deeper meaning
to the concept of the exhibition.
Afrim Spahiu, a photography professor says that the exhibition reflects the
courage to experiment. "Mimoza with this exhibition had just opened to us
the melting feeling of exploration which enriches the life and the soul",
said Spahiu. "The black and white photos call for the history of happening
and tell a story behind that history".
On the other hand Shkwlzen Maliqi, an art critic, says that Mimoza's
pictures reflect the desirer to courageously exit from the vulgar balance of
everyday life as well as from gravity and the body. "She constructs images
by asking models to move or jump, aiming to detach them from the surrounding
reality of nature or urban settings", says Maliqi. "Mimoza manages to create
images of individual delirium as the bodies stand in a state of dichotomy".
One cannot clearly conclude whether Mimoza's images are optimistic or sad.
It's a question of the glass being half full or half empty, and Mimoza
states the existing condition. She leaves all the options opened, gives no
hint and appeals for wild guesses. Figures in her pictures are not passive,
and she tends to use the light to reflect the dark side of the humanity,
capturing the very moment of the personal human mood and the way it is
reflected. There is not a moment in her pictures where we can find a serene
figure, and the dilemmas in their faces are replied with their movements and
In the pictures, the author carefully measured the light and the space,
aiming to create the best frame. Her pictures are also characteristic for
having a certain deep perspective and the natural distance between the
object and the background.
Alban Ramadani, a photographer, says that Mimoza's exhibition is a case to
follow. "During all these years we had photo exhibitions, but there was
something missing all the time. Now, we can see a complete artwork, starting
from the very clear concept, till the finishing finesses. It is a brave
decision to expose these pictures in public", says Ramadani.
During her time in Kosovo Mimoza was engaged in the print media and she was
known also as a poet. Now she is studying the
media design in Berlin.