S.P.Q.R. The ILLUMInating Spirit of 21th Century

Solo Exhibition by Olivera Velkova


Through all travels-life-experiences and researches, I came to a point when the message was clear as 1: THE WORLD AS 1. The world is 1. All is 1. One. 1 is All.

IInParadiso Gallery, Venice

12 – 30 May 2012

Saturday, 12th May 2012 at 4 pm

The exhibition

The solo exhibition of the artist Olivera Velkova, S.P.Q.R. The ILLUMInating Spirit of 21st Century, organized by European Council of Art in collaboration with and under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia will be held from 12th May till 30th May 2012 at InParadiso Gallery, Giardini della Biennale, Castello 1260, Venice. Opening on Saturday 12th May at 6:00 p.m.

“It’s all in the roots of Rome & Egypt. Rome & Egypt as a synonym for Caesar and Cleopatra’s endless love and connection. The Imperia without borders, a Vision of a Beautiful Dream, a unique Love that moves mountains and seas.
Rome wasn’t build in a day!”

Therefore stands the S.P.Q.R. initials of my exhibition project. S.P.Q.R.-The ILLUMINInating Spirit of 21st Century is indeed the synthesis of two projects: The Master Cycle “THE WORLD AS 1 V07” and “THE ART OF 21st CENTURY”.

THE WORLD AS 1 V07 is a crown project, a Master Cycle of 50 artworks and pre-photographed journey (selection of 95 photographs) of the creation of the project, as a retrospective and sublimate of the previous 7 years of experiences and creative life. The idea for THE WORLD AS 1 V07 was born in Venice during the Art Biennale in Venice 2007, therefore stands the V07. Through all travels-life-experiences and researches, I came to a point when the message was clear as 1: THE WORLD AS 1. The world is 1. All is 1. One. 1 is All. 1 can only be entire if it consist all, le tout, within itself. THE WORLD AS 1 V07 consists of artworks acrylic on canvas and 95 carefully selected photographs

THE ART OF 21st CENTURY consist of 30 artworks presented as digital art on iPhone and iPad with the main intention to express the taste and the spirit of the 21th century. Some of their titles are part of the master Cycle THE WORLS AS 1 V07, which means they can be also made on canvases as paintings.

“We can ILLUMINATE ourselves and our spirits.
Be The Change You Want To See In This World.”

Olivera Velkova


Olivera Velkova, Olivera Velkova, Macedonian artist, living in Paris and New York, was born in 1977 in Skopje. Velkova comes from a cultural inspiring background: her grandfather, Ivan Velkov, died in 2008, is the Doyen of Macedonian modern art. He has been one among the top 500 artists in the world. After graduating in Architecture at University of Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia in 2001, she moves to Paris to enroll post-graduation studies in Medias, Visual Communication and Management at University ESDI Creapole, Paris.

Thanks to the her studies in Paris, she starts working as Consultant in PR in the domain of Visual Communication and Management in Fashion, Luxury goods and Events. Paris is also the place from where her artistic carrer begins: her first exhibition has been held at Museum of Modern Art “Palais de Tokyo”. Following key step in her way is the participation in the XIVth edition of International Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, hold in Skopje, Macedonia.

Since in succession foll Ever since she takes part to many important and remarkable collective international exhibitions, among them in France (Paris), Austria (Salzburg), , Germany (Berlin), Italy (Venice), Russia (San Petersburg), India (Hyderabad). Her credo is “Life is Art”: she’s promoting it constantly with her existence and presenting Macedonia worldwide as a true Ambassador, she is currently a Magistrate for Master of Art in Diplomacy and International Relations. Olivera VELKOVA is currently represented by The Concilio Europeo dell’Arte e In Paradiso Gallery, Venice ITALY.