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, 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, Božović earned Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts at Concordia University. His projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec (CALQ). 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, Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina. His photographs appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Descant, International Herald Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Granta, BH Dani and others.
MFA, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada
BFA (with Great Distinction) in Photography, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada