Powerful paintings by Velimir Ilišević are essentially colored with the impressions from nature, landscape and the perception of its environment. Alternating moods of light, often evoked by clear, colorful, and sometimes dark yet playful compositions.

In the same fashion, memories of landscapes, people and events from his homeland cause visual reflexes that metaphorically transform past into the present.

In this way, vibrant and expressive paintings by Velimir Ilišević reflects the natural and spiritual landscapes always to the same extent. His works, arising from individual memories and his own experience and overarching contemporary history, with the motives resembling codes and emblems, are presented generally, so that the viewer is given the opportunity of completely free and personal confrontation with them.

Although the titles of Ilišević’s paintings, directly related to his personal experience, occasionally point to a specific movement, they rather make up a literary footnote than provide a clear support for an interpretation. A real connection to and clear recognition of the represented world play a minor role, as the artist always cares abouth the medium, painting, and in the best case, in the second place only, about iconographic aspect.

The method and dynamic of the application of color, composition and proportions, winning of a blank space of the white canvas – this is what first moves this passionate artist. In the process, the brim of this paintings are also crucial, as is the question of relationship between a figure and a background, which are closely intertwined in its unique ductus and certain openness of form.

VELIMIR ILIŠEVIĆ

Born 1965 in Sisak (former Yugoslavia), Croatia. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany / Stein am Rhein, Switzerland.

 

EDUCATION

After having attended the Zurich School of Applied Arts, he definitely decided to take up painting.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

Striking Roots (Uočljivo korijenje), LAG Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia

Striking Roots (Uočljivo korijenje), Gallery Sreten Stojanović, Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2020

On the Way (Unterwegs), Galerie Sylva Denzler, Zürich, Switzerland

2019

ZombrArt, Spaceroom, Paris, France

The Window (La Fenêtre), drawings, Small gallery of Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2017

Spirit Habitats (Staništa duha), Museum of Kozara, Prijedor / Cultural Center, Banski dvor, Banja Luka / Cultural Center of Trebinje / Gallery Visconti Fine Art, Ljubljana

2016

Interiors, (Innenräume) Silvan Faessler Fine Art Gallery, Zug, Switzerland

Between Stop and Restart (Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn), curated by Matthias Fischer, Museum zu

Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Project 11, Galerie Sylva Denzler, Zürich, Switzerland

2015

Forms, Galerie zum Kranz, Ramsen, Switzerland

Velimir Ilišević, Galerie Sylva Denzler, Zürich, Switzerland

Other Forests (Andere Wälder), Ulm Art Association, Germany

2014

New Purchases (Neue Ankäufe), Museum of Fine Arts Bern, curated by Kathleen Bühler, Bern, Switzerland

Snow Melt (Schneeschmelze), Galerie am Lindenplatz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

ART Karlsruhe, One Man Show, Galerie am Lindenplatz, Germany

An attempt to build a house, VEBIKUS, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Shore (Ufer)new work, Atelier Alexander, Winterthur, Switzerland

Large format, SKC Gallery Belgrade / Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Serbia

2013

Along the River (Flussentlang), Kunstraum Engländerbau, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2012

Painted Thoughts (Gemalte Gedanken), Haus zum Wolf, Basel, Switzerland

2011

Works on Paper (Obras sobre papel), Centro Russafa, Valencia, Spain

Walk (Spaziergang), Galerie Schöneneberger, Kirchberg, Switzerland

2009

Show Signs (Zeichen zeigen), Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany / Oxyd Kunsträume, Winterthur, Switzerland / Kunstverein Ellwangen, Germany

Drawings and paintings, Galerie zum Kranz, Foundation of J. Gnädinger, Ramsen, Switzerland

2007

Painting – A living being (Die Malerei – ein Lebewesen), Galerie Gersag Emmen, Emmenbrücke, Switzerland

The Colorful Constellations, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia

Velimir Ilišević – Works on Paper, Center for Visual Culture Zlatno Oko, Novi Sad, Serbia

Velimir Ilišević – Paintings, Galerie Römer Fine Art, Zürich, Switzerland

2006

Velimir Ilišević, Galerie Atelier Alexander, Winterthur, Switzerland

Velimir Ilišević, Galerie W, Heiden, Switzerland

2005

Opening of New Studio (Ateliereröffnung), Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

2004

New Tradition (Neue Tradition), Deutschmeistersaal, Vienna, Austria

Velimir Ilišević, Galerie W, Heiden, Switzerland

Velimir Ilišević, Galerie Atelier Alexander, Winterthur, Switzerland

2003

Ilisevic – Bilder, Central House of the Army of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Painting, Forum VEBIKUS, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2002

Velimir Ilišević, Center for Visual Culture Zlatno Oko, Novi Sad, Serbia

Velimir Ilišević, Gallery 96, Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2001

The painter is also an artist (Der Maler ist auch ein Künstler), Galerie Wagner, Wallisellen, Switzerland

2000

Velimir Ilišević, Galerie Dosch, Zürich, Switzerland

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Sehen was ist, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany

2020

About Chicken in the Art (Hühner in der Kunst), Museum zu Alllerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2019

Come Dear May…, Erotica (Komm lieber Mai…, Erotica), Galerie Sylva Denzler, Zürich, Switzerland

2018

MK2, 12 Positions of Contemporary Art (MK2, zwölf Positionen Zeitgenössischer Malerei), im Zeughaus Uster, Switzerland

2017

Painting Positions (Positionen der Malerei), Museo Villa Flora, Salon der Gegenwart, Winterthur, Switzerland

2016

Stories to Play Cards (Lust auf ein Spiel? Geschichten rund ums Kartenspiel), Museum zu Allerheiligen,

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Wundern, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, Stiftung Mezzanin, Switzerland

Imago Mundi. Map of new art. Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy

2015

Painting Between Reality and Abstraction (Malerei zwischen Gegenstand und Abstraktion), Galerie am Lindenplatz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Collection, 20 Years, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia / National museum of Montenegro, Cetinje, Montenegro

2014

Here Again (Wieder da), Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany

2013 

7 Positions of Contemporary Art (7 Positionen Gegenwartskunst), Schaffhausen Art Society,

Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Art Karlsruhe, Galerie am Lindenplatz, Germany

2012

Galerie Fronwagplatz 6, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Hodler, Dix, Vallotton – 25 Jahre Sturzenegger Stiftung (25 Years of Sturzenegger Foundation),  Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2011

ERNTE 2011, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Special Art (Auserlesene Kunst), Haus zum Wolf, Basel, Switzerland

2010

KUNST 2010, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany

2005

Alles Gute! – 15 Jahre, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany

2004

30 Jahre Galerie Einhorn, Einhorn Gallery, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

KUNST 2004, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany

2003

ERNTE 2003, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2002

ERNTE 2002, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2001

ERNTE 2001, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2000

ERNTE 2000, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016

Binding Sélection d’Artistes, Fondation Sophie et Karl Binding, Basel, Switzerland

Schaffhausen Art Society, Switzerland

Jakob and Emma Windler Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

2012

Sturzenegger Foundation, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Ernst Göhner Foundation, Zug, Switzerland

Jakob and Emma Windler Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Georg Fischer Prize, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Stadt und Kanton Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2008

Georg Fischer Prize, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Stadt und Kanton Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2003

Stadt und Kanton Schaffhausen, Switzerland

 

RESIDENCIES

2019

Schaffhausen County Studio, Berlin, Germany

2018

Cite international des arts, Paris, France

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland

VP Bank Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Mezzanin Stiftung für Kunst, Schaan, Liechtenstein

Galerie am Lindenplatz Collection, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

UBS Center for Education and Dialogue Wolfsberg, Ermatingen, Switzerland

Sturzenegger Foundation / Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Notenstein La Roche Private Bank, Zürich, Switzerland

Muffler – Architekten, Tutlingen, Germany

Georg Fischer AG Collection, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Chaos Gallery Collection, Belgrade, Serbia

Center for Visual Culture Zlatno oko, Novi Sad, Serbia

Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany

Lamprecht Transporte AG, Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Galerie Römer Fine Art Collection, Zürich, Switzerland

Collection of AirSerbia (Ex JAT), Belgrade, Serbia

Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Schaffhausen Art Society, Switzerland

Collection of the Museum of Design, Zürich, Switzerland

Archive of the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

2021

Aleksić, Andrea. „Works inspired by the hometown (Dela inspirisana rodnim gradom)“, Euro Blic, March 4, 2021, p. 19.

Mitrić, Milanka. „Return to the essence a symbol of development (Povratak suštini simbol razvoja)“, Glas Srpske, March 8, 2021, p. 14.

2019

Jungić, Željka. „Poetry of romantic spirit (Poetika romantičnog uma)“, Talas Magazine, No. 8, 2019, Banja Luka, pp. 62-67.

 

2019

Burkard, Jennifer. “Broken Fir Tree (Gebrochene Tanne)“, Sturzenegger-Stiftung. Jahresbericht/Erwerbungen 2017/2018, Schaffhausen, 2019, pp. 160-163.

Jungić, Željka. “A virtual story in the Velimir Ilišević’s painting Povratak ll (Virtuelna priča u slici Povratak ll Velimira Iliševića)“, Collection of papers of Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, July 2019, pp. 47-61.

2018

“MK 2, 12 positions of contemporary art (Zwölf Positionen Zeitgenössischer Malerei)“, exhibition catalogue, Zeughaus Uster, 2018, pp. 11-12

2017

Burkard, Jennifer. “Spirit Habitats (Staništa duha)“, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Kozara, Prijedor / Cultural Center Banski dvor, Banja Luka / Cultural Center of Trebinje / Gallery Visconti Fine Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017

Scotti, Roland. “WUNDERN Mezzanin – Eine Sammlung für die Kunst”, exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum Apenzell, 2017, pp. 30-32.

2016

Epprecht, Katharina. “A Word of Greeting” in Velimir Ilisevic – Between Stop and Restart (Velimir Ilisevic – Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn) exhibitions catalogue, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, 2016, pp. 6-7.

Fischer, Matthias. “Introduction” in Velimir Ilisevic – Between Stop and Restart (Velimir Ilisevic – Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn) exhibitions catalogue, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, 2016, pp. 10-19.

Miljenko Jergovic. “Velimir Ilisevic – Work as a Homeland (Velimir Ilisevic – Das Werk als Heimat)” in Velimir Ilisevic – Between Stop and Restart (Velimir Ilisevic – Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn) exhibitions catalogue, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, 2016, pp. 20-21.

Bühler, Kathleen. “Velimir Ilisevic – Painting in the Foreign Land (Velimir Ilisevic – Malen in der Fremde) in Velimir Ilisevic – Between Stop and Restart (Velimir Ilisevic – Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn) exhibitions catalogue, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, 2016, pp. 32-55.

Fischer, Matthias. “Hodler’s game – An exemplary genesis of work (Hodlers Spiel – Eine exemplarische Werkgenese) in Velimir Ilisevic – Between Stop and Restart (Velimir Ilisevic – Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn) exhibition catalogue, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, 2016, pp. 56-69.

2015

“Collection (Kolekcija)“, exhibitions catalogue, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade / National Museum Montenegro, Cetinje, 2015, pp. 212-213

“Imago mundi Helvetia. Contemporary artists from Switzerland”, Cini Foundation, Venice, 2015, P. 306-207

Köpfli, Isabelle. “I Missed the Picture Yesterday (Ich habe das Bild verfehlt, gestern)“, conversation with author, in Joseph Gnädinger. Bauer und Künstler 1919-2000 exhibition catalogue, Museum zu Allerheiligen, 2014, pp. 273-281

2014

Kolb-Wieczorek, Cornelia. “Velimir Ilišević. Vital Painting (Velimir Ilišević. Vitale Malerei)”, exhibition catalogue, Cultural Center of Novi Sad / SKC Gallery, Belgrade, 2014, pp. 3-12.

Munjiža, Marijan. “Large Format (Veliki format)“, exhibition catalogue, Cultural Center of Novi Sad / SKC Gallery, Belgrade, 2014, pp. 37-44.

“Jahresbericht 2013”, Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland, 2014

2013

“Plop. Leif Bennett Sandra Boeschenstein Maja Bringolf Harry Buser Christina della Giustina Velimir Ilišević Leo Bettina Roost” Schaffhausen Art Society, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, exhibition catalogue, 2013

Wieczorek, Uwe. “Velimir Ilisevic – Painting of the Presence (Velimir Ilisevic-Malerei der Anwesenheit)” in Velimir Ilisevic, Along the River (Velimir Ilisevic, Flussentlang) exhibition catalogue, Kunstraum Engländerbau, Vaduz, 2013,  pp. 7-9.

Frehner, Matthias. “The Balkan Pendulum – Velimir Ilisevic’s New Painting (Das Balkanpendel – Velimir Ilisevics neue Malerei) in Velimir Ilisevic, Along the River (Velimir Ilisevic, Flussentlang) exhibition catalogue, Kunstraum Engländerbau, Vaduz, 2013, pp. 48-52.

Von Roda, Hortensia “New Drawings and Paintings (Neue Zeichnungen und Gemälde)“, Sturzenegger-Stiftung. Jahresbericht/Erwerbungen 2011/2012, Schaffhausen, 2013, pp. 166-170.

2010

“Singenkunst 2010. Positions of Contemporary Art from the Western Part of Lake Constance (Singenkunst 2010. Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst aus dem westlichen Bodenseeraum)”, exhibition catalogue, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Singen, 2010, p. 40.

2009

Bauer, Christoph. “Emblems of Exitence in the Work of Velimir Ilisevic (Zeichen der Existenz im Werk von Velimir Ilisevic) in Show Signs (Zeichen zeigen) exhibition catalogue, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Singen, 2009, pp. 3-9.

Bühler, Kathleen. “Constant Metamorphosis – Velimir Ilisevic’s Painting (Stete Verwandlung – Zur Malerei von Velimir Ilisevic)” in Show Signs (Zeichen zeigen) exhibition catalogue, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Singen, 2009, pp. 11-19.

2008

Von Roda, Hortensia. “Proud (Stolz)“, Sturzenegger-Stiftung. Jahresbericht/Erwerbungen 2007, Schaffhausen, 2008, pp. 107-114.

2007

Stepanov, Sava. “Velimir Ilišević – Works on Paper (Radovi na papiru Velimira Iliševića)“, exhibition catalogue, Center for Visual Culture Zlatno oko, Novi Sad, 2007, p. 2.

Unpublished:

Grütter, Tina. “Painting – A living beeing”, exhibition text, Galerie Gersag Emmen, Emmenbrücke, vom 17.7.2007, gehalten am Vernissagenrede January 19, 3 Seiten, 2007

Kovačić, Dragana. “Ilišević. The Colorful Constellations (Koloristička sazvežđa)“, exhibition catalogue, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade, 2007, p. 4.

Von Roda, Hortensia. “Become, Be, Pass Away (Werden, Sein, Vergehen)“, Sturzenegger-Stiftung. Jahresbericht/Erwerbungen 2006, Schaffhausen, 2007, pp. 155-164.

2004

Stegman, Markus. “So Much Little (So viel wenig)“, exhibition catalogue, Einhorn Gallery, Schaffhausen, 2004

Grütter, Tina. “New Tradition (Neue Tradition)“, exhibition catalogue, Deutschmeistersaal, Vienna, 2004, p. 20.

Singenkunst 2004. Positions of Contemporary Art from the Western Part of Lake Constance (Singenkunst 2004. Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst aus dem westlichen Bodenseeraum)“, exhibition catalogue, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Singen, 2004, p. 45

Metzger, Claudine. “Velimir Ilišević’s Drawings (Zeichnungen von Velimir Ilisevic)“, Sturzenegger-Stiftung. Jahresbericht/Erwerbungen 2003, Schaffhausen, 2004, pp. 110-115.

2003

Kovačić, Dragana. “Loud Whispers (Lautes Flüstern)“, in Iliševic – Bilder exhibition catalogue, Central House of the Army of Serbia, Belgrade, 2003, pp. 3-4.

Metzger, Claudine. “The Whole Life (Das ganze Leben)“, in Iliševic – Bilder exhibition catalogue, Central House of the Army of Serbia, Belgrade, 2003, pp. 7-10.

2002

Wagner, Corinne. “Velimir Ilisevic, Painted Pictures (Velimir Ilisevic, Gemalte Bilder)”, exhibition catalogue, Center for Visual Culture Zlatno oko, Novi Sad, 2002, p. 2

“Kunstausstellung Tengen”, exhibition catalogue, 2002, p. 15

Braun, Gerhard. “Kunstausstellung Allensbach 2002”, exhibition catalogue, 2002, pp. 22-23.

1999

Grütter, Tina. “Schaffhauser Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert – zwischen Weltoffenheit und lokaler Geborgenheit. Velimir Ilišević“, Kunstgeschichte der Kanton Schaffhausen“, Volume III, Historical Society of the Canton of Schaffhausen, 1999, p. 1714

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2019

Jungić, Željka. “Poetry of romantic spirit (Poetika romantičnog uma)“, Talas Magazine, No. 8, 2019, Banja Luka, pp. 62-67.

2018

Fischer, Matthias. Velimir Iliševic, lexicon article, SIKART Lexicon on art in Switzerland, 2018

Fritschi, Edith. “He Wanders Around Paris and Captures the Small and the Minor (Zu Fuss erwandert er sich Paris und hält das Kleine und Nebensächliche fest)”, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 28 November 2018, pp. 19-20.

Schreiber, Wolfgang. “Farewell Party and Stopover (Abschiedsfest und Zwischenhalt)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 23 June 2018, p.27.

Schweizer, Darina. “I Can’t Do Anything to Paris, but Paris Can Do Me (Ich kann Paris nichts antun, aber Paris mir)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 21 June 2018, p. 24.

2017

“Spirit Habitats (Staništa duha)“, Webportal Kulturni centar Trebinje, 21 October 2017

Želimir K. “Exhibition Spirit Habitats“, interview, Trebinje live, 6 October 2017

Wüger, Albert. ” I Feel That I Work Well Here (Ich spüre, dass ich hier gut arbeite)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 28 September 2017, p. 21.

Maass, Angelika. “Responding Counter-Images (Antwortende Gegenbilder)“, Der Landbote, 4 February 2017, p. 9.

Kneževic, Milan. “Spirit Habitats (Staništa duha)“, NIN, 1 February 2017, Belgrade, p. 58.

2016

Gabelmann, Andreas. “Painting as an Obsesive Force (Malerei als obsesive Kraft)“, Südkurir, 27 October 2016, p. 28.

Peege, Christina. “Thinking in Color and Shape (Denken in Farbe und Form)“, St. Galler Tagblatt, 4 October 2016, p. 25.

Wanner, Andrina. “Broth, Meat and Cigarettes (Brot, Fleisch und Zigaretten)“, AZ, 29 September 2016, pp. 34-37.

Gerhard, Maria. “Playing with the Abstract (Spiel mit dem Abstrakten)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 24 September 2016, pp. 18-21.

2015

Von Burg, Dominique. “Velimir Ilisevic – Out of the Moment (Velimir Ilisevic – Aus dem Moment heraus)“, Kunstbulletin, No. 11/2015, p. 102.

Wüger, Alfred. “A painter Is About to Start Again (Ein Maler steht vor dem Neubeginn)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 23 September 2015, p. 25.

Wanner, Andrina. “I’m Happy for My Gift (Ich bin froh um meine Gabe)”, AZ, 17 September 2015

Fritschi, Edith. “The Motifs Are on the Doorstep (Die Motive liegen vor der Haustür)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 17 September 2015, p. 20.

Brühlmann, Simon. “Suddenly He Noticed the Parallels with Hodler (Plötzlich fielen ihm die Parallelen zu Hodler auf)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 10 February 2015, p. 19.

Käppeler, Otfried. “Velimir Ilisevic Exhibits Other Forests at the Ulm Art Association (Velimir Ilisevic zeigt im Ulmer Kunstverein Andere Wälder)“, Südwestpresse, 9 February 2015

2014

Bürgin, Katharina. “The Invisible Preparatory Work of the Curators (Die unsichtbare Vorarbeit der Kuratoren)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 26 March 2014, p. 22.

Schreiber, Wolfgang. “Rebuilding What Has Been Destroyed in Art (Zerstörtes in der Kunst neu bauen)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 1 April 2014, p. 17.

Felix, Christian. “Images of a Damaged World (Bilder einer beschädigten Welt)“, Der Landbote, April 22, p. 10.

The Artist’s Objects (Umetnikove stvari)“, Danas, Belgrade, 25 November 2014

2013

Nikoletić, I. “Umetnici sa zapada traže autentičnost naših prostora”, Danas, Belgrade, 12 June 2013

Maass, Angelika. “Marks on the Picture Skin (Zeichen auf der Bilderhaut)“, Der Landbote, 8 March 2013, p. 15.

Morgenthaler, Daniel. “Velimir Ilisevic”, Kunst bulletin, 3/2013

Morgenthaler, Daniel. Morgenthaler, Daniel. “Velimir Ilisevic, The Dot, Dot, Dot of Painting (Velimir Ilisevic, Das Pünktchen, Pünktchen, Pünktchen der Malerei)“, Schaffhausen, 2013, pp. 55-59

Rosenwasser, Anna. “The Rich Wellspring Between the Worlds (Die reiche Quelle zwischen den Welten)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 9 January 2013, p. 25.

2012

“Velimir Ilisevic. Christmas Mail. Shore (Velimir Ilisevic. Weihnachtspost. Ufer)“. Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 1 December 2012, p. 4.

2011

Kaspar, P. ” I Am Only a painter When I Paint (Ich bin nur Maler, wenn ich male)”, AZ, 10 November 2011.

Cavegn, Lucia. “Velimir Ilisevic”, Kunstbulletin, No. 11/2011, p. 61.

Schweizer, Martin. ” Poetry with a Tenderly Violent Nervousness (Poesie mit einer zart-heftigen Nervosität)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 3 November 2011, p. 14.

2009

Ackermann, Barbara. “Until the Motif Flies Away (Bis das Motiv davonfliegt)“, AZ, 29 October 2009

Ruesch, Jurga. “The Credibility of Art (Die Glaubwürdigkeit der Kunst)“, Bock Zeitung / Steiner Anzeiger, 27 October 2009

Junker, Ursula. “Clarity and Ambivalence (Klarheit und Ambivalenz)”, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 27 October 2009, p. 20.

Junker, Ursula. “Stroll Along the Fine Arts (Den schönen Künsten entlangschlendern)” , Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 22 September 2009, p. 26.

Schwenk, Sibylle. “Oil Balls Meet Aluminum Greetings (Ölkugeln treffen Alu-Grüsser)“, Ostalb – Kultur, 15 July

2009

Gässler, Alexander. “The Art Association Takes a Stand Against Arbitrarines (Kunstverein setzt Zeichen gegen Beliebigkeit)“, Schwäbische Post, 13 July 2009

Königer, Gerhard. “Two artists Show Signs (Zwei Künstler zeigen Zeichen)“, Schwäbische Post, 10 July 2009

Peege, Christina. “Sensuality and Color (Sinnlichkeit und Farbe)“, Der Landbote, 4 March 2009, p. 14.

Niederdorfer, Ulrike. “Personal Sign (Individuelle Zeichen)“, Südkurier, No. 31, 2009

Roosner, Christel. “A World of Color (Eine Welt der Farbe)“, Südkurier, No. 20, 2009

Schreiber, Wolfgang. “Expressive Works of lišević and Froeschlin (Iliševićs und Froeschlins expressive Werke)” , Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 26 January 2009, p. 14.

2008

Ackermann, Barbara. “Velimir Ilišević: Art Must Be Preserved (Velimir Ilišević: Kunst muss erschütern)“, Beilage Schaffhauser Nachrichten / AZ /WOZ / 19. Schaffhauser Jazzfestival 2008, May 2008, pp. 1/24-25.

2007

Gerhard, Berta. “Gesture of Liberation – Self-questioning in the Portrait (Geste der Befreiung-Selbstbefragung im Poträt)“, Luzerner Zeitung, 25 January 2007 

Bühlmann, Isolde. “The painting – A Living Being (Die Malerei-ein Lebewesen)“, Wochenzeitung, 18 January 2007

2006

Landmark, Philipp. “The New Studio Gives Him New Freedom (Das neue Atelier gibt ihm neue Freiheit)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 12 May 2006, p. 22.

Peege, Christina. “Dürers Locken und die Fischtränke”, Der Landbote, 11 March 2006, p. 23.

2004

Kaufmann, Dorothee. “Winter Beauties and Painted Thoughts (Winterschönheiten und gemalte Gedanken) “, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 16 December 2004, p. 19.

Cavegn, Lucia. “Painted Signs of Life (Gemalte Lebenszeichen)“, Der Landbote, 23 January 2004

2003

“Velimir Ilišević”. Art – Kulturmagazin Schweiz, October 2003, p. 37.

Helbling, Michael. “Magical Worlds from Everyday Life (Zauberhafte Welten aus der lauter Alltag)“, AZ, 22 May 2003

Zahner, Monica. “Painting – Old, Ever New Passion (Malerei – alte, ewig neue Leidenschaft)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 12 May 2003, p. 17.

Landmark, Philipp. “The Unbroken Enthusiasm for Painting (Die ungebrochene Begeisterung für die Malerei)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 12 April 2003, p. 21.

2002

Grubić, Boro. “Paintings Without Borders (Slike bez granica)“, Oslobodenje, Sarajevo, 24 July 2002

Tišma. “Fresh Brutality (Sveža brutalnost)“, Dnevnik, Novi Sad, 23 April 2002

Tillessen, Rosemarie. “Two-dimensional: Grilled Chicken and Croissants (Zweidimensional: Gegrilltes Huhn und Gipfeli)“, Südkurier, 29 January 2002

2001

Ackermann, Barbara. “You Can Feel the Painter’s Passion (Man spürt die Leidenschaft des Malers)“, AZ, 23 August 2001

Beleffi, Uli. “A Man Obsessed with Painting (Ein Mann besessen von der Malerei)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 21 August 2001, p. 19.

Wagner, Corinne. “Painted Pictures (Gemalte Bilder)“, Schaffhausen, 2001, p. 2

1999

Schlatter, Reto. “When the Bread Runs Away (Wenn das Brot davonläuft)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 15 May 1999, p. 23.

1996

Häberli, Heidi. “Great Variety of Creativity. Rose Gallery, Stein am Rhein: Works by Local Artists (Grosse Vielfalt des Schaffens. Galerie Rose, Stein am Rhein: Werke einheimischer Künstler)“, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, No. 271, 1996, p. 23.

 

TELEVISION, RADIO & LIVE EVENTS

2017

“Exhibition Changes in the Visconti Fine Art Gallery (Razstava Spreminjanja v Galeriji Visconti Fine Art)“,  RTV4, Ljubljana, 15 November 2017

“Coffee at 5, Velimir Ilišević (Kafa u 5, Velimir Ilišević)“, Elta HD TV, Trebinje, 6 October 2017

“V. Ilišević’s Exibition (Izlozba V. Iliševića)“, Prozornica, RTRS, Banja Luka, 19 September 2017

“Velimir Ilišević: Exhibition in the Museum of Kozara (Velimir Ilišević: Izložba u Muzeju Kozare)“, Kozarski vijesnik TV, Prijedor, 5 September 2017

“Velimir Ilišević, Spirit Habitats – Exhibition Opened (Otvorena izlozba Staništa duha Velimira Iliševića)“, RTRS TV, Banja Luka, 4 September 2017

2016

“Velimir Ilisevic: Between Stop and Restart (Velimir Ilisevic: Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn)” , Art-TV, 27 September 2016

“I Paint What Man Creates (Ich male das was der Mensch verursacht)“, interview, SRF2, 21 September 2016

2009

Ruesch, Jurga. “The Credibility of Art (Die Glaubwürdigkeit der Kunst), Steiner TV, 27 October 2009

2007

“Studio Visit to Velimir Ilisevic (Atelierbesuch bei Velimir Ilisevic)“, Tele D, 28 February 2007

Despotović, Jovan. “Velimir Ilišević – Works on Paper in Chaos Gallery (Radovi na papiru Velimira Iliševića u galeriji Chaos)“, Radio Belgrade III, 28 February 2007

2004

Nufer, Pascal. “A Wanderer Between Worlds. Velimir Ilisevic in the Atelier Alexander Gallery, Winterthur (Ein Wanderer zwischen Welten. Velimir Ilisevic in der Galerie Atelier Alexander, Winterthur)“, Radio DRS, 2004

Striking roots / Uočljivo korijenje

Gallery Sreten Stojanović, Prijedor, 2021

40 pages, Serbian/English

ISBN 978-99976-52-37-9

Text by Marijan Munjiza

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibitions in Gallery Sreten Stojanović, Prijedor and Janinebeangallery, Berlin. Curator: Inés Thielbeer

The publication accompanies Velimir Ilišević ‘s eponymous exhibitions in 2017 in Museum of Kozara (Prijedor), Cultural Center Banski dvor (Banja Luka), Cultural Center of Trebinje and Gallery Visconti Fine Art (Ljubljana).

Staništa duha

Cultural Center Banski dvor, Banja Luka, 2017

51 pages, Serbian/Croatian/French/German

ISBN 978-99976-25-74-8

Text by Jennifer Burkard

The publication accompanies Velimir Ilišević ‘s eponymous exhibition in Museum of Kozara, Prijedor, September 4 – September 25, 2017 / Cultural Center, Banski dvor, Banja Luka, September 5 – September 25, 2017 / Cultural Center of Trebinje, October 5 – October 19, 2017 / Gallery Visconti Fine Art, Ljubljana, November 9 – November 30, 2017

Velimir Ilisevic, “Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn (Between Stop and Restart)“, book cover page. Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition in Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2016 – February 12, 2017. Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH. Texts by Matthias Fischer, Kathleen Bühler, Miljenko Jergović, Katharina Epprecht.

Velimir Ilisevic – Zwischen Halt und Neubeginn

Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2016

173 pages, German

ISBN: 978-3-7757-4192-7

Texts by Matthias Fischer, Kathleen Bühler, Miljenko Jergović, Katharina Epprecht

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition in Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, September 24, 2016 – February 12, 2017

Velimir Ilišević: Paintings exhibition catalog (cover page). Texts by Marijan Munjiza, Cornelia Colb Wieczorek; 33 pages, Serbian/English/German. Publisher: Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2014. The publication accompanies the exhibitions Large Format (Veliki format) in Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Novi Sad and SKC Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia

Velimir Ilišević: Paintings

Velimir Ilišević: Slike / Velimir Ilišević: Paintings

Cultural Center of Novi Sad, 2014

33 pages, Serbian/English/German

ISBN 978-86-7931-410-9

Texts by Marijan Munjiza, Cornelia Colb Wieczorek

The publication accompanies the exhibition Veliki format (Large Format) in Cultural Center of Novi Sad / SKC Gallery, Belgrade, Oktober/November 2014

Velimir Ilisevic, “Flussentlang (Along the River)“, book cover page. Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition in Kunstraum Engländerbau, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, January 15 - March 9, 2013. Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess AG, Zürich, 2013. Texts by Uwe Wieczorek, Matthias Frehner.

Velimir Ilisevic, Flussentlang

Velimir Ilisevic, Flussentlang (Along the River)

Scheidegger & Spiess AG, Zürich, 2013

104 pages, German

ISBN 978-3-85881-378-7 

Texts by Uwe Wieczorek, Matthias Frehner

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition in Kunstraum Engländerbau, Vaduz, January 15 – March 9, 2013

Velimir Ilisevic, “Zeichen zeigen (Show Signs )“, book cover page. The publication accompanies Velimir Ilišević 's eponymous exhibition in Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, January 23 - March 15, 2009 / oxyd Kunsträume Winterthur February 27 - March 29, 2009 / Art Association Ellwangen, July 12 - September 6, 2009. Texts by Kathleen Bühler, Christoph Bauer.

Velimir Ilisevic: Zeichen zeigen

Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, oxyd Kunsträume Winterthur, Art Association Ellwangen, Velimir Ilisevic, Singen 2009

77 pages, German

ISBN 978-3-931629-05-2

Texts by Kathleen Bühler, Christoph Bauer

The publication accompanies Velimir Ilišević ‘s eponymous exhibition in Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, January 23 – March 15, 2009 / oxyd Kunsträume Winterthur February 27 – March 29, 2009 / Art Association Ellwangen, July 12 – September 6, 2009