ABOUT ME

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When we become aware that we do not have forever on earth, we ignite an inner motivation to use our time more mindfully, more intentionally. Making daily decisions about whether we choose to engage with life and truly live or allow fear to keep us in survival mode will impact how we live.

A pressing need to find a form of expression without the misunderstood external gesticulations that limit the soul propelled me into the world of photography.

With every photograph, it becomes abundantly clear that originality of expression occurs on both conscious and subconscious levels. And each shutter release action insists upon giving colour and form to the intangible thought and soul life processes.

I am drawn to subject matter that carries a certain meditative quality and consider my photographs as free visceral verse written in colour and tone, quite often with no real prescribed up or down. With these limited edition photographs, I communicate my experience that there is more than one side to every story, and one’s perspective changes depending on how one views it.

As an artist, it is of paramount importance to me to keep an open mind, question, and challenge myself to move beyond limitations.

The purpose behind my fine art photographs is to share what I am learning with each new step, that is, that life loves, teaches, incubates, protects, nurtures, and then sets us free to live and prosper.

June 2021
An article was published about my fine-art photography in the buyer’s guide of South African Décor and Design. 
 
December 2019 
The result of the Tankwa Artscape Residency 2019, was a group photography and film exhibition in Transylvania, Romania, Europe. 
 
August – September 2019  
My multi-media photograph, “Girl Interrupted I”, was included in a group exhibition, at the Pretoria Arts Museum, as part of the Sasol New Signatures 2019 collection, Pretoria, South Africa.
 
24 May – 3 June 2019 
We spent 10 days in the Tankwa Karoo Desert, with fellow photographers and artists who were in the Tankwa Art Residency. Our job was to follow the artists around in the desert and record their creative process through the medium of photography and videography. 
 
February – April 2019 
I enrolled in a fine-art photography course with Martin Osners’ School of Fine Art Photography, Hout Bay, South Africa.
 
January – December 2018  
I completed a one-year Photography and Graphic Design course through the Studio 7 School of Photography and Graphic Design, Strand, South Africa.
 
August – October 2017  
The fine-art photographic diptych, “No Labels”, was included in a group exhibition, at the Pretoria Arts Museum, as part of the Sasol New Signatures 2017 collection, Pretoria, South Africa.
 
October 5 – 8 2016 
The Collaborative Exhibition of photography and glass sculptures, “Bending Light”, formed part of the ArtKlop 2016 program hosted by the North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
 
September 1 – 11 2016 

The Collaborative Exhibition of photography and glass sculptures, “Bending Light”, with Lothar Bottcher, was  held at the North West University Botanical Garden Gallery, Potchestroom, South Africa.

 

November 2015  

Photographers and digital artists were invited to the free online exhibition with the Exhibitions Without Walls gallery. Out of many submissions 29 photographers and digital artists were selected for inclusion in their online exhibition. My photograph, “Wings” from the Under Construction series, was among the selected.

http://www.exhibitionswithoutwalls.com/free-for-all-2/

July 2015 – Fine Art Photography Solo Exhibition, “Soul Food”, Statuto13 Gallery, Milan, Italy.

 

July 2015  

Photographic Digital Group Exhibition, Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

SeeMe Exhibitions
OFFICIAL LETTER OF RECOGNITION

Dear Kleoniki Vanos,

It’s been an honor to show your photography as part the Fifth Annual Exposure Award. The work of this year’s project has been extraordinary, viewed by over five million photo enthusiasts from around the world. Additionally, your photograph was included in a digital display of images presented at the Exposure Award Reception at the Louvre.

Your photography was included in the Ultra-Color Collection
and was presented at a private reception at hosted at:

Musee du Louvre
75058 Paris – France
July 13th, 2015

Photography holds power. The act of taking a photo acts as a historical marker and a capture of time. Just as archaeologists offer hypotheses about ancient societies based on cave paintings, historians of the future will base their conjectures about us on the photography that is happening at this very moment, including yours.

As technology makes our world more interconnected, the act of creation has become a universal language and a vital conversation. Your photography, represented at the Fifth Annual Exposure Award reception is a thrilling contribution to that dialogue.

It’s been an honor to have your work included. Thank you for sharing your photography with us and with the world.

Sincerely,
William Etundi Jr. Signature
William Etundi Jr.
Founder of SeeMe

Photography Fifth Annual Exposure Award, Ultra Color Collection Catalogue. “Take A Deep Breath” was exhibited with, among others, Peter Lik’s memorable landscape photographs.

Catalog of all the artworks displayed.

https://issuu.com/exposureaward/docs/the_ultra_color_collection

May 2015  

Fine-Art Group Exhibition, RomArt 2015, Rome, Italy.


Attestato-Partecipazione-Romart-2015-Vanos-Kleoniki

 

March 2015  

Fine-Art Group Exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair, Milan, Italy, represented by Statuto13 Gallery.

July 2014  

Fine-Art Photography Exhibition, “Fracture”, in the Statuto13 Gallery, Milan, Italy.

YouTube Video of my fine-art photography exhibition, “Fracture”.

June 2014  

Alida Altemburg interviews Dr. M. Bisazza, and he mentions my work, along with great artists Egon Schiele, Guy Denning and Marcus Schinwald.

http://alida-altemburg.com/massimiliano-bisazza-art-for-art-sake/

May 2014  

Fine-Art Photography Group Exhibition for Joseph Miller’s 4th Annual Abstract Photographic Exhibition, Gainsville, USA.

Out of 421 entries only 116 artworks were juried in, and “To Hamstring A Horse” was among the chosen for the exhibition. It was also given a Special Merit Award.

http://nvacc.org/home/4th-annual-abstract-exhibit/

March 2014  

Fine-Art Group Exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair, Milan, Italy, represented by Statuto13 Gallery.

July 2013  

Fine-Art Photography Solo Exhibition, “Metamorphosis”, Statuto13 Gallery, Milan, Italy.

YouTube video of my fine-art photography exhibition, “Metamorphosis”.

May 2013  

Fine-Art Photography Group Exhibition for Joseph Miller’s 3rd Annual Abstract Photographic Exhibition, Gainsville, USA.

Out of 489 entries only 115 were juried in, and “Space Travel” was among the chosen entries for the exhibition. It was also nominated, 1 out of 9, for a Merit Award.

http://nvacc.org/home/3rd-annual-joseph-miller-abstract-photography-exhibit/#jp-carousel-664

May 2012  

Fine-Art Photography Group Exhibition to raise funds for a local children’s home on the Spirit of Jen, Stonehaven on Vaal, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

January 2012  

Fine-Art Photography Solo Exhibition, “Freedom”, in Da Vito’s Loft, Vereeniging, South Africa.

September 2011  

Fine-Art Photography Solo Exhibition, “Under Construction”, on a building site at the Emfuleni Golf Estate, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Massimiliano Bisazza says:

    I worked as a Curator at several Niki’s exhibitions and I appreciated the choice of combining an abstract photography with futuristic features as much as spiritual and very introspective choice.
    Congratulations, therefore, for the originalità and talent.

    1. nikiv says:

      Dearest Max, Thank you for your generous testimonial. Much love and many kisses xxx

  2. Massimiliano Bisazza says:

    I worked as a Curator at several Niki’s exhibitions and I appreciated the choice of combining an abstract photography with futuristic features as much as spiritual and very introspective choice.
    Congratulations, therefore, for the originality and talent.

    1. nikiv says:

      Dearest Max, to have such great words written by such a great man is an honour I can never repay. Thank you so much for believing in me and for curating my exhibitions with such a passionate heart.

  3. Angelo de marco says:

    Complimenti per tutto , è un privilegio aver potuto conoscerti e ammirare le tue opere

    1. nikiv says:

      Grazie mille, Angelo. Sono umiliato dalla tua gentilezza.

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