Nihad-Nino Pushija

1965, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina


Down There Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2), 1995 – ongoing

Series of 3 photographs, 30 x 42 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 05275 (2)


Nihad Nino Pušija is a photographer now based in Berlin. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1965, he studied journalism at the city’s university. Subsequently he worked as a trainee photojournalist and photo illustrator for the Bosnian independent daily newspaper Oslobodjenje in Sarajevo. Before moving to Berlin in 1992, he worked on photo projects and studied in England, Belgium, Italy and the United States. In 1994 he was at the helm for the project ‘Zyklop foto fabrik’ (Cyclops Photo Factory) in Germany, which involved a group of young artists who were forced to abandon their studies because of the Yugoslavian war. In the project, which was supported by Kunstamt Kreuzberg and NGBK (New Society of Fine Art), they explored the themes of Bosnia, refugees, conflict resolution, integration and Roma in Europe. Pušija attended Marina Abramović’s classes at the Academy of Arts in Braunschweig in 2001, and exhibited in Paradise Lost, the 1st Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007.

He chose to live and work in Berlin because he found there was no other metropolis in the world in which two divided halves were trying to grow back together. Trying to capture both the division and merging of the Eastern and Western Blocs, he explores Berlin as a microcosm of streets, food stands and park benches – as change is in progress steadily. In this context, the faces inhabiting the pictures become projections of events. He considers photography to be a medium for (re)gaining one’s identity and self-image, both for himself as an artist and for his subjects.

Aiming to communicate his own experiences as part of a whole, his portraits of Roma people make them and their unique personal stories the focus of attention. These photographs of individuals become defining documentaries for whole groups of people. Pušija’s artistic goal is to seek out microcosms where he lives and works, so that the resulting photographs defy the vague generalisations of his surroundings and daily life.


1965, Worthing, United Kingdom


Roma Embassy at The British Embassy Macedonia2023

Digital print, digital print on canvas, 37.9 x 50 cm.

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 05273 



Le Bas told the Travellers’ Times that “I actually liked going to school which was difficult because I am the only one out of five of us that finished school. And then I had ideas about going to Art College.” She said that until starting school she had been sheltered from how racist people can be towards Gypsy Traveller people. Delaine Le Bas has shown her art extensively both in the UK and internationally, including at the International Festival of Singular Art, Roquevaire, France; the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, U.S., Transition Gallery and the 2005 and 2007 Prague Biennales. In June 2007 her work was included in the first Roma pavilion of the 2007 Venice Biennale. She took part in the Summer 2007 Prague Biennale. Le Bas participated in ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, which took place September 7 – November 11, 2012 in Gwangju, Korea.

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1987, Uroshevac, Kosovo


Barking on the Clouds Doesn’t Hurt the Dogs, 2022

Welded iron letters and broken glass, 60 x 840 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 5308

1933, Modena, Italy


Italian Landscape 2, 1975

Color photography on paper, 24 x 36cm

Edition: inscribed b.l. Italian Landscape; b.r. Franco Fontana 75

Acquisition: Donation by the artist

Reference: 03080

1971, Skopje, Macedonia


Hypsifobia, 2000

Installation, wooden ladders, photography, text

Acquisition: Purchased

Reference: 03978

Born in Prilep | 1948

We present works from Marin which are included in the collection of MoCA:
Photograph No. 761, 1976 and Viktor Acimovic… a Photographer, 1984.

Born in Ohrid, Macedonia | 1969

We present Irena’s artworks included in the collection of MoCA:
In Our Benefit, Made in Macedonia, 2002 photography, plotter print on canvas 240х350cm and Space-Time Authenticity (2), 2004 photography, plotter print on canvas 150х235cm.

Born in Skopje | 1954

We present works from Ivo which are included in the collection of MoCA:
Barcelona 2, 1978 | Pension Fortuna – Valencia 1, 1978 | Boat to Genoa, 1978 | Pension Fortuna – Valencia 2, 1978 | Mathala, 1980/1981 | In Cannes, 1976 | Morning in Athens 1, 1979 | Barcelona 2, 1978 | Thira 1, 1980

1974, Skopje, Macedonia


Woman in Shade, Maglavit, Romania, 2008

Digital C-print, lambda paper, 75 x 50 cm

Acquisition: Purchase

Reference: 04965

Born in Gradsko | 1940 – 2000

We present few of many artworks from Zivko included in the collection of MoCA:
Unusual Idyll (With Two Music Sources) | The Man on a Terrace, 1967 | Index Bar | Painter, No. 1, 1963 | Student at the Art Academy, No. 2, 1963 | Lule, Lale and Lela, 1967 | Craftsmen | Desire for Ana, 1962 | Index Bar, No. 2 | Last Guest | Man with a Cigarette, 1967 | First Snow | Child in Winter, 1968 | Daydreaming (Self-Portrait) | A Certain Lady | Model, 1965 | Nuns, 1966