In 2011 she promoted her first independent exhibit of filigree jewelry and installations "OROROK - cold wire molten into hot rhythm", inspired by ex-Yugoslavian rock music. The exhibit, in addition to Skopje, was also presented in Rijeka, Gevgelija and Ljubljana. In 2012, Marija had two more performances of the filigree technique, in Skopje and in Vienna. That year she promoted her first documentary "Silver Song", which was presented at numerous festivals outside Macedonia. The past four years she has been part of the team for documentary rock films festival "DORF" in Vinkovci, Croatia, as the designer of the awards for best film. In September 2015 she made the performance in Skopje on the topic "Home, migration, identity" in cooperation with the curator collective "Something Human" from London. In 2016 she made the performance and exhibition on the topic “Krisis” in Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Gallery. Today she is founder of a new brand MAMKA – the story of the Macedonian fly, whose designed products carries the story of the oldest record of fly fishing.
In August 2018 Marija opened the Grisia Youth New Media Festival in Rovinj with a performance of filigree technique on the theme "Art is alive", supported by the Ministry of RM.
In November of the same year, she participated in the organization CCFT (https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/380422/491653) on the topic Nomadic Dialogue in the research program, in University of Music, Design and Art in Bergen, Norway, where she made performance and exhibition titled "Between imaginary boundaries ”and “The ethics of fly fishing ”.
In April 2019 he was part of the exhibition "Raskrš
e" of the world famous master in filigree technique Goran Ristović at Manak’s House in Belgrade.
She is currently attending the master program of cultural studies at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities in Skopje and is working on her research of the creative industries and filigree culture.
Marija Miloshevska in the past years has worked in the field of researching and exploring the culture of jewelry with a main focus on filigree technique, fly fishing and performances. She has 15 years of experience in handmade producing and presenting filigree as conceptual art work all around the world through her performances and exhibition.
The art piece titled “Ad infinitum” is an inspiration for connecting two interdisciplinary studies which involves the combining of two arts (filigree technique and artificial fly/fly fishing) as an academic discipline through the visual presentation of the author.
The purpose of this research project contains the applicative value and makes a cross-section of certain phenomena and tendencies through historical, stylistic and current interpretation of the contemporary domestic and world art-scientific and design scene.
The aim of this project is to emphasize the role of women through filigree jewelry in the contemporary concept of culture, defining the approach and practice of jewelry as a critical discourse in the creation of culture. This work also develops jewelry as a way of thinking and interpreting, through an innovative and applicable approach in the creative industries.
The unusual connection between filigree technique and fly fishing is represented through unique filigree installations captured in a professional photography where we can see the conceptual way of “Ad infinitum” ("continue forever, without limit")
The fly fisher’s international code of angling ethics explains the importance of ethical behavior. The catch and release philosophy is the hallmark of this federation. Catch and release. Do we catch, or even anchor for a while, certain memories or heritage trough ” flies” or jewelry, and then release?
Author: Marija Miloshevska
Title: “Ad infinitum”
Photography: 200cm x 80cm