Ksenia Milicevic

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Ksenia Milicevic

Ksenia Milicevic (born September 15, 1942) is a French painter, architect and town planner. She is based in Paris, with a studio in Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre and also maintains a base in South West France.


Ksenia Milicevic was born in 1942 in Drinici,[1] Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her mother was born in Lackawanna, New York and her father in Montenegro. Both were partisans engaged in guerrilla campaigns during the Second World War.[2] Following the Fourth anti-Partisan Offensive from January to April 1943 and the Fifth, May to June 1943, in south-eastern Bosnia and northern Montenegro, she was left with her grandparents in Montenegro. After the war, her parents joined the diplomatic service and she lived with them in Sofia and Prague.

Ksenia Milicevic discovered architecture, mosaics, frescoes and paintings in old monasteries. Her father, also a painter, gave her the gift of his oil-paints, resulting in her first oil painting at the age of fifteen. After studies in the V° Senior High School and one year in the University of Engineering in Belgrade, she moved to Algiers in 1962. There she studied architecture in the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the Institute of Urbanism. She graduated from both in 1968. In her spare time Milicevic joined the painting class of the painter M'hamed Issiakhem, in the School of Fine Arts, located in the same building. She worked for a year in ECOTEC with the team of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Interested in the Italian Renaissance, she traveled to Italy in 1965 to view the great Masters.

Milicevic moved to S.M. de Tucuman[3] in the north of Argentina to work as an architect. Here she joined the art school of the National University and graduated in 1976.[4] Her first exhibition took place in Tucuman in 1970.[5]

She has also lived in Spain and Mexico and has settled in France[6] since 1987. In 1989 she opened a workshop at Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre. Her studio is next to that of Endre Rozsda. Since 1976 she has been exclusively dedicated to painting.[7] She has held 120 individual and collective exhibitions throughout the world.

In 2011 the Museum of Painting of St. Frajou, Haute Garonne, France, was inaugurated[8] with a selection of thirty paintings by Milicevic in the permanent collection.[9] In 2012 Ksenia Milicevic created the International Children's Painting Biennial.[10] In 2014 Ksenia Milicevic created the Art Resilience movement[11] and in 2015 International Exhibition Art Resilience.[12] In May 2016 Ksenia Milicevic participates in the Euro-Mediterranean Congress - Marseilles: Resilience in the World of the Living, under the presidency of Boris Cyrulnik, 19–21 May 2016, Intervention on resilience in art.[13] · [14]


Selected exhibitions[edit]


Books by Ksenia Milicevic[edit]

  • Ksenia Milicevic, Art-confusion.com - De l'image d'art à l'oeuvre d'art, éd. Edilivre, Paris, 2013
  • Ksenia Milicevic, What art therapy for resilience ? Communications from the 4th World Congress on Resilience, p. 229[33]
  • Ksenia Milicevic, Résilience en art et art-thérapie pour la résilience, éd. Edilivre, Paris, 2020


  • Between November 2015 and March 2016 Ksenia Milicevic gave a series of five lectures on Resilience in art, in the Painting Museum of Sain-Frajou, France : Resilience - a current concept, What is art ?, Beauty - subjective or objective ?, Contemporary art, The responsibility of the artist.[34]
  • Participation in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference - Marseille: Resilience in the World of the Alive, chaired by Boris Cyrulnik, 19–21 May 2016, Departmental Archives of Bouches du Rhône. Intervention on Resilience in art.[35][36]
  • 2017, lecture in the Paintung Museum of Saint-Frajou : "1917-2017 un siècle d'iconoclasme".[37]
  • Between November 2017 and March 2018 Ksenia Milicevic gave Cycle of four lectures on Images in painting : 1. What does the night tell us? ,[38] 2. Tales of light,[39] 3. The murmur of water,[40] 4. The voice of trees, in the Painting Museum of Sain-Frajou, France
  • March 2018 - Conference at Domaine des Tilleuls in Huos (Haute Garonne), France : Painting, 19th - 20th centuries: from the golden rule to the absence of rules
  • 2018 - Participation in the 4° Resilience World Congress organized by Resilio - International Association for the Promotion and Dissemination of Resilience Research in partnership with the University Aix-Marseille in Marseille (France), from 27 to 30 June 2018. Intervention on Resilience in Art: What Art Therapy for Resilience? [41][42]
  • 2020 december - Design, applied art and plastic art in the age of resilience, The 6th International Conference of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.


  • Espaces ambigus, by Christelle Larson.[43]
  • Haikou: Ksenia's paintings by James A. Emanuel.[44]
  • Illustration. Book Donde Sayago termina...Fermoselle by Luis Cortés Vazques. Salamanca 1980[45]
  • Illustration. Book Arpéges, Pratique des langues étrangères, 1990[46]
  • Poem for Bakoua - Ksenia Milicevic's painting by Juan Carlos Plà.[47]
  • Naing Swann - Interview with Ksenia Milicevic. Mudita Magazine, Myanmar. September 2010.
  • L'iconographie de l'Arbre sec au Moyen Age by Marlène Tchertalian-Delsouiller[48]


  1. ^ Diart, Revista de las artes visuales, P.24, by Manuel Ruiz, N°26, julio 1982, Madrid.
  2. ^ Suvremeni pisci Jugoslavije, Budimir Milicevic, p.226, izdavacka kuca Stvarnost, Zagreb 1966.
  3. ^ Artes visuales,Museo de Arte Moderno,p.25,enero 1982,Mexico.
  4. ^ Journey of the visual experiences, by Osvaldo Romberg, p.106 to 109, San Miguel de Tucuman, 1972.
  5. ^ "Plural", N°135, diciembre 1982, Mexico.
  6. ^ L'Officiel des Arts, UNESCO, p.56 et 128, mai 1988, Paris.
  7. ^ Who's who in International Artp.125,Edition 1987-88,Lausanne,Suisse.
  8. ^ TV news FR3, 23/05/2016
  9. ^ TV news FR3 12/13, 26 february 2011.
  10. ^ Peinture enfants : la Biennale Internationale a sa mascotte, la Dépêche, 23 avr. 2015
  11. ^ La Dépêche, Art Résilience, un concept actuel, 3 nov. 2015
  12. ^ Vingt artistes de dix pays au salon «Art Résilience», la Dépêche, 3 août 2015
  13. ^ "Résilience du vivant" (in French). Archived from the original on 2018-12-04. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  14. ^ K. Milicevic, La résilience au congrès Euro-méditerranéen, La Gazette}
  15. ^ "Beaux Arts Magazine" p.124, N°172, septembre 1998, Paris.
  16. ^ "Univers desArts"p.10, by Christian Germak,N°4,février 1995,Paris.
  17. ^ "L'OEIL" p. N°370 ,mai 1986, Paris.
  18. ^ "Catalogue Tamayo Museum" 1983, Mexico at Google Books
  19. ^ Ministerio de Cultura, Servicio de Museos. DONA 86/80. Madrid. 6 de junio 1980.
  20. ^ Museo de la Casa de los Tiros. Granada. 16 de octubre 1980.
  21. ^ Direccion General de Bellas Artes. Museo de Cuenca, Cuenca. 17 de febrer 1982.
  22. ^ Museo Municipal, Segobre. Libro de Registro n°84. Segobre. 12 de marzo 1982.
  23. ^ Consulado de la Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial. 14 de enero 1983.
  24. ^ Ayuntamiento de Deifontes. Deifontes. 11 de abril 1983.
  25. ^ Ayuntamiento de Armilla. Ficha n°7. Armilla. 20 de junio 1983.
  26. ^ Le Syndicat d'Initiative de Long. Long. 8 août 1983.
  27. ^ cultura.ipn.mx Archived 2009-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  28. ^ [1], Ayuntamiento de Zarzuela del Monte. Zarzuela del Monte. 3 de octubre 1997.
  29. ^ Comitato promotore Istituzione Museo Civico. Spilimbergo. 8/2/1988.
  30. ^ Embajada de Mexico. Brasilia. 13 de marzo 1998.
  31. ^ musee-saint-frajou.com
  32. ^ https://www.expointhecity.com/2017/06/09/saint-frajou-ksenia-milicevic/
  33. ^ [2]
  34. ^ "Art Résilience, un concept actuel - 04/11/2015". Ladepeche.fr. 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  35. ^ "Résilience du vivant". Archived from the original on 2018-12-04. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  36. ^ "le-musee-a-Marseilles.html".
  37. ^ "1917-2017 un siècle d'iconoclasme - 24/02/2017". Ladepeche.fr. 2017-01-01. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  38. ^ "conference-au-musee-la-nuit-en-peinture - 12/12/2017". Ladepeche.fr. 2017-12-12.
  39. ^ "la-conference-sur-la-lumiere-et-la-peinture-a-passionne- 31/01/2018". Ladepeche.fr. 2018-01-31.
  40. ^ "l-eau-a-travers-la-peinture - 11/03/2018". Ladepeche.fr. 2018-11-03.
  41. ^ "Resilience 2018". Archived from the original on 2018-07-09. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  42. ^ "Resilience 2018 - round tables". Archived from the original on 2018-07-09. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  43. ^ Maîtrise d'Arts Plastiques by Christelle Larson-Espaces ambigus, p.108, Université de Paris I, Sorbonne, 1997/98, Paris.
  44. ^ Whole Grain: Collected Poems, 1958-1989 (Detroit: Lotus Press), JSTOR 4336566
  45. ^ Estudios humanísticos en homenaje a Luis Cortés Vázquez, p. 18, at Google Books
  46. ^ "catalogue.univ-toulouse.fr". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  47. ^ Que no vuelven las palabras, Edition Practica mortal, p.166,1999, Mexico.
  48. ^ L'iconographie de l'Arbre sec au Moyen Age by Marlène Tchertafian-Delsouiller, ill. 147 , Ph. D. University Lille 3 1, 2012, Lille, France.

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