Mihael Milunović

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Mihael Milunović
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Artist Mihael Milunovic in 2012
Born (1967-07-02) July 2, 1967 (age 49)
New Belgrade b45, Serbia
Nationality Serbian, French, Croatian
Education University of Arts in Belgrade
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Known for Painting
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Mihael Milunović (born 1967) is a Serbian, French and Croatian painter working in many different media, using them and interconnecting them, such as painting, photography, sculpture, installation, sound, video and objects. His main interests focus on social and political issues, as well as on the phenomenon of contextualization of the common object. His main pictorial works deal with geography and mapping.

Early life and education[edit]

Milunović was born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, to Nikola Kolja Milunović and Ana Viđen. His father [1] is a well known Serbian sculptor and first son of Milo Milunović (6 August 1897 – 11 February 1967) a distinguished Serbian painter that dabbled in both Impressionism and Cubism and was one of the founders of Academy of Arts, Belgrade in 1937.; his mother Ana Viđen [2] is herself a very well known sculptor of Croatian origin. As a child he spent most of his time dwelling in the sculpture studio of his parents, where he had his first encounter with art, and was thought drawing by his mother. Plaster and modelling clay was his first toys, and his early interest in machinery, carpentry and geography, as well as admiration for painters like Velázquez, Tizian or metaphysical De Chirico, will clearly leave a mark in his future artistic development.

Milunović studied painting at the Academy of Arts, Belgrade and the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. While on his first years of studies in Belgrade, he attended the same class with Uroš Đurić, The two collaborated in many artistic projects during and after their studies. He stayed one year in the studio of Vladimir Veličković at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, but his curiosity led him to collaborate also with other professors, notably Marina Abramović, who was visiting professor at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1995, and Tony Brown. After studies at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Milunović stays in Paris, France, and makes his first steps on the French arts scene. In 1996 he obtained the prestigious Prix de la Fondation Renoir [3], that introduced him to Sophie Renoir, grand-grand daughter of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and also to Maya Picasso [4]. This friendship greatly helped young Milunović in his first years in France. He spent almost two years ( 1997 - 1998 ) working in Pierre Auguste Renoir studio in Essoyes, a small village on the southern brink of the Champagne region in France.

Clink-Clank, plywood 450x 70cm, 2007
Succession, inox steel and plywood, 2007

Education[edit]

1987 - 1995 Academy of Fine Arts University of Belgrade ( BA and MA in Fine Arts).
1995 - 1996 Specialization Studies at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), Paris, France, class of professor Vladimir Velickovic.

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

2014 July, "The place where I used to stand", Gallery Srbija – Gallery for Contemporary Art, Niš, Serbia

2014 May, "The place where I used to stand", Gallery for Contemporary Art, Smederevo, Serbia

2014 April, "The place where I used to stand", Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade), Serbia

2013 August, "Galerija O3ONE", Belgrade, Serbia

2013 February, "L’Ombre du Réel", Galerie Crous, Paris, France

2012 November, "Galerija Fokus", Subotica, Serbia

2012 October, "Shadows of the World", Galerija Opštine Vračar, Belgrade, Serbia

2012 June, "Galerija Marin", Umag, Croatia

2011 December, "Voice Gallery", Marrakech, Marocco

2011 May, "ANTIMONDE", Galeria Nova, Belgrade, Serbia

2010 September, "Acumular", Fundacio Vallpalou, Lleida, Spain

2009 February, "Mothership", 9bis, Saint – Etienne, France

2009 January 15, "Any Atom of Fear" AirBase MQ, Vienna, Austria

2008 11 April - 25 May, "Submit To", Galeria Changing Role, Naples, Italy

2008 11 January – 26 March, "Hollow Charge/Charge Creuse", Galerie Georges Verney Carron, Lyon, France

2007 13 December 2007- 11 January 2008 "Bounds", Project Room, Galerie Guy Bærtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

2007 June/September, "Uncomfortable Realities", Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France

2006 15.03 – 07.05, "Memory" (With Leo Polhuis, J.F. Langhnas and Dusan Skala Gallery Langhans, Prague, Czech Republic

2005 April, (together with Binder and Poljak) "Gallery Hilger Contemporary", Vienna, Austria

2005"New Stuff", Gallery Hilger, Vienna, Austria

2004"Under Che", Art Space O3ONE, Belgrade, Serbia
"Arme Sacree", Galerie la Serre, Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts et du Design, St. Etienne, France

2003"Notebooks", Centre Culturel Francais, Belgrade, Serbie
"Sample", Gallery Zvono, Belgrade, Serbie
"Balkan Matrix", with Stevan Vukovic, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, UK

2002"Campaign", Centre Culturel Yougoslave, Paris, France

1998"Sale", Gallery 12+, Belgrade, Serbia
"Shaman and Reliquaires", Cultural Centre of Nis, Nis, Serbia
"Geopeinture 2", Gallery Nikki Diane Marquardt, Paris, France

1996"Carte", Galerie Bernanos, Paris, France

1995"Reduction of Dimensions", Gallery 12+, Belgrade, Serbia

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

2012

"Expo Collecitve", Galerie Guy Baertschi, Geneva, Switzerland
"Untouchable Matters", Anni Molnar Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
"UNDERREALISM", Galerija Progres, Belgrade, Serbia
"UNDERREALISM", Serbian Cultrural Center, Paris, France

2011

"F for FAKE", Belvedere di S. Leucio, Caserta, Italy

2010

"FAKE!"Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium
"Esterhazy Foundation, New Collection", Eisenstadt, Austria

2008

"Gallery Poulsen", Copenhagen, Danemark
"Poznan Biennale", Poznan, Poland
"Gallery Poulsen", Copenhagen, Danemark
"Walls and Gateways", Existentie-ACEC, Ghent, Belgium
" Prix Antoine Marin", Arcueil, France

2006

"Bang-Bang! 2", Musee International d'Art Modeste (MIAM), Sete, France
"Bang-Bang! 1", Musee d'Art et de l'Industrie, St. Etienne, France
"Giardino, luoghi della piccola Realta", Pallazzo Delle Arti, Naples, Italy
"47th October Salon", Belgrade, Serbia
"Seven Perspectives on Desire", Espace Sol, Seoul, South Korea

2005

"Domicile", Musee d'Art Moderne, St. Etienne, France
"The Giving Person", Pallazzo Delle Arti, Naples, Italy

2004

"Belgrade Art Inc.", Secession Haus, Vienna, Austria
"Mois de la Photographie", Vienna, Austria
"Passage d'Europe", Musee d'Art Moderne, St. Etienne,France

2003

"Urban Fog of Belgrade", Bikini Haus, Berlin,Germany
"In Gorges of Balkans", Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
"II Biennale de Valencia", Valencia, Spain
"Real Utopia", Rotor and Graz - European Capital of Culture, Graz, Austria
"Pancevo Biennial", Pancevo, Serbia

2001

"Conversations", Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
"Young Dialogues", Espace Hilger, Paris, France
"FIAC", Paris, France
"Die Sammlung", MUMOK, Museum Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
"Temoins Oculaires", Caue 92, Sceaux, France
"Young Dialogues", Espace Hilger, Paris, France

2000

"L'Autre Moitie d'Europe", Galerie de Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

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