Mihael Milunović

 
 

Mihael Milunovic (Belgrade, 1967) grew up in an artistic family environment, while both his father and grandfather were well-known Serbian artists and his mother is a renowned Croatian sculptor.

Milunovic attended the Belgrade Faculty of Fine Arts, then the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, where he studied with visiting professors Marina Abramovic and Tony Brown, among others.  Remarked, he became the Laureate of the Foundation RENOIR (worked and lived in Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s atelier).

His work encompasses a wide range of disciplines, from painting, drawing and photography through to large-scale sculptures and installations. By decontextualising everyday objects, symbols or situations, Milunovic provokes unease in the observer, a blend of alienation and curiosity. The artist confronts us with uncomfortable realities of contemporary crisis situations and with tension-laden, aggressive, explosive conflicts which, on the one hand, are so widespread today that we perceive them no longer as extreme but as normal, and, on the other hand, have become so absurd that we apprehend them as unreal improbabilities, that we no longer recognise them as actual threats but assess them instead as absurd phantasms.

Since the mid 90s, Milunovic has participated in numerous exhibitions across Europe and held solo shows in France, UK, Italy and Morocco. His works are featured in prestigious museum collections including MUMOK, Vienna; the Musuem of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Palazzo Forti, Verona; and Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Saint-Étienne, France.

He lives and works between Belgrade and Paris.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

Obsolete Future, Galerie Sechzig, Feldkirch, Austria 

2018

Gallery Rima, Kagujevac, Serbia

2017

Paintings, Galerija, Belgrade, Serbia (Under the Management of Austrian Embassy) 

Vision, Monumental Urban Installation, Vienna, Austria

Installation on the Ringturm Tower (4000m2) in the heart of the historic center of Vienna, Following an exhibition in the Ringturm Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria 

 

2016

Genealogies, Galerie Marguerite Milin, Paris, France 

Carte e Muri, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy

2015

Collaboration 7, Maximillians Forum, Munich, Germany

Paintings and Drawings, Funnel Contemporary, Bucharest, Romania

 

2014

The place where I used to stand, Contemporary Art Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

 

2013

L’Ombre du Réel, Galerie Crous, Paris, France

 

2011

Voice Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco

Antimonde, Galeria Nova, Belgrade, Serbia

 

2010

Acumular, Fundacio Vallpalou, Lleida, Espagne

 

2009

Mothership, 9BIS, Saint-Etienne, France

Any Atom of Fear, AirBase MQ, Vienna, Austria

 

2008

Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Submit To, Galleria Changing Role, Naples, Italy

Hollow Charge/Charge Creuse, Galerie Georges Verney Carron, Lyon, France

 

2007/2008

Bounds, Galerie Guy Bærtschi, Geneve, Switzerland

 

2007

Uncomfortable Realities, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France

 

2006

Memory, Gallery Langhans, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2005

Photographies, Gallery Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Autstria

 

2004

Sacred Weapon, Galerie La Serre, Beaux-Arts and Design, Saint Etienne, France 

 

2003

Balkan Matrix, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, UK 

 

2002

Drawings, photographies and Paintings, Centre Culturel Yougoslave, Paris, France 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2019

Art Bodensee, Dornbirn, Austria

Pareidolia, The Space Station Gallery and Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

2018

Gallery Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

Klangwolke La Fura Dels Baus Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria

Gallery Alpha Delta, Athens, Greece

Vienna Contemporary (Gallery Rima), Vienna, Austria

Project at National Gallery, Cacak, Serbia

Kissing the Flag Performance, Liege, Belgium

Volta 14, Alpha Delta Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2017

A journey through Contemporary Serbian Art, China Art Museum Shanghai, Shanghai, China

In between us was intimate, Galerija Navigator, Belgrade, Serbia

Art Athens with Gallery Alpha Delta, Athens, Greece

C4 Art group, Cultural Centre of Serbia, Paris, France

 

2016 

Festival A-Part “Body in Movement”, Beaux de Provence, France

 

2015

Road to Europe – Return of the Bullet, Cultural Centre of Serbia, Paris, France

 

2012

Expo Collective, Galerie Guy Baertschi, Geneva, Switzerland

Underrealism, Cultural Centre of Serbia, Paris, France

 

2011

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

 

2010

FAKE!,  Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium

New Collection, Esterhazy Foundation, Eisenstadt, Austria

 

2008

Poznan Biennale, Poznan, Poland

Walls and Gateways, Existentie-ACEC, Gand, Belgium

Prix Antoine Marin, Arcueil, France

 

2006

Art, Life and Confusion, 47th October Salon under the artistic direction of Rene Block, Belgrade, Serbia

Seven Perspectives on Desire, Espace Sol, Seoul, South Korea

Giardino – Luoghi della piccola realta, Palazzo d'Arte Napoli- Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy

 

2005

Domicile, Art Modern Museum, Saint Etienne, France

On Normality /Nineties, Contemporary Art Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

The Giving Person, Palazzo d'Arte Napoli- Contemporary Art Museum Naples, Italy

 

2004

Belgrade Art Inc, Secession Haus, Vienna, Austria

Mois de la Photographie, Vienna, Austria

Passage d’Europe, Art Modern Museum, Saint 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, project “Good News”, Graz, Austria

 

2002

Balkan Konsulat, Gallery Rotor, Graz, Austria

 

2001

Young dialogues, Ernst Hilger Space, Paris, France 

Conversations, Contemporary Art Museum, Belgrade, Serbia 

FIAC, Paris, France.

Die Sammlung, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria

Central: artlab,  Neue Kunst aus Mitteleuropa, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria

Témoins Oculaires, CAUE Gallery de Petit Château, Sceaux, France

2000

L’autre moitie de l’Europe, Gallery Nationale de Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

 

1999

Dessiner le Monde, Cité des Sciences, Paris, France

 

Collections

MUMOK-Museum Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, Saint-Etienne, France 

Moet & Chandon LVMH, France

Siemens AG, Vienne, Austria

Wiener Städtische, Austria & Serbia

Sammlung Esterhazy, Eisenstadt, Austria

Contemporary Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

Coleccion Solo, Madrid, Spain

Telenor Collection, Oslo, Norway

Renoir Collection, France 

Maia Picasso Collection, Paris, France

Leube Collection, Salzburg, Austria

Palazzo Forti Collection, Verona, Italy

Azraq Collection, Marrakech, Morocco

Barzai-Hollander Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Awards

 

2018

Prize of Foundations Roux & Tronchet for painting, Solemn Session, Dome Academy of France

Education

 

1996

Art Specialization, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France 

1995

MA in Fine Arts, University of Arts Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia