Mihael Milunovic (Belgrade, 1967) grew up in an artistic family environment. Both his father and grandfather were well-known Serbian artists and his mother is a renowned Croatian sculptor. Milunovic’s early experiences playing in his parents’ studio, his interest in geography and machinery, or paintings by the likes of Titian, Velazquez or De Chirico would all have a lasting effect on his work.
Violence, repression, manipulation; the uncomfortable realities of contemporary life are exposed in Mihael Milunovic’s enticing creations.
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.
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:
Gallery Rima, Kagujevac, Serbia
Paintings, Galerija, Belgrade, Serbia(Under the Management of Austrian Embassy, Vienna, Austria.)
“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.
“Genealogies”, Galerie Marguerite Milin, Paris, France
“Carte e Muri”, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy
“Collaboration 7”, Maximillians Forum, Munich, Germany
Paintings and Drawings, Funnel Contemporary, Bucharest, Romania
“The place where I used to stand”, Contemporary Art Museum, Belgrade, Serbia
“L’Ombre du Réel”, Galerie Crous, Paris, France
Voice Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
“Antimonde”, Galeria Nova, Belgrade, Serbia
“Acumular”, Fundacio Vallpalou, Lleida, Espagne
“Mothership”, 9BIS, Saint-Etienne, France
“Any Atom of Fear”, AirBase MQ, Vienna, Austria
Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Submit To”, Galleria Changing Role, Naples, Italy
“Hollow Charge/Charge Creuse”, Galerie Georges Verney Carron, Lyon, France
“Bounds”, Galerie Guy Bærtschi, Geneve, Switzerland
“Uncomfortable Realities”, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France
“Memory”, Gallery Langhans, Prague, Czech Republic
Photographies, Gallery Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Autstria
“Sacred Weapon”, Galerie La Serre, Beaux-Arts and Design, Saint Etienne, France
“Balkan Matrix”, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, UK
Drawings, photographies and and Paintings, Centre Culturel Yougoslave, Paris, France
-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
2018, Prize of Foundations Roux & Tronchet for painting, Solemn Session, Dome Academy of France
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Art Bodensee, Dornbirn, Austria
PAREIDOLIA, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, The Space Station Gallery, London, 42 Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom
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
China Art Museum Shanghai, " A journey through Contemporary Serbian Art ", Shanghai, China
“In between us was intimate”, Galerija Navigator, Belgrade, Serbia
Art Athens with Gallery Alpha Delta, Athenes, Greece
“C4 Art group”, Cultural Centre of Serbia, Paris, France
Festival A-Part “Body in Movement”, Beaux de Provence, France
“Road to Europe – Return of the Bullet”, Cultural Centre of Serbia, Paris, France
“Expo Collective”, Galerie Guy Baertschi, Geneva, Switzerland
“Underrealism”, Cultural Centre of Serbia, Paris, France
“F for FAKE”, Belvedere di S. Leucio, Caserta, Italy
“FAKE! “ Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium
“New Collection”, Esterhazy Foundation, Eisenstadt, Austria
Poznan Biennale, Poznan, Poland
“Walls and Gateways”, Existentie-ACEC, Gand, Belgium
Prix Antoine Marin, Arcueil, France
“Art, Life and Confusion”, 47thOctober 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
“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
“Belgrade Art Inc.”, Secession Haus, Vienna, Austria
“Mois de la Photographie”, Vienna, Austria
“Passage d’Europe”, Art Modern Museum, Saint Etienne, France
“Urban Fog of Belgrade”, Bikini Haus, Berlin, Germany
“In Gorges of Balkans”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
II Biennale de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Real Utopia, projet ”Good News ”, Graz, Austria
“Balkan Konsulat”, Gallery Rotor, Graz, Austria
“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
“L’autre moitie de l’Europe ”, Gallery Nationale de Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
“Dessiner le Monde ”, Cité des Sciences, Paris, France
MA in Fine Arts Beaux Arts of Belgrade.
Art Specialization Beaux-Arts of Paris.