Mihael Milunovic

 
 

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:

 

2018

Gallery Rima, Kagujevac, Serbia

2017

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.

 

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 and Paintings, Centre Culturel Yougoslave, 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

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2019

Art Bodensee, Dornbirn, Austria

PAREIDOLIA, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, The Space Station Gallery, London, 42 Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom

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

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

 

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”, 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

 

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, projet ”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

 

Education

 

1995

MA in Fine Arts Beaux Arts of Belgrade.

 

1996

Art Specialization Beaux-Arts of Paris.