Radenko Milak & Roman Uranjek

Radenko Milak (1980) was born in Travnik, Roman Uranjek (1961) was born in Trbovlje both cities were part of the former Yugoslavia. Urajek was the founding member of the Slovenian art collective IRWIN and a member of the Neue Slovenische Kunst (NSK). The two artist started working together on their joint project DATES in 2001, after realising that both of them tied their artistic work to the domain of cultural and political activism using artistic means.

Uranjek collects images from different periods of history and presents them as one collage, constructing a narrative based on the avant-garde aesthetics of storytelling. These image-making methods express his relationship with the flood of news nowadays, where the quantity and speed of information overwrites its accuracy and gravitas. Milak reworks photojournalistic images into monochrome watercolours. By keeping some features of black and white photography, he refers to the origins of his artworks. This way they give new meaning to well-known or abandoned images of the 20th Century history. Their perspectives on political history, society, and art create a common ground for their cooperative work as artists; hence they create a contemporary art puzzle with countless layers of significance for interpretation.

1980, Travnik, Yugoslavia

Education

2007

Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Art Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

2003

Academy of Art, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Fields of Emotional Habits (with Albrecht Schäfer), Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne
University of Disaster, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Columbia

2018

Escenarios para utopias fallidas (with Pablo Mora), curated by Melissa Aguilar, La Balsa
Arte, Medellin, Columbia
Facing Gaïa (with Roman Uranjek), curated by Christopher Yggdre, Christine König
Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2017

2017 14/09/Xx, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria

Radenko Milak, University of Disaster with international guests, curated by Christopher Yggdre Sinziana Ravini, Fredrik Svensk, Anna van der Vliet, Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

From the far side of the moon, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne

2016

Radenko Milak, curated by León Krempel, Rutger Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam

Promise of an Image, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

2015

University of Disaster & Endless Movie, Galeria La Balsa Arte, Bogota

2014

365 – Image of Time, Kunsthalle, Darmstadt

Big Time, curated by León Krempel, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne

Unfinished Story, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris

2012

I Have Said Too Much I Have Not Said Enough, Duplex/100m2, Sarajevo

And What Else Did You See? – I Couldn’t See Everything!, curated by Branislav Dimitrijević, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Belgrade

2006

Intimacy of Planetary Experience, Museum of Contemporary Art Banja Luka, Banja Luka

Solo Exhibitions of Dates, a joint project with Roman Uranjek

2019

Dates 9, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest

2016

Dates 7, curated by Ani Molnár, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana

Dates 6 (Historical Encounters), Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul

Dates 5, curated by Tevž Logar, Eastwards Prospectus Gallery, Bucharest

Dates 4, Duplex/100m2, Sarajevo

Dates 3, curated by Zoran Đaković Minniti , The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade

2015

Dates 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

Dates 1, curated by Dr. Sc. Sarita Vujković, Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad

Group Exhibitions

2017

Issues of Uncertainty, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Planet 9, Kunsthalle, Darmstadt

Symptoms of Society curated by Alenka Gregoric, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guanzhou

Les Femmes s’en mêlent Revisited : Facts & Fantaisies, curated by Stéphane Amiel and Marie Magnier, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

Formes cinématographiques, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris

2016

Alineamientos, La Balsa Arte, Bogotá

Vivre! – La collection agnès b., curated by Sam Stourdzé, Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Paris

Schnittschnitt, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt

The Pleasure of Love, curated by David Elliott, The 56th October Salon, Belgrade
Aquaréelles, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern

Contemporary Thesaurus, Žana Vukičević, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad

Who Are Your #femaleheroes?, curated by Jeanette Zwingenberger and Priska Pasquer, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne

Répétition, curated by Nicola Lees and Asad Raza, Villa Empain – Boghossian Foundation, Brussels

Malerei als Film, Kunsthalle, Darmstadt

Shape of Time – Future of Nostalgia, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest

2015

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris

Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century, Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem

Hommage à Malevich: Black Square Continued, curated by Mateja Podlesnik, City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century, curated by Andrea Domesle and Frank Eckhardt, Quartier21, Vienna

New Space/Accrochage, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne

Les Témoins, Centre d’art de Colomiers, Colomiers

2014

Memory of Violence – Dreams of the Future 1914-18 / 2014, curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad

Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century, Kultur Forum Dresden, Dresden

4th International Canakkale Biennial, curated by Deniz Erbas, Canakkale

Il s’en est fallu de peu, curated by Sandrine Wymann, La Fonderie, Mulhouse

Sans tambour ni trompette, Cent ans de guerres, curated by Julie Crenn and Maud Cosson, La Graineterie, Houilles

(Hi)Stories, Bernhard Bischoff & Partner Gallery, Bern

Memory Lane, curated by Pierre Courtin, Galerie du Jour – agnès b., Paris

et la Peinture…?, Galerie du Jour – agnès b., Paris

2013

En-Lighted, Bernhard Bischoff & Partner Gallery, Bern

Show Room One, Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo

2012

Bild-Gegen-Bild, Haus der Kunst München, Munich

Subjektive Empfindlichkeiten/5 Positionen, curated by Elio Krivdi, Künstlerhaus Vienna, Vienna

2011

No Network – 1st Time Machine Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-O ARK Underground, Konjic

2008

Salon of the Revolution, HDLU – Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb

2006

Eastern Neighbours, curated by Dunja Blazevic, Cultural Center Babel, Utrecht

Memory (W)hole, Museum of Contemporary Art Banja Luka, Banja Luka

Public Collections

Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt

Jewish Museum, Frankfurt

Folkwang Museum, Essen

National Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka
City of Lyon

Private Collections

agnès b.
Art Collection Telekom
Priska Pasquer

Awards

2012

Premio Combat Prize for Drawing , Livorno, Italy

Art fairs

2018

Art Market Budapest

Art Brussels

2016

Cologne Art Fair, Cologne

2015

Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne

2014

Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris
Drawing Now, Paris

2013

Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris
YIA, Art Fair, Paris

Books

Milak, Radenko. 365. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2014. Print.

Dander, Patrizia and Lorz, Julienne. Bild Gegen Bild/Image Counter Image. Munich : Haus der Kunst, in association with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2012. Print.