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. Uranjek 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.

Born in 1961 in Trbovlje, Slovenia



Began Dates, a joint project with Radenko Milak


Began photo diary One Cross a Day


Launched project Artists Book


Launched project At Least One Cross a Day After 1.1.2002 (still in progress)


Co-founded Novi Kolektivizem group


Co-founded Neue Slowenische Kunst group (NSK)


Co-founded IRWIN Group

Exhibitions as member of the IRWIN Group since 1983 (Dušan Mandič, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek, Borut Vogelnik)

Selected solo exhibitions


NSK from Kapital to Capital, Reina Sofia, Madrid


From Kapital to Capital, Garage Museum, Moscow


NSK-FROM KAPITAL TO CAPITAL, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana


Was ist Kunst Hugo Ball, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin


Time for the New State and NSK Folk Art, Calvert 22, London

Solo Exhibitions of Dates, a joint project with Radenko Milak


Dates 9, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest


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


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


Dates 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

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

Selected group exhibitions


‘Time Machine – A New Selection from the Collection of the Ludwig Museum’, Ludwig Museum, Budapest


Issues of Uncertainty, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


Passion, Fan-Verhalten und Kunst, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel


Art Turning Left, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool


Genk, Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Rdeči Revirji

A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance, Tate Modern, London


Taipei Biennale, Taipei

Art Fairs


Art Market Budapest

Art Brussels