Radenko Milak


Radenko Milak was born in 1980 in Travnik in the former Yugoslavia, he currently lives and works in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from the Academy of Art, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2003, and from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Art Belgrade in 2007. He mainly creates paintings, watercolors, drawings and animation films. In 2012, he was awarded with the Premio Combat Prize for Drawing in Italy. His works have been frequently exhibited at prestigious international art events such as the 57th Venice Biennale, where he represented Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Kampala Biennale in Uganda and the 57th edition of the October Salon in Belgrade. His works can be found in several public collections, such as the Folkwang Museum in Germany, the Albertina Museum in Vienna and The Ludwig Museum in Budapest. He has been working together on a joint series titled ’DATES’ with Slovenain artist, one of the founding members of the IRWIN art collective Roman Uranjek since 2014. Radenko Milak’s artistic practice problematizes the relationship with reality and history through the transformation of photographs into paintings. Meticulous detail and soft tones of his black-and-white watercolors present press photographs from print media (photojournals, old newspapers, postcards) and the Internet as intimate pictorial situations.