Mladen Miljanović – Good Night: State of Body

Mladen Miljanović (1981, BA) attended the Reserve Officer School where he earned the rank of sergeant. After that he enrolled at the Academy of Arts (Department of Painting) in Banja Luka. Miljanović also deals with the social and therapeutic aspects of art, being the initiator of workshops for the disabled. He has based his art work on his own life experience: on the one hand it is the experience of growing up during the war and after the war in the destroyed, impoverished, ethnically and territorially divided, and externally isolated country; on the other hand it is his formal education. The consequences of the war (work with war invalids) and knowledge gained in military school (use of senseless military image vocabulary in a new artistic context), makes the basic field of reference of Miljanović’s work as an artist. In 2007 he was awarded the Zvono award for best young artist in BA, and in 2009 the Henkel Art.Award. He has exhibited several times in BA, Germany (Taxi to Berlin, Antje Wachs gallery, Berlin, 2011), Austria (Museum Service, MUMOK, Museum Modern Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 2010) and in other places. He lives and works in Banja Luka, BA.