Milenko Prvački


Milenko Prvački

Senior Fellow
  • Master of Fine Arts (Painting) Institute of Fine Art, Bucharest, Romania

Born in 1951 in Yugoslavia, Milenko graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Romania. He is one of the city’s foremost Art educators, having commenced teaching at LASALLE College of the Arts since 1994. He was Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts for 17 years, and currently holds the position of Senior Fellow.

Milenko has exhibited extensively in Europe since 1971, with numerous showcases in public spaces and galleries in Singapore since 1993. With recent solo shows held in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Jakarta, Milenko also participated in recent group shows held at the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp, Belgium, the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, the NUS (National University of Singapore) Museum and the Biennale of Sydney.

The artist has also participated in numerous symposiums and art workshops worldwide, including a panel discussion on Southeast Asian art held at the Singapore Art Museum in 2011, an artist talk at the Istanbul Biennale in 2007, a discussion on Southeast Asian art in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 2001, and acted as visiting professor at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and Sabanchi University in Istanbul. His works are in the permanent collection of the Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; and Museum of Contemporary Drawing, Nurnberg, Germany, among others. 

Milenko became a Singapore citizen in 2002, and is the recipient of the prestigious Cultural Medallion Award for Visual Arts in 2012.

Professional Practice/Research Output

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015: E La Nave Va, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore
  • 2014: Johor Strait, Building Bridge Art Foundation, Baik Art, Bergamont Station Art Center, Santa Monica, California, USA Art Stage, Singapore, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore
  • 2012: Milenko Prvacki: A Survey, 1979-2012, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, LASALLE, Curated by Dr. Charles Merewether
  • 2007: Remembrance of Things Past, iPreciation Gallery, Hong Kong Review
  • 2006: Construction cite, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Australia Recollection, TAKSU Gallery, Singapore 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2015: Permanent Collection, Singapore Art, National Gallery, Singapore
  • 2015: Art Far Paris, Grand Palace, France
  • 2015: Portable Art Week, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore
  • 2015: Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA
  • 2015: A new Dialogue, Southeast Asian Abstraction, Sotheby’s, Singapore, Hong Kong
  • 2015: The Cultural Medallion and Visual Arts, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, NAFA, Singapore
  • 2014: Market Forces, Erasure: From Conceptualism to Abstraction, Curated by Dr Charles Merewether, Osage Gallery and City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2014: Passage, with Delia Prvacki, The Luxe Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2014: Departure, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore
  • 2014: Art Stage, iPreciation, Singapore
  • 2014: Do you believe in Angels?, Curated by Tony Godfrey, M0_Space, Manila, Philippines and Singapore
  • 2014: We do, we do Art, One East Asia Gallery, Singapore
  • 2013: Paper, AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2013: Painting in Singapore, Curated by Tony Godfrey, EQUATOR Art Project, Singapore
  • 2013: Island Vernacular, Milenko Prvacki and Ian Woo, paintings, Curated by Christopher Cook, Peninsula Arts with Plymouth University, UK
  • 2013: The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision out of Image, An Exhibition of Singapore Contemporary Art curated by Feng Boyi,
 Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China
  • 2013: Postmodernism in Vojvodina (1976–1990), Curated by Svetlana Mladenov, Museum of Contemporary Art Voivodina, Novi Sad and Gallery Kulturni Center Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2013: Cascadence – SG redux, Curated by Joanna Lee, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore
  • 2012: Panorama, Recent Art from Contemporary Asia, Singapore Art Museum
  • 2012: The same rain, the same wind, Chiang Mai University Art Center, Thailand
  • 2012: Decode/Recode, Media City, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
  • 2012: 9+1, Sabanchi University Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011: Love Letter to Surrogate, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium
  • 2011: LASALLE-NAFA Show, ICAS and NAFA Gallery, Singapore
  • 2011: 9, Praxis Space, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore
  • 2010: Love Letter to Surrogate, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, US
  • 2010: The Burden of Representation: Abstraction in Asia Today, Curated by Eugene Tan, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Symposiums and Art Workshops

  • 2015: Visiting Professor, RMAT University, Australia
  • 2015: Keppel Center for Education (50 works), National Gallery, Singapore
  • 2014: Visiting Professor, University of Washington, School of Art, Seattle, USA
  • 2013: Art Residency at 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • 2011: Singapore Arts Museum, Panel discussion, Contemporary South East Asian Painting, Singapore
  • 2010: Visiting Professor at Sabanchi University, Istanbul, Turkey


  • 2012: Cultural Medallion Award, Singapore
  • 2011: “Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”, France

Curated Exhibitions

  • 2012: The same rain, The same wind, International Exhibition, University Art Center, Chang Mai University, Thailand
  • 2010: That’s another story, Praxis Space, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, LASALLE
Research Interests
  • Comparative History
  • Displacement
  • Memory
  • Visual Dictionary
  • Visual Collections
  • Abstraction
Other Responsibilities
  • Founder and organiser of TROPICAL LAB, international Postgraduate Art Camp
  • Editor of Tropical Lab PRESS
  • Founder and editor of PRAXIS PRESS, Fine Arts newspaper
  • Founder and editor of Art Journal, ISSUE
  • Editor of first LASALLE Research book
  • MA Fine Arts Supervisor
  • Fine Arts Group Critique leader