Mihailo Beli Karanović

Born in Vršac, Serbia, in 1980.

​At just ten years old he was admitted at the studio of contemporary artist Živko Grozdanić where he started to study basics of painting techniques. In 1999 he received a diploma from the Bogdan Šuput special school for Design in Novi Sad. After two years at the University of Architecture at Novi Sad he decided to move to Italy to study Fine Arts at the prestigious Academy of Brera in Milan. He had 13 solo shows and took part of many international group exhibitions and art fairs. Currently lives and works in Belgrade.

Nato a Vršac, in Serbia, nel 1980.

A soli dieci anni è stato ammesso nello studio dell’artista contemporaneo Živko Grozdanić, dove ha iniziato a studiare le basi delle tecniche pittoriche. Nel 1999 ha ricevuto un diploma dalla scuola speciale Bogdan Šuput per Design a Novi Sad. Dopo due anni all’Università di architettura di Novi Sad decide di trasferirsi in Italia per studiare Belle Arti presso la prestigiosa Accademia di Brera a Milano. Ha tenuto 13 mostre personali e ha preso parte a numerose mostre collettive e fiere d’arte internazionali. Attualmente vive e lavora a Belgrado.

Solo Exhibitions


2019

It seems it is going to rain… – mc2gallery, Lustica Bay, Montenegro

2018

Infinite city – Sok Zadruga Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia

2017

“À la Folie” – live painting performance at Art and Design Museum “La Triennale di Milano”, Milan (Italy)

BLACKLIGHT – Cultural center of Novi Sad, Serbia

2016

BLACKLIGHT – Cultural center of Vrsac, Serbia

BLACKLIGHT – Fabrika, Student Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Serbia

Tracce – curated by Emanuele Beluffi, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milan (Italy)

2010

Astanti – curated by Emanuele Beluffi and Claudio Composti with critics of Jacqueline Ceresoli, MC2Gallery, Milan (Italy)

2009

Ut pictura poesis – curated by Emanuele Beluffi, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan (Italy) (catalog)

2008

Città del Sole – Galleria Le Stelle Arte Contemporanea, curated by Stefano Castelli, Parma (Italy)

2007

Reflections – Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, curated by Stefano Castelli, Milan (Italy)

2006

Bridges – Galleria Radar , Mestre – Venice (Italy)

Urban Visions – MMC Led Art, Gallery Art Klinika – “SOK”, curated by Nikola Džafo, Novi Sad, Serbia

Urban Visions – Museum of Contemporary Art of Novi Sad, curated by Živko Grozdanić, Novi Sad, Serbia (catalog)

Notes from a journey – Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, curated by Alessandro Riva, Milan (Italy) (catalog)

2005

IKA 01 – curated by Paolo Manazza e Mimmo di Marzio, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan (Italy) (catalog)

Group Exhibitions


2018

ARTSITE 2018 – curated by Domenico Papa, Castello Reale di Govone, Italy (catalog)

2016

5th edition of Serbian Contemporary Sculpture Festival – ULUS, House of King Petar, Belgrade, Serbia

2013

NERO – curated by Emanuele Beluffi, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan (Italy)

2011

…e bellezza sia! Modigliani, Warhol, Mapplethorpe, la Dolce vita a oggi – curated by Federico Piccari, Fondazione 107, Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin (Italy)

STEP 09 – Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo Da Vinci” di Milano, MC2Gallery, Milan (Italy)

Festival Art Stays – Ptuj (Slovenia)

2009

BLACKLIGHT#2 – XXth anniversary of falling of Berlins wall, curated by Emanuele Beluffi, Piazza Fontana-Duomo, Milan (Italy)

STEP 09 – Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan (Italy)

Di Cielo in Cielo – curated by Nila Shabnam Bonetti, Piazza Duomo di Milan (Italy)

5th edition of “Festival delle Lettere – Teatro dal Verme, Milan (Italy)

Berliner Liste – Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Berlin (Germany)

Benefitial exhibition “Save the Children” – curated by Emanuele Beluffi e Philippe Daverio, Conservatorio di Milan (Italy) (catalog)

2008

GADEWE – Galerie des Westens curated by Tom Gefken, Bremen (Germany)

Garage Selling – curated by Emanuele Beluffi, Galleria The New Arsitalica, Milan (Italy)

Repertorio d’Artista – curated by Emanuele Beluffi, galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan (Italy) (catalog)

2007

Segni – Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo, curated by Mimmo di Marzio, Milan (Italy)

La nuova figurazione italiana. To be continued… – curated by Chiara Canali, Fabbrica Borroni, Bollate (Italy) (catalog)

City – curated by Chiara Canali, Gallerie Le Stelle, Parma (Italy)

Benefitial exhibition for “Child Priority” – Sotheby´s Italia, Montecarlo, curated by Marta Casati e Cristina Castelli, Courtesy Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Monte Carlo (Monaco)

Beneficial exhibition – Associazione Montessori Internazionale (AMI) in collaboration with Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milano, Lions Club Salzgitter e la Sparkasse Salzgitter-Bad (Germany) (catalog)

2006

[email protected]” – collateral exhibition of Catania Art Fair (CAF), Le Ciminiere, curated by Lucio Barbera, Courtesy Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan (Italy) (catalog)

Premio Italian Factory per la Giovane Pittura Italiana – Finalist rated as top 10 best young painters, curated by Alessandro Riva, Casa del pane, Milan (Italy) (catalog)

Grants and Stipendies