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1990First major exhibition of sculpture. Collaborates with Pierre Bettencourt, resulting in an artist’s book: Les Plus Belles Phrases de la langue française.
1991Creation of a Dado “anti-museum” at Cetinje (Montenegro), the artist’s birthplace. In 2002, this “anti-museum” became the Dado’s Studio (Atelje Dado), a residency for artists and a venue for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art related to the National Museum of Montenegro.
1992New bibliophile piece, Le Don de langue with Claude Louis-Combet and Alain Controu.
Begins to stay in the Aveyron, in a village house at Bez-de-Naussac, where Dado installs a studio, using old sheets as material for his pictures.
1993Dado does sets for Handel’s opera Tamerlano at the Karlsruhe Opera.
1994Dado takes over Les Orpellières, a disused wine-making concern located at Sérignan. The artist is to stay there regularly until 1999 – the date of the inauguration, – carrying out wall-paintings and sculpture-objects. Thus marks Dado’s “extra-studio” activities. Exhibits the work completed in the house at Bez in the Musée Denys-Puech, Rodez.
Dado receives very fine letter from philosopher Gilles Deleuze.
1995Pursues his collaboration with Pierre Bettencourt, spawning a new bibliophile publication, Les Négriers jaunes.
1996Sets and costumes for Pierre Jourdan’s staging of Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías by Federico García Lorca performed in February at the recently reopened Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne.
In the print works belonging to his sister Marija, Dado begins making digital collages based on gouaches by the dermatologist Dr. Jean-Louis Alibert.
1997Show at the LAC, Sigean, and a retrospective in Arras. Travels to Guatemala.
1998Dado completes Tikal, a canvas he then donates to the Pompidou Center. He makes pots and other ceramics then installed in the pharmacy belonging to Dr. Manuèle Dufour in Gisors.
1999Dado starts to paint in the chapel of St. Luke (Gisors) in a former leper-house dating from the beginning of the 13th century.