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Dado – Biographical timeline
The 1990s

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Sculpture in the studio at Hérouval in 1990 Sculpture in the studio at Hérouval in 1990
Sculpture in the studio at Hérouval in 1990. Photos: Domingo Djuric.

1990First major exhibition of sculpture. Collaborates with Pierre Bettencourt, resulting in an artist’s book: Les Plus Belles Phrases de la langue française.

Installation in homage to Danilo Kiš Frontispiece of Les Plus Belles Phrases de la langue française
Left: Installation in homage to Danilo Kiš, Biennial of Cetinje, 1991.
Right: Frontispiece of Les Plus Belles Phrases de la langue française, 1990, etching, aquatint and drypoint, plate 18 × 23,5 cm, pulled on Arches paper 28 × 38 cm. Alain Controu, printer.
Milija Pavićević et Dado Atelje Dado
Left: Milija Pavićević and Dado in the Dado “anti-museum” in 1991. Photo: Lazar Pejović.
Right: The entry of Dado’s Studio (Atelje Dado), on the King Nikola’s square in Cetinje.

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.

Dado, Alain Controu, Claude Louis-Combet
Dado, Alain Controu and Claude Louis-Combet. Photo: Domingo Djuric.

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.

Murals at Bez-de-Naussac. Photos: Claude Lemarié.

1993Dado does sets for Handel’s opera Tamerlano at the Karlsruhe Opera.

Dado colourwashing the back of the scenery of Handel’s Tamerlano, directed by Jean-Louis Martinoty in 1993 at the Karlsruhe Opera. Photo: Tamara Sibille Martinoty.

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.

Les Orpellières Les Orpellières
Les Orpellières.

1995Pursues his collaboration with Pierre Bettencourt, spawning a new bibliophile publication, Les Négriers jaunes.

Sets for Llanto by F.G. Lorca
Sets for Llanto by Federico García Lorca. Photo: Jean-Pierre Gilson.

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.

digital collage Dado (Miodrag Djuric) and Marina Abramovic
Left: digital collage based on gouaches by Dr. Alibert.
Right: Dado, Marina Abramović and Prince Nikola Petrović-Njegoš at the Third Biennial of Contemporary Art at Cetinje. Photo: Marija Bajagić.

1997Show at the LAC, Sigean, and a retrospective in Arras. Travels to Guatemala. Dado completes Tikal, a canvas he then donates to the Pompidou Center.

Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Tikal
Dado painting Tikal. Photo: Jim Staelen.

1998Dado makes pots and other ceramics then installed in the pharmacy belonging to Dr. Manuèle Dufour in Gisors.

André Gélis, Roman Opałka and Dado
André Gélis, Roman Opałka and Dado in the Orpellières in 1998.

1999Dado starts to paint in the chapel of St. Luke (Gisors) in a former leper-house dating from the beginning of the 13th century.

The chapel of St. Luke
The chapel of St. Luke. Photo: Guilherme Imhoff.
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