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Dado – Biographical timeline
The 2000s

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Dado in his room in 2002
Dado in his room in Hérouval in 2002. Photo: Alberto Ricci.

2001Dado produces his first book illustrated with digital collages in collaboration with Alain Jouffroy, La situation est plus grave qu’on ne le croit.

Dado’s blockhouse Dado’s blockhouse
Dado’s blockhouse, exterior and interior views. Photographs: Régis Bocquel.

2002Following a profitable collaboration with founder Régis Bocquel, Dado takes over the blockhouse at Fécamp, built in about 1942 by the German Occupying forces. After decorated the walls, he then installs bronzes. Realization of The School of Prescillia, donated to the Pompidou Center in 2006. Dado starts a short-lived collaboration with Alain Margaron Gallery, which is all he needs to choose to work cut off from the art market from now on.

The School of Prescillia
The School of Prescillia, 2001-2002, oil on canvas, 200 × 400 cm.
Photo: Centre Pompidou / MNAM-CCI / Georges Meguerditchian / Dist RMN-GP.

2004Produces a ceramic series The Eggs of Prehistory. Begins to collaborate with Matthieu Messagier on the publication of a bibliophile book Une clarté sessile by Fata Morgana, illustrated with six original lithographs.

2005Publication by Léo Scheer of Notes du dehors, a Matthieu Messagier manuscript illuminated by Dado.

Notes du dehors
Work in progress on Notes du dehors. Photo taken by Philippe Ferrari on February 12, 2005.

2006Dado starts to paint Suite française. Produces the series The Birds of Irène from plates in an ornithological text and reproductions of the manuscript of the novel Suite française by Irène Némirovsky, preserved in the Institut Mémoires de l’Édition Contemporaine (IMEC). Deposit of a large quantity of archives at IMEC.

Dado: Suite française
Suite française, 2006, oil on canvas, 213 × 426 cm. Photo: Y. Chenot, Paris.
FNAC 07-516. Centre National des Arts Plastiques – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris.

2007Purchase by the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain of Suite française (2006).

Jean Hucleux
Amarante, Hucleux and Dado on 25 May 2008 at Hérouval, photographed by Domingo Djuric.
Article in the journal L’Impartial
Article in the journal L’Impartial of Thursday September 18, 2008.

2008Launch online, August 31, of Dado’s official website, “Dado Syndrome”, on the URLs and

2009Dado represents Montenegro at the 53rd Venice Biennial.

Palazzo Zorzi
Venice Biennial: Dado’s little son, Ivo, wearing traditional Montenegrin costume at the Palazzo Zorzi at the opening. Photo: Domingo Djuric.
timbres Dado
Stamp issued by the Montenegrin Post in January 2010. 2,8 × 3,5 cm. Photo: Pascal Szidon.

2010In August, he receives the 13th July Award, the highest national distinction of Montenegro.
Nine big posters made from photos with highlights are especially realised by Dado to be exhibited at the Montenegro Pavilion during the World Expo 2010 in Shangai from September 15 to October 30, 2010.
Dado passed away on the 27th of November at Pontoise’s hospital.

Death announcement
Death announcement pinned on a tree, in front of the house where Dado was born in Cetinje.
Photo: Pascal Szidon.
The view from Dado’s tomb
The view from Dado’s tomb in Košćele. It was Dado’s will to be buried there. Photo taken on the 3rd of December by Pascal Szidon.
The newspaper Vijesti, 4th of December edition.
The newspaper Pobjeda, 4th of December edition.
Print by Dado (Miodrag Djuric)