Miljenko Šimić

Miljenko Šimić

Zagreb, HR, Croatia

About Miljenko Šimić

I live and work in Zagreb, Croatia. I was first schooled in Business & Economics at Sophia University Japan, where I had lived for the most part of the 1990s. Then, upon returning home, I pursued a career in Croatian civil service. I have spent 6 or 7 years working in the bleak government bureaucracy during the 2000s. Upon realization that it wasn't really for me, I took a part-time job with a publishing company (mostly translating business and economics books) and enrolled into the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, a respected institution dating back to 1907, where I majored in painting. In my art I try to pass on what I think I know about the worldly affairs, and the precariousness affecting the ailing human society and the natural environment. I try to combine these topics with my understanding of the philosophy of art and finally strive to produce work possessing a measure of conceptual/visual integrity.

Education

MFA, Painting Dept., University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts, 2012
MA, IT Management, University of Zagreb Dept. of Economics, 2005
BA International Business and Economics, Sophia University Department of Comparative Culture, Tokyo, Japan, 1999

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions:
Matrix Croatica, Zagreb, 2013
Gallery of Koprivnica, Croatia, 2013

Juried exhibitions:
Olympic Museum Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012
Croatian Sport Museum, 2012
Gallery Kristofor Stanković, Zagreb, Croatia, 2012
Studentski Centar, Zagreb, Croatia, 2007