Into the shadow

Miljenko Bengez

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Miljenko Bengez was born in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1954. In the eighties he became engaged in art painting. From 1984 to 1989 he studied oil painting skills in Professor Vilim Svecnjak’s atelier. His first one-man exhibition was in 1987, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in the Club of Cultural and Scientific Workers. In 1990 Bengez leaves for Florence, Italy, where in Campo del Restauro “ Lorenzo de Medici” in professor Leonardo Passeri’s studio, takes over and completes a program of paintigs restoration. Terminated his education he leaves for New York where he accept an offer from “S.E. Feinman’s Fine Art Gallery” for a long term cooperation. Staying in New York until 2000. he exhibited alternately on joint and one man shows in the United States, Italy and Croatia. Since 1997 he started editing silkscreens with the gallery “L’Incisione” in Milan, Italy, and after numerous editions, “L’Incesione” published a monograph entitled “Bengez”.

Since 2001, the “Free Art Gallery” from Udine (Italy) organizes one man exhibitions of Miljenko Bengez all over Italy, thus establishing his name on the Italian art scene. Until today, Bengez has exhibited in more than sixty one-man shows.

His paintings are an integral part of many private art collections in European countries, as well as in USA and Japan. From 1994 he is a member of the Croatian Artists Association.

1997 – S.E. Feinman Fine Arts Gallery, New York

1998 – Municipal Library, Komizia (Croatia)

1999 – Studio D. Zagabria

2001 – Stamperia d’ Arte l’Incisione, Corbetta (MI)

2002 – Free Art Gallery, Porcia (PN)

– Micati  Arte Gallery, Giulianova (TE)

– La Bancarella del ‛900, Bologna

– «Arte Padova 02», Fiera, Padova

2003 – Teknè Gallery, Potenza

– Centro d’Arte La Bussola, Cosenza

– Chiesa di S. Lorenzo San Vito al Tagliamento (PN)

– Vittoria Gallery, Roma

– Ermanno Pini Arte Moderna, Pontevico (BS)

2004 – Caruso Gallery, Milazzo (ME)

– VitArte, Viterbo-Edizioni Bora, Bologna

– Altobello Gallery, Montagnana (PD)

– La Nuova Forma Gallery, Lanciano (CH)

2005 – Gallery Talir, Dubrovnik (Croazia)

2006 – «Svjetla i sjene», Gallery Klarisa, Dubrovnik (Croatia)

– Gallery Incroci Arte, Verona

2007 – Višeslav Gallery, Nin (Croatia)

– Kula Gallery, Split (Croatia)

– Casa Gaia da Camino, Portobuffole (TV)

2008 -Stanic Gallery, Krk (Croatia)

2009 – Picma, Verona

– Gallery Di Nardo, Chieti

2010 – «Vent’anni dopo», Galerija starih i novi majstra, Varaždin (Croazia)

– «Percorsi», Museo Nazionale Villa Pisani, Stra (VE)

2011 – Arte Fiera, Padova

2012 – Ulrich Gallery, Zagabria (Croatia)

– Bruketa Gallery, Rijeka (Croatia)

– Free-Art Gallery, Arte Padova

2013 – R. D’Adamo Gallery, Pescara

– Artists Haven Gallery, Florida (U.S.A.)

– Nikole Gallery, Malinska (Croatia)

– Kerubin Gallery, Zagabria (Croatia)

– Free-Art Gallery, Arte Padova

2014 – 14 Gallery, Bled (Slovenia)

– Kus Njega, Tucepi (Croatia)

G. Blagus, Bengez, Zagabria 1997; Bengez «opere», Galleria d’Arte l’Incisione, Corbetta 1997; Giorgio Sevese, Bengez, Edizione Galleria l’Incisione, Corbetta 2001; G. Segato – R. Martignoni, Miljencko Bengez. Paesaggi del terzo millennio, Edizioni Micati Arte, Giulianova-Free Art, Porcia 2002; F. Corrado, L’universo fantastico di Bengez, in «Basilicata allo Specchio» 11 aprile 2003; Zoran Ferić, Miljenko Bengez, Galerija Mala, Zagabria 2004; G. Segato, Miljencko Bengez. Svjetla i sjene, Galerija Klarisa, Dubrovnik 2006; E. Igrec, Miljenko Bengez. Vent’anni dopo, Galerija starih i novi majstra, Varaždin 2010.