Milos Miki Popovic is Montenegrin painter, performance artist, poet, founder of the international art festival ''Ode to Life“ which promotes Montenegrin arts and culture on a global level, and a member of The Association of Fine Artists of Montenegro (AFAM). Popovic was born on 18th November 1972 in Podgorica, Montenegro. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje in 2002, in the class of professor Branislav Bane Sekulic, and currently lives and works in Podgorica.
He started writing and drawing at the age of 10. Unsatisfied with the world that surrounds him, the people and the system that humans created, he started creating his own little world through stanzas, lines and colours. During high school he continues to write and paint and publish his art in several Montenegrin magazines. He attends drawing and painting school KIC Budo Tomovic (Cultural-Informational Center “Budo Tomovic”) and joins an alternative theatre group which remarks his first serious involvement in the world of art. At the beginning of his creative work, he also did performance art. He enrols in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje in 1992, but in the same year he had to join the national army of SR Yugoslavia. Four years later he returns to Cetinje to continue his college education, graduating in 2002. In 1996 he publish a book of poetry - “A Weep Under the Bell” (,,Plač ispod zvona”).
- 2002 "Gallery Center" Contemporary Art Center of Montenegro, Podgorica
- 2005 Gallery "Art", Podgorica
- 2009 Gallery “V. Srbljanovic", Pljevlja
- 2009 Gallery "Cultural Centre of Bijelo Polje", Bijelo Polje
- 2009 Gallery "Kuslev’s house", Podgorica
- 2009 Gallery "Summer House Buca", Tivat
- 2011 Gallery "Centar", Contemporary Art Center of Montenegro, Podgorica.
- 2013 Gallery "Palace of the Council of Europe" Strasbourg, France.
- 2017 Monastery “St. Vlah” – Pridvorje, Croatia.
He was a participant in ten international symposiums, and has been a part of more than 50 group exhibitions at home and abroad, some of which are significant:
- Montenegro, Podgorica (Perjanicki Dom)
- Italy - Rome (Palace Borromini)
- Macedonia - Skopje “Hotel Arka” and “Skopje City Museum”
- Turkey - Izmir “Goethe Institut”
- Croatia - Vukovar “Eltz Castle”, Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Zagreb, The Trakoscan Castle, Umag, Ludbreg,
- Hungary - Gyor and Pecs
- Austria - Wienna (Porcia Palace)
- Slovakia - Bratislava "Zichy Palace" and Prievidza,
- Mexico (2016) – Art and History Museum, Guanajuato
- Lebanon – Beirut, where his painting was printed on a poster; the exhibition of these posters was opened by the then President of the State and the President of UNESCO, and all that as a part of World Art Games (WAG).
His paintings can be found in the museum "Eltz" - WAG's collection, as well as in private collections in Montenegro, Norway, France, Chile, Malaysia, Argentina, United Kingdom, Mexico, New Zeland, Turkey, Italy, Germany, etc.