Canadian. Born in Novi Sad, Serbia (1969).
Lives and works in Montréal and Québec City, Canada.

It is impossible identify Milutin Gubash’s work with a specific medium as his highly multidisciplinary practice plays with narrative codes of video, sculpture, photography as much as performance.

Gubash does not hesitate to alter a fact in order to make the underlying reality of his subjects and themes more credible, understandable. The artist exacerbates the issues of memory by deploying a set of family stories that constantly intertwine facts and fiction, past and present, idealization and historical acuity, building over time a real, serious and amazing saga. Having immigrated to Canada as a young child, Gubash has continued to build a relationship with his native country, through his parents’ stories of their life in Serbia, intensive research, and his own imaginings to fill in the gaps.

With humor and intelligence, the artist addresses ideas of authenticity and perceptions of cultural, political and social identities. He highlights the contradictions of our capacity to construct a sense of identity whether it is through his large scale black and white photographs of Monuments to Communists, his “lamps-sculptures” created in collaboration with his family still in Serbia or through the episodes of the DIY sitcom soap-opera reality show Born Rich Getting Poorer, which predicted by a couple of years our current selfie-driven culture of continuously updated autobiographical constructions.

Milutin Gubash’s work has been widely exhibited throughout Canada, United States and Europe since 2000, including solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Art Gallery of Alberta and Muzej Vojvodina in Serbia among others. His video work has been shown in France, Germany, Spain, England and Mexico. A Canada-wide series of unique exhibitions in six prominent institutions was recently completed, surveying various aspects of his last ten years of practice. This ambitious series of exhibitions culminated with the publication of a monograph in 2013.


Musée des beaux-arts du Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec, Canada)
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (Montréal, Canada)
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, Canada)
Nickle Arts Museum (Calgary, Canada)
Musée régional de Rimouski (Rimouski, Canada)
Banque nationale du Canada (Montréal, Canada)
Hydro-Québec (Montréal, Canada)
Giverny Capital (Montréal, Canada)
Norton Rose Fullbright Canada (Montréal, Canada)

Curriculum vitae

Video Portrait


Filigranes en mille temps

Anne-Renée Hotte, Clint Griffin, Jan Johnson Old Master & Modern Prints, Milutin Gubash, Olga Chagaoutdinova
January 14 - March 4, 2017

Constructions de l’histoire

Jérôme Ruby, Milutin Gubash, Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière, Pierre Durette, Sylvain Bouthillette
January 17 - February 14, 2015


  • 2017. 01. 12. - Éric Clément. La photo québécoise part au Mexique, La Presse. web | PDF
  • 2016. 11. 22. - Nathan Richards. Milutin Gubash at Galerie Trois Points, Montréal, BlouinArtInfo. web | PDF
  • 2016. 09. 03. - Éric Clément. Un automne plein d’audace, La Presse +. web | PDF
  • 2016. 01. 01. - Sylvain Campeau. Galerie Trois Points, Montréal, Ordinary folk, Milutin Gubash, Esse. web | PDF
  • 2015. 09. 01. - Chantal T. Paris. Milutin Gubash: migrer en formation, Espace. web | PDF
  • 2015. 08. 29. - James D. Campbell. Exhibition review: Milutin Gubash, Magenta Magazine. web | PDF
  • 2015. 07. 01. - André-Louis Paré. Compte rendu Milutin Gubash, Espace. PDF
  • 2015. 01. 17. - Jérôme Delgado. Le sceau politique, Le Devoir. web | PDF
  • 2014. 04. 22. - Normand Babin. Papier 14 – Les galeristes montréalais, Montréalistement. web | PDF
  • 2014. 03. 18. - Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre. Séjour temporaire | altération provisoire, esse arts + opinions. web | PDF
  • 2013. 09. 21. - Jérôme Delgado. Livre – Milutin Gubash, Milutin Gubash, Le Devoir. web | PDF
  • 2013. 05. 11. - Marie-Ève Charron. Tout Milutin Gubash en mode compact, Le Devoir. web | PDF
  • 2013. 05. 07. - Sylvain Campeau. Milutin Gubash: oeuvres à l’abandon!, Huffington Post. web | PDF
  • 2013. 05. 03. - Joseph Henry. Review: The Absurdity and Gravity of Milutin Gubash, ARTINFO. web | PDF
  • 2013. 01. 01. - Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre. Milutin Gubash, Consolation, Les faux-semblants, Ciel Variable. PDF
  • 2013. 01. 01. - Angeline Madaghdjian. Milutin Gubash & le désir d’extimité, Sciences Humaines Grenoble. PDF
  • 2012. 12. 08. - Jérôme Delgado. Le leurre efficace de Gubash, Le Devoir. web | PDF
  • 2012. 11. 12. - Sandra Dyck. Family Matters, Slavic Histories & Sitcom Antics Merge in Work of Milutin Gubash, Canadian Art. web | PDF
  • 2012. 09. 28. - Éric Clément. Milutin Gubash : la quête racinaire, La Presse. web | PDF
  • 2012. 09. 07. - Canadian Art. Funny Man Milutin Gubash Mixes Fact and Fiction, Canadian Art. web | PDF
  • 2012. 09. 01. - Marie-Ève Charron. L’idiot et son double, Le Devoir. web | PDF
  • 2011. 01. 01. - Mathilde Roman. Private: Filming Private Lives: From Personal to family identity, Free Pass Project. web | PDF
  • 2010. 04. 01. - Christian Gattinoni. Monde cruel!, Area Revues. PDF
  • 2009. 06. 01. - Sylvain Campeau. Sous le grotesque, ETC. web | PDF
  • 2008. 11. 15. - Jérôme Delgado. Dans l’âme créatrice, Le Devoir. web | PDF
  • 2007. 09. 01. - Sylvain Campeau. Un appareil fictionnel, ETC. web | PDF