photo by Sigrid Estrada©


Mila Dau was born in Rome, Italy and grew up in both Italy and Canada.

She obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and a M.A. in Architecture from l’Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy.

She has exhibited her work both in Europe and in the United States.
She currently lives and works in New York.

Mila Dau has produced two artists’ books – Oracles, a selection of miniature views of contemporary art museums and ancient architectural monuments, and Face to Face, taken from a continuing series of extemporaneous portraits of artists in oil on linen.

Mila Dau’s work has centered on two principal themes which have at times intermingled, at times not: architectures and portraits. Facades and faces, terms which are linked both conceptually and etymologically, are ideas that have taken shape in her work.

Her artists’ books are in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, the Whitney Museum of Art in New York and private collections in Europe and the U.S.

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