Mileta Prodanovic , was born in 1959 in Belgrade. He is a painter, writer, and a major cultural figure in Serbia. Professor Prodanovic was the representative artist for his country at the Venice Biennale in 1986, and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Rome, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Paris, Budapest, Belgrade, and throughout Europe.
Prodanovic has published works of fiction, and essays in the field of visual arts and journalism. He is a founding member of "Writers Forum" and has won several awards in the field of literature and art, including the Serbian Academy of Arts & Sciences Ivan Tabakovic Award, the Lazar Trifunivic Award for art criticism, and the Borislav Pekic award for literature. He has been published in several anthologies of recent Serbian prose, among others in the selection of The Prince of Fire - An Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Short Stories, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998. He is a professor and Vice Dean at the University of Arts in Belgrade.