Dušan Kochol graduated in Promotional Art Design from the School of Applied Arts, attended photography courses at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and London College of Fashion. The Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees were completed at the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Czech Republic. 

As a contemporary artist, his projects have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. In 2016 he was presented with the Photographer of the Year award for the significant contribution to the quality, development and promotion of Slovak photography at home and abroad. The following year Kochol became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2018 his short film debut received a nomination for the Short video category in the Slovak Press Photo competition. 

Dušan Kochol founded and now directs and curates a festival of contemporary photography OFF Bratislava. For twelve years, the mission of the event remains to provide a large-scale platform for the presentation and promotion of young artists working within photography and new media.