DUSAN KOCHOL

 

I was born in Slovakia, 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. My 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, my projects have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and in 2016 I 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. In my work, I study the behaviour and reactions of individuals and society in psychologically challenging situations. My research then leads to a creation of self-analysing characters in carefully staged and lit scenes.

I founded and now direct and curate a photographic festival in Bratislava. The OFF_festival Bratislava is held simultaneously with the Month of Photography and it enriches its program with a platform for fresh talent of the photography scene. For the eight year, the mission of the event remains to provide a large-scale platform for the presentation and promotion of new artists working with the medium of photography.

RECENT INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:

 

  • 2017  Self-portrait with the Hammer of Annunciation. Photon - Center for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • 2017  Self-portrait with the Hammer of Annunciation. Photon Gallery, Vienna (Austria)
  • 2017  Like a Drop of Ink in a Glass of Milk. European Month of Culture. Embassy of the Slovak Republic, Washington, D. C. (USA)
  • 2017  The Ephemeral State of Mind. Hot Dock Gallery, Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • 2017  Self-portrait with the Hammer of Annunciation. Dos Cuarentyacuatro Gallery, Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 2016  Self-portrait with the Hammer of Annunciation. European Month of Photography. Artoteka Gallery, Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • 2016  Like a Drop of Ink in a Glass of Milk. Gallery Fotografic, Prague (Czech Republic)
  • 2016  Like a Drop of Ink in a Glass of Milk. National Museum of the Republic, Brasília (Brazil)
  • 2015  Bury me under the weeping Willow Tree. Šopa Gallery, Košice (Slovakia)
  • 2015  Like a Drop of Ink in a Glass of Milk. Flatgallery, Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • 2015  Wonderland. Dušan Kochol & Vladimír Birgus, Reduta Theatre, Brno (Czech Republic)
  • 2015  W. Ego Journals. Central European House of Photography, Bratislava (Slovakia)
http://dusankochol.com