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.

Since 2016 I have been a member of the Association of Slovak Professional Photographers and in 2017 I became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. As a contemporary artist, my projects have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe, North and South America and Asia. 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 2018 my short film debut received a nomination for the Short video category in the Slovak Press Photo competition. 

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 ninth year, the mission of the event remains to provide optimum conditions 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