15.11.2017 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2017
Another video from the eight edition of the OFF_festival Bratislava.
15.11.2017 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2017
Another video from the eight edition of the OFF_festival Bratislava.
13.11.2017 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2017 TV REPORT
TA3 news channel report from the opening of the OFF_festival Bratislava 2017.
05.10.2017 / "ANNUNCIATION" IN LJUBLJANA
The invitation to my exhibition in the Photon - Center for Contemporary Photography in Ljubljana. See you there on October 10th.
04.10.2017 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2017 (03. - 17. NOVEMBER)
We are officially introducing the poster for the OFF_festival Bratislava 2017! The photograph was taken by a Serbian-Canadian artist Mirjana Vrbaški and the graphic design is once again the work of Martina Obertová.
30.09.2017 / MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO REVIEW 2017
On the 4th November I will be joining other experts to review photographic portfolios, looking for fresh emerging talent at the MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO REVIEW 2017 held at the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava. The event is organised by the Month of Photography Bratislava in collaboration with Eyes On - Month of Photography Vienna.
21.09.2017 / PECHA KUCHA NIGHT
Are you curious what the OFF_festival Bratislava 2017 poster looks like? I am going to unveil it to the public on Saturday 23rd Sept at the Pecha Kucha Night Trnava vol.23 while presenting the upcoming OFF_festival Bratislava 2017 and its main theme "Anatomy of the Soul".
23.05.2017 / EXHIBITION IN BRATISLAVA
My series "A Tribute to Temporality" was included in the project titled "Mária ma ochraňuje, ja sa nebojím" curated by Pali Hovanec and Ľuboš Lehocký.
08.05.2017 / PORTFOLIO TOUR 2017
I will join other experts to review photographic portfolios, looking for fresh emerging talent at the Krakow Photomonth PORTFOLIO REVIEW on the 27th May, at the Łódź Fotofestiwal PHOTO-MATCH on the 2nd and 3rd June, at the Rencontres d’Arles PHOTO FOLIO REVIEW on the 4th and 5th July, and at the Voies Off PORTFOLIO REVIEW on the 4th July.
11.04.2017 / "DROP OF INK" IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
The invitation to my exhibition in Washington, D.C. See you there on May 18th.
27.03.2017 / OFF-FESTIVAL VIENNA AWARD 2016
As one of the members of the jury for the off-festival Vienna award 2016, I would like to congratulate the winners!
16.03.2017 / REPORT FROM THE PHOTO NEWSPAPER
Michaela Bosaková's article about my recent art projects and the PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 award, published in the Photo newspaper/Fotonoviny 38/2017.
03.03.2017 / "THE URGE TO THINK" INTERVIEW
In the March issue of FOR MEN I talk about the contemplative world of art and its mainstream perception, about the reasons for taking time out from working on the new issues of FORM Magazine and about experiencing a real dose of Performance Art at my last exhibition in Mexico City. The photographs were taken by Evelyn Benčičová on a frosty January field trip.
18.01.2017 / PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 PRESS REPORT
The daily Slovak newspaper SME report from the presentation of the awards for PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 and PERSONALITY OF SLOVAK PHOTOGRAPHY in the Central European House of Photography.
12.01.2017 / "ANUNNCIATION" EXHIBITION REVIEW
Krzystof Jurecki's review of my exhibition titled "Self-portrait with the Hammer of Annunciation" published in the Magazyn O.pl - Polish Cultural Portal on 11 January 2017. The exhibition in Bratislava's Artoteka Gallery was a part of the European Month of Photography festival.
04.01.2017 / PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 TV REPORT
TA3 news channel report from the presentation of the awards for PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 and PERSONALITY OF SLOVAK PHOTOGRAPHY in the Central European House of Photography.
22.12.2016 / PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 AWARD
On the 21 December the Central European House of Photography, Association of Slovak Professional Photographers, FOTOFO, OFF_festival Bratislava and Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava presented me with the PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 award for the significant contribution to the quality, development and promotion of Slovak photography at home and abroad. Thank you!
(Slovak television news report from the presentation of the awards in the Central European House of Photography, 2016.)
19.12.2016 / "ANNUNCIATION" IN MEXICO CITY
The invitation to my exhibition in Mexico City. Dos Cuarentaycuatro Gallery art intervention at the Pugseal Polanco. See you there on January 12th.
23.11.2016 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2016 TV REPORT
TA3 news channel report from the opening of the OFF_festival Bratislava 2016.
29.09.2016 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2016 (04. - 18. NOVEMBER)
We are officially introducing the poster for the OFF_festival Bratislava 2016! The photograph was taken by a Polish artist Michał Siarek and the graphic design is once again the work of Martina Obertová.
20.09.2016 / EYES ON PORTFOLIO REVIEW 2016
On the 5th November I will be joining other experts to review photographic portfolios, looking for fresh emerging talent at the EYES ON PORTFOLIO REVIEW 2016 in Vienna. The event is organised by the Eyes On - Month of Photography Vienna in collaboration with Month of Photography Bratislava. The following editions of the Review will alternate annually between Vienna and Bratislava.
08.08.2016 / INTERVIEW FOR JEDNOTA MAGAZINE
An interview for the August issue of Jednota Magazine.
24.06.2016 / INTERVIEW FOR URBANAUTICA
"The work I admire is quite diverse, and I tend to pick different feelings or emotions from different artists. From the boldness of Henri Matisse cut-outs to the tranquillity of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood paintings. To name some photographic masters that inspired me the most in the past, I have to mention the mysterious twilight of Gregory Crewdson, the psychological depth of Diane Arbus or the witty narratives of Guy Bourdin." HERE you can read the whole interview I gave this month to the photographic journal Urbanautica.
30.05.2016 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA OPEN CALL 2016
The deadline of the Open Call for the upcoming 7th year of the OFF_festival Bratislava is extended to 15 June 2016. The theme for this year is "Tomorrow's Archive". Individual photographers, photographic groups and associations, clubs and schools, curators and tutors, submit your projects HERE.
25.05.2016 / "SIF" PROJECT LAUNCH
Invitation to the launch event of the project presenting Slovak contemporary staged photography, including a selection of my own photographic work.
26.04.2016 / OFF-FESTIVAL VIENNA AWARD 2015
As one of the members of the jury for the off-festival Vienna award 2015, I would like to congratulate the winners!
19.04.2016 / APPOINTMENT WITH ART
Invitation to the "Appointment with Art" event on Thursday 21st April 2016 at 5pm in the Central European House of Photography. The topic of discussion will be "Perspectives of Visuality in a World Flooded with Photographs". The session will be hosted by Juraj Mojžiš with guests Dušan Kochol and Matúš Zajac.
18.03.2016 / "A QUARTER OF A CENTURY" EXHIBITION
My photographic work was included in the exhibition honoring 25 years of the Institute of Creative Photography in the Art Centrum Galerie 4 in Cheb.
11.02.2016 / INTERVIEW FOR CORREIO BRAZILIENSE
An interview for the daily Brazilian newspaper Correio Braziliense 10/02/2016 about my exhibition in the National Museum of the Republic in Brasília.
15.01.2016 / "DROP OF INK" IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN BRASÍLIA
The invitation to my exhibition in the National Museum of the Republic in Brasília. See you there on January 20th.
11.01.2016 / DOCTORATE DEGREE
(Members of the Doctoral Committee: Milota Havránková, Vladimír Birgus, Jindřich Štreit, Irena Armutidisová and Jana Hojstričová)
03.01.2016 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2015 TV REPORT
TA3 news channel report from the opening of the OFF_festival Bratislava 2015.
17.12.2015 / PERSONALITY OF SLOVAK PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015
On December 16th the Association of Slovak Professional Photographers, Central European House of Photography, FOTOFO and OFF_festival Bratislava presented Judita Csáderová with the PERSONALITY OF SLOVAK PHOTOGRAPHY award and Olja Triaška Stefanović with the PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015 award. Jury: Bohunka Koklesová, Monika Mikušová, Boris Németh and Dušan Kochol.
(Judita Csaderová at the opening of the OFF_festival Bratislava 2014)
29.10.2015 / "FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS" EXHIBITION
My photographic work was included in an exhibition "From the Photography Collections" in the Roman Fecik Gallery, showcasing the growing collection from the long anticipated Museum of Photography in Bratislava.
26.10.2015 / "BURY ME UNDER THE WEEPING WILLOW TREE" EXHIBITION
The solo exhibition called "Bury me under the Weeping Willow Tree", comprised of the projects "Grey Matter" and "Land of Man", will open on 17 November in the Šopa Gallery in Košice as a part of the newly founded photographic festival FOVEMBER.
21.10.2015 / "LIKE A DROP OF INK IN A GLASS OF MILK" EXHIBITION
"Like a Drop of Ink in a Glass of Milk" is the title of my new project that will be presented for the first time in Bratislava's Flatgallery. A piece from the series is also included in a group exhibition "COLLECTION – TOPIC – OBSESSION" curated by the Papier Gallery.
09.09.2015 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2015 (06. - 20. NOVEMBER)
We are officially introducing the poster for the OFF_festival Bratislava 2015! The photograph was taken by an Austrian artist Leon Höllhumer and the graphic design is once again the work of Martina Obertová. The first printed version, alongside with the taste of this year's exhibitions, can be found in the latest issue of Inspire magazine.
The project "Existence Disolved in Concept" presents a selection of authors, having exhibited at the photographic festival OFF_festival Bratislava during its 5 years history. A conceptual approach to the topic of human and reality of life, realized by specific analytic views, unites all artists - Kiva, Šymon Kliman, Mia Kohlerová, Dušan Kochol, Milan Krištůfek, Eliška Kyselková, Daniel Laurinc, Bára Prášilová and Jiří Thýn. The aim of this exhibition is to offer a viewer an image of diversity in author’s elaboration of a common theme, transforming the state of being into an artistic concept.
12.05.2015 / "WONDERLAND" EXHIBITION
(Ivan Pinkava, Jindřich Štreit, Martin Černohorský, Vladimír Birgus, Dušan Kochol and Jiří Siostrzonek)
10.05.2015 / 25 YEARS OF THE INSTITUTE OF CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
My photographic work was included in the exhibition honoring 25 years of the Institute of Creative Photography in the House of Art in Opava.
28.02.2015 / "W. EGO JOURNALS" EXHIBITION
TV reports from the Central European House of Photography.
31.01.2015 / OFF-FESTIVAL VIENNA AWARD 2014
As one of the members of the jury for the off-festival Vienna award 2014, I would like to congratulate the winners!
26.01.2015 / INTERVIEW FOR PHOTO NEWSPAPER
Reviewing the 5 years of the OFF_festival Bratislava in the interview for Photo newspaper/Fotonoviny 30/2015.
14.01.2015 / CENTRAL EUROPEAN HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
"Kochol's visual language is strong, colorful and at the same time very clean and absolutely up to date. With his images he asks questions that are often possible to answer only through our own imaginative and sensational attitude, which should be a result of an individual and open-minded approach to our self as well as towards our future experiences and stories that reach us through this approach."
Michaela Bosáková, Curator
11.12.2014 / PERSONALITY OF SLOVAK PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014
On December 17th the Association of Slovak Professional Photographers, Central European House of Photography, FOTOFO and OFF_festival Bratislava will present Milota Havránková with the PERSONALITY OF SLOVAK PHOTOGRAPHY award and Martin Kollár with the PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014 award. Jury: Judita Csáderová, Aurel Hrabušický, Michaela Bosáková and Dušan Kochol.
(Milota Havránková at the opening of the OFF_festival Bratislava 2011)
02.12.2014 / CHARITY AUCTION OF CHILDREN’S HOUR 2014
This year’s charity auction, Children’s Hour, is held on the 4th of December at Bratislava Waterworks Museum. Among the auctioned artworks you can also find a photograph from my 2010 project "Jet Lagged", titled "London".
12.11.2014 / INTERVIEW FOR ART GUIDE EAST
"I don’t see the original meaning of the word "off" anymore after those five years and I recognize our logo on the off button of every electric appliance." HERE you can read an interview I gave to the journal Art Guide East, about the OFF_festival Bratislava 2014.
07.11.2014 / "LAND OF MAN" IN PISZTORY PALACE
You can find my project, "Land of Man", at the OFF_festival Bratislava in Pisztory Palace until the 21st of November 2014. Take a free copy and explore the warped and abusive behaviour that mankind displays, towards one another and towards the environment.
08.10.2014 / PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO REVIEWS 2014
Every year the autumn belongs to the medium of photography and I will join other experts to review photographic portfolios, looking for fresh emerging talent at the MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO REVIEW in Bratislava on the 8th November and then again at the EYES ON PORTFOLIO REVIEW in Vienna on the 23rd and 24th November.
30.09.2014 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2014 (07. - 21. NOVEMBER)
The current, fifth year of the OFF_festival brings a revolutionary manifesto. Its topic is expressing an idea as a declaration of a journey towards the wished objective. The manifesto as a sense and pretext for a revolt, for a strength, which can change the world - the idea contained in individual projects of exhibiting artists and their curators is connected to a common voice, calling for a change.
Exhibitions of the OFF_festival 2014 refer to a free artistic expression and state an opinion, which highlights the need for reform in the cultural, political and society-wide or personal context.
10.05.2014 / FORM MAGAZINE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
11.01.2014 / OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA 2014 THEME: MANIFESTO
Make your own statement, start your own revolution, use your artistic freedom of speech within a cultural political or social context and add your radical manifesto to our united movement!
The procedure and conditions for inclusion in to the program of OFF_festival Bratislava 2014 HERE
01.12.2013 / INTERVIEW FOR GQ ITALIA BY STEFANO GUERRINI Vol.2
On this sunny autumn field trip, we talked about the OFF_festival, my 30th birthday, new photographic book and my future plans and somehow I ended up molesting the maize. Well, have a look HERE