Photographer Robo Kočan

Born               Poprad, Slovakia, 1968

 

Education

1983 – 87        High School of Applied Arts, Kosice                       

1989 – 96        Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava

                        (Majoring in photography under Lubo Stacho)

1993                The Nottingham Trend University, Nottingham (GB)

1993                Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Dijon (F)

 

Contact          Jarna 11, 058 01 Poprad, Slovakia

                        Phone – 0903 958 875

                        www.robokocan.com

                       kocan.robo@gmail.com

 

Awards

2005                FIAP – “XXV Krajobraz Gorski” Nowy Targ (PL)

1999                “Young Artist of the Year”, Slovakia

1995                Jury Prize, “Images of Europe”, Amsterdam (NL)

1992                Jury Prize, “Images of Europe”, Amsterdam (NL)

 

Aartist residency

2003               World Artist Program in Spaces Gallery (6 weeks) – Cleveland (USA)

2004              CROSS ROADS (2 weeks) – Glamorgan – Wels (GB)

 

Representation in collections:

                       Slovak National gallery -Bratislava (SK), National gallery -Praha(CZ)

                       Stat gallery -Banska Bystrica(SK), Galéria Umelcov Spiša (SK)

                       Museum of Fine Arts -Houston-Texas(USA),

                       European Central Bank -Frankfurt(D),

                       Private colectin in Slovakia, Czek republik, Poland, Austria,

                       Nederland, Francúzsku, USA, Canada, Australia

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020              Not just the Guardian Angel – mini gallery Lahodne nebo – Poprad (SK)

                      (Un) Usual – Slovak Institute in Budapest, Month ofPhotography – Budapest (H) 

2019             Bridges– Oravská galéria – Dolny Kubín (SK) 

                      Robo Kočan dle Prekopa– Starý zámek – Dačice (CZ)

                      Robo KočanMonth of photography – Pistoriho palác – Bratislava (SK) 

2018            The Bridges – Tatranská galéria – Poprad (SK)

2016             Images of memories– Komorní scéna Aréna – Ostrava (CZ)

                      Stories – Galéria umenia Ernesta Zmetáka – Nové Zámky (SK)

                      By the Light into the Darkness,– Galeria Mala – Slubice (PL)

2012             Zo štvrtej strany – GUS – Spišská Nová Ves (SK)  

2011             Stories from other side – three exhibition in Piešťany (SK)

2010             Stories from other side – photo-decorative ART gallery-Poprad (SK)

                      The Stories – 20. Mesiac fotografie – Dom umenia – BA (SK)

2009             Tajomné priestory – photo-decorative ART gallery-Poprad (SK)

                      Potulky svetom-ČINA – cukráreň Domenico – Poprad (SK)

2008             Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Gallery Bazilika, Ceske Budejovice (CZ)

                      Robo Kocan, Café Korzo, Levice (SK)

2007             Portraits of the Sky, Bibiana, Bratislava (SK)

2006             Inspirations, FOTART Gallery, Szczecin (PL)

                      Spaces of Light, Gallery at a sitting Angel, Kezmarok (SK)

2005             Lines of Light, Gallery of P. Matejko, Nove Mesto nad Vahom (SK)

                      Shadows of the Spirits, Gallery Fiducia, Ostrava (CZ)

                     Encounters of the Third Kind, Bibiana, Bratislava (SK)

                     Shadows of the Spirits, Gallery FOMA, Hradec Kralove (CZ)

2004            Stories by the Night Light, Gallery of Kolman Sokol, The Slovak Embassy, Washington (USA)

                     Robo Kocan, Gallery G4, Cheb (CZ)

                      Lines of Light, Gallery of M.A.Bazovsky, Trencin (SK)

2003             By the Light into the Darkness, Shambala Gallery, Copenhagen (Denmark)

                     Stories by the Night Light, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland (USA)

2002            Shadows of the Spirits, Gallery of Antoni Rasza, Zakopane (PL)

2001             Photo Play, National Gallery, Banska Bystrica (SK)

                      Photography, Gallery SIEMENS, Bratislava (SK)

2000             By the Light into the Darkness, PF Gallery, Poznan, Radom, Warszaw, and Krakow (PL)

                      Gardens of Eden, Folks Bank, Poprad (SK)

                      Photo Play, TG, DF, Folks Bank, Café Domenico, and Hotel Garny, Poprad (SK)

                       By the Light into the Darkness, National Gallery, Banska Bystrica (SK)

1999              Searching (33), Gallery Akcent, Bratislava (SK)

                       Folks Bank, Poprad (SK)

                       Café Domenico, Poprad (SK)

1998              By the Night into the Darkness, Gallery Velryba, Prague (CZ)

                       National Bank, Poprad (SK)

1997              Myself, Museum of V. Loffler, Kosice (SK)

                       Month of Photography, Bibiana, Bratislava (SK)

1995              Portraits Work, Gallery, Nove Zamky (SK)

                       Month of Photography, Regional Museum, Bratislava (SK)

 

Group Exhibitions

2020              Little fantasies – MART-photo center – Jekaterinburg (RUS)

                       Czechoslovak photography of the 80s – Rondo Stuki – Katowice (PL)

                       Kočan a Prekop – Days of Photography in Levice – Levice (SK)

                       Dokument 2020 – galéria M. A. Bazovského – Trenčín (SK) 

2019              Crossroads of ideas – Galéria umelcov Spiša – SNV (SK)

2018              Anniversaries – Galéria umelcov Spiša – SNV (SK)

2017              Old and New– Mestská galéria – Rimavská Sobota (SK)

                       Stories in storehouses – Synagóga, Dni fotografie v Leviciach (SK)

2016              Tatry otherwise – Vila Flóra – Starý Smokovec – TG Poprad (SK)

                       Old and New– Kulturpark – Košice (SK)

                       Old and New – Rimavská Sobota (SK)

                       Generation in new intimacy C+S – Szymbark (PL)

2015              Exhibition to open the Art center Gallery 4 – Cheb (CZ)

                      Oltáre světa – Tatranská galéria – Poprad (SK)

                      Oltáre světa – Ekocentrum Sosna – Družstevná při Hornáde (SK)

                      Old and New – Radnica v Levoči (SK)

                      Generation in new intimacy C+S – Východoslovenská galéria – Košice (SK)

2014              Pictures of time II. – projekcia Genius loci LEVOČA – TG – Poprad (SK)

2013              V4 Through my eyes – Dom fotografie – LiptovskýMikuláš (SK)

                      Pictures of time – projekcia Genius loci CASSOVIA – DIGallery – Košice (SK)

2012             V4 Through my eyes – Slovenský inštitút v Budapešti (H)

                      From the fourth party– Galéria umelcov Spiša – Spišská Nová Ves (SK)

                      Pictures of time– projekcia – synagoga Košice (SK)

                      Pictures of time – projekcia – TG elektráreň PP (SK)          

2011            V4 Through my eyes – EESC´s Jacques Delors Building – Brussel (B)

                     2D & 3D – INSPIREdedesign – Poprad (SK)

                      Anatomy of the space – gallery P.M.Bohúňa – Liptovský Mikuláš (SK)

                      V4 Through my eyes – OFF festival Bratisalva (SK)

                      From a third party– Dom fotografie – LiptovskýMikuláš (SK)

2010              Robo Kočan & Zbyněk Prokop …from other side… – Múzeum Vojtecha Lofflera                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                       Košice (SK), galéria PER SPECTRUM – Prešov (SK), KONVERGENCIE  

                       Kasárne/Kulturpark -Košice (SK)

                      VRTOCHY – galéria Barbakan – BA (SK)

                       FENOMÉN F.KAFKA 2010 – TG-Elektráreň Poprad (SK)

                       40.rokov SUPŠ – Košice – Východoslovenská galéria Košice (SK)

2008              He and Me, Gallery at a sitting Angel, Kezmarok (SK)     

2007               Lustro Natury, Wroslaw (PL)

                       Photography, Embassy of USA, Bratislava (SK)

2006              Plays with Art, Tatranska Gallery, Poprad (SK)

                      Contemporary Art of Slovakia, European Central Bank, Frankfurt (G)

                      4for4, European House of Photography, Bratislava (SK)

                       4for4, Gallery Turleja, Krakow (PL)

                      Portrait, Photo-Biennale CONCHES (F)

2005              Crossing Roads for Ideas, House of Photography, Poprad (SK)

                       1.New Zlin Salon, Art House, Zlin (CZ)

2004               The Other Land, Gallery of P.M.Bohun, Liptovsky Mikulas (SK)

                       New Slovak Photography, Gallery FOTOHOF, Salzburg (A)

                       Crossing Roads for Ideas, The month of Photography, Bratislava (SK)

                       German-Czech cultural festival, New Town Hall, Weiden (G)

 2003             Slovak Photography 1925–2000, City Gallery of Prague (CZ)

                      The View From Here: Recent Pictures from Central Europe and the American Midwest, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, Minnesota; SPACES,   Cleveland, Ohio; Riffle Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (USA); Stone Bell House, City Gallery of Prague (CZ)

                     Slovakia Goes AheadYoung Slovak Photography, St. Michel & Temple Bar, Dublin (GB)

                      The Other Land, House of Photography, Poprad (SK)

2002             Mountains in Photography, House of Photography, Poprad (SK)

                     The View From Here, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (H)

                     Czech and Slovak Photography of the 1980s and 90s, Art House Bratislava (SK)

2001            New Connections, World Financial Centre, New York (USA)

                     Slovak Photography 1925-2000, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

                     Czech and Slovak Photography of the 1980s and 90s, National Gallery, Olomouc (CZ)

2000            Contemporary Slovak Photography, Warsaw, Wroclaw (PL)

                     Slovak Art of the 20th Century, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

                      Artfilm, Trencianske Teplice (SK)   

                      Krajobraz Gorski, MOK, Nowy Targ (PL)

                      Spirits, Klarisky, Bratislava (SK)

1999              Invisible exhibition, Pezinok (SK)

                      Together again?, Arhus (Denmark)

                       Contemporary Slovak Photography, Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania)

                        Dialogues, Poprad (SK)

                        Young Artist of the Year, Gallery of Koniarik, Trnava (SK)

1998                Altered Worlds, FOTOFEST, Houston, Texas (USA)

                        Contemporary Slovak Art, Oslo (Norway)

                        Intimacies, Athens (Greece)

                        New Art of Slovakia, Zofllner Arts Centre, Betlehem (USA)

1997                Slovak Imaginary Photography, Thessaloniky (Greece)

                        International Photography, Buffalo, New York (USA)

                        Young Slovak Photography, House of Photography, Poprad (SK); Thessaloniky (Greece), Erfurt (G)

1996                Communications, Gallery of Spis, Spisska Nova Ves; Saris Gallery, Presov; Gallery of J. Jakoby, Kosice, Gallery of P.M.Bohun, Liptovsky Mikulas (SK)

                        Young Slovak Photography, House of Photography, Prague; Ostrava; Opava (CZ); Thuringen (G)

                        Schatenwerfer, Forum schloss Wolkensdorf (A)

                        Month of Photography, Bratislava, Banska Stiavnica (SK)

                        Dissertation, Slovak National Muzeum, Bratislava (SK)

                        Confrontations, Myslenice (PL)

1995                Portrait II, Photogallery Bilder, Vienna (A)

                        Photography, Gallery Donauraum, Vienna (A)

                        Communications, Tatranska Gallery, Poprad; Povazskas Gallery of Art, Zilina; Muzeum of Warhol, Medzilaborce (SK)

                        BilboArt, Bratislava (SK)

                        Across the Sea (Month of Photography), Bratislava (SK)

1994                Der Molussische Torso, Vienna (A), Berlin (G)

                        Profiles 94 – International, Skoki (PL)

                        Exploration 2, Povazska Gallery of Art, Zilina; Gallery Medium II, Ruzomberok (SK

                      1. International Salon of the Mountain Photography, Tatranska Gallery, Poprad (SK)

1993                Slovak Cultural Festival, Karsruhe (G)

                        Images of Europe, Amsterdam (NL)

                        Lubo Stacho and Company, Bratislava (SK)

                        North England in Northern Slovakia, Tatranska Gallery, Poprad (SK)

                        Slovaks in Dijon, Dijon (F)

                        Month of Photography, Bratislava (SK)

1992                Blow-up, International Student Photography, Bratislava (SK)

                        Without Name, Humenne (SK)

                        44 Ateliers of Artists, Paris (F)

                        Slovak Dozen, Dortmund (G)

                        Month of Photography, Bratislava (SK)      

1991                The Wall, The Fall, Colorado (USA)