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

 

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

 

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)