BRANISLAV KROPILAK
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Born in 1982, lives and works on this lovely little planet.

Branislav Kropilak is a well-established European artist, winner of the Sony World Photography Award in Cannes and holder of the Frame Czech Contemporary Photography Prize. Kropilak’s artworks, can be found in private collections all over the world, and have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Los Angeles, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Montreal and many others. Kropilak has been published in various printed publications, including classics like Taschen’s 1000 Favourite Websites and was opening the 9th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts in Belgium. Kropilak’s artistic medium of choice is digital photography and with his series Billboards (2008),  Lobbies (2007), Landings (2006) and Garages (2005), he clearly demonstrated how influential of an artist he is in the earliest stages of the medium's history. The main theme of his work is investigating the intimate relationship between humans and technology.


AWARDS

Sony World Photography Award for Conceptual Photography in Cannes
2009

FRAME Czech Contemporary Photography Prize of the Jury
2005


EXHIBITIONS

The Russian Academy of Arts in Moscow, Russia
AIRCRAFT gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia
2015

BIP International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts in Liege, Belgium
The Slovak Institute gallery in Moscow, Russia (solo)
2014

Guatephoto Festival of Photography in Guatemala city, Guatemala
2012

Month of Photography House of Art in Bratislava, Slovakia
EWZ Selection Festival in Zurich, Switzerland
Caprice Horn gallery in Berlin, Germany
Art Work Space gallery in London, UK
Petronas gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2010

Evento Biennale of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux, France
Month of Photography Design Factory in Bratislava, Slovakia (solo)
Aperture gallery in New York, USA
Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, Mexico
Ardel Gallery of Modern Art in Bangkok, Thailand
Esther Woerdehoff gallery in Paris, France
Commissaires gallery in Montreal, Canada (solo)
Edward Day gallery in Toronto, Canada
Gallery 21 in Tokyo, Japan
The Hong Kong Art Fair in Hong Kong, China
EDGE gallery in Hong Kong, China
The London Art Fair in London, UK
Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France
2009

Art London Art Fair in London, UK
The Glasgow Art Fair in Glasgow, UK
Contemporary5 show in Boulder, USA
AAF Contemporary Art Fair in London, UK
The London Art Fair in London, UK
2008

International Festival of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Nordic Artworks gallery in London, UK
The Brno House of Art in Brno, Czech Republic
Contemporary5 show in Los Angeles, USA
The Glasgow Art Fair in Glasgow, UK
Artchimboldi gallery in Barcelona, Spain
AAF Contemporary Art Fair in London, UK
2007

La Camara Lucida gallery in Barcelona, Spain
Fotonauta gallery in Barcelona, Spain
Central European House of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia
Fiducia gallery in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Moon in the Daytime gallery in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
2006

The Moravian gallery in Brno, Czech Republic
2005