ABOUT

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 2009 Sony World Photography Award and holder of the Frame Czech Contemporary Photography Prize. Kropilak’s works 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, Barcelona, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mexico City and many others. Kropilak has been published in many prominent publications and was opening the 2014 BIP International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts in Belgium. Kropilak’s artistic medium of choice is digital photography and with his series Garages (2005), Landings (2006), Lobbies (2007) and Billboards (2008), 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