Andrej Balco

The photographer Andrej Balco is represented by Leica Gallery Prague.

Born on 25 September 1973, he lives in the Slovak Republic in the town of Pezinok. In 1998 he passed his Master´s studies at the Social Work Faculty of Trnava University, in 2010 he obtained a Master's degree in the photography field at Institute of Creative Photography in Opava.

He won a credit at a Photography Festival 2009 in Lodz, and in a photographic competition Fresh M.I.L.K. in Auckland (New Zealand). He is the winner in the Czech Press Photo 2007 contest in the portrait category, he won several times an appreciation in FRAME and MIO PHOTO AWARDS (Japan). Andrej Balco has had separate exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. He has taken also part in group exhibitions in Hungary, the Netherlands, and Austria. In 2008 he exhibited his collection Domésticas in the Leica Gallery Prague and published a publication Domésticas.

2010 Domésticas - Foto Fest Košice 2010, Slovak Technical Museum, SK

2009 Domésticas - Grand Prix fotofestiwal 2009 at 8th International Festival of photography in Lodz, PL

2008 Domésticas - Leica Gallery Prague, Prague

2008 Domésticas - Dom fotografie / House of Photography, Liptovský Mikuláš, SK

2007 Selection of photographs from SUBURBS and SUNDAY WISHES projects,Gallery Opera, Ostrava

2006 Suburbs - Kino Art Gallery, Brno

2003 Photographs - 113 Gallery, Bialystok, PL

2001 Pohoda 2001, Festival of Photography, Pezinok, SK

2010 „U“ by Sputnik Photos, Moon of Photography, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, SK

2009 New Slovak Photography - Prague Biennale, Prague

2008 New Slovak Photography - Budapest, HU

2008 Suburbs -  Noorderlicht, Fries Museum,Leeuwarden, NL

2008 Suburbs - Brick5 Gallery, Wien, AUS

2008 Domésticas  - Frame 007, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, SK

2008 Sunday wishes - Reggio Emilia, IT

2007 Domésticas -Rowaniemi Art Museum, FIN

2007 Sunday wishes - House of Photography, Liptovský Mikuláš, SK

2007 Domésticas - Frame 007, House of Art, Brno

2007 5lovensko - Month of Photography, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, SK

2007  Sunday wishes - Czech Press Photo, Prague

2006 Sunday wishes - FRAME 06, Moravian Gallery, Brno

2006 Suburbs - The Graduates, House of Arts, Opava

2005 Suburbs - Mio Photo Awards, Osaka, Japan

2005 Fifteen: Suburbs - Gallery Opera, Ostrava

2005 Fifteen: Suburbs - Prague House of Photography, Prague

2004 Mostar - Month of Photography, Gallery Profile, Bratislava, SK

2004 Suburbs - Diploma Works from ITF, Czech Center, Bratislava, SK

2004 Czech Press Photo, Prague

2003 Suburbs - Diploma Works from ITF, House of Arts, Opava

2003 Czech Press Photo, Prague

2003 It is Best with Mum and Dad - Gallery of Jan Koniarek, Trnava, SK

2002 FamilyAlbum.sk - State Gallery, Banska Bystrica, SK

2001 Czech Press Photo, Prague

2010 „U“, published by Sputnik Photos

2008 DOMÉSTICAS, published by House of photography Slovakia

2008 EAST, published by Moser Verlag GmbH

2008 AT THE BORDER, published by SPUTNIK PHOTOS, in Warsaw, group presentation

2007 5LOVAKIA, published by VACULIK ADVERTISING, Bratislava, group presentation

2001 EMERGING FROM THE SHADOWS, published by Slovart Publishing Ltd with cooperation of SLOVAK DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY, group presentation

GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL 2009 in Lodz, PL - special prize for exhibition Domesticas

FRESH M.I.L.K. 2009,  general winner in category „Family, Friendship, Lovers & Laughter”, Auckland, New Zealand

CZECH PRESS PHOTO 2007,1st prize in the portrait category, Prague

FRAME 007, 2007, 1. cena, Brno

IPRN photography commission Changing Faces, 2006, Niteroi, Brazil

FRAME 006, 2006,1st prize in category Dependance, Brno

Mio Photo Awards 2005, Jurors Award (Shimao Shinzo), Osaka, Japan

PhotoDocument.sk 2004 ,Bratislava, SK 

Mio Photo Awards 2004, final selection, Osaka, Japan

Czech Press Photo 2002, honorary merit, Prague

 

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