Dušan Kochol founded and now directs and curates a photographic festival in Bratislava. The OFF_Festival Bratislava is held simultaneously with the Month of Photography and it enriches its program with a platform for fresh talents of the photography scene. For the eight year, the mission of the event remains to provide a large-scale platform for the presentation and promotion of new artists working with the medium of photography.
Dušan Kochol graduated in Promotional Art Design from the School of Applied Arts, attended photography courses at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and London College of Fashion. The Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees were completed at the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in the Czech Republic.
As a contemporary artist, he has exhibited his projects in galleries and museums around the world and in 2016 he was presented with the Photographer of the Year award for the significant contribution to the quality, development and promotion of Slovak photography at home and abroad.