L’ u b o š
K o t l á r


photographer
visual artist
curator


Contact


kotlar.lubos@gmail.com
+421 907 121 395


About


Ľuboš Kotlár (*1991) is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, dept. of Photography and New Media. During his studies he did a student exchange at Aalto School of Arts Design and Architecture in Helsinki and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He is a multiple Slovak Press Photo award laureate, and a holder of Grand Prix at the Theatre Photography Biennale. He is one of the founders and active members of the dsk. artist collective, founded in 2012. Ľuboš’s main focus is his own artistic practice, photography, editorial and curator’s work.







solo exhibitions


nowlessness, act ii: the waves
2019
Galéria MEDIUM, Bratislava, SK

nowlessness, act i: calm after the storm
2018
Undeadarena.com, Bratislava, SK

What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank
2017
Galéria Nadácie Slovak Press Photo, Bratislava, SK

prettywhenicry
2015
Galéria ŽUMPA, Bratislava, SK



group exhibitions


Future Perfect Simple Continuous
2020
Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, SK

Keres Kultura! Robíme kultúru!
2019
Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica, SK

Melanch lia
2019
Považská galéria umenia, Žilina, SK

BIG SEE Photography 2018
within Month of Design Exhibition
2018
Zavod Big, Ljubljana, SLO

PODKROVIE
2018
The City Gallery of Bratislava, Bratislava, SK



awards


Grand prix
Biennial of Theatre Photography
2018

1st place
Slovak Press Photo
Portrait/series
2017

Young talent of the year
Slovak Press Photo
2016



curatorial
projects


Y
group exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of foundation of Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
(with Barbora Komárová, Miroslava Urbanová)
2019
Galéria UMELKA, Bratislava, SK

My thoughts have been replaced by Beyoncé lyrics
Leontína Berková, solo exhibition
2019
Phoinix, Bratislava, SK

not to capture an image, to maintain one
within OFF Festival Bratislava
2018
ART BOOKS CAFFEE, Bratislava, SK



experience


visual editor
EVA magazine, EMMA magazine, Madam EVA magazine
News and Media Holding, Bratislava, SK
2018-

visual editor
EVA magazine, Madam EVA magazine
Ringier Axel Springer a.s., Bratislava, SK
2017-2018



education


master's degree
Photography and New Media
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Bratislava, SK
2016-2018

Photography
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, ISR
2017 (spring)

bachelor's degree
Photography and New Media
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Bratislava, SK
2012-2014

Visual Culture and Contemporary Art
Aalto school of Art Design and Architecture, Helsinki, FI
2014 (autumn)

Photography
School of Design, Bratislava, SK
2010-2012