ARTIST PROFILE

Martin Balaz

  • Slovakia (b. 1979)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • Genius loci Topolcianky, Cultur house, Topolcianky, Slovakia.
  • Genius loci Topolcianky, Slovak institut in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Genius loci Topolcianky, Cultur house, Polny Berincok, Hungary.

2014

  • Points of PhotoIdentity, Cultur park , Petropavlovsk-Kamcatsky, Russian Federation.
  • Points of PhotoIdentity, Slovak Institut in Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • Points of PhotoIdentity , Russian Photograhy musseum, Niznij Novgorod, Russian Federation.

2010

  • Milan. R. Štefánik and Central Asia , Cour salon, Piestany, Slovakia.
  • Milan. R. Štefánik and Central Asia , Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2008

  • Handicap?, Grounds at Social services house, Zemianske Podsradie, Slovakia.

2007

  • Home Olichov, Garden at Social services house in Olichov, Olichov, Slovakia.

2003

  • London and Londoners , British Council, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.
  • London and Londoners, Zvolen castle, Zvolen, Slovakia.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

  • This is Slovakia, Slovak National Museum - Bratislava castle, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2009

  • Photo festival Fomafotofest, Topolčianky castle, Topolčianky , Slovakia.

2005

  • Algeria, University of Matej Bel,, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.

LOCATION

  • Born 1979 in Slovakia.

EDUCATION

  • 2002 - 2007
    University of Matej Bell, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
    Mgr in philosophy and history

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2017
    FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017
    finalist, Italy
  • 2016
    SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO 2016 / 3rd place /category reportage
    SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO, Slovakia
  • 2013
    HUMANITY PHOTO AWARD / finalist /
    The Humanity Photo Awards, Beijing, China
  • 2010
    Photo of the year / finalist
    VUB Bank foudation, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2009
    The best calendars in Slovakia / Special jury award for my chosen humanitarian topic and its portrayal
    Klub fotopublicistov SSN, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • 2008
    Photo of the year / winner
    VUB Bank foudation, Bratislava, Slovakia