Aleksij Kobal, born on October 23, 1962 in Koper, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1986. Postgraduated in 1993. He participated in many group exhibitions and organized several solo exhibitions, among them the most popular: Starless - the story of Prešnica, Providence, Wounds of Time, Wedding of the Centuries, Forbidden City and Nocturno. Between 2004 and 2008 joined experimental musical group The stroj. In 2009, he published his first book, ‘Glas’, with Cankarjeva založba publishing house. This was followed in 2022 by his second novel, ‘Topologija zlatoroga’, released with Sanje Publishing. He has received several recognitions and awards for his artistic activities, including the "Nagrada Prešernovega sklada" award in 2016. He lives and works in Ljubljana as a freelance artist.
Awards: 1981 Plečnikova nagrada za dosežke na področju oblikovanja na srednji šoli za oblikovanje / Middle school “Plečnik award” for graphic design 1995 Velika nagrada Majskega salona / Prime award of “Majski salon” 2016 Nagrada Prešernovega sklada / State award “Prešernov sklad”