Daniel Balabán (*1957) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under Professor František Jiroudek. Since 1993, he has been leading the painting studio at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ostrava. In 2012, he became a laureate of the Michal Ranné Award. In his works, the artist asks existential questions, examines himself and touches faith. He asks if there is any point in being a painter, why he is here and if he can believe in anyone. And is the existence of Christ even important in order for a person to believe what he really wants? He exhibited in a number of Czech galleries such as the Václav Špála Gallery or the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava. In 2022, Trafo Gallery will present Daniel Balabán's work at a separate exhibition The Essence of Personal Identity under the curatorial supervision of Jan Kudrna. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication of the same name.