Florin Balaban was born in 1968 in Nircoresti (Romania) and is a self-taught artist. His drawings have been published in the Luxemburger Wort daily magazine since 1996. His works have been exhibited in Luxembourg, Romania, Germany, Scotland and Switzerland. In 2002, he was awarded the Premio Internationale Satira Politica in Forte dei Marmi (Italy), an honorable mention in the World Press Cartoon (Sintra, Portugal) in 2008 and the 3rd prize in the World Press Cartoon (Sintra, Portugal) in 2009.
Published in Nach mei Elefanten aus der Ronn with Franz Koling (2004), “I’m Pregnant” (2004), Informal there’s not like it (2006) and Parce que vous les valez bien (2011). He founded the Museum of Cartoons and Caricatures in Vianden (Luxembourg) and organizes The International Exhibition of Caricatures and Caricatures in Vianden (Luxembourg).
Reference: cartooningforpeace.org, 2010