Nicolas Grospierre

Biography

Nicolas Grospierre was born 1975 in Geneva, Switzerland, he works in the expanded field of photography with a marked interest in architecture. Grospierre’s use of photography goes from classical documentation photos via photo montage to video and three-dimensional installations. His works are concerned with architectural complexes of political and social ideologies in reference to modern public facilities. Grospierre hereby follows the tradition of photographic typologies of conceptual artists such as Ed Ruscha, Dan Graham, Allan Sekula or the Bechers in the 1960s and 70s. As a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (1998) and the London School of Economics (1999), his debut as a photographer was in 2001. Grospierre is awarded the Golden Lion in 2008 at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2012 he receives the Polityka Passport Award—Poland’s most famous art prize—and in 2014 an individual grant from the Graham Foundation (Chicago, U.S.A). His monograph, Open-End, is published 2013 by Jovis in Berlin; his works are in many public and private collections across the globe, such as in the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, FL. and the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland. Nicolas Grospierre lives and works in Warsaw as of 1999.

Museum Exhibitions

"Life. A Manual. An Exhibition inspired by the works of Georges Perec", 03.02. - 23.04.2017, Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

2015
SłupskViewfinder, Signum Foundation, Poznan
2014
A glass shard in the eye (with Olga Mokrzycka) BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
The Oval Offices, Maison de la Photographie, Lille
2013
The Oval Offices, Presidential Palace, Warsaw
The Bank, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
The city which does not exist, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow
2011
Lost in Architecture, 1000 Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu
Modern Tales, Polish Cultural Institute
FotoEspana 2011, Madrid
One Thousand Doors, No Exit, Graham Foundation, Chicago
Paper Planes, Phase 2, ARUP, London
The Bank, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
The picture, which grows, Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Warsaw
2010
T A T T A R R A T T A T, Signum Foundation, Venice
2009
Kunstkamera, CCA, Warsaw
The Bank, Location 1, NYC
The Self–FulfillingImage, Cueto Project, NYC
2008
Disco Zacheta (Hotel Polonia), Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw
Hotel Polonia (with K. Laksa) Polish Pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale
Hydroklinika, Ecco — Espaco Cultural Contemporaneo, Brasilia
Hydroklinika, The Artist’s House, Jerusalem
2007
Biblioteka, University of Warsaw Library
2006
Biblioteka, In–situ exhibition with the CCA, Warsaw
2005
Hydroklinika, Polish Architects Association Pavilion, Warsaw
2004
Lithuanian Bus Stops, Rebell Minds Gallery, Berlin
Lithuanian Bus Stops, Teatr Academia, Warsaw
Portraying Communities: Kamionka, French–German Institute, Aachen
Portraying Communities: Podgórze, CCA, Warsaw
2003
Portraying Communities: Kamionka, Teatr Academia, Warsaw