• Nicolas Grospierre

    Hydroklinika, 2004
    Lambda D-Print auf Holz montiert, je 50 x 50 cm.

Biography

Nicolas Grospierre was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1975. He works in the extended field of photography with a pronounced interest in architecture. Grospierre's use of photography ranges from classic documentary photography to photo montages to video and room installations. His work deals with architectural complexes of political and social ideologies using modern public facilities. Grospierre follows the tradition of photographic typologies of conceptual artists such as Ed Ruscha, Dan Graham, Allan Sekula or the Bechers in the 1960s-70s. As a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (1998) and the London School of Economics (1999), he made his debut as a photographer in 2001. Grospierre was awarded the Golden Lion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008. In 2012 he received the Polityka Passport Award - Poland's most prestigious art prize and in 2014 an individual grant from the Graham Foundation (Chicago, USA). His monograph, Open-End, will be published in 2013 by Jovis Verlag, Berlin; his works can be found in many public and private collections around the world, including the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, FL, and the National Museum, Warsaw, Poland. Nicolas Grospierre has lived and worked in Warsaw, Poland since 1999.

Grospierre shows moments of breathless silence that can break down any second, and draws attention to the fact that even apparently stable things can always be subject to change and are always in a precarious position.

Nicolas Grospierre, 2011 ©Photo, Polityka 2011; Quotation, Dr Gerhard Charles Rump, 2015

Ausstellungen

Messen

Museum exhibitions (selection)

2021

LCAXN, Le Corbusier Foundation, Paris

2018
The City which does not exist, Peresvetov Pereulok Gallery, Moscow

2017
Heliosophia, Alarcon Criado Gallery, Seville
Krystian Jarnuszkiewicz - To my dearest Mikołaj, Pola Magnetyczne Gallery, Warsaw
Modern Forms. A Subjective Atlas of 20th Century Architecture, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2016
Modern Forms. A Subjective Atlas of 20th Century Architecture, Architecture Association, London
Todo Palidece Ante el Libro, Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid

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

Group exhibitions (selection)

2017
#Library, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznań
Late Polishness. Forms of national identity after 1989. Center for Contemporary Arts, Warsaw
Life. A Manual. Exhibition inspired by the work of Georges Perec, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
The Urge to Create Visions, Centre for Polish Sculpture, Orońsko
WHITE MEMORY, Art in Malta and Poland 1989 - 2018, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta

2016
Bogactwo - Money to Burn, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Warszawa w Budowie 8, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Young Poland - Afterimages of reality, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2015
Archi-sculpture, Fondation Villa Datris, L’ilse sur la Sorgue
Emulsion, Archaeology of Photography Foundation, Warsaw
KURZ / DUST /غبار , CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw
Procedures for the head/ Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava
State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

2014
Kitchen politics, Nowy Teatr, Warsaw
SURVIVAK KIT 6 Contemporary Art Festival, Riga
The Limits of Globalisation, 4. Mediations Biennale, Poznań

2013
A photo of the city, Nowy Teatr, Warsaw
Architecture in opposition, Czytelnia Sztuki, Bytom
Artloop Festival, Sopot
Katalog, galeria Entropia, Wroclaw
Mark Rothko, Paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, National Museum in Warsaw
Modern Architecture Works, Industrialna gallery, Sofia
Politics: I do not like it, but it likes me, LAZNIA, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
Warsaw, the day after... Vartai Gallery, Vilnius
homeMADE, constructing substitute worlds, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gdansk

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