Nicolas Grospierre

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.