Geneva, Switzerland, 1975.
Grospierre Nicolas lives and works in Poland. He works and understands the medium of photography extensively. Before dedicating his career to his artistic practice, he studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris and the London School of Economics. His work as a photographer focuses on documentaries as well as conceptual work. In his documentary work he explores the collective memory and the feeling of hope that can be linked to modern architecture at a particular time, and how certain idealizations linked can be dismantled. Another aspect of his photography is to explore conceptual puzzle games, and capture their attractive and sensual display and functions.
Nicolas Grospierre has been awarded the Golden Lion at the 11th edition of the Venice Biennale (2008) for the exhibition Hotel Polonia in the Polish Pavilion, and has also received the Polityka Passport Award the Prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland (2009) and two Graham Foundation of Chicago grants in 2014 and in 2020. His monograph, Open-Ended, has been published by Jovis Verlag (Berlin, 2013) and his work has been included in SHOOTING SPACE: ARCHITECTURE IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY (Phaidon). His work on modernist architecture was published by Prestel in 2016 as MODERN FORMS (edited by Elias Redstone and Alona Pardo).