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).

His work has been shown in many individual and collective exhibitions in different parts of Europe and America. Notable shows include: LCAXN at the Le Corbusier Foundation, Paris; All Pales Before The Book in PhotoEspaña (Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, Madrid); Modern Forms. A Subjective Atlas of 20th-century Architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture of London; La Memoria Finalmente. Arte in Polonia dal 1989-2015 in Galleria Civica di Modena; A glass shard in the eye (with Olga Mokrzycka) in BWA Warszawa Warsaw ; The Oval Offices, a project exhibited in 2013 at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Poland and the Maison de la Photographie, Lille, and elsewhere such as Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, Graham Foundation, Chicago, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Signum Foundation of Venice, Artist ‘s House, Jerusalem, Ecco-Espacao Cultural Contemporaneo, Brasilia, Kunsthalle, Bratislava, National Art Museum of China, Beijing.

His work is present in collections such as the National Museum in Warsaw, Rubell Family Collection, Jan Michalski Foundation Switzerland, Coleccion Los Bragales, Coleccions DKV, Signum Foundation Collection, ARUP Collection, APT Collection, PAMM Miami, Jozami Collection and the 21st Century Museum.