Geneva, Switzerland, 1975.
Grospierre Nicolas lives and works in Poland. His works explores 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.
As a visual artist and photographer, his work focuses on documentaries and conceptual art. In his documentary work he explores the concept of collective memory interconnecting modern architecture with passage of time. Dismantling existing beliefs and ideologies, another aspect of his photography is to explore conceptual puzzle games, capturing the playful display.
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).