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 Artistic Residence at Stadtgalerie der Schedule, Bern (2012), the Prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland (2009) and Graham Foundation of Chicago scholarship in 2014. 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) and in Modern Forms. A Subjective Atlas of 20th-century Architecture, edited by Elias Redstone and Alona Pardo.
Has been a part of individual and collective exhibitions in different parts of Europe and America: All Pales Before The Book en PhotoEspaña (Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, Madrid), Modern Forms. A Subjective Atlas of 20th-century Architecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture of London, La Memoria Finalmente Arte in Polonia dal 1989-2015 in Galleria Civica di Modena (2016) Viewfinder in the Signum Foundation of Poznan and Lost in Architecture, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk in 2015, A glass shard in the eye (with Olga Mokrzycka) in BWA Warszawa Warsaw and The Oval Offices, Maison de la Photographie, Lille (2014), a project that exhibited in 2013 at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Poland and the State Gallery of Art, Sopot, 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, Polonia, 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.