Nicolas Grospierre, LOST IN ARCHITECTURE
Lost in architecture
May 28th – June 26th, 2015
Opening: 28th May 2015, at 6.00 pm
Nicolas Grospierre (born in 1975 in Geneva) is a photographer living in Warsaw. He is a sociologist by education (in the years 1997-1999 he studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and at the London School of Economics). Since 1999 he has lived in Poland.
He portrays mainly architecture, including details and remnants of the communist era in Poland and other countries of the Eastern Europe. He analyses ideas that are causing visual representation of institutions (libraries or banks). As a lover of the aesthetics of late modernism and brutalism, he has discovered the unexpected beauty of what’s forgotten or ignored.
In 2008 together with Kobas Laksa, Grzegorz Piątek and Jarosław Trybuś was awarded with the main prize (Golden Lion) during the 11th Architecture Biennale in Venice for the best national pavilion: Hotel Polonia. Life after life of buildings. He has taken part in many solo and group exhibitions; his photographs have been published in art magazines including “Piktogram”, “Fluid”, “Fotopozytyw”, and in books (e.g. Warszawa w poszukiwaniu Centrum [Warsaw in search for the centre], ed. Znak, Cracow 2005; The Wallpaper City Guide. Warsaw). The artist is a laureate of the 2011Paszport Polityki Award in category visual arts.