- April 25, 2016
Opening MODERN FORMS at the Architectural Association in London, April 29, 2016
Opening of MODERN FORMS. A Subjective Atlas of 20th Century Architecture, at the Architectural Association Gallery in London.
The exhibition is curated by Alona Pardo and Elias Redstone with AA Exhibitions.
Private view and book launch
Friday 29 April, 6.30 – 8.30PM
Saturday 30 April, 11AM
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
This exhibition, and the book which accompanies it, is the sum of my photographic work documenting late modernist architecture: it covers buildings from 4 continents and presents photographs from 2003 until 2015. A publication accompanies the exhibition and is published by Prestel.
More information hereExhibition
30 April – 28 May 2016
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
Monday to Friday 10am–7pm
- November 20, 2015
Opening 50/50 at TEATR WIELKI OPERA NARODOWA, Warsaw, on November 20, 2015
Opening of the show 50/50, and launch of the album 50/50, showcasing 50 photographs by photographer Nicolas Grospierre, of the architecture of the National Opera in Warsaw. The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the reconstruction of the National Opera House in Warsaw.
Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa
Plac Teatralny 1, Warsaw
November 20, 2015, and on show until January 2016
More info here
- September 3, 2015
Opening KURZ / DUST /غبار at CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw 4.09.2015
KURZ / DUST / غبار
Honorary Patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska.
Opening: 4 September 2015 (Friday) at 6:00 p.m.
Opening concert: PRAED (Liban)
On view through 15 November 2015
Mona Aghababee (Iran), Nazgol Ansarinia (Iran), Caline Aoun (Lebanon), Mehraneh Atashi (Iran),Vartan Avakian (Lebanon), Naser Bakhshi (Iran), Charbel-joseph H. Boutros (Lebanon), Ali Cherri(Lebanon), Vikram Divecha (UAE), Negar Farajiani (Iran), Barbad Golshiri (Iran), Mikołaj Grospierre(Poland), Mireille Kassar (Lebanon), Ali Kazim (Pakistan), Komuna// Warszawa (Poland), Mehreen Murtaza (Pakistan), Jurgen Ots (Belgium), Monira Al Qadiri (Kuwait), Wojciech Pustoła (Poland), Neda Razavipour (Iran), Iza Tarasewicz (Poland), Lorde Selys (Belgium).
Curator: Anna Ptak
Co-Curator: Amanda Abi Khalil
Exhibition Design: Krzysztof Skoczylas
more info here
- May 26, 2015
opening EMULSION, at the Archaeology of Photography Foundation, Warsaw, May 10, 2015
FUNDACJA ARCHEOLOGII FOTOGRAFII, WARSAW
EMULSIONArtists : Dorota Buczkowska, Nicolas Grospierre, Robert Kuśmirowski
Opening : May 28, 2015 at 7 PM
Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii13 Andersa St Warsaw
On show until July 17, 2015
Reviewing the analogue roots of photography is extremely important in the context of contemporary photographic practices. The exhibition Emulsion emerges from the need of revisiting the issues concerned with the materiality of photography and the related formal explorations. The project comprises works by three acclaimed artists who work in photography, but also engage with other media: Dorota Buczkowska, Nicolas Grospierre, and Robert Kuśmirowski. They will show brand new works, prepared especially for the Foundation's gallery space, which reference the origins of photography and deal with such notions as photosensitivity and conservation of photographic material. Coinciding with the opening night of the exhibition will be launch of the book under the same title. The book will feature archival photographs next to works by artists reflecting on the photographic matter as well as exploiting the potential latent in damaged photographs.
see more here
- May 26, 2015
opening LOST IN ARCHITECTURE at the BALTIC GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART in SŁUPSK, May 28, 2015
BALTIC GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART in SŁUPSKLOST IN ARCHITECTUREcurator : Roman LewandowskiOn show : May 29 until June 26, 2015see more here
- May 7, 2015
Opening STATE OF LIFE. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance at the NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA, BEIJING, May 10, 2015
NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA, BEIJINGSTATE OF LIFE. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstancecurator: Jarosław Lubiak
On show: May 10 until June 24, 2015State of Life is an attempt to communicate the Polish experience to recipients from a different culture. Presenting Polish art at the National Art Museum of China, State of Life aims to reflect the complex balance of forces and tensions shaping reality in today’s Poland as it undergoes modernization and globalization processes.The exhibition features some 70 works by artists who concern themselves with the present-day situation in Poland yet work in a truly global vein. It is precisely the achievements of artists from generations enjoying full access to participation in global culture that the exhibition presents in the widest selection.
artists: Paweł Althamer, Ewa Axelrad, Mirosław Bałka, Wojciech Bąkowski, Michał Budny, Rafał Bujnowski, Olaf Brzeski, Marek Chlanda, Tomasz Ciecierski, Edward Dwurnik, Nicolas Grospierre, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Piotr Janas, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Adam Jastrzębski, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Tadeusz Kantor, Leszek Knaflewski, Katarzyna Kobro, Tomasz Kozak, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zofia Kulik, Kamil Kuskowski, Norman Leto, Zbigniew Libera, Robert Maciejuk, Jan Manski, Angelika Markul, Anna Molska, Magdalena Moskwa, Jerzy Nowosielski, Roman Opałka, Ewa Partum, Włodzimierz Pawlak, Zbigniew Rogalski, Tadeusz Rolke, Zofia Rydet, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jan Simon, Aleksandra Ska, Łukasz Skąpski, Jan Smaga, Mikołaj Smoczyński, Magdalena Starska, Władysław Strzemiński, Alina Szapocznikow, Radek Szlaga, Leon Tarasewicz, Andrzej Wasilewski, Julita Wójcik, Andrzej Wróblewski, Monika Zawadzki, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski, Zorka Projekt
- February 26, 2015
Opening at KUNSTHALLE BRATISLAVA: PROCEDURES FOR THE HEAD / Polish Art Today - 27 February 2015
KUNSTHALLE BRATISLAVAPROCEDURES FOR THE HEAD / Polish Art TodayCurator : Sebastian Cichockion show until June 28, 2015The exhibition PROCEDURES FOR THE HEAD / Polish Art Today was prepared by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The exhibition presents over 50 Polish contemporary artists of several generations and it is the first large international event of the Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava.
- September 23, 2014
Opening A GLASS SHARD IN THE EYE, BWA Warszawa, September 26, 2014
BWA Warszawa invites you to the exhibition by
NICOLAS GROSPIERRE, OLGA MOKRZYCKA-GROSPIERRE
A Glass Shard in the Eye
Friday, 26.09.2014, 5 p.m.
Exhibition is open till 08.11.2014
Wednesday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a crystal – a mineral of fascinating qualities, of sensual beauty and geometric precision. The crystal not only attracts the eye as an object of beauty, but it also facilitates seeing itself as a material often used in optical equipment (such as cameras). At the same time it maintains its mystery, with its complex structure of mirrors reflecting infinitely.
The Grospierres translate this complexity into the language of visual arts. In Olga's paintings it appears both as a theme and as a medium. The seemingly abstract canvases show real crystals created using a special pigment containing microscopic crystals.
Nicolas builds upon Olga's canvases in creating an installation that sets optical equipment among her works.
more info here
- May 16, 2014
The Graham Foundation awards a grant to Nicolas Grospierre
Nicolas Grospierre was awarded a grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, towards the achivement of his latest work, A House for Culture, dealing with the architetural legacy of the Israeli Kibbutzim and of the Estonian Kolkhozes
more info here
- February 1, 2014
opening THE OVAL OFFICES, February 6, 2014, at la Maison de la Photographie, Lille
Les bureaux ovales
Exposition du 6 février au 1er mars 2014
Vernissage le jeudi 6 février à 18h30
Maison de la Photographie
Ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 18h,
le samedi de 14h à 18h.
more info here
- January 30, 2014
Opening TYPOLOGIES at Galeria Alarcon Criado, Seville January 31, 2014
Opening on Friday January 31, at 20:30
From January 31 to March 29, 2014
Galeria Alarcon Criado
Nicolas Grospierre’s practice as an artist and photographer is close to that of collecting: thanks to his camera, by photographing interesting things or phenomena, he has made them his own, he has appropriated them. For Grospierre, this impulse to photograph is comparable to a kind of imperative. However, this urge to photograph /collect lead him to question the very motivation behind such a behavior and try to systematize it through works which use and display collections, by employing the focus of one of his collections, the exhibition cabinets. Therefore, Typologiesis an exhibition which shows a variety of collections (some authentic, some fake, although the distinction is not clear-cut) and raises the question as to the meaning behind the act of collecting. Ultimately, Typologies, besides its undeniable visual seduction, instills the viewer with an uneasy feeling. That, however we try to justify our urge to collect, what remains in our hands in the end is perhaps nothing more than a breath of air.
More info here
- September 18, 2013
Opening A PHOTO OF THE CITY, Nowy Teatr, Warsaw, September 20, 2013
A PHOTO OF THE CITYWarsaw photography and related forms of art from the end of WWII until now
Nowy Teatr, Hala Warsztatowa
20 September - 24 November 2013 | 20:00
Exhibition opening: September 20, 2013
The exhibition will be open until November 24, 2013
Curators of the „Synchronization” part:
Bogna Świątkowska, Piotr Drewko
Akademia Ruchu school of dance, Stefan Arczyński, Kazimierz Bendkowski, Zofia Chomętowska, Maria Chrząszczowa, Kuba Dąbrowski, Zbigniew Dłubak, Mikołaj Długosz, Maurycy Gomulicki, Nicolas Grospierre, Łukasz Gorczyca/Michał Kaczyński, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Mariusz Hermanowicz, Elżbieta Janicka, Jacek Kołodziejski, Kobas Laksa, Dominik Lewiński, Zbigniew Libera, Ewa Partum, Krzysztof Pijarski, Błażej Pindor, Krystyna Piotrowska, Konrad Pustoła, Joanna Rajkowska, Szymon Rogiński, Tomasz Saciłowski, Leonard Sempoliński, Tomasz Sikorski, Jan Smaga, Juliusz Sokołowski, Maciej Stępiński, Tomasz Szerszeń, Zbigniew Tomaszczuk, Wojciech Wilczyk, Monika Zawadzki
more information here
- June 12, 2013
Opening THE OVAL OFFICES at the State Gallery of Art - Sopot - June 14, 20013
- May 6, 2013
OPEN-ENDED album launch
We are pleased to inform about the lauch of Nicolas Grospierre's monography, OPEN-ENDED.
OPEN-ENDED traces Grospierre's work through numerous illustrations, critical essays by David Crowley and Adam Mazur, as well as an interview by Tomasz Plata.
The album was designed by the Warsaw based design studio MamaStudio, and published by Jovis Verlag, Berlin.
- April 3, 2013
opening THE EMBASSY - PLatan Gallery, Budapest
Tuesday April 4 2013, at 7 PM
Opening speech by Levente Polyák, urbanist, Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre
PLatan Gallery, Polish Institute, Budapest
Andrassy ut 32
Thursday 4 April, 7:00 pm — Friday 10 May 2013, 7:00 pm
more info here
- September 6, 2012
Opening THE BANK at Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
Transfer: PinchukArtCentre presents
The Bank by Nicolas Grospierre
Opening on September 18, 2012 at 6PM
18–23 September 2012
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 until 21:00.
Admission is Free.
Block А, 1/3-2, Chervonoarmiyska Street/Baseyna Street
Kyiv 01 004
more info here
- July 12, 2012
Opening THE CITY WHICH DOES NOT EXIST on July 13, 2012 at Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow
The City Which Does Not ExistOpening: 13 July 2012, 8 pm
The exhibition will be open from 14 July until 26 August 2012
Curator: Lidia Krawczyk
more info here
Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Bunkier Sztuki, pl. Szczepański 3a, 31-011 Kraków
- March 29, 2012
Opening AXONOMETRY on March 30, 2012 at Galeria Alarcon Criado, Seville
Inauguración viernes 30 a las 20:30 h.
Hasta el 19 de Mayo 2012.
ALARCÓN CRIADO GALERÍA
C./ Madrid 4.B6
41001 - SEVILLA
more info here
The Axonometry exhibition gathers different works by Nicolas Grospierre whose common denominator is that these are all photographic works which represent reality as axonometric views. This is an apparent paradox: one sees reality in perspective (and this is what the camera records), and axonometry is a technique representing reality in an abstract, geometric fashion, which by definition contradicts the fundamental rules of perspective. In other words, the expression "axonometric photography" is a contradiction in terms, since photography is always a representation through perspective.
This visual paradox has intrigued Nicolas Grospierre, who for the past few years has created numerous axonometric photographs, most of the times visualisations of buildings (as axonometry is very often used in architectural designs), but also of objects. The quasi geometric aspect of these photographs, but also the need to build literally from scratch these images, has led Nicolas Grospierre to represent imaginary buildings, legends of the modernist tradition.
Among other works, the Axonometry exhibition will display a few of these imaginary structures : the floating swimming pool imagined by Rem Koolhas at the end of his book Delirious New York, (which was supposed to carry Russian dissident architects to New York, in a trip which took them 5 decades), but also the legendary Wolkenbügel, designed by the Russian avant-guarde artist and architect El-Lissitzky. In this last work, and in order to create the axonometry of the Wolkenbügel, Nicolas Grospierre used photographs he made in Brasil: in an ironic twist, a brought to life utopia thus served as the visual basis for a never achieved utopian building.
Finally, the show will present a set of two especially prepared axonometric photographs which refer directly to the space of the Alarcon Criado Gallery, where the show is taking place.
- December 1, 2011
opening THE BANK and 2 other shows in December 2011 in Warsaw
BWA WARSZAWA presents
a solo show by Nicolas Grospierre
Opening: Saturday, 03.12.2011, 7 p.m.
ul. Jakubowska 16, Functional House, Warsaw
the exhibition is open till 11.02.2012
Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
more info here
BIBLIOTEKA NARODOWA / POLISH NATIONAL LIBRARY
„COŚ, KTÓRE NADCHODZI. ARCHITEKTURA XXI WIEKU” / „SOMETHING THAT COMES. ARCHITECTURE OF XXI CENTURY”
Oprowadzanie kuratorskie po wystawie: sobota, 03.12.2011, godz. 11.00
Guided tour: Saturday, 03.12.2011,11 a.m.
KRÓLIKARNIA /KROLIKARNIA PALACE
NATIONAL MUSEUM in Warsaw
Curator : Agnieszka Tarasiuk
Artists : Nicolas Grospierre, Agnieszka Polska, Jan Szewczyk
Opening: Sunday, 04.12.2011, 5 p.m.
more info on www.krolikarnia.mnw.art.pl
CSW ZAMEK UJAZDOWSKI / CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS ZAMEK UJAZDOWSKI
„ENKLAWA” / „ENCLAVE”
Curators : Ewa Gorządek, Stach Szabłowski, Irina Tchesnokova, Evgeny Umansky
Artists : Danil Akimov, Karolina Breguła, Dimitri Bulatov, Alexey Chebykin, Ryszard Górecki, Mikołaj Grospierre, Dominik Lejman, Mariusz Libel, Artur Malewski, Nezhniye Baby (Sasha Artamonova & Zhenya Lapteva), Aleksander Podoprigorow, Maciej Stępiński, Katja Shadkovska, Evgeny Umansky, Anna i Adam Witkowscy, Yury Vassiliev, ZOR (Grzegorz Drozd & Alicja Łukasiak)
Opening: Monday, 05.12.2011, 7 p.m.
more info here
- June 20, 2011
opening LOST IN ARCHITECTURE on June 24, 2011 at 1000 Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space In Partnership with the French Embassy in China as part of Festival Croisements present
“Lost in Architecture”
A Nicolas Grospierre Photography Exhibition
Organizers：A Thousand Plateaus Art Space , French Embassy, French Consulate General of Chengdu
Artist: Nicolas Grospierre
Exhibition opening：June 24th, 2011, 5 pm
Exhibition time：June 24th, 2011 – July 24th, 2011
Location：A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, 87 Fangqinjie, Chengdu, China
more info on www.1000plateaus.org
- May 12, 2011
opening THE PICTURE, WHICH GROWS on May 22, 2011 in Tadeusz Suminski’s appartement Warsaw
Fundacja Archeologii Fotografii presents:
Nicolas Grospierre / Tadeusz Sumiński
The Picture which grows
Part of the Living Archives series
Project launch and an afternoon picnic:
May 22 (Sunday), 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Venue: the apartment of Tadeusz Sumiński,
Ulica Koszykowa 1, Apt. 82 and in the green courtyard
The picture which grows will be on view from May 23 to June 11, 2011
Mondays to Fridays, 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm, Saturdays 12.00 – 5.00 pm
Koszykowa 1, Apt. 82, Warsaw
The picture which grows, a project by Nicolas Grospierre (b. 1975) realized in the apartment of the photographer Tadeusz Sumiński (1924-2009), is a new event in the Living Archives series, organized by the Archeology of Photography Foundation, which seeks to establish a creative dialogue between the classic figures of Polish photography and contemporary artists.
The picture which grows is an attempt at confronting the ideas of tidiness and untidiness, the static and the dynamic, order and entropy, in the form of a photographic installation. It is also a clash of the order informing the archive of Tadeusz Sumiński and a method that aims to disturb this order. The installation consists of Sumiński’s archive accompanied by 800 photographs of the apartment and the archive taken by Nicolas Grospierre and mounted on the walls, ceiling and the floor. Grospierre photographed the interior of a room, made a print, mounted it in the same room in order to photograph it, develop, and photograph again, repeating the process up to a point when the room was completely filled with photographs of itself.
- April 17, 2011
opening K-POOL I SPOLKA on April 18, 2011 at galeria PF Poznan
Announcing the opening of "K-POOL i Spolka", a show inspired by the imaginary swimming pool devised by Rem Koolhas in "Delirious New York", and confronted with the brutalist architecture of the late USSR. The show which will be presented at the Galeria PF, Poznan, on Monday April 18, at 7 PM.
The show will be on until May 22, 2011
Centrum Kultury Zamek,
ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
More info here.
- March 29, 2011
Paper Planes - Opening at Phase 2, ARUP, London, on March 30, 2011
Nicolas Grospierre likes to probe the relationship between architecture and photography by challenging the accustomed norms of 2 and 3-dimensionality and the parameters of different media. With his camera he investigates the concept of a building as well as the architectural process. For this exhibition Grospierre has chosen the Aviation Museum in Cracow as his subject and created a new body of work, including a series of large paper planes made from his photographs, which act as a playful homage to the architect's design.
Phase 2, ARUP, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BJ, UK
Opening: March 30, 2011 at 6.30 PM. Installation on show until July 1.
More info about the installation here.
- March 3, 2011
One Thousand Doors, No Exit - Opening on March 3, 2011 at the Graham Foundation, Chicago
One Thousand Doors, No Exit
MAR 3 - APR 2, 2011
MAR 3, 2011
ARTIST TALK 6PM - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION 6:30PM - 8PM
for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL 60610 - 1416
Wednesday-Saturday, 11AM -- 5PM; every third Thursday of the month, 11AM -- 8PM
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
On view from March 3 through April 2, 2011, the new exhibition One Thousand Doors, No Exit features two projects by Warsaw-based artist Nicolas Grospierre, TATTARRATTAT (2010) and Hydroklinika (2004). The subjects could not be less similar: a 14th century Venetian palazzo and an abandoned Soviet-era spa treatment complex in Lithuania. Taken together, however, these projects show Grospierre's persistent interest in the tension between perception and truth in architecture, as well as architecture's capacity to stand as an artifact of ideology.
The Graham's presentation of TATTARRATTAT is made possible in part by the Signum Foundation.
- January 12, 2011
Lost in Architecture - Lecture at the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, on January 14, 2011
Nicolas Grospierre will be giving a lecture entitled Lost in Architecture in the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, as part of the series of lectures Show off: Architecture on display, on January 14, 2010 at 8 PM. The series of lectures is organised by the Architecture [discussion] Fund of Vilnius, Lithuania.
More info on www.archfondas.lt
The lecture is online here
- November 10, 2010
Opening T A T T A R R A T T A T at the Signum Foundation, Venice / November 11, 2010
A multimedia installation in the form of a two-channel video, a photograph and a convex mirror. The installation is shown on the site where it was created, at the Palazzo Dona in Venice, where the Signum Foundation is located.
Signum Foundation, Palazzo Dona, Campo San Polo 2177, Venice
Opening: November 11, 2010 at 6 PM. Installation on show until December 15.
Project achieved as part of the site specific programme of the Signum Foundation. More info on www.signum.art.pl.
- June 13, 2010
Opening Modernizacion in Cuenca, PHOTOESPANA2010 / June 11 2010
An international exhibition of the Platform for Central European International Cultural Policy
Part of PHOTOESPAÑA2010
Tamás T. Deszö (H)
Mikolaj Długosz (PL)
Jan Dziaczkowski (PL)
Anna Fabricius (H)
Pavel Frič (CZ)
Nicolas Grospierre (PL)
Martin Kleibl (SK)
Marek Kvetan (SK)
Andrew Phelps (A/US)
Wolfgang Thaler (A)
Barbara Zeidler & Abbé Libansky (A)
Curators : Grzegorz Piątek & Jarosław Trybuś (PL)
Opening : Friday June 11, 2010 at 6 PM.
Exibition open from June 12 until July 27, 2010 (closed on mondays)
Aula Cultural Universidad Abierta - UCLM
Colmillo, s/n. 16001 Cuenca
- May 23, 2010
Opening NineteenEightyFour at the Austrian Cultural Forum NY / May 26th 2010
Cory ARCANGEL & Hanne MUGAAS
Nicolas GROSPIERRE & Kobas LAKSA
Florian & Michaël QUISTREBERT
Clemens VON WEDEMEYER
Curators: David Harper, Martha Kirszenbaum (New York) and David Komary (Austria)
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street at 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
- March 16, 2010
Opening “The Glass Trap”
A site specific installation in the form of a recreated winter garden in a near–to–destruction building.
Ulica Powązkowska 46/50, Warsaw
Opening: March 21, 2010 at 6 PM, followed by a concert by 19 Wiosen. Installation open everyday from 2 to 5 PM until March 31.
Project achieved together with the Raster Gallery. More info on www.raster.art.pl.