• 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

    Artist talk 
    Saturday 30 April, 11AM

    Architectural Association
    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 here

    30 April – 28 May 2016
    Architectural Association
    36 Bedford Square
    London WC1B 3ES
    Monday to Friday 10am–7pm
    Saturday 10am–5pm


  • 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


     Artists : Dorota Buczkowska, Nicolas Grospierre, Robert Kuśmirowski

    Opening : May 28,  2015 at  7 PM
    Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii
    13 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 BuczkowskaNicolas 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 7, 2015

    Opening STATE OF LIFE. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance at the NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA, BEIJING, May 10, 2015


    STATE OF LIFE. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance
    curator: Jarosław Lubiak
    On show: May 10 until June 24, 2015
     State 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


    PROCEDURES FOR THE HEAD / Polish Art Today
    Curator : Sebastian Cichocki
    on show until June 28, 2015
    The 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.

    More info here and here
  • September 23, 2014

    Opening A GLASS SHARD IN THE EYE, BWA Warszawa, September 26, 2014


    BWA Warszawa invites you to the exhibition by


    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

    Nicolas GROSPIERRE
    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

    C/ Velarde, 9. 41001, Sevilla


    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



    Warsaw 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

    Adam Mazur

    Curators of the „Synchronization” part:
    Bogna Świątkowska, Piotr Drewko

    Małgorzata Szczęśniak

    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

    Olga Mokrzycka-Grospierre

    more information here

  • 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.

    More info HERE and images 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

    Besarabka quarter

    Kyiv 01 004



    more info here    

  • July 12, 2012

    Opening THE CITY WHICH DOES NOT EXIST on July 13, 2012 at Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow

    Nicolas Grospierre

    The City Which Does Not Exist

    Opening: 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.



    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


    „THE BANK”

    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




    Oprowadzanie kuratorskie po wystawie: sobota, 03.12.2011, godz. 11.00

    Guided tour: Saturday, 03.12.2011,11 a.m.






    Curator : Agnieszka Tarasiuk

    Artists : Nicolas Grospierre, Agnieszka Polska, Jan Szewczyk

    Opening: Sunday, 04.12.2011, 5 p.m.

    more info on





    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

    LocationA Thousand Plateaus Art Space, 87 Fangqinjie, Chengdu, China

    more info on

  • 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

    Galeria PF
    Centrum Kultury Zamek,
    ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
    61-809 Poznań

    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

    Graham Foundation

    for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

    Madlener House

    4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL 60610 - 1416

    Wednesday-Saturday, 11AM --  5PM; every third Thursday of the month, 11AM -- 8PM
    Free Admission.


    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.

  • 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

  • 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
    Judith FEGERL
    Nicolas GROSPIERRE & Kobas LAKSA
    Dariusz KOWALSKI

    Rachel OWENS
    Florian & Michaël QUISTREBERT
    Gerold TAGWERKER
    Flora WATZAL
    Jordan WOLFSON

    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