• November 2, 2021

    Opening LCAXN at the Le Corbusier Foundation, Paris, on November, 9, 2021

     The Le Corbusier Foundation presents the exhibition LCAXN by Nicolas Grospierre, architectural photographer awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2008.

    Nicolas Grospierre has developed a form of photographic representation that is neither photography nor drawing, which he calls 'axonometric photography'
    In LCAXN, he has taken the axonometric drawings of LeCorbusier's unbuilt projects and brought them to life by telling the imaginary story of these buildings in his photomontages.
    This exhibition opens an artistic dialogue between the Maison La Roche - Le Corbusier's first purist house - and the works of Nicolas Grospierre.

    More info here

    Fondation Le Corbusier,
    10 square du Docteur Blanche, 75016 Paris
    Entrance by 55, rue du Dr Blanche
    Open to the public
    Tuesday, and Thursday to Saturday, 10:00-18:00

    Exhibition on view until December 17, 2021
  • September 19, 2019

    Opening LONGUE DUREE with Nelly Agassi at Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, September 20, 2019

     Opening of Nelly Agassi and Nicolas Grospierre exhibition Longue durée, in the frame of Warsaw Gallery Weekend, September 20-22, 2019


    Pola Magnetyczne,

    Londyńska 13,

    03-921, Warsaw, Poland 


    In Longue durée, Nelly Agassi and Nicolas Grospierre develop a visual dialogue which revolves around time, architecture, and the physical absence of light. "Longue durée" - the long run - should be seen as a view on things, perceived over a long period of time, and focusing on the longstanding and imperceptibly slow changing events and their consequences, and understood as perhaps the most fundamental aspects of reality.

    In Heliography, Nicolas Grospierre's new body of works, the photographer abandons one of his favourite topics, architecture, to deliver works that could be seen as the antithesis of Cartier Bressons's concept of "decisive moment". It is indeed the long perspective that is essential in Heliography, which could be described as photography without film, without camera, and even without paper: geometric patterns created by the sun over colorful velvet canvases, exposed over a period of five months.

    The long run is equally essential in Nelly Agassi's practice, and her re-interpretation of architecture. In Longue durée, Nelly Agassi deals with the the biography of the building housing the Pola Magnetyczne gallery. Plein-Air, one of her minimalist yet masterful interventions, revives architectural elements once integral to the house, and which have disappeared: the windows of the gallery space. Marking the absence of these windows allows her to connect with the long history of the house and explore erasure, preservation, and architecture’s capacity to change and repurpose by its users and by time, while at the same time echoing Grospierre's Heliography, by referring to the absence/presence of light which the window allow, and which is fundamental in Grospierre's works.

    Born out of the visual exchange between two autonomous artistic sensitivities, Longue durée eventually hints at notions of time, memory and immanent change, often imperceptible to the naked eye.

  • March 16, 2019

    Opening FICTION AND FABRICATION at MAAT Lisboa, March 19, 2019



    Photography of Architecture after the Digital Turn.


     Curated by Pedro Gadanho and Sergio Fazenda Rodrigues

    Museum Art Architecture Technology

    Av. Brasília, Central Tejo, 1300-598 Lisboa

    Opening: March 19 at 7 PM
    On show until August 19, 2019

    Fiction and Fabrication
     gathers nearly 50 artists who build and manipulate images of architectural objects and spaces. Marking 30 years since Photoshop was invented, and digital tools invaded photographic production, this exhibition focuses on the imagery of architecture as a central theme to an expanded practice of photography in contemporary art. From the seminal works of Andreas Gurski, Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall or Thomas Demand to the fictional creations of Beate Gütschow, Oliver Boberg or Isabel Brison, the show offers a panorama of architectural photography that evades objective approaches and favours fictionalised takes on reality between cinematic gazes, image deconstruction and more politicised narratives. At a time when digital tools preside over the making of architectural images for media consumption, fictions stemming from the art world appear here as a critical alternative that questions and expands the concept of architecture.

    Participant artists:

    Doug Aitken, Olivier Boberg, Isabel Brison, Rita Sobral Campos, James Casabere, André Cepeda, David Claerbout, Celine Condorelli, Mafalda Marques Correia, Gregory Crewdson, Hans Op de Beeck, Mónica de Miranda, Thomas Demand, Filip Dujardin, Roland Fischer, Carlos Garaicoa, Dionisio Gonzalez, Nicolas Grospierre, Andreas Gursky, Beate Gütschow, Patrick Hamilton, Sabine Hornig, Veronika Kellndorfer, Lucia Koch, Aglaia Konrad, Jonathan Lewis, Inês Lombardi, Tatiana Macedo, Edgar Martins, Antoni Muntadas, Anja Niemi, Erwin Olaf, Rodrigo Oliveira, Bas Princen, Olivier Ratsi, Teresa Braula Reis, Nick Relph, Martha Rossler, Thomas Ruff, Philip Schaerer, Evandro Soares, Hanna Starkey, Gerold Tagwerker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Pedro Tudela, Jeff Wall, James Welling.

    More info here
  • February 16, 2019

    Opening A SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE, Warsaw, March 1st, 2019

     OPENING A Subjective Atlas of Modern Architecture, March 1st, 2019, in Warsaw's Fort Institute of Photography.

     Instytut Fotografii Fort 

    Ul. Racławicka 99, budynek 06
    opening : Friday March 1st, 7 PM.
    exhibition open until April 7.
    Curated by Adam Mazur, this show is the summing up of 15 years' work on modernist architecture. The exhibition will showcase two complementary series, Modern Forms and Modern Spaces, which have until now been published as autonomous books by Prestel Publishing in London.
    More information HERE
  • November 24, 2018

    Launch of MODERN SPACES. A Subjective Atlas of 20th century Architecture

    Published by Prestel (London), Modern Spaces complements a previous opus, Modern Forms, but it is this time focused exclusively on modern interior design. As in Modern Forms, the photographs are organised neither chronologically nor geographically, but formally, and they therefore create a visual flow of shapes and designs. With the earliest photographs taken in 2004, this album is a sum of 15 years' work on modernist interiors. 

    The book is edited by Lincoln Dexter and Elias Redstone, with an essay by Owen Hatherley, and was designed by Magda Ponagajbo (Mamastudio, Warsaw).
    More information HERE.
    Modern Spaces will be launched in Warsaw, at the occasion of the Warsaw Art Book fair, on Sunday November 25, at 4 PM. The talk will be led by Łukasz Gorzyca.
    BABKA do wynajęcia
    ul. Młocińska 5/7, 01-065 Warsaw, Poland
    Additionally, I shall be signing the book in Paris during the Galeristes Art Fair, on Friday November 30, at 5 PM. The book signing is organised by the Common Room Foundation. 
    Le Carreau du Temple
    2 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris, France

  • September 14, 2018

    Opening THE BEST POSSIBLE CITY at Architekturgalerie MÜNCHEN, 13.09.2018


    Nicolas Grospierre / Fthenakis Ropee

    Positions of young architects in Munich

    Herzliche Einladung zur Eröffnung am Donnerstag, 13. September um 19 Uhr
    Cordial invitation to the opening on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm

    Nicola Borgmann Architekturgalerie Munich
    Nicolas Grospierre Artist and Photographer
    Alexander Fthenakis Fthenakis Ropee Architekten

    more info  HERE

  • September 28, 2017

    Opening HELIOSOPHIA at Alarcon Criado, Seville, Friday September 29, 2017

    Opening of


    September 29, 2017 at 8.30 PM

    Galeria Alarcon Criado
    C/ Velarde nº9 41001,

    +34 954 221 613

    Show open until 18.11.2017

    More info here




    The ancient Greek believed that Helios, the god of the sun, rode a fiery chariot through the sky, in this manner illuminating the world. However, when Helios let his son Phaeton lead the carriage, the inexperienced rider lost control over it, threatening to crash on earth and destroy the world. Zeus had to strike Helios’ chariot, killing Phaeton by the same token.
    As is often the case, Greek mythology provides an accurate yet simple narration to apprehend man’s relation to the world around him. Echoes of this story are found in Nicolas Grospierre’s latest exhibition at Alarcon Criado: Heliosophia.
    Composed of two distinct yet interdependent parts, Heliosophia brings forward works which develop an ambiguous relation to the sun, and light in general, as a creative means, but also perhaps as a destructive agent.

    The first set of works, Heliographia, are abstract geometric compositions which seem to have been drawn on large velvet canvases. What looks like a print is in fact the direct action of the sun over several months. During this time, lightproof caches were placed over the velvet, and periodically moved, the sun burning out the exposed parts. It is a kind of photography without paper, without film, without camera even, the sun being the sole creative power.
    Heliopolis is a set of photographs of modernist buildings from different parts of the world, whose common denominator is that they all have been destroyed, each time for different and specific reasons. However, the prints are tricked. Their photographic process has purposefully not been fixed, in such a way that when shown to the public, i.e. when exposed to light, they begin to black out. Here the sun is a destructive force, erasing structures which have already been torn down.
    However, and upon closer examination, things are not as simple as they seem. Both works provide canny examples of the paradox of creative destruction, i.e. when the symbolic capital of the destruction of an object is greater than its material value.
    One may indeed consider that the Heliographic compositions are in fact, from a technical point of view, the deterioration of an originally virgin piece of velvet.

    On the other hand, the Heliopolis photographs are probably more than a simple set of images. One may indeed venture that it is their very fragile nature, their self- destructive quality – that the more one looks at them, the more they become difficult to perceive – which provides a truly genuine artistic experience.
    Ultimately, Heliosophia is therefore not only about the sun, but about the complex and intertwined relation between the creative and destructive processes at work in any manly work.

  • June 9, 2017

    KRYSTIAN JARNUSZKIEWICZ - NICOLAS GROSPIERRE / opening: 10.06.2017 Pola Magnetyczne

    Opening of




    on Saturday, June 10 | 18:00

     Pola Magnetyczne

    ul. Londyńska 13
    03-921 Warszawa

    exhibition open until | 16.09.2017

    opening hours:
    wed-fri 15:00-19:30
    sat 13:00-17:00 

    KRYSTIAN JARNUSZKIEWICZ <- NICOLAS GROSPIERRE - TO MY DEAR MIKOŁAJ - is a show of my uncle's and my works at the Pola Magnetyczne gallery in Warsaw.
    It is an exhibition of loose formal associations, a silent dialogue (unfortunately in one way only), started by chance, and the attempt to see through the eyes of another person. 
  • March 15, 2017

    Opening LATE POLISHNESS - CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, 31 march 2017

      opening of 

    curators: Ewa Gorządek and Stach Szabłowski

    Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

    31/03 – 06/08/2017

    Opening: Friday, 31/03, 19.00

    The project Late Polishness is dedicated to the forms which Polish contemporary identity assumes. Acting as the main space for deliberations is the exhibition, which consists of more than a hundred works and projects from dozens of contemporary artists working in the fields of visual arts, cinema, and theatre. The themes underlined in the show will be expanded on through a rich program of discussions, lectures, and screenings.
    More info here
  • March 2, 2017

    Opening #BIBLIOTEKA in Poznan and IZOLATKA in Warsaw


    Opening : Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7 PM

    Studio Teatrgaleria
    Pl. Defilad 1 
    Pałac Kultury i Nauki
    00-901 Warszawa

    An installation designed by Olga Mokrzycka-Grospierre and myself, imagined as a theatrical space, within the Studio Theatre in Warsaw. The installation space shall serve as a stage without scenography, where several theatre shows shall be staged, starting with Pocałunek Kobiety Pająka " (The Kiss of the Spider Woman), directed by Rafał Dziemidok on February 10, 2017.

    More info here



    An exhibition curated by Marta Smolińska

    Opening : Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6 PM

    Until 28.02.2017

    Centrum Kultury Zamek
    ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
    61-809 Poznań
    Artists: Jan Berdyszak, Barbara Bloom, Hubert Czerepok, Iwona Demko, Krzysztof Gliszczyński, Maurycy Gomulicki, Nicolas Grospierre, Horst Hoheisel & Andreas Knitz, Jakub Jasiukiewicz, Bartosz Kokosiński, Jarosław Kozłowski, Anna Królikiewicz, Agnieszka Kurant, Piotr Kurka, Paweł Susid, Grzegorz Sztwiertnia, Małgorzata Szymankiewicz

    more info here




  • February 28, 2017

    Opening TODO PALICEDE ANTE EL LIBRO at Centro de Arte Alcobendas, June 30, 2016

    Opening of "Todo palidece ante el libro" [All pales before the book], at the Centro de Arte Alcobendas, on June 30, 2016 at 19.30
    Centro de Arte Alcobendas
    C/ Mariano Sebastián Izuel 9 
    28100 Alcobendas, Madrid

    The show, which is part of PhotoEspana, will be on until September 13.
    More information here
    Todo palidece ante el libro presents the printed book as the universal medium, the container which holds all the narrations, the story that tells all the stories, including that of its own birth, but also of its own destruction.
    In this exhibition, Nicolas Grospierre has assembled several works – photographs, photographic objects, installations, videos – which, every time in a different way, praise the wonder of the book, by showing the vertigo and exhilaration that enlightenment can create, the melancholy at the prospect of a devastated library, but also the capacity of knowledge to come back to life once it has been destroyed, literally rising from its own ashes.
  • 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

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  • 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