Biography

Peter Granser

Peter Granser was born in 1971 as an austrian citizen in Hannover, Germany. He is self-educated and lives in Stuttgart. Granser established already with his first project Sun City a significant style and developed his work over the years. Video-sequences and sound accompany his photographs consistently since 2009.

Inspired by residencies in China and Japan, Granser founded project space ITO in 2015. He experiments there with unusual exhibition formats and with topics such as time, emptiness, nature and consciousness. These are also the themes that have been the focus of Granser’s personal projects of the past several years.
At ITO ( japanese for thread ) he connects contemporary art with japanese and taiwansese tea and enables guests to concentrate on the moment while leaving room for communication.

Granser received numerous prizes and awards amongst others the Arles Discovery Award in 2002, the Oskar-Barnack Award in 2004 and the Helmut-Kraft-Foundation Talent Art Prize in 2011. In 2006 he was a stipendiary of Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg. His project Heaven in Clouds was nominated in 2016 for the Jerusalem Museum´s Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography and received an artist book grant by Stiftung Kunstfonds in 2018.

Granser´s work has been exhibited amongst many others at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, FOAM Amsterdam, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Photo Espana, Kunsthalle Tuebingen, MAK Museum Wien, Kunstmuseum Reutlingen/Galerie and NGBK Berlin.

He published 10 books:

2019    Heaven in Clouds - Edition Taube
2019    20 Million Years and 1/60th of a Second - Stokovec Publishing (Nov. 2019)
2017    I walked into a cave and up to Paradajs - Edition Taube
2016    El Alto - Edition Taube ( 2017 2nd Edition)
2014    J´ai perdu ma tête - Edition Taube / Marraine Ginette Éditions
2012    Was einem Heimat war - Bücher & Hefte Leipzig
2011    Peter Granser 2000-2007 - Superlabo Japan
2008    Signs - Hatje Cantz / Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago
2006    Coney Island - Hatje Cantz / Edition Mennour Paris
2005    Alzheimer – Kehrer / Edition Mennour Paris ( 2007 2nd Edition )
2003    Sun City - Benteli