Peter Granser established already with his first project Sun City a significant documentary style and succeeded in developing his work over the years by combining photography, video and sound.
Granser is self-educated and was given the Arles Discovery Award (2002), the Oskar-Barnack Award (2004) and the Helmut-Kraft-Foundation Talent Art Prize (2011). In 2006 he was a stipendiary of german art foundation Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. In 2016 he was nominated for the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Inspired by residencies in China and Japan Granser founded 2015 project space ITO to experiment with topics such as time, emptiness, nature and consciousness. At ITO ( japanese for thread ) he connects contemporary art with japanese and chinese high-class tea and enables guests to concentrate on the moment while leaving room for communication.
Granser´s work is presented in public collections like the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Fotomuseum Winterthur, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo or the Guislain Museum Gent and has been exhibited amongst others at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, FOAM Amsterdam, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Photo Espana, Kunsthalle Tuebingen and NGBK Berlin.
He published 8 books to date.
2016 El Alto – Edition Taube
2012 Was einem Heimat war - Bücher & Hefte
2011 Peter Granser 2000-2007 - Superlabo
2008 Signs - Hatje Cantz/Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago
2006 Coney Island - Hatje Cantz/Edition Mennour
2005 Alzheimer – Kehrer/Edition Mennour
A complete CV is sent upon request.