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 the 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 chinese 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-Württemberg. For Heaven in Clouds he was nominated in 2016 for the Jerusalem Museum´s Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography.

Granser´s work is presented in public collections like the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Guislain Museum Ghent, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Kunstwerk - Klein Collection and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Hygiene Museum Dresden, Houston Museum of Fine Arts and Artium Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo Vitoria Gasteiz and has been exhibited amongst others at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen and Ulm, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, FOAM Amsterdam, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Photo Espana, Kunsthalle Tübingen and NGBK Berlin


He published 9 books to date. Book #10 is planned for spring 2018.

2018        20 million years and 1/60s of a second - Stokovec Publishing House 

2017        I walked into a cave and up to Paradajs – Edition Taube 

2016        El Alto – Edition Taube 

2014        J´ai perdu ma tête - Edition Taube / Marraine Ginette Éditions

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 

2003        Sun City - Benteli 


A complete CV is sent upon request.