Peter Granser

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 

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 


A complete CV is sent upon request.