Saskia Groneberg

In her projects, Saskia Groneberg meditates on the design of various human environments. For the past several years, she has been particularly interested in artificially moulded nature, finding its expression in parks, landscapes or ornamental plants. She questions and interprets this synthesized nature as projections of profound human longings and needs that arise from certain cultural, political and social circumstances.


While primarily focusing on photography and book design, she also incorporates other mediums such as video and installation into her artistic work. Saskia Groneberg (*1985) currently lives and works in Munich, Germany.


Among several other awards, she won the German Photography Talent Prize „gute aussichten_new german photography“ in 2012 and received a special mention at the Fotomuseum Winterthur Plat(t)form in 2013. She was nominated for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Arles in 2015. In April and May 2016 she was invited to participate in an artist residency programme of the Goethe-Institut Bangalore in India. She was one of the shortlisted artists for Prix Pictet Space in 2016. Her work has been shown in nationally and internationally.





2013–2015 Meisterschülerin / Master Class of Heidi Specker, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig / Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
2012 Diploma Communication Design

2006–2012 Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart / State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart



Prices, Awards, Residencies (selection)

2016  Prix Pictet "Space", Shortlisted Artist

2016  Goethe-Institut Max-Mueller/Bhavan BangaloREsidency

2015  Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles,  Nominee

2013  Fotomuseum Winterthur Plat(t)form 13, Special Mention

2012/2013  gute aussichten_junge deutsche fotografie / _new german photography



Exhibitions (selection)


Prix Pictet Space, Luma Westbau, Zurich, CH
Tacker, Galerie der Künstler München, DE

Prix Pictet Space, Victoria&Albert Museum London, GB

Out of Office, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, DE



48°08'43.1"N 11°35'16.0“E Screening, super+Centercourt, München, DE (solo)
Vesuv, Venus, super+Centercourt, München, DE (solo)

Crossing the Jungle, Saskia Groneberg & Bettina Lockemann, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, IN
PHOTOTROPISM, The Library Project, Dublin, IE

Ausstellung der MeisterschülerInnen Leipzig 2015 / Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, DE
Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2015 / Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Cosmos Arles Books, Arles, FR


Journées Photographiques de Bienne / Fototage Biel, Switzerland, CH

Das Büro. Interferenzen zwischen Kunst- und Wissensraum, Universität zu Köln, DE



Büroarbeit, YEARS, Copenhagen, DK

gute aussichten_junge deutsche fotografie / new german photography 2012/2013

– Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, DE

– vhs photogalerie Stuttgart, DE

– Goethe Institut Washington DC, US

– Goethe Institut Chicago, US

No Place to Hide – Ort Kontrolle Produktion, Agentur für Arbeit Stuttgart, DE



gute aussichten_junge deutsche fotografie 2012/2013, Museum MARTa Herford, DE

Photomeetings Luxembourg, Kontschhaus beim Engel, Luxembourg, LU



"show me yours – I show you mine", Willhelmspalais, Stuttgart, DE

Photomeetings Luxembourg, Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg, LU



Abbruch der Messe, Rathaus Stuttgart, DE

Golden Bee 9. International Biennale of Graphic Design, Moskow, RU


doch hart im raume stoßen sich die Sachen, Galerienhaus Stuttgart, DE





"Büropflanze" is part of the Permanent Collection of Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH

Saskia Groneberg