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) lives and works in Germany.

 

Saskia Groneberg was awarded the German photography talent prize “gute aussichten_new german photography” in 2012 and honored with 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, along with artists such as Thomas Ruff, Richard Mosse, and Rinko Kawauchi. Her work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum London, the Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the LUMA Westbau Zurich, the Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, the Museum für konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, and others..

 

 

Education

 

2013–2015 | Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (Meisterschülerin Heidi Specker)

2006–2012 | Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

 

 

Prices, Awards, Residencies (selection)


2019 | Villa Kamogawa, Goethe-Institut Kyoto
2016 | Prix Pictet Space, Finalist

2016 | Bangaloresidency, Goethe-Institut Max-Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

2015 | Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles,  Nominee

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

2012 | gute aussichten__new german photography 2012/2013

 

 

Publications (selection)

 

Büropflanze (office plant), Edition Taube, 2017 – ISBN 978-3-945900-08-6

Prix Pictet Space, teNeues, 2017 – ISBN 978-3-8327-6907-9

gute aussichten_junge deutsche fotografie, Richter&Fey, 2012, ISBN 978-3-9412-6351-2

 

 

Exhibitions (selection)

 

2018 |  Prix Pictet Space, Fondation CAB, Brussels, BE
2018 | Vesuv, Venus, Zum Eichenkranz / Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz, DE (solo)
2018 | Prix Pictet Space, Camera, Italian Centre for Photography, Turin, IT
2018 | Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität 37, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, DE

2018 | Prix Pictet Space, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX
2018 | Out of Office. Büro-Kunst oder das Büro im Museum, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, DE
2018 | Prix Pictet Space, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, DE

2018 | Prix Pictet Space, Mouravieff-Apostol House & Museum, Moscow, RU

 

2017 | Prix Pictet Space, Tokyo Hillside Forum, Tokyo, JP
2017 | Prix Pictet Space, Luma Westbau, Zurich, CH
2017 | Tacker, Galerie der Künstler München, DE

2017 | Prix Pictet Space, Victoria and Albert Museum London, GB

2017 | Out of Office. Büro-Kunst oder das Büro im Museum, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, DE

 

2016 | 48°08'43.1"N 11°35'16.0“E Screening, super+Centercourt, München, DE (solo)
2016 | Vesuv, Venus, super+Centercourt, München, DE (solo)

2016 | Crossing the Jungle, Saskia Groneberg & Bettina Lockemann, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, IN
2016 | PHOTOTROPISM, The Library Project, Dublin, IE

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

2014 | Journées Photographiques de Bienne / Fototage Biel, Switzerland, CH

2014 | Das Büro. Interferenzen zwischen Kunst- und Wissensraum, Universität zu Köln, DE

 

2013 | Büroarbeit, YEARS, Copenhagen, DK

2013 | gute aussichten_junge deutsche fotografie 2012/2013, Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, DE

2013 | gute aussichten_junge deutsche fotografie 2012/2013, vhs photogalerie Stuttgart, DE

2013 | gute aussichten_junge deutsche fotografie 2012/2013, Goethe Institut Washington DC, US

2013 | gute aussichten_junge deutsche fotografie 2012/2013, Goethe Institut Chicago, US

2013 | No Place to Hide – Ort Kontrolle Produktion, Agentur für Arbeit Stuttgart, DE

 

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

2012 | Photomeetings Luxembourg, Kontschhaus beim Engel, Luxembourg, LU

 

 

“Büropflanze” is part of the Permanent Collection of Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH