About

In her projects, Saskia Groneberg (*1985) meditates on the design of various human environments. For the past several years, she has been particularly interested in artificially molded 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 was one of the shortlisted artists for Prix Pictet Space in 2017, along with artists such as Thomas Ruff, Richard Mosse, Beate Gütschow and Rinko Kawauchi. Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum London, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the LUMA Westbau Zurich, the Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, the Museum für konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, and others. Saskia Groneberg is based in Berlin and Munich.



Education
2013–2015 | Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (Meisterschülerin / Heidi Specker)
2006–2012 | State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart

Selected Prices, Awards, Residencies
2019 | Goethe-Institute Kyoto Villa Kamogawa, Artist in Residence
2017 | Prix Pictet Space, Finalist
2016 | Goethe-Institute Bangalore / MOD Institute, Artist in Residence
2015 | Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles, Finalist
2013 | Fotomuseum Winterthur Plat(t)form 13, Special Mention
2012 | gute aussichten_new german photography 2012/2013, Laureate

Publications
2020 | Der Weg, Kunst-Insel am Lenbachplatz, Munich, DE (solo)
2019 | Doppelausstellung, Saskia Groneberg & Paul Hutchinson, Galerie Russi Klenner, Berlin, DE (duo)
2018 | Vesuv, Venus, Zum Eichenkranz / Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz, DE (solo)
2016 | Vesuv, Venus, super+Centercourt, München, DE (solo)
2016 | Crossing the Jungle: Saskia Groneberg & Bettina Lockemann, Goethe-Institute MMB, Bangalore, IN (duo)

Group Exhibitions

2020 | loops and echoes, P145 / European Month of Photography, Berlin, DE (upcoming)
2020 | Förderpreise der Landeshauptstadt München, Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich, DE
2018–19 | SITUATIONS/to look is to labor, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH
2018–19 | Phänomen Zimmerpflanze, Botanisches Museum, Berlin, DE
2018 | Prix Pictet Space: Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX / Camera, Italian Centre for Photography, Turin, IT / Gallery of Photography, Dublin, IR / Flowers Gallery, New York, US / ARTLab, Lausanne, CH / Fondation CAB, Brussels, BE / Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, DE / Mouravieff-Apostol House & Museum, Moscow, RU
2018 | Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität 37, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, DE
2018 | Out of Office. Büro-Kunst oder das Büro im Museum, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, DE
2017 | Out of Office. Büro-Kunst oder das Büro im Museum, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, DE
2017 | Prix Pictet Space: Victoria and Albert Museum London, GB / Tokyo Hillside Forum, Tokyo, JP / Luma Westbau, Zurich, CH
2017 | Tacker, Galerie der Künstler München, DE
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 | Hybride, 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 / vhs photogalerie Stuttgart, DE / Goethe Institut Washington DC, US / 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


Artist Talks and Lectures
2019 | “Nature and City in Photogaphs”, with Sohei Nishino, Tokyo Art Book Fair, JP
2019 | Creators@Kamogawa, “Kosmos Park”, with Tomoki Yamauchi, moderated by Tetsuya Ozaki, Goethe Institute Kyoto, JP
2018 | Art Talks: Saskia Groneberg, Zurich University of the Arts, CH
2018 | Garden City,  1 Shanthi Road Gallery, in cooperation with Goethe Institute Bangalore, IN
2017 | Workshop "Sonntags?Kunst", Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DE
2015 | "Studio Talks" Class of Thorsten Hattenkerl, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, DE
Collections

Private Collections and Collection of Fotomuseum Winterthur
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