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 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 taiwansese 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-Wuerttemberg. His project Heaven in Clouds was nominated in 2016 for the Jerusalem Museum´s Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photographyand received an artist book grant by Stiftung Kunstfonds in 2018.

Granser´s work has been exhibited amongst many others at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, FOAM Amsterdam, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Photo Espana, Kunsthalle Tuebingen, MAK Museum Wien, Kunstmuseum Reutlingen/Galerie and NGBK Berlin.

  • Upcoming
    HEAVEN IN CLOUDS  -  Peter Granser

    Galerie Stöckle Hauser Stuttgart, 29.3.-22.6.2019

    Kunstmuseum Stuttgart - Kubus. Sparda Kunstpreis, 22.3.-22.6.2019

    Rot leuchtend strahlt dem Betrachter die Neonschrift HEAVEN IN CLOUDS entgegen.

    HEAVEN IN CLOUDS ist der Titel der Arbeit von Peter Granser, in der er sich mit dem gegenwärtigen Urbanisierungsprozess auseinandersetzt und dessen Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Natur er mit präzisem Blick einfängt.

    HEAVEN IN CLOUDS heißt auch ein modernes chinesisches Wohnviertel für gutsituierte Bewohner und klingt wie ein Versprechen für den Aufbruch in eine schöne, paradiesische Zukunft.

    HEAVEN IN CLOUDS wird parallel in der Galerie Stöckle Hauser und im Kunstmuseum Stuttgart im Rahmen des Kubus. Sparda Kunstpreis ( mit Arbeiten der 3 weiteren Finalisten: Annette Kelm, Sinje Dillenkofer und Armin Linke ) zu sehen sein. Während im Kunstmuseum der Fokus auf der Fotografie liegt, stehen in der Galerie Stoeckle Hauser die Videoarbeiten im Mittelpunkt. 

    Zusätzlich zu den Fotografie- und Videoarbeiten wird das 4-teilige, von Jonas Beuchert gestaltete Buch, das Ende März 2019 bei Edition Taube erscheint, vorgestellt. https://www.editiontaube.de

  • 2015
  • Art from Heart, curated by Miroslav Ambroz, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
    EXPO 2015, Czech pavilion, Milano, Italy
    Digital_Analog.Indifferenz, curated by Frank Eckhardt, Denise Ackermann and Zuzana Musilova, Motorenhalle, riesa efau Kultur Forum Dresden, Germany
    Spotlight on Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
    Et cetera, curated by Genny Di Bert and Ottaviano Maria Razetto, MAXXI museum, Rome, Italy
    City Leaks, urban art festival, Köln, Germany
    Festival světla, Plzen, CZ
    Burning Man festival, outdoor installation Cultures – Sprout, Nevada, US
  • 2014
  • Dorothea Von Stetten Award, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
    I-Saloni, cooperation with Lasvit, Milano, Italy
    Trafačka, Red Gallery, London, UK
    PLBPRDLKSM, Trafačka, Prague, CZ
  • 2013
  • Prague Biennale 6, Expanded Painting, curated by Helena Kontova, Giancarlo Politi and Nicola Trezzi, Prague, CZ
    À la recherche de la bohème perdue, curated by Divo institute and CAN, CAN (The Art Center Neuchatel), Switzerland & NTK Gallery (National Library of Technology), Prague, CZ
    Signal Festival, Prague, CZ
  • 2009 – 2013
  • After Velvet, curated by Karel Srp and Sandra Baborovská, Prague City Gallery – The Golden Ring House, Prague, CZ
  • 2012
  • SPOTLIGHTS video.kunst, curated by Anna Szöke, Andreas Hoffer, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Austria
    FRAMEART Festival, CAAA, Guimaraes, Portugal
    Hamburg Art Week, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2011
  • Una Nueva Aventura, SIART Biennale 11, curated by Norma Campos Vera, Fundación Visión Cultural, La Paz, Bolivia
    Spaceship Earth, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, curated by Dobrila Denegri, Torun, Poland
    Illuminations Festival Lichtströme, organized by Bettina Pelz and Tom Groll Koblenz, Germany
    PAF Festival, New York, USA
  • 2010
  • And_Writers, First Nanjing Biennale, curated by Zhu Tong, Wonil Rhee and Eleonora Battiston, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China
    DIGIFESTA 2010, curated by Wo-nil Rhee, Gwangju Biennial, Korea, Gwangju City Museum, Korea
    Repair – Ready To Pull The Lifeline, Ars Electronica 2010 – Festival for Art, Technology and Society, Linz, Austria
    Fruits of Civilization, curated by Lenka Lindauerová, EXPO 2010, Czech Pavilion, Shanghai, China
    About Architecture, curated by Georg Elben, Plan project 10 – Forum aktueller Architektur in Köln, Germany
    Transgression, curated by Gabriela Jurkovič, Videotage, Asia’s Media Art Organisation, Hong Kong, China
    Asia’s Media Art Organisation, Hong Kong, China
  • 2009
  • Videonale 12 – Festival of Contemporary Video Art, curated by Susanne Hinrichs and Georg Elben, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
    Waldburger Gallery, Brussel, Belgium
    Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, curated by Douglas Geers and Ali Momeni, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    My Europa, curated by Eva Eisler, EESC, Brussel, Belgium & DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, CZ
    Narracje, Installations and Interventions in Public Space, curated by Bettina Pelz, Gdansk, Poland
    Nanoscope, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague & University of science, Pardubice, CZ
  • 2008
  • Names, graffiti and street art festival, organized by Trafačka, Prague, CZ
    Jung and digital, Byblos Gallery, Verona, Italy
    5th Zlín Youth Salon 2008, Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín, CZ
  • 2007
  • Essl Award Winners 2007, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Austria
    Eccentric Paths, curated by Sarolta Schredl, Museum Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
    International Biennale Florence, Italy
    Space For Intuition, curated by Jiří Machalický, Prague City Gallery – The Golden Ring House, Prague, CZ
    5+kk, Trafo Gallery, Prague, CZ
  • 2006
  • Graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, National Gallery, Prague, CZ
    Viper Festival Basel 06 , Basel, Switzerland
    Transmediale Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Némo, International Biennial of Contemporary Digital Arts, Paris, France
  • 2005
  • V. Biennial of young art, curated by Karel Císař, Prague City Gallery, Stone Bell House, Prague, CZ
    Entermultimediale – festival, organized by CIANT, Prague, CZ
    Essl Award, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Austria
    Optronica – festival of short films, London, UK
  • Artphilein Foundation, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
  • Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Austria
  • Mikulov Collection, Mikulov, CZ
  • Museum Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
  • National Gallery, Prague, CZ
  • Prague City Gallery, CZ