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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 and ornamental plants. She questions and interprets this synthesized nature as projections of profound and essential 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.

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 at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, 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. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibitions, including Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Museum Marta Herford, University of Cologne, Goethe-Institut Chigago, Goethe-Institut Washington DC, Goethe-Institut Bangalore, and others.

Saskia Groneberg (*1985) studied at the State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart and the State Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig). She currently lives and works in Munich, Germany.