Tobias Zielony was born in 1973 in Wuppertal, Germany. His critical aproach to social documentarism makes him one of the most discussed artists in contemporary german photography. After studying Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport, Zielony enters Timm Rauterts’ class for artistic photography at the HGB Leipzig in 2001. In 2006 he moves to Berlin and receives the GASAG-Kunstpreis as well as grants for New York and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions follow at C/O Berlin (2007), Kunstverein Hamburg (2010), Folkwang Museum Essen, MMK Zollamt Frankfurt, Camera Austria Graz (2011), and Berlinische Galerie (2013). In 2014 he was selected for the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2015. Tobias Zielony lives and works in Berlin.

Tobias Zielony. Photo by Birgit Kleber.
Tobias Zielony
Wuppertal, 1973
Germany

Past Exhibitions

Tobias Zielony: Maskirovka

Lia Rumma Milan
01/03/2018 — 14/04/2018

Béton

Kunsthalle Wien 25/06/2016 — 16/10/2016

Fear Of The Unknown

Kunsthalle Bratislava
18/03/2016 — 31/07/2016

Tobias Zielony: The Citizen

KOW
29/04/2016 — 03/05/2016

Tobias Zielony: Tell Me Something about You

Lia Rumma Milan
20/10/2015 — 16/01/2016

Solo Shows

2018
KOW, Berlin

2017
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

2016
KOW, Berlin

2015
Tell me something about you, Lia Rumma, Milano, Italy

2014
Dream Lovers. The Films 2008-2014, KOW, Berlin
Vele, Esker Foundation, Calgary
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim

2013
Jenny Jenny, Berlinische Galerie

2012
Manitoba, KOW, Berlin
Live Cinema / Peripheral Stages, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome (with Mohamed Bourouissa)
Zuspiel, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin2011
Live Cinema / Peripheral Stages, Philadelphia Museum of Art (with Mohamed Bourouissa)
Le Vele di Scampia, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Tobias Zielony: Manitoba, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt am Main
Manitoba, Camera Austria, Graz
Dabeisein. Fotografien von Jürgen Heinemann und Tobias Zielony, Folkwang Museum Essen

2010
Vele, Kunstverein Dortmund
Vele, Zgora, KOW, Berlin
Story / No Story, Kunstverein Hamburg
Kunsthalle Wien, Ursula Blickle Videolounge
KOW, Berlin

2009
Trona – Armpit of America, Centre PasquArt, Biel

2008
Story / No Story, Photomuseum Braunschweig

2007
Garage, Galerie BWA, Zielona Gora
The Cast, C/O Berlin
The Hidden, Galerie Lia Rumma, Milano

2006
Some Sin for Nothing, Kunsthaus Glarus
Behind the Block, Plan B Gallery, Cluj Napoca
Big Sexyland, Centre de la Photographie, Geneve
Tobias Zielony – Agip / Gulf / Arsl, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

2004
Quartiers Nord, Institut Français, Leipzig

Group Shows

2017
Fabrik – On the Circulation of Data, Goods and People German Pavilion 2015 on tour, Sursock Museum, Beirut
The Brutalism Appreciation Society, HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund
MEXIBILITY. Wir sind in der Stadt, wir können sie nicht verlassen. Goethe Institut, Casa Del Lago, Mexico City
Warten. Zwischen Macht und Möglichkeit, Hamburger Kunsthalle
Photography Out of Germany, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Generation Loss 10 Years Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
Portrait II, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
ARCH+ displays: Concrete Utopias, Schau Fenster, Berlin
3. Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin

2016
Out of the Dark, KOW, Berlin
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Photographer´s Gallery, London
Béton, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Summer of Photography 2016, Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels
Zeitgeist – Arte da Nova Berlim, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janero, Brasil
Mit anderen Augen. Das Porträt in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunstmuseum Bonn

2015
56th Venice Biennale, German Pavillion
2. Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater
Das sind wir. Portätfotografie von 1996 bis 2013, Berlinische Galerie
Le Souffleur – Schürmann trifft Ludwig, Ludwig Forum Aachen
Schlaflos – Das Bett in Geschichte und Gegenwartskunst, 21er Haus, Wien
ZOOM! Architektur und Stadt im Bild, Pinakothek der Moderne, München
Hamster Hipster Handy. Im Bann des Mobiltelefons, Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Wuppertal Country of birth: Germany Date of birth: 1973 Lives in: Berlin