On February 21, 2017 @ 7PM
In her project, ‘Garden City’, Saskia Groneberg explores the rapid growth and development of Bangalore whilst taking a keen interest in the urban vegetation. In her photographs, the traces of the city’s transformation are underlined by observing the constrained growth of nature. She focuses on peripheral details and common spaces and thereby highlights the complex relationship between humans and nature. During a presentation at 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery, Saskia will share more insight into her photographs taken during a residency in Bangalore in 2016 as well as recently in 2018.
Saskia Groneberg (born 1985) currently lives and works in Munich, Germany. She was selected as a finalist of the Prix Pictet Space in 2017. Her work has been showcased in group exhibitions around the world, including Victoria & Albert Museum London, Haus der Photographie Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Luma Westbau Zurich, Museum Marta Herford, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, Goethe Institute Washington DC and Chicago, Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and others. In her work, Saskia Groneberg meditates on the design of various human environments. For the past several years, she has been particularly interested in artificiality of molded and constructed 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.