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CONTACT:
michaelgrieve@gmail.com
German: +49 (0)15734866787

ARCHIVE:
Agence Vu

LINKS:
www.berlinfotokiez.com

BIOGRAPHY:
Currently based in Berlin. Studied a degree in Film, Video & Photographic Arts at the Polytechnic of Central London and in 1997 graduated from the Photographic Studies MA at the University of Westminster and proceeded to work on commissions for such diverse publications worldwide including Le Monde, Liberation, Sunday Times Magazine, Weekend Guardian Magazine, Observer Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, Newsweek, Blast and Tank. Was senior lecturer of photography at Nottingham Trent University teaching theory and practice, and a lecturer at the Akademia Fotografii in Warsaw and Krakow. Was a lecturer, teaching Documentary and the history of photography at Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule in Berlin. Teaches workshops on a regular basis. For five years was the deputy editor for the contemporary photography magazine, 1000 Words. He is on the steering committee for The International Interdisciplinary Institute (The Triple-I) in Rome. He writes and photographs regularly for the British Journal of Photography and is the Founder and Director of the newly formed Berlin Foto Kiez International Photography Workshops.

Personal photography projects are experiential and deal with the desire to break from existential isolation. The photo book, The Foriegner [sic], is a documentary fiction, chronicling lived experience, where sensibility defines the meaning.

EXHIBITIONS:
Termini The International Interdisciplinary Institute, Rome, Italy, May 2017
The Foriegner [sic] Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Surface Labyrinth, Berlin, Germany, June 2016
Umbilical (in the process of becoming). Tate Modern, Offprint, Éditions Lutanie, curated by Guy Gormley, London, UK May 2015
The Foriegner [sic]. Big Deal No5, Frieze, London, UK, October 2013
Blue of Night. Daniel Blau Gallery, Haunting the Chapel: Photography and Dissolution, Group Show, London, UK, September 2011
The Foriegner [sic]. Oblong Gallery, Photography Show (with JH Engström, Tereza Zelenkova and Laura Hynd), London, UK, 2011
No Love Lost. Melon Rouge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2010
No Love Lost. Festiwal Fotodokumentu, Proznan, Poland, 2010
Blue of Night. Guiden, London, UK, 2010
No Love Lost. Oblong Gallery, Miniscule, London, UK, 2010
No Love Lost. Noorderlicht Festival, Human Conditions, Lost, Holland, 2009
No Love Lost. Host Gallery, Group Show, London, UK, 2009
No Love Lost. Steidlville, London, UK, 2008
No Love Lost. Rencontres d’Arles, Nuit de l’Année, France, 2008
No Love Lost. London Stories, Shoreditch Town Hall, UK, 2006
Siege. University of Westminster MA, UK, 1997

SELECTED REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS:
Magenta Magazine, The Foriegner [sic], 2015
Blow Photo Magazine, No Love Lost, 2012
Baron, the Erotic Paperback Magazine, No Love Lost, 2012
Incensce Magazine, Best of British issue, 2010
British Journal of Photography, Blue of Night, by Diane Smyth, 2010
Vice Magazine, interview and portfolio of No Love Love, 2009
British Journal of Photography, No Love Lost, interview by Aaron Schuman, 2009
Independent Magazine, Best Photographer of 2009