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Elodie Grethen (*1988), is a French artist and photographer. She lives and works between Austria and in France.  She studied photography at the Friedl Kubelka School for Artistic Photography Vienna, where she graduated in 2018. She received one of five start-stipends for artistic photography from Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria in 2018. 
Since 2022, she has been working as a university assistant at the department for Applied Photography and Time-Based Media (Prof. Maria Ziegelböck) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.   

Grethen understands her work as the exploration of the relationship between space, body and society.
Her body of work ranges from conceptual photography and performance to installation: she creates intimate spaces, the image being a meeting point between her subjects and her, between the work and its viewers. Focusing on the notion of corporeality, intimacy and belonging, she uses her artistic practice to reflect the construction of social identities as well as to investigate the relationship between individuals and society. Grethen thus seeks to initiate a dialogue between her own reality and that of others.

For comissions, collaborations or just to say hello, please contact:
I am available for commissions in art, culture, performances and fashion.


Short-listed for Erste Bank ExraVALUE Art Award 2021

Fresh Eyes Talent 2021, „best emerging photographers from Europe”
Residency in Schaumbad, Graz

Residency in Cité des Arts, Paris, BKA
Residency Schaumbad, Graz

Nomination for C/O Berlin Talent Award 2020

START-Stipendium for artistic photography 2018, Chancellery of Austria
Die schönsten Bücher Österreichs 2017 for Tokyo Stories 

Exhibitions (selection)
„House of incitng passion, Vienna Art Week, group exhibition, Vienna
„Gmunden:photo”, group exhibition, Gmunden
„Stille Post”, Foto Wien, group exhibition, Vienna  
„SaarArt 2023”, Moderne Galerie, Saarlandmuseum, group exhibition, Saarbrücken

„DING DONG!” group exhibition by Design in Gesellschaft, Vienna Design Week
„Feeling your touch“, performance, Off Grid, Vienna
„Collective (R)évolutions, group exhibition, IceBergues, Geneva
„Impression remains”, group exhibition, Finnish Museum of Photography

„Guarding Lions”, solo exhibition, MAK gallery, Sarajevo
„Night of Museums”, group exhibition, Casino, Luxembourg
„FRESH EYES Talents 2021”, Keilestraat 9, Rotterdam
„Junge Kunst Triennale 2020”, group exhibition, Rotondes, Luxemburg 
„Guarding Lions”, solo exhibition, Bildraum 1, Vienna
„Festival Circulation(s)”, 104, Paris

„Face it!”, solo exhibition, Wien Museum Vienna
„Badverbot, 2. Welle”, group exhibition, Schaumbad, Graz
„OFF Grid Festival”, group exhibition, die Schöne, Vienna

„OTAMP Keepers Edition#1”, group exhibition, Zimmer, Vienna
„Guarding Lions”, solo exhibition, Kosmos Theater, Vienna
„Inbetweens”, group exhibition, Die Schöne, Vienna 

„Enjoy photography 6”, group exhibition, Camera Austria, Graz
„Under her eye”, group exhibition, Parallel Vienna 2018, Vienna
„Common Ground”, group exhibition, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna
„Auge in Auge mit Man Ray“, group exhibition, tresor im Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien, Vienna 

„Tokyo Stories”, Soweit die Zukunft, Vienna
„Kassel Dummy Awards 2017 Finalists“, Fotofestiwal, Lodz
„Kassel Dummy Awards 2017 Finalists“, Moscow Photobookfestival
„Kassel Dummy Awards 2017 Finalists“, Photobook Festival Istanbul
„Kassel Dummy Awards 2017 Finalists“, Photoireland, Dublin

„Raum 39“, group exhibition, Young Design Floor,
on the occasion of the Vienna Design Week, stilwerk, Vienna
„Tokyo Stories I”, group exhibition, Nippon Photography Institute, Tokyo
„Gemeindebau Kunst”, group exhibition, West 46, Vienna 

Teaching activities 
since 2022 
University assistant, Applied Photography and Time-Based
Media, University of Applied Arts

Workshop „Selbstauslöserin“ with Margot Pilz, Kunsthalle Krems
Workshop „Fotoproduktion“ with Foto Leutner, Foto Wien
Workshops „“Rethinking Nature & Identity” Foto Wien

Workshop „Position & Pose”, Kunsthaus Vienna
Lecture „Guarding Lions”, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vienna

Workshop „More than a selfie”, Kunsthaus Vienna 
Photo-Walk „Nature in Focus”, Kunsthaus Vienna

Photo class „Atelier photographique“, Institut français, Vienna

„Up & Coming”, in Parnass 2023

„Bilder der Auseinandersetzung” Christina Töpfer, in Tagebuch 2021/6
„How has the crises changed your work?”, in Eikon #114
„Tokyo Stories“, in Japan revisited 202x 
„Rebirth of the sun”, Camera Austria Nr. 153

„Oh my darling”, in 30 Jahre Photoschule Friedl Kubelka
„Guarding Lions”, in Nouveaux Riches

„straight nose, queer mouth”, in: GLAD!#7
„Guarding Lions”, in: This is badland Magazine
„Gender F*ck”, in: Kaltblut Magazine

“La beauté est dans la rue” in “Togetherness”, Catalogue of the Friedl-Kubelka School for Artistic Photography 2017/18

“Tokyo Stories”, self-published
    Vienna Photo Book Award, 2017, short-listed
    Fotobookfestival Kassel, 2017, short-listed
    Photobook Exhibition of Athens Photo Festival 2018
    Schönste Bücher Österreich 2017

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