Ingo Giezendanner

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Ingo Giezendanner (born 1975) is a painter and installation artist and member of the Kroesos Foundation. He lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland.

Since 1998, Ingo Giezendanner, alias GRRRR, has been documenting the urban spaces in which he has travelled and lived. Apart from his native city of Zurich, his travels have taken him to diverse cities from New York and New Orleans to Cairo, Nairobi, Karachi and Colombo. Everywhere he travels, he captures his surroundings on location with pen on paper. His drawings have been presented in numerous magazines, books and animated films as well as in spacious installations and wallpaintings.

In conjunction with Mark Divo he painted the exterior façade on the squatted factory grounds Wohlgroth in Zürich in 1993. Since then, GRRRR has realized many wall paintings. During his stay in New York, he painted a mural on East 2nd Street. In 2004, he worked on a large-scale mural on a site hoarding at the Kunsthaus Zurich depicting the reconstruction in progress.

GRRRR has been presenting his work continuously in a series of publications. The first is the self-published booklet “GRR1: video”, which appeared in 1998. The current book "GRR30: urban recordings" is his thirtieth publication. It contains drawings from the years 1998 to 2006 which provide insight into GRRRRs entire work for the first time.

The production of animated films is a more recent development in GRRRRs work. In 2005, he produced several video clips for Swiss Television, among them the much noticed clip "GRR26: gib mer", a collaboration with rapper Big Zis.

Previous publications:

GRR5: Seattle / San Francisco (1999) Andreas Züst Verlag, 104 pages ISBN 3-905328-05-4

GRR8: Zürich (2002) Edition Patrick Frey, 72 pages ISBN 3-905509-42-3 Out of print.

GRR20: Die Bau Zeitung (2004) edition fink, 40 pages ISBN 3-906086-69-0

GRR23: DESIGN (2004) Nieves Books, 12 pages Out of print.

GRR30: urban recordings (2006) passenger books, 356 pages ISBN 978-3-00-018496-3

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