Tobias Zielony (Wuppertal, Germany, 1973) studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. In 2001, after studying Documentary Photography at the University of Wales in Newport, he frequented the Artistic Photography course held by Timm Rauterts at the HGB in Leipzig. After graduating in 2004 and receiving a Masters degree in 2006, he moved to Berlin. He was awarded the GASAG-Kunstpreis in Berlin, and in 2006 he won two scholarships in New York and Los Angeles. He later put on solo exhibitions in international galleries and museums, including C/O in Berlin (2007), Kunstverein Hamburg (2010), Folkwang Museum in Essen, MMK Zollamt in Frankfurt, Camera Austria in Graz (2011), Philadelphia Museum of Art (2011) and the Berlinische Galerie (2013). He has been invited by Florian Ebner to the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015. He lives and works in Berlin.