Tobias Zielony was born in 1973 in Wuppertal, Germany. After studying Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport, Zielony enters Timm Rauterts' class for artistic photography at the HGB Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in 2001. After his graduation in 2004 and his master in 2006 he moves to Berlin. He receives the GASAG-Kunstpreis, Berlin, in 2006 as well as grants for New York and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions follow at C/O Berlin in 2007, Kunstverein Hamburg in 2010, Folkwang Museum Essen, MMK Zollamt Frankfurt and and Camera Austria Graz in 2011. Tobias Zielony lives and works in Berlin.