Bio data

Name:  Herbert Grammatikopoulos
Year of birth: 1958, Austria
Contact details  photos(at)grammatix.de

Educational Background   

Master of Arts in Cultural Science and Ethnology University of Tuebingen, Germany
– Several design and customizing works on motorbikes and bicycles from 1984 to 2000, mainly in my own motorbike and bicycle workshop
– Self-taught visual artist and photographer since 1975

Art Work Experience (selection)

Solo exhibitions

new: VHS Stuttgart, March 2021 – Himalaya: People & Rites

– Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany: „Nepal“, 2019
– Townhall Leoben, Austria: „Nepal“, 2018
Wartessal, Besigheim, Germany: „Griechenland – Quo Vadis?“, 2017
Tollhaus Karlsruhe, Germany: „Griechenland – Quo Vadis?“, 2016
Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany: „Griechenland – Quo Vadis?“, 2015
WeltCafé Stuttgart, Germany „Griechenland – Quo Vadis“, 2015
– Tollhaus Karlsruhe, Germany: „Photographs of Kashmir, Nepal & Tibet“, 2014
– Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany: „Transtion Tibet“, 2013
– Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India: „Tibet“, 2009
– Dan Ran, Japanese Restaurant, Patan, Nepal: Mixed scenes, 2006 and 2007
Cafe Mitra, Kathmandu, Nepal: „Streetscenes“ (January-June), „Swayambunath Temple“ (July-Dec), 2006
Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal: „Soulful Streets, Dark Windows and Silent Dooors“, October/November 2005. Parts of it displayed at Summit Hotel in Sanepa, Patan, and Yak & Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu

Group exhibitions

– In collaboration with Indian and international Artists with Khoj International Artists Group (New Delhi, India):
workshop in Kashmir ‚Khoj Kasheer 2007
– ‚Dance‚ with Nepali painter Pradip Bajracharya, 2007, Nepal, Kathmandu, Gallery 32
– ‚Bells‘ with Manish Lal Shrestha (Painter) & Manjul (Poet), 2007, Nepal, Kathmandu, Gallery 32
Khulla Dhoka (Open Doors) Project with more than hundred Nepalese and international Artists, 2006, Kathmandu, Nepal
organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery, exhibited at NAFA (Nepal Association of Fine Arts) and British
and photographing for the Khulla Dhoka book, 2006
– In collaborationwith Nepali and international Artists and Sutra Arts Group, ‚Transition of a Society‚, Sculptures, Nepal, Patan, 2006.

Publications of photographs


taz.die tageszeitung (Germany)
– Motorbike Magazine ‚MO‘, Germany: Motorbike Riding in Nepal, No.12/2007 and No. 10/2008, page 68/69
Nepali Times (Nepal), 2005-2007
– KONTEXT Wochenzeitung (Germany)
Woman Magazine (GB), 2006
Daily Express (GB), 2006


UNESCO (Nepal), 2006
Khulla Dhoka (Open Doors) Book (Nepal), 2006
DED (German Development Service): Ecotourism, 2006
SNV (Netherland Development Service)
GTZ (German Technical Assistance) and BMZ (German Development Ministry), 2007
Palpa Chamber of Commerce (Nepal): ‚Tourism Directory‘, 2005
et al.

Details of publications (selection)


– photos for the CD „Cranes“ of Cigdem Aslan, 2017
– Cover photos for the CD ‚Cook Book‘ of the Greek band ‚IMAM BAILDI‘, 2011
– Cover photos for the CD ‚On Air‘ of the Nepali rock band ‚1974 A.D.‘, 2007


– Photos for Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) publications:
  ‚Lessons Learned on Pro-poor Sustainable Tourism‘, 2008, Nepal
– Photos for GTZ (German Technical Assistance; since 2012 renamed to GIZ) and BMZ   (German Development Ministry), 2007
– Several photographs published in Nepali Times 2005-2007- Cover photos for UNESCO publications: (‚Status of Female Teachers in Nepal‘ and ‚The Functioning and Effectiveness of Scholarship and Incentive Schemes in Nepal‘), 2006
– Photographing the activities of the Esther Benjamin Trust (UK) and Nepal Children Welfare Fund in Bhairahawa and Hetauda for ‚Daily Express‘ newspaper and ‚Women Magazine‘ (Great Britain), 2006
– Photos for German Development Service (DED) publications on sustainable tourism, 2006- Palpa Tourism Directory, Palpa Chamber of Commerce (supported by DED, German Development Service),
photographs and design, 2005- Photographing and website/catalogue adviser for several NGOs, like:
  Janakpur Women Development Project (Janakpur),
  Children Nepal (Pokhara),
  Women Skills Development Project (Pokhara),
  Association of Craft Producers (Kathmandu), among others, 2004-2007
– Photographs for the webpage of ‚Maximilian Kolbe Stiftung‘ (www.maximilian-kolbe-stiftung.de), 2010

– Photos and text for Motorbike Magazine ‚MO‘, Germany, „Motorbike Riding in Nepal“, No.12/2007
– Photographs for the webpage of Brigitte Lösch (representative president of the parliament of Baden-Württemberg 2011-2016), Germany 2011
among several others


– Khoj Kasheer – An Art Project in Kashmir 2007 held at Lindenmuseum Stuttgart Germany, December 2010
Daily Life in Tibet, History of Tibet, 2011
History of Germany / The Berlin Wall and several more at German Kultur X-Change and Info & Culture Center, Kathmandu, Nepal (2004-2007)
among several others


„Opium und die literarische Avantgarde der Romantik“, 2018

Coffee-table books:

I. Tibet (2009)
II. Khoj Kasheer 2007 (2010)
III. Tibet – People (February 2011)
IV. silent doorways, dark windows and soulful streets – Siddhartha Art Gallery 2005
(March  2011)
V. Nepal – Black & White (March 2011)

VI. Kashmir (coming 2019)
VII. Varanasi (coming 2019)
all of these books are drafts and can be watched completely on this web-page, go to: ‚BOOKS‘
None of this books is a final one (but almost), from time to time I will do some corrections and add a bit.
The final versions will be with the future publisher….