Yann Gross, born 1981, was born and currently lives in Switzerland. He graduated from ECAL (École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne) in 2007. His work mostly focuses on identity issues and visual storytelling. In 2008, Yann was awarded with the "Photo Espana Descubrimientos" Prize and nominated as one of the 13 emerging artists of the year by American Photo magazine.
His most recent solo shows include "Horizonville" (exhibited in Winterthur, Madrid, and Vilnius in 2009 and Arles in 2011), "Lavina" (exhibited in Budapest in 2008) and Kitintale (exhibited in Biel and Breda in 2010 and Paris in 2011).
Yann is the 2010 winner of the International Fashion & Photography Festival of Hyères (France) and in the same year, received a Swiss Federal Art Grants.
Yann Gross is a member of the artists network Piece of Cake.
His two recently published projects explore subcultures informed or influenced by fantasies of American culture. "Horizonville" focuses on the often incongruous Western-themed delights of the Rhone Valley in Switzerland, while "Kitintale" builds a picture of the community that gathers around east Africa's only skate park in a working class suburb of Kampala.