Tobias Zielony was born in 1973 in Wuppertal, Germany. He studied Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport, and then joined Timm Rautert's class in Leipzig at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst. He has had solo exhibitions at C/O Berlin (2007), Kunstverein Hamburg (2010), MMK Zollamt Frankfurt, Camera Austria Graz (2011), and Berlinische Galerie (2013). In 2015 his work was shown in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennial. Zielony lives and works in Berlin.