Switzerland and Nico Krebs (born 1979 in Winterthur, Switzerland) lives in Ottenbach, Switzerland. Onorato & Krebs studied photography at the Zurich School of Art and Design, Switzerland and have been working together since 2003.
With profound observations, optical illusions and subtle constructions, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs draw our attention to cultural idiosyncrasies in various societies — or even civilizations, as in their work on the USA, The Great Unreal and in Continental Drift which they developed in Asia. Their photographs and film installations do not just show real urban ensembles, but use small interventions to reflect on our own ideas and clichés that we project onto them.
In 2021, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs's work was exhibited in the exhibition with/against the flow: Contemporary Photographic Interventions at OCAT Shanghai.