© Annika Weertz, 2022




Statement

I am following something that is absurd. I have to do it. There is a certain grade of darkness, memories,
confusion, pushing it to the limit, to reveal something that no one can see. But it exists. Somewhere. With a loss
of factual information, something hidden wants to be discovered to resonate in the world. That is what I am trying
to do with photography. The work requires doubts, calmness, change, vulnerability, ecstasy and a high amount
of naivety to go somewhere that can not be planned. I do not feel well with logic transcriptions. The narrative must
be open. To be rewritten by the viewers own reality.




Ludwig Nikulski
German photographer based between Berlin and Hanover

ask me for event-/ reportage-/ portrait portfolio

+49177 3631119
mail(at)ludwignikulski.de



1989 born in Greifswald
2013 - 2014 Studies of Fine-Arts and Philosophy, Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institut Greifswald
2015 - 2018 Studies of Photography, Lette Verein Berlin
2021 NOOR Academy Masterclass
2022 currently studying Visual Journalism & Documentary Practices, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover


Ludwig is a member of
  • Freelens e.V.
  • Fotobus Society
  • VG Bildkunst



  • Interviews

  • On Film Lab
  • RBB Kultur Live - About "Hello I Love You"


  • Awards / Stipends

    2022
    Münzenberg Forum Berlin, Art Competition, 1st Prize
    Palm* Photo Prize, Shortlist
    Nominated for Otto-Steinert-Prize, by the German Photographic Society
    2021
    Vonovia Award for Photography, Shortlist
    Stipend "Neustart Kultur", Stiftung Kulturwerk, VG-Bildkunst
    Research Grant, VG-Bildkunst
    2020
    Scholarship, Austauschstipendium des Künstlerhauses Lukas in der Nes Artist Residency Skagaströnd, Island
    Nominated for Dokumentarförderpreis Wüstenrotstiftung
    2018
    "Hello I Love You" - German Photobook Award 18/19, Bronze
    "Hello I Love You" - Finalist for Award for Emerging Artists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schloss Plüschow


    exhibitions

    2022
    OFF Bratislava (November 2022)
    Willi Münzenberg Forum, FMP1 Berlin (September - November 2022)
    Hamburg Portfolio Review (September - October 2022)
    Kranj Foto Fest, Kranj, Slovenia
    Vonovia Award for Photography, Sprengel Museum Hannover
    Lumínic Festival, Sant Cugat, Barcelona
    Days of Photography, iManaLab, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
    Palm* Photo Price, 1014 Gallery, London
    Rotterdam Photofestival
    2021
    Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, ClampArt Gallery, New York
    Rotlicht-Festival, Vienna
    Kranj Foto Fest, Kranj, Slovenia
    Art Photo BCN, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona
    Luft und Licht, Edvard Munch Haus, Warnemünde
    Photoszene United, Cologne
    Online Portfolio Walk, Deutsche Fotografische Akademie
    2020
    Photobook Week Aarhus
    2019
    Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Frankfurter Buchmesse
    Hier und Jetzt, Nachwuchskunstpreis für Bildende Kunst - Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow
    Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
    Transformart Festival, Berlin
    no limits, Photography Unlimited, Berlin
    Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Goethe-Institut Tokio
    Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.)
    Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Fotoforum Köln
    2018
    Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Stuttgarter Buchwochen
    Seltsame Zeiten, mein Liebling, Kapelle, Berlin
    Nachts auf der Sonne, Graduation Show, CRCLR, Berlin
    2017
    1. Akt, Galerie STP, Greifswald
    Nautilus „inside out", Zweidreiraum, Berlin
    Die Welt tönt noch, OBEY Showroom, Berlin
    Zwischen Innen und Außen - Filterhouse, Berlin
    2016
    Glance vs. Gaze #02, Kunstquartier Bethanien, European Month of Photography, Berlin
    2014
    Romantic in Abstraction, Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, Greifswald
    Young Professionals, Fotofestival Horizonte, Zingst