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About

© Annika Weertz, 2022

Ludwig Nikulski

Photographer based in Hanover, Germany.

Available for assignments


Ludwig is a member of

Freelens e.V.
Fotobus Society
VG-Bildkunst
Künstlerbund MV

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.

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 Photography, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover

Awards / Stipends

2023
Project Grant, VG-Bidkunst
Nikon Fotobus Grant, Shortlist
Fresheyes Magazine “100 best emerging photographers”, curated by GUP
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

2024
Kulturforum Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Schwerin
2023
Portfolio Walk, by the German Photographic Academy, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Galerie Laubengang, Hanover, Germany
Public Space Exhibition, Hanover, Germany
Gallery Duża Scena UAP, Poznań, Poland
Gallery Espaço Alto, São Paulo, Brazil
2022
OFF Bratislava
Willi Münzenberg Forum, FMP1 Berlin
Hamburg Portfolio Review
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, UK
Rotterdam Photofestival
2021
OFF Bratislava
Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, ClampArt Gallery, New York
Rotlicht Festival, Vienna
Kranj Foto Fest, Slovenia
Art Photo BCN, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona
„Luft und Licht“, Edvard Munch Haus, Warnemünde, Rostock
Portfolio Walk, German Photographic Society
2020
Photobook Week Aarhus
2019
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Frankfurter Buchmesse
"Hier und Jetzt", Award for Emerging Artists - Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
Transformart Festival, Berlin
"no limits", Photography Unlimited, Berlin
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Goethe-Institut Tokio
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.)
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Fotoforum Köln
2018
German Photobook Award 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