Niklas Zimmer is a German-South African artist and musician working in photography, sound and performance. He was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1975, went to prep school in Maseru, Lesotho, and matriculated in Bad Honnef, Germany. He lives and works in Cape Town. He holds an Honours degree in Fine Art from University of Cape Town and a BA in education from University of Cologne. After three years of being Head of Department, teaching Visual Arts at the German International School in Cape Town, he is now part-time lecturing in theory and discourse of art, critical studies, as well as giving workshops in video, sound and photography at tertiary institutions in Cape Town and Stellenbosch. He also works as an independent photographer and drummer, and is employed by the Centre for Popular Memory (UCT) as digitisation manager and audio specialist. He is engaged in research for his masters dissertation on Jazz Photography in Cape Town. As Is, his musical ensemble with Manfred Zylla, Garth Erasmus and Brendon Bussy performs free-form music in various cultural venues and contexts in Cape Town (Dada South?, Breytenbach Sentrum, Edge of Wrong, Alliance Francaise, Erdmann contemporary, Serialworks, Gradex’10).
Niklas does documentary photography work on commission.
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