Niklas Heidemann (1992 - 2023)

Niklas Heidemann, Auf einem auge blind auf dem anderen dumm/Blind In One Eye, Dumb In The Other, 2022 ; Niklas Heidemann et Lim Kim, Sans titre/Untitled, 2022 ; Niklas Heidemann, Sans titre/Untitled, 2023.



The Cité internationale des arts and the Academy of Fine Arts Münster are very sad to announce the sudden death of artist Niklas Heidemann.


Niklas Heidemann was born in Münster (Germany) in 1992.


In 2011, he joined the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster with Professor Daniele Buetti. In 2014, during a residency in Montpellier, Niklas Heidemann participated in the Nuit des Musées at the Musée Fabre. In 2015, he participated in the exhibition Komm at the KIT Gallery in Düsseldorf and Drinking a Drink, Sinking a Ship at the V Art Center in Shanghai, China. In 2018, he exhibited his work in Europe, especially in Münster: at the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster and at PACT. But also, at the Villa de Bank Foundation in Enschede in the Netherlands. In 2020, Niklas was awarded a scholarship by the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) to continue his artistic research in Japan and to present his work at Docomo Inc. in Tokyo. In 2021, he exhibited in Kyiv (Ukraine) and in Germany, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster, among others.


At the end of 2022, he moved to Paris as part of an artistic residency at the Cité internationale des arts in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). During his time at the Cité internationale des arts, he participated in various activities like the collective screen-printing workshop.


Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow artists.


Niklas Heidemann, Affiche de la performance-lecture Cocaine Theorem, 2023


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© Niklas Heidemann, courtesy of Lim Kim. Photos : Anna Katharina Scheidegger