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. For three years he was 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, video, sound and photography at tertiary institutions in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, as well as working as a freelance photographer. Furthermore, Niklas is engaged in research for an MAFA thesis on the history of Jazz photography in Cape Town. He is the drummer of the free-form musical ensemble ‘As Is’ with Brendon Bussy, Garth Erasmus, Roderick Sauls and Manfred Zylla.