Niklas Zimmer is a German-South African artist, musician and academic working in photography, sound and teaching. 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 a Masters and an Honours degree in Fine Art from University of Cape Town as well as 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. He is the drummer of the free-form musical ensemble ‘As Is’ with Garth Erasmus, Manfred Zylla and guests.