ITALIC recordings

Nikolai Szymanski


Nikolai Szymanski (born 1986, Düsseldorf) is an artist living and working in Cologne and Düsseldorf, Germany. He uses a wide variety of media with a focus on film/video, performance and music - whereby all areas give each other impulses. In a narrower artistic framework (exhibition, gallery) he stages his works site-specifically and installatively. Performative interventions (for example at BER - Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Summer 2019) form the soft transition to his musical work.


Hauntonomy, solo exhibition, ITALIC, Berlin

KHM Rundgang 2018, group show at Academy of Media Arts Cologne
(contributions: Caught on Cam, video, 2018; RTR Video Proposals, installation, 2018 (w/ Manuel Boden))

Once The Beat Is Right, karaoke installation/ performance by AreWeThereYet? 
(Phil Collins seminar group) for Floating University Berlin

2 min ago, (Düsseldorf Photo 2018) group show on billboards in the public space, Düsseldorf
(contribution: DuRaRaRa, digital photo, 2017)

Ghostshopping, group show / KHM booth at Art Cologne 2018, Cologne
(contribution: GHOSTSHOPPING, video, 2017)

Film Ohne Film, group show at 31st Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Kunstbezirk, Stuttgart
(contribution: DISSOLVE 2, performance/ installation, w/ Manuel Boden, Andreas Niegl, Karen Zimmermann)

ORIGINAL SIN, performance/ concert by Susanne Sachsse and Xiu Xiu, 
with contributions by the Phil Collins seminar group, Silent Green, Berlin

KHM Rundgang 2017, group show at Acadamy of Media Arts Cologne
(contribution: GHOSTSHOPPING, video, 2017)

MY LAPIS LULLABY, solo exhibition, ITALIC, Berlin
PLI SCORE PLI, group performance by Christian Jendreiko, Kunstmuseum Solingen

Perlen & Korallen,  group show by the KHM video art seminar group, Gold+Beton, Cologne

2015 - present
Academy of Media Arts Cologne

THE GHOSTS ARE OUTSIDE,  group show, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
(contribution: I FORGOT MY MANTRA, digital poster/ print)

RUNNING, video segment for Hall&Rauch’s Jugenstijl, screening at Temporary gallery, Cologne
ADIOS, music video for BAR, screening at Filmwerkstatt/ Kunstfilmtage Düsseldorf
MAMY BLUE, video installation for Quadriennale Düsseldorf, Video-Parcours (w/ Alex Wissel)

Königstreffen, group performance by Christian Jendreiko, Berger Kirche, Düsseldorf

Living in a Magazine, group show, Mülheim an der Ruhr

2009 - 2013 
University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf (Design & Media Arts)