Niklas Goldbach, born in Witten, Germany, lives and works in Berlin. After studying Sociology at Bielefeld University and “Photography and Video” at the Unversity of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, he was awarded with a “Meisterschüler” degree at the University of the Arts Berlin in 2006. In 2005 he received the Fulbright Grant New York and majored in the MFA program of Hunter College, New York City.
Niklas Goldbach received several sholarships (i.e. Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn 2010, Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunst des Berliner Senats 2013, Globalstipendium des Berliner Senats 2014, Dredsdner Stipendium für Fotografie 2016) and has presented his works in numerous solo shows, group exhibitions, and festivals in venues like the as the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Mori-Art Museum, Tokyo, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.bk., Cornerhouse, Manchester, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Berlinische Galerie Museum for Contemporar Art Berlin, Museum Ludwig, Cologne and the Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
From 2009 -2013 he taught as “Visiting Professor” at the „Umeå University - Academy Of Fine Arts“, Sweden.