1967 born in Hanover, Germany
1992 – 99 studied Photography at Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen [Diploma]
2002 – 07 Lecturer at Ruhrakademie, Schwerte
2012/13 Lecturer at Kassel University of Art
since 2007 lives and works in Hanover

Works by Nicolas Hallbaum are part of the following collections: Museum Folkwang, Essen; DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt am Main; Museum for Applied Arts, Gera as well as various private collections.
Group exhibitions since 1995. Recently Haengt hoch den Baum, Kunstverein Hanover, 2014.

Thanks to Alfred Jansen for titling the work Backstage.

What is a Limited Edition?
As the name suggests, only a limited number of prints is made available for purchase. My Limited Edition Prints are released in series of 6 + 2, 12 + 1 and 25 + 1 Artist's Proofs. All images are numbered and signed on the back.
A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each work, which states all the relevant details about the edition / work of art.

What is an Archival Pigment Print?
This term is used to illustrate a digital printing process combining pigment-based inks with acid- and ligninfree fine art papers [cotton rag or alpha cellulose paper] to achieve inkjet prints of superior archival quality.
Thus it equals traditional silver gelatine papers concerning lightfastness and tonal range of the picture.


"As soon as what was once considered to be 'real' no longer exists, the substitutions themselves become
'the real'."

Hans Blumenberg; An Anthropological Approach to the Contemporary Significance of Rhetoric; 1971