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Nils Knoblich is an illustrator, comic book artist and animation filmmaker. His short film From Dad To Son was screened at over 150 international film festivals and received several awards.

He is a co-founder of the artist-run space TOKONOMA, that hosts and promotes young artists and musicians. TOKONOMA received the Higher Education Prize by the State of Hessen for its program. In 2013 he worked as a project manager for SPIELSALON – Festival for Author Games.

Since 2014 he works as a lecturer and project advisor for experimental shortfilms for Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Personally he is working on his comic book debut ‘Fortmachen’ due to be released in 06/2017 via Edition Moderne and his new animation short film ‘The Safest Sauna in the World’.

By night Nils collects odd electronica records and djs under the name Nils Knoblick.

Contact / About
mail [at] nilsknoblich [.] com
Nils Knoblich
Forststraße 129/1
70193 Stuttgart
Germany

Filmography
The Safest Sauna in the World (Quantenmaschine AT), in collaboration with Raum 230 – in progress (estimated release 2018)
COMA – The Sea, official music video in collaboration with Florian Maubach, 2016 / show video
COMA – Hoooooray, official music video, 2013 / show video
From Dad To Son, short film, stop motion, in collaboration with Stephan Hanf, 2012 / show film
The Burning Haus, short film, 2D animation, 2010 / show film
Muscle Woman, interactive installation, in collaboration with Felix Böttcher, 2009 / show video
1st Date, short film, ink on paper, 2007 / show film
VOOM-VOOM, music video, rotoscoping, co-direction with Sebastian Stamm, 2006 / show video

Publications
Fortmachen, graphic novel, estimated release 06/2017 via Edition Moderne / show research blog
Examen, works in print katalogue for exhibition at documenta Halle, Kassel, 2014 / katalogue PDF
De:Bug, illustrations in print issues no. 160 following, 2012-2014
Neo Sex Comics 1+2, Mini comic books, selfpublished, 2012
Triebwerk 5, comic anthology, Kunsthochschule Kassel, 2011 / show post
Triebwerk 4, comic anthology, Kunsthochschule Kassel, 2010 / show post
Die Extraterrestrischen, comic, illustration fanzine, Kunsthochschule Kassel, 2010 / show post
The BONK League Vs Team Psychotropica, leporello fold comic, rotopolpress, 2009
Dancing Shoes – Gerrit Starcewski, commissioned illustrations, EDEL Verlag
Freistil Black, illustration in Best of European Commercial Illustration, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz
The Burning Haus, comic book, rotopolpress
Postcard, illustrations in the selftitled book, Laurence King (eng), Dumont (de), Pyramid (fr), Gustavo Gili (es) / more info
Triebwerk 3, comic anthology, Kunsthochschule Kassel, rotopolpress / more info
Dolor 1, comic anthology, rotopolpress / more info

Exhibitions
Zusammen Auseinandersetzen with Ben Öztat, Projektraum LOTTE, Stuttgart, 2016
Examen, documenta Halle, Kassel, 2014 / katalogue PDF
TOKONOMA Thursday at Galerie Loyal, Kassel, 2012
Secret Service Hinterconti, Hamburg, 2010
Die Extraterrestrischen, Fumetto International Comix Festival, Lucerne, CH, 2010
Methodology The Long, Long Corridor, Portsmouth, UK, 2010
Secret Service, rotopol, Kassel, 2009
Drück mich, Spaziergang 09 / Fridericianum, Kassel, 2009
Drück mich, ITFS Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart, 2009
Russen, rotopol, Kassel, 2008
Illustration per Post, Damen und Herren, Düsseldorf, 2007
Zeichen und Wunder Caricatura, Kassel, 2007
Innere Sicherheit, Wilhelm Busch Museum, Hannover, 2004
Innere Sicherheit, Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte, Berlin, 2004

Performances
Alberto Tomba Gedächtnis Kapelle, Installation and Performance with TOKONOMA at Sinstruct Festival Southern Tyrol, 2013
Tanz den Wurm, audio performances for the live microscope VJ performance with Jonas Ungar and Lukas Thiele at Kasseler Kunstverein, HAUS Kassel and Galerie Loyal Kassel, 2011-2012
Das Schicksal des H.D., live costume performance at Kunstverein Hannover with illustration class of Kunsthochschule Kassel, 2008 / show video

Lectures
Short Impact, short film programs and talks at TOKONOMA, Kassel, 2012/2015/2016
4 hour (t)werk week with Sebastian Dürer, Weinbergkrug, Kassel, 2015
Short films at film festivals and ways of distribution at Kasseler Dokfest HHFT, Kassel, 2015
Animation basics, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, 2016 ongoing
Production processes for experimental films, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, 2014 ongoing

Clients
Sony BMG, Volkswagen AG, Vice Magazine, De:Bug, Kompakt, Studio Filmbilder, clipmedia, Quast & Knoblich, Theater Bielefeld

Commissioned Films
Shoppen, animation clips for the play Shoppen at Theater Bielefeld, 2008
Käfer Klaus, 3D animation for Volkswagen AG, co-direction with Bao Liu & Sebastian Stamm, 2008

Awards
German Design Award Newcomer 2016 Nominee Rat für Formgebung, 2015
Hans-Meid-Preis für Buchillustration Förderpreis / sponsorship prize Hans Meid Stiftung, 2013
Kulturförderpreis der Stadt Kassel TOKONOMA, 2014
Hessischer Hochschulpreis für Exzellenz in der Lehre / Hessian Higher Education Prize for Teaching Excellence for the students project TOKONOMA, 2013
12 awards for the short film FROM DAD TO SON, 2012/2013 / show list

Education
Master pupil of Hendrik Dorgathen, Kassel, 2013-2014
Graduation at Kunsthochschule Kassel under Hendrik Dorgathen, Andreas Hykade and Thomas Meyer-Hermann, 2012
Erasmus scholarship at School of Art, Design and Media of the University of Portsmouth, 2010