Nick Teplov

*1982 – born in Leningrad

Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany


2000–2005 St.Petersburg State University of Technology and Design, diploma in graphic design
2012–2014 Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, postgraduate in graphic arts
2014–2016 Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Meisterschueler (prof. Thomas Rug)
2013 Werkleitz Gesellschaft Halle, Professional Media Masterclass, documentary filmmaking


since 2003 works as a freelance designer for cultural institutions, museums, galleries, etc. (Goethe-Institut St.Petersburg, Ivan Limbakh Publishing, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, Anna-Nova Gallery, Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie and others)
2009–2012 teaches drawing and printing techniques at the State Palace of Youth Creativity, St.Petersburg
since 2014 member of FILZ – Film Intiative Leipzig

selected exhibitions & awards

2004 Space of Substance, Dostoevsky Museum, St.Petersburg
2005 St.Petersburg Design Biennial Modulor, prize «Grand-Debut» for the best student work
2006 Moscow International Book Fair, «Art of the Book» award
2006 Non-Fiction. Moscow Book Show, «Best Book Design 2006»
2006 Golden Bee 7, Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design
2007 Red Ring of Constructivism. Jam-Hall, St.Petersburg
2008 Gateways, an international exhibition of contemporary book, Porto
2008 Two Highways (documentary) screenings in Russia (ArtDocFest, Message to Man, Time to Live, Open Cinema, Stalker), UK (Sheffield), Germany (Directors Lounge, KunstFilmBiennale), Finland (DocPoint), Italy (Asolo), Hungary (Cinefest), Portugal, Croatia (Pixelpoint), Albania (Tirana FF), Ukraine and other countries.
Temps D‘images / RTP2 Audience Award For Films On Art (Portugal).
Prize for «Design solution» at Open Cinema movie festival.
2011 The Drowned – Ebb‘s Secret Treasures. solo photo-exhibition, Stachka gallery, St.Petersburg
2011 organisator for Fragments of an unknown city, exhibition of Berlin artists, Krasnoe Znamja, St. Petersburg
2012 100 beautiful dead — interdisciplinary German-Russian art project, Year of Germany in Russia 2012/13, Tkachi, St.Petersburg
2014 Eine Frage der Zeit. Statements zum Archiv des Untoten. open show, Franckeplatz, Halle
2014 Man Is a Mystery., Dostoevsky Museum, St.Petersburg
2014 Der Mensch ist ein Geheimnis. Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie, Quedlinburg
2014 Habitant. Volkspark, Halle
2015 Die (Un)Moeglichkeit der Erkenntnis. StuArt Galerie, Halle
2015 in der mitte aller dinge film screenings, MDR TV-channel Germany, Luru Kino, Leipzig etc.
2016 Words are my reality. Volkspark, Halle
2016 Leipziger Buchmesse / Leipzig Bookfair; Grafikpreis der Leipziger Buchmesse
2016 Wilhelm-und-Lotte-Neufeld Stipendium
Commission for Klingspor Museum, Offenbach
2016 Black Ink / White House, Weisses Haus, Halle
2016 Detmolder Kunsttage, Stadthalle Detmold
2017 Schichten. Gallery D-21/ Luru Kino Leipzig
2017 a|c|g|t Premiere in Filmfest Dresden, Backup Festival Weimar, Orion Kino Helsinki
2017 goEast Festival Development Award, Wiesbaden
2019 Die Zukunft is das neue Ding, Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
2019 false vacuum decay, Spinnerei, Leipzig


2008 Two Highways (with Alexander Markov). Documentary, 26 min.
2013 in the middle of all things. Experimental film/video installation, 10 min.
2016 Spruch, um das Gemetzel abzuwehren. Experimental film, 6 min.
2017 a|c|g|t. Experimental film, 6 min.