HVW8 + Berlin Photo Week

HVW8 Gallery Berlin and Berlin Photo Week are pleased to present DEAD END STREET, a double pop-up photography exhibition featuring Nikita Teryoshin and Manuel Osterholt.

With the work „I‘ve never been to Russia“ by Nikita Teryoshin, which began in 2019 and shows Russia going astray, Teryoshin deals with his homeland, which is gradually slipping into fascism. Whether religious parades or Victory Day in the pouring rain with slogans like „We could repeat it!“ on the red square, studios of propaganda tv shows or the notorious „Pavlov‘s dog“ under museum glass in St.Petersburg, which stands for classical conditioning, Teryoshin is always looking for suitable motifs that describe his feeling towards the zeitgeist. However, an always critical photo-documentary examination leads to a dead end on February 24th, 2022. Teryoshin posts a picture of a burning Russian passport under the caption „Not in my Name“ and decides not to return to his homeland for the time being in protest against the war.

Born in Leningrad in 1986, Nikita Teryoshin grew up in St. Petersburg and Dortmund. There he also studied photography at the University of applied Science. He describes his genres as a mixture of „Street, Documentary & Everyday Horror“. Nikita Teryoshin lives in Berlin.

„Chasing My Shadow Through Time & Space“ by Manuel Osterholt is an observations of the human condition and its poetry in todays metropolis. The pictures were taken across 5 continents, during the time from 2012 to 2019. In cities like Athens, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Durban, Gothenburg, Guangzhou, Malta, New York City, Johannesburg, Shenzhen and Venice.

Born 1976 in Heidelberg, Manuel Osterholt lives and works in Berlin. His main focus is on glimpses of the absurd, within daily life, in the public space. The book „Chasing My Shadow Through Time & Space“ will be launched officially during the exhibition.


HVW8 Gallery Berlin
Linienstraße 161, 10115 Berlin
Opening hours: Tue-Sa 2-7pm

September 3, 2022
6 – 9 pm
September 4 – 8
Daily: 12 – 6 pm