Daniel Hartlaub is a German artist based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach, Germany and at St Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, England. He has lived and worked as an independent filmmaker and draughtsman (Graphic Novels, Black Drawings) in Frankfurt, New York and Barcelona.

His work is often a composition of large-sized black & white drawings, films and objects, dealing with themes like future, women, death and the unknown.

Hartlaub is also active as an actor and performer. He is co-founder of the Frankfurter KunstSäule and a member of the jury for the financial aid program “Cultural Education for Schools”, which was introduced by the Cultural Department Wiesbaden in 2021.

1996        Degree Foundation Studies/St Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, England
2002        Diploma Film and Visual Communication/Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Germany

2020        Mentor at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin for Project Local International

2015        Workshop Supervisor in Film/Drawing at Museum of Communication, Frankfurt, Germany
2018-19   Workshop Supervisor in Film at Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
2014-16   Workshop Supervisor in Film/Drawing at Museum of Applied Art, Frankfurt, Germany
2015-19   1822-Schulkünstler (Artist in Public School-Program) by Frankfurter Sparkasse

Exhibition Venues (a.o.)
Museum of Applied Art, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum of Communication (Luminale 2016), Frankfurt, Germany
Nassauischen Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany
1822 Forum, Frankfurt Germany
Yok-Yok Kunstkiosk, Frankfurt, Germany
Off- Frieze, London, England
Frankfurter KunstSäule, Frankfurt, Germany
Ausstellungshalle 1a, Frankfurt, Germany
Fabrik Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt, Germany

Filmfestival Venues (a.o.)
Kiev International Film Fest Molodist
NY International Independent Film and Video Festival
London Raindance Film Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival
San Francisco Jerba Buena Center for the Arts
Open Air Film Festival Weiterstadt
Off Cinema Film Festival Poznan
Lichter Filmfestival Frankfurt International

Performance/Theater Venues
Oststern, Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurter KunstSäule, Frankfurt, Germany
1822 Forum, Frankfurt, Germany
Off- Frieze London, England
Loop Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Fabrica Europa, Florenz, Italy
VAD Festival, Girona, Spain

Film funding from HessenFilm und Medien for “Innovative digitale audiovisuelle Inhalte”, for Rosalie

Kulturamt Frankfurt/Main (Department of Culture) and Ortsbeirat 1 Frankfurt (Local City Council) for Rosalie

Kulturamt Frankfurt/Main (Department of Culture) and Ortsbeirat 5 Frankfurt (Local City Council)
for Frankfurter KunstSäule.

1822-Schulkünstler (Artist in Public School-Program) of 1822-Frankfurter Sparkasse

KulturMut-Award of the Aventis-Foundationfor Graphic Novel 
2048 – When It All Began

Film funding from AMKA- Department of Multicultural Affairs of the City of Frankfurt for music video Kombi-Nation