foto © lukas schreiber

In my artistic practice, I work with historical artifacts, prefabricated materials and semi-finished products. They tell a story of their use as well as the history of their genesis. As I also regard "natural" materials such as wood or stone as something that has grown, I see my own artistic practice as curating rather than "creating". This means that I place grown things in relation to each other and in relation to myself or to other human bodies. All my work is created in collaboration with others whose different approaches to material or things interest me. The main media I use are dance, performance, video and print. The fact that I consider myself queer is not directly addressed in my work, but I believe that being queer gives me a specific view of the world that is reflected in my art.
dominik bais (dr. phil.)
born in 1992 in ulm, germany
artist and curator at lechner museum ingolstadt
lives and works in munich, germany
meisterschüler of julian rosefeldt

selected exhibitions and screenings
2024 // a community of bodies, lothringer13, munich
2024 // rethymno festival, crete island
2023 // b3 festival of moving image, frankfurt am main
2023 // bamberger kurzfilmtage
2023 // abguss-sammlung antiker plastik berlin
2023 // video art miden, kalamata/ thessaloniki
2022 // rencontres international paris/berlin, hkw berlin and louvre paris
2022 // on art, film festival poland, warsaw
2022 // lassitude, goethe-institut paris
2022 // reconstruction, kunstraum kreuzberg/ bethanien, berlin
2022 // re:working archives, platform munich 
2022 // tw:europe, accompanying film program at eigen+art lap, berlin
2022 // moving monuments, international short film week regensburg
2021 // masters printmaking, komask - royal academy of fine arts antwerp 
2021 // kata komb, haus der kunst munich
2021 // 4. biennale für videokunst, galerie der künstler*innen munich
2021 // künstliche paradiese (filmscreening), kunstverein leipzig
2021 // rome prisma film awards, rome
2021 // moving monumentsacademy of fine arts munich
2020 // phanias, biberfacher filmfestspiele
2020 // dissloving form, blitz music club munich (deutsches museum)
2019 // debütanten, haus der kunst munich
2018 // opensource archive, academy of fine arts munich
2017 //, brückenhaus neu-ulm
2017 // help?, kmmn kulturbahnhof kassel
2016 // karl & faber preis, karl & faber munich
2015 // müncher bank medienkunstpreis
2014 // survival kit, lothringer13_florida, galerie kullukcu&gregorian munich
2014 // s*kit, athens school of arts
2019-2023 // phd-project: 'material, produktion und materie als akteur*in' at academy of fine arts munich (prof. dr. florian matzner) and zentralinstitut für kunstgeschichte munich (prof. dr. ursula ströbele)
2021-2022 // philosophy, ludwig maximilian university of munich
2017-2021 // time based media, class of prof. julian rosefeldt, academy of fine arts munich, diploma (ma) 2021
2012-2018 // art education studies, class of prof. matthias wähner, academy of fine arts munich, ma 2018
grants/ residencies/ scholarships
2023 // scholarship program stiftung kunstfond
2023 // studio grant of the bavarian state ministry of sciences, research and the arts
2021 // diploma award of the academy of fine arts munich
2021 // scholarship program of the bavarian state "junge kunst und neue wege"
2020 // meisterschüler julian rosefeldt
2019 // scholarship of the alf lechner stiftung
2018 // exam award, stiftung kunstakademie 
2017 // annual exhibition award, akademieverein (for the class rosefeldt)
2017 // oskar-karl-forster-scholarship
2016 // lfa förderbank bayern „next generation 2017“
2016 // nomination karl & faber award
2016 // annual exhibition award, akademieverein (for the class rosefeldt)
2016 // artist residency herzliya, tel aviv
2015 // 1. prize münchner bank new media art award
2014 // residency at the athens school of fine arts, athen und delphi
2013 // daad-funding s*kit!
2010 // kepler art award ulm

foto © florian schumacher