Dominik Geis

born 1985 in Würzburg, 2007 studied painting and sculpture at the Freie Akademie der bildenden Künste in Essen. 2018 Master student at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. 2019 NRW Bank Art Award and LKART Scholarship of the Julia Stoschek Collection.


© Dominik Geis | STIGMA

2020 | found footage video collage
31 min

Certain recognizable and sufferable types of abnormality have been summarized by the American sociologist Erving Goffman under the general term of stigma. Carriers of a stigma live a difficult life: they are rejected, spread discomfort, cause anxiety among the healthy, as far as the defect is recognizable to everyone. Others, burdened with secret stigma, must deny, deceive, play to continue to be considered normal; they live in fear of discovery and isolation. Lonely are both. (Tilmann Moser on Erving Goffman’s “Stigma”)

Exhibitions (selection) Kunsthalle Düsseldorf | Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf | david behning galerie, Düsseldorf | ART BALI, Badung, Bali, Indonesien | Q18 Quartier am Hafen, Köln | Daily Lazy Projects, Athen | Building Bridges Art Exchange, Los Angeles

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