DOMINIQUE SOMERS
°1969, lives in Antwerp, works in Ghent

2014 - 2020
Researcher Doctoral School of Arts - University College Ghent
Artistic Assistant KASK Ghent
2011
Assistant Dirk Braeckman, Ghent
Curator The Green Room, International Photofestival Knokke-Heist
2010 - 2011
Co-organisor SECONDroom Antwerp, independent platform for young contemporary art
1999 - 2013
Curator & Staff Member Collection Department, FotoMuseum Antwerp
1999 - 2005
Teacher History of Photography and Juror: Royal Academies of Arts Antwerp & Ghent, Sint-Lukas Brussels
Author of texts on photography in: Extra Magazine (Antwerp), FotoMuseum Magazine (Antwerp), Photography now (Berlin), AAA-magazine (Brussels), Obscuur (Ghent)


EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2015
Mijn Vlakke Land, Fotomuseum, Antwerp
Curated by Maarten Dings & Joachim Naudts
Group show with works by (a.o.) Francis Alÿs, Dirk Braeckman, Thomas Demand, Joan Fontcuberta, Geert Goiris, William Henry Jackson, Mark Klett, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Gustave Le Gray, Jochen Lempert, Asako Narahashi, Thomas Ruff, Dominique Somers, Alfred Stieglitz, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, William Henry Fox Talbot, Awoiska van der Molen, Corinne Vionnet, Ester Vonplon, Carleton E. Watkins, Masao Yamamoto

The Edition Show, RIOT, Ghent
Curator: Jurgen Maelfeyt
Group show with edition works by (a.o.) Kasper Andreassen, Goele de Bruyn, Lara Dhondt, Pieterjan Ginckels, Paul Kooiker, Peter Lemmens, Charlotte Lybeer, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Hana Miletic, Thomas Min, Marc Nagtzaam, Max Pinckers, Dominique Somers, Ruth van Beek, Erik van der Weijde, Kris Van Dessel, Philippe Van Wolputte

2014
The Figure in the Carpet, STILLL Gallery, Antwerp 
Soloshow

Offprint 2014, Paris
Best Available Copy intervention, icw Egon Van Herreweghe

Midway Through the Journey, Neither Here Nor There, HAL, Antwerp
Group show part of BORG 2014, curated by Thomas Caron and Ward Heirwegh
With works by Sara Bjarland, Natalie Czech, Sibylle Eimermacher, Anneke Eussen, Mekhitar Garabedian,
gerlach en koop, Sophie Giraux, Valérian Goalec, Liesbet Grupping, Nicolas Lamas, Ella McCartney, Wobbe Micha, Dominique Somers

ArteSantander, Santander (ES)
Soloshow
    
A Specter from the Land of If #2, STILLL Gallery, Antwerp
Curator: Thierry Vandenbussche
Group show with works by John Blake, Egon Van Herreweghe, Jan Kempenaers, Lara Dhondt, Ria Pacquée, Dominique Somers, Sarah Gerats, Matteo Cremonesi, Hana Miletic, Ward Heirwegh, Sine Van Menxel,  
Erik van der Weijde, Emmeline de Mooij
                
Dok Ghent
Best Available Copy intervention, icw Egon Van Herreweghe
On invitation by Topo Copy & Zines of the Zone

Poppositions, Dexia Art Building, Brussels
Best Available Copy intervention, icw Egon Van Herreweghe

Looks like someone got here first, STILLL Gallery, Antwerp
Duo show with Egon Van Herreweghe
        
2013

Internet Auction Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle

Poppositions, Brussels
Duo show with Egon Van Herreweghe

Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH)
Portfolio presentation

2012
Graphology, Art Exchange, University of Essex (UK)
Curator: Edwin Carels
Group show with works by William Anastasi, Line Boogaerts, Jerry Galle, Mekhitar Garabedian, Frank & Lilian Gilbreth, Dean Hughes, Wim Janssen, Julien Maire, Matt Mullican, Dominique Somers

2011
Graphology, M HKA, Antwerp
Curator: Edwin Carels
Group show with works by Juliana Borinski, Marcel Broodthaers, Morgan Fisher, Nikolaus Gansterer, Sandra Gibson / Luis Recoder, Wim Janssen, Louis & Auguste Lumière, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Man Ray, Dominique Somers

Finisterre, FotoMuseum, Antwerp
Curator: Inge Henneman
Group show with works by Maarten vanden Abeele, Vincen Beeckman, Ben Van den Berghe, Vincent Delbrouck,
Lara Dhondt, Lot Doms, Nick Hannes, Pieter Huybrechts, Debby Huysmans, Charlotte Lybeer, Ives Maes,
Michèle Matyn, Els vander Meersch, Fien Muller, Arno Roncada, Dominique Somers, Katleen Vinck, Wim Wauman

2010
Picnolepsy, Galerie Marion De Cannière, Antwerp
Duo show with Bram Van Stappen

A Group Show, Croxapox, Ghent
Curator: RE: collective
Group show with works by Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Sara Deraedt, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Anouk Kruithof, Alexandra Leykauf, Valérie Mannaerts, Michèle Matyn, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Jimmy Robert, Dominique Somers,
Tania Theodorou, Katleen Vinck, Claudia Weber, W. Wolkman

2009
Veronica’s, International Photofestival, CC Knokke-Heist
Curator: Erik Eelbode
Group show with works by Martin Arnold, Dirk Braeckman, Elias Grootaers, Craigie Horsfield, Dominique Somers,
Marc Trivier

All That is Solid Melts into Air, M HKA & MMMechelen i.c.w. Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
Curator: Edwin Carels
Group show with works by Al and Al, Lukas Broersen, Annie Cattrell, Charles Darwin, Edith Dekyndt, Johannes De Noter, Yves Klein, Richard Knerr, Lea Lagasse, Gordon Matta-Clark, Joseph Platteau, Alex Rich & Jurg Lehni, Schneider, Dominique Somers

2008
Lay Low, SECONDroom, Brussels
Solo show

Screen Worlds, Flemish Parliament, Brussels
Curator: Christoph Ruys
Group show with works by Bert Danckaert, Carl De Keyzer, Tim Dirven, Geert Goiris, Nick Hannes, Gert Jochems,
Jan Kempenaers, Charlotte Lybeer, Isabelle Pateer, Arno Roncada, Nadine Tasseel, Dominique Somers,
Stoops & Grognard

Die Lucky Bush, M HKA, Antwerp
Curator: Imogen Stidworthy
Group show with works by John Cage, Alfredo Jaar, Imogen Stidworthy, Raoul De Keyser, Jimmie Durham, Gary Hill, Aglaia Konrad, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Morris, Ria Pacquée, Willem Oorebeek, Dominique Somers, Richard Wentworth 

1000 Words, Witte Zaal, Ghent
Organisor: Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent
Group show with contributions by Hans Aarsman, Annemie Augustijns, Annelies De Mey, Johan De Vos,
Robert Devriendt, Hans Op De Beeck, Dominique Somers, Johan Swinnen, Hans Theys

2007-2008
Stand-in, Fst Forward, Antwerp
Soloshow

2007
Antimatter, Aurora video festival, Norwich, UK
Curator: Edwin Carels
Group show with works by Al + Al, Robert Breer, Barbara Doser + Kurt Hofstetter, John Latham, Len Lye, Paul Sharits, Dominique Somers, Eddo Stern, Anne-Mie Van Kerkhoven

Kino-Eye #7 (Evacuation), M HKA_Media i.c.w. Monty, Antwerp
Curators: Edwin Carels and Herman Asselberghs
Group show with works by Chantal Akerman, Guy Debord, Jonathan Monk, Willem Oorebeek, Dominique Petitgand, Michael Snow, Dominique Somers, Andy Warhol

2006-2007
No negative, objectif_exhibitions, Antwerp
Curators: Steve Van Den Bosch and Win Vanden Abbeele
Group show with works by Stefan Brüggeman, Mel Bochner, Katharina Fritsch, Mario Garcia Torres, Alexander Lieck, Alvin Lucier, Dominique Somers, Steve Van Den Bosch

2005
Sugar-free, Netw( )rk, Aalst
Curator: Paul Lagrin
Group show with works by Hubert Czerepok, Goele De Bruyn, Stefaan Dheedene, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Adam Leech, Vincent Meessen, Dominique Somers

Data copy, f18, Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Duo show with Steve Van Den Bosch


PUBLICATIONS / TEXTS / ARTICLES / REVIEWS 

2015
00A, Art Paper Editions, Ghent (publication)

2014
Dans la matière même, in: La Libre, November 7th 2014 (exh. review)
The Figure in the Carpet, (H)ART magazine #133, November 2014 (exh. review)
(H)ART magazine #132, October 2014 (artist page)
Best Available Copy (publication)
Best Available Copy, Le Salon, Brussels (online portfolio)
Fotocollectie domweg vergeten, in: De Morgen, May 28th 2014 (exh. review)
ArteSantander, in: El Mundo Cantabria, July 20th 2014 (review)
Op zoek naar de grenzen van de fotografie, on: cobra.be, July 1st 2014 (exh. review)

2013
Art fairs are the new discos, Poppositions, Brussels (ex. fair folder)
Bild und Sturm II, Antwerp (publication)
Dust magazine, Milan (online portfolio)

2012
Graphology, June 2012, The Drawing Room, London (exh. cat.)

2011
Finisterre, DW B literary magazine, February 2011 (portfolio)
Finisterre, by Inge Henneman, February 2011 (text)
Hinge, portfoliobox with set of 18 editions (26 ex.), with works by Annemie Augustijns, Henze Boekhout,
Dirk Braeckman, Lynne Cohen, Bert Danckaert, Carl De Keyzer, Annelies De Mey, Geert Goiris, Jitka Hanzlova,
Marc Horemans, Jan Kempenaers, Freya Maes, Arno Roncada, Dominique Somers, Marc Steculorum, Nadine Tasseel, Marc Trivier, Jens Ullrich

2010
http://www.dwb.be/webfolio/gallery/ooa (online portfolio)
iheartphotograph.blogspot.com (online portfolio)
00A, DW B literary magazine, September 2010 (portfolio)
00A, by Inge Henneman, September 2010 (text)
A Group Show, Croxapox, Ghent (exh. cat.)

2009
All That is Solid Melts into Air, M HKA & Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Lannoo, Tielt (exh. cat.)
Failures can happen, by Inge Henneman (text)
Veronica’s, International Photofestival, Knokke-Heist (exh. cat.)
www.blacksnapper.com (online portfolio)

2008
Die Lucky Bush, M HKA, Antwerp (exh. cat.)
Extra 01, summer 2008, Antwerp (back cover)
1000 Words, Tornado Editions, Ghent, 2008 (exh. cat.)
FutureBox magazine, in: De Morgen, March 28th 2008 (review)
FutureBox #1, 2008, Antwerp (portfolio)
On Dominique Somers’ work, by Anne-Marie Poels, February 2008 (text
Screen Worlds, Fotomuseum Antwerp, Lannoo, Tielt, October 2008 (exh. cat.)
Screen Worlds, in: De Standaard, October 2nd 2008 (review)
Screen Worlds, in: De Morgen, October 2nd 2008 (review)
Stand-in, by Erik Eelbode, in: (H)ART #32, February 2008 (review)

2007
Kino Eye #7: Evacuation, M HKA_Media, Antwerp (exh. cat.)
Kino Eye #7: Evacuation, in: De Morgen, April 26th 2007 (interview)
Possible Worlds, Norwich Film and Video Festival, Aurora, Norwich (exh. cat.)
Regarding antimatter, by Edwin Carels, in: Possible Worlds, Norwich Film and Video Festival, Aurora, Norwich (text)
To be political it has to be nice, by Philippe Pirotte, in: objectif_exhibitions, group shows 2001-2007 (concept text)

2006
No Negative, by Win Vanden Abbeele & Steve Van Den Bosch (text)
No Negative, by Inge Braeckman, in: (H)ART #15, December 2006 (review)

2005
Sugar-free, annual 2005, Netwerk, Aalst (text)
Data Copy, on www.kunstbus.nl (online interview)