Dominik Steiger (Wien, AU, 1940 – 2014)
Dominik Steiger was an Austrian writer and artist. He is one of the most important exponents of the Austrian avant-garde since the 1950s. His early contact with the poet Hermann Schürrer, and intensive exchange from the 1960s with artists and poets such as HC Artmann, Gerhard Rühm, Konrad Bayer and Oswald Wiener, played a key role in Steiger’s early literary work as well as in his artistic creation. His friendship with the Swiss poet and artist Dieter Roth, whom he met in Vienna in 1966, was pivotal in his work.