Patricia Domínguez Artist
Bringing together experimental research on ethnobotany, healing practices, and the corporatization of wellbeing, the work of Patricia Domínguez (b. 1984, Santiago, Chile) focuses on how neoliberalism perpetuates colonial practices of extraction and exploitation.
Recent solo exhibitions include Madre Drone, CentroCentro, Madrid, and Cosmic Tears, Yeh Art Gallery, New York (both 2020); Green Irises, Gasworks, London (2019); Llanto Cósmico, Twin Gallery, Madrid (2018); soñé@cerámicas.cl, Sala de Arte CCU Santiago (2017); Eres un Princeso, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio; Los ojos serán lo último en pixelarse, Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago; and Focus Latinoamérica, ARCOMadrid, Madrid (all 2016). Recent group exhibitions include MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image, Montreal; The trouble is staying, Meet Factory, Prague (both 2019); What is going to happen is not ‘the future’, but what we are going to do, ARCOMadrid; Working for the Future Past, SEMA, Seoul (both 2018).
Her studies include a Master’s Degree in Studio Art from Hunter College, New York (2013) and a Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate from the New York Botanical Garden (2011). She has recently been the recipient of the SIMETRIA prize from Corporación Chilena de Video y Artes Electrónicas to participate in a residency at CERN, Switzerland (2021), the Fundación AMA Grant (2017), the Media Art Award from Fundación Telefónica, and the 3rd Norberto Griffa Prize (both 2014), among others. She is currently director of the ethnobotanical platform Studio Vegetalista. Her work has appeared in books such as Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory (New Museum/Phaidon Press, 2009); and Health (MIT Press/Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art, 2020).
Image credits: Emilia Martín