Patricia Domínguez Chilean, b. 1984


Patricia Domínguez was born in Santiago, Chile in 1984, and lives and works in Puchuncaví, Chile. Through a wide variety of media, Domínguez draws upon myths, symbols, rituals and healing practices, combining artistic imagination with experimental research on ethnobotany. Domínguez works with watercolours, ceramics, sculptural assemblages and video installations to create shrine-like imagery derived from a visual vocabulary that spans from plant life, mass market goods, corporate wellness schemes and the digital world. Her multi-layered artistic approach is informed by the wide scope of her education and research; her MFA from Hunter College, New York is supplemented by a Botanical Illustration Certificate from the New York Botanical Garden, a residency at CERN to learn about quantum physics, non-locality and entanglement, and time spent in Peru learning from a plant healer and researching beliefs around interconnectivity and multi-species spirit in the plant world. Dominguez is also the founder of Studio Vegetalista, an experimental platform for ethnobotanical research based in Chile.


Recent exhibitions include Screen Series, New Museum, New York (2022), Rooted Beings, Wellcome Collection, London (2022)Super Natural, Eden Project, UK (2022), Green Irises, WAMx, Finland (2021) and How to Tread Lightly, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Spain (2020-1). Domínguez presented a solo booth with Cecilia Brunson Projects at Frieze London in 2022, and exhibited at the 2022 Screen City Biennial, Berlin and the 2021 Gwangju Biennale. She was awarded the Simetría Residency Award by CERN in 2020 and Beca Botín in 2022.


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