Patricia Domínguez

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Patricia Domínguez (1984, Chile)

Selected exhibitions include Screen Series, New Museum, New York (2022), Rooted Beings, Wellcome Collection, London (2022), Green Irises, YAP MoMA PS1 + Constructo (Santiago), Gwangju Biennale (2021); WAMx, Finland (2021); How to Tread Lightly, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Spain (2021); Gasworks, London (2019); SeMA Seoul Museum of Art, Korea (2018) and Pizzuti Collection, Ohio (2016). 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. Her work is part of Nicoletta Fioruc ...

Patricia Domínguez, Matrix Vegetal, 2022. Single-channel 4K video with sound. Duration: 00:21:14. Edition of 3 + 2AP

For Chilean artist and educator, Patricia Domínguez, ethnobotany (the study of how people from certain cultures use indigenous plants) provides a springboard for her artistic practice. Trained in contemporary art as well as in traditional botanical illustration, Domínguez assembles futuristic totems in which our interconnections with plants are explored and given meaning.

Retrieved from Frieze

I don't understand exactly how it works, but in a way plants open the door to the spiritual world. It's a different form of science. They are different keys for the same door. Last year I did research for a project at Cern in Switzerland. I would like to bring in a more open vocabulary that connects these two spheres: on the one hand Western science, such as quantum or particle physics, on the other hand shamanism and the plant world. There are two ways to get the same result.

Retrieved from Monopol Magazine

  • Patricia Domínguez, The Ballad of the Dry Mermaids, 2020 Commissioned and produced by TBA21 for How to Tread Lightly, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, 2020
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