MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
Patricia Domínguez (Born Santiago, Chile 1984). Her
multidisciplinary work in video installation, photograph, sculpture, painting
and artist books, trace relationships of affection, labor and obligation
between the living in an increasingly corporate cosmology.
She struggles to negotiate her place as a
mixed race woman born and raised in an increasingly corporate country such as
Chile, where all the ancestral knowledge is being lost by the influence of her
own European ancestors. She combines her fascination with anthropology,
animism, natural sciences and digital culture through a decidedly non-linear,
decolonized process that gives equal weight to historical referents and
personal associations, as way of freeing herself from structures and domestic
relationships to the cosmos and the world that surrounds her.
She utilizes fictional methods to establish
non verbal communications with fauna, flora and the cosmos, trying to open
cracks in fixed behaviors and cultural definitions of objects, places and
living beings to propose her own visual, critical and holistic version of
cultural botany and cultural natural sciences, where all can coexist. Her work
reflects in the direct relationship between digital culture, forms of
communications and ancestral knowledge, at the same time of pushing new
possibilities for them to merge or cause frictions.
She earned her MFA from Hunter College, New York (2013), a
Botanical Illustration Certificate form the New York Botanical Garden (2011)
and her BFA in Santiago Chile (2008). She has shown her solo projects
internationally in spaces such as Pizzuti Museum (US 2016), ARCO Focus
Latinoamérica (Madrid 2016), Galería Patricia Ready Gallery (Chile 2016) and
Sala CCU (Chile 2017) and have shown collectively in El Museo del Barrio (New
York), FLORA ars + natura (Colombia), Centro Matadero (Spain), Bronx Museum
(NY), The Watermill Center (New York), Museo Marte (El Salvador), YAP MoMA PS1
+ Constructo (Chile) Gabriela Mistral Gallery (Chile), Matucana 100 (Chile),
Museo Arte Contemporáneo MAC (Chile), and 11va Bienal de Artes Mediales in
Museo Bellas Artes (Chile), among others.
She has been an artist in residency
at El Ranchito Centro Matadero (Spain), AIM Bronx Museum (NY), R.A.T (México),
FLORA ars + natura (Colombia), The Institute of Critical Zoologists
(Singapore), Sandarbh Residency (India), and American Museum of Natural History
(New York). Her work has been included in publications such as Younger Than
Jesus: Artist Directory by The New Museum and PHAIDON Press among others. She
was recently awarded with the “Centro Matadero - CCE Prize” (2015), “2da Beca CCU” (2015), “Media Art Prize of
Fundación Telefónica” (2014), “3rd prize Norberto Griffa for Latin American
Creators, BIM” (2014).