Patricia Domínguez (Chile) in her practice brings together an experimental research on ethnobotany, healing practices and the corporatisation of wellbeing. Her work focuses on the transference from colonial times to neoliberal practices of extraction and overworking.

During this residency, Patricia be part of the group show Rooted Beings at Wellcome Collection (24 March – 29 August), presenting work co-commissioned with Delfina Foundation. The show examines our symbiotic relationship with plants while recognising them as ancient, complex and sensitive beings that enable life on earth.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Madre Drone (Centro Centro Madrid, 2020), Planetary Tears (Yeh Art Gallery New York, 2020), Green Irises (Gasworks, London, 2019), Llanto Cósmico (Twin Gallery, Madrid, 2018), soñé@cerámicas (Sala CCU, Santiago 2017); Eres un Princeso (Pizzuti Collection Museum, Ohio, 2016), Los ojos serán lo último en pixelarse (Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago, 2016), and Focus Latinoamérica (ARCO Madrid, 2016). She has participated in group exhibitions at: Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, 2021; Transmediale, Berlin, 2021, Thyssen Museum, 2021, Momenta Biennale de l´imagenMontreal, Canada, 2019; Meet Factory, Prague, 2019; ARCO Madrid, 2018; SEMA, Seoul, 2018;  Emila Filly Gallery, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, 2017; CCE Santiago, 2017; and Galería Liberia, Bogotá, 2017. She recently contributed for Season 3 st_age (TBA21), Broken Archive Series (HKW Berlin) and for the Health edition of the Documents of Contemporary Art series edited by Whitechapel and MIT Press.

Patricia earned her MFA from Hunter College New York and a Botanical Illustration Certificate from the New York Botanical Garden. She has received various grants and prizes including Simetría – CERN (2020), Beca AMA (2017), Beca Arte CCU (2015), Media Art Prize from Fundación Telefónica (2014) and 3rd Norberto Griffa Prize (2014).

She runs the experimental ethnobotanical platform Studio Vegetalista.

In partnership with

Wellcome Collection


Winter 2022

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