Patricia Domínguez Claro (b. 1984, Santiago de Chile, CL) studied at Hunter College (NY) and the New York Botanical Garden (NY) and lives and works in Chile. She is an artist, educator and defender of the living.
Bringing together an experimental research on ethnobotany, healing practices and the corporatization of wellbeing, her practice focuses on challenging the increasingly globalized corporate cosmologies that are emerging, by tracing the precarious relationships between species that are contextualized the current digitization of the living.
Dominguez installations take the form sculptures, videos and publications, which are designed to exorcise the effects of late capitalism and ecological destruction in the physical and social body, while exploring the emancipatory potential of artistic imagination as a form of psychic emancipation and as a path of healing our colonial trauma.
Her main projects have been exhibited at New Museum, Wellcome Collection, Gwangju Biennale, Gasworks London, Transmediale Berlin, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Seoul Museum of Art, Museo del Barrio, Bronx Museum, and FLORA ars+natura among others. In 2021 she received the Simetria residency award to go to CERN and contributed to the book Documents for Contemporary Art Issue HEALTH DoCA. She is currently director of the ethnobotanical platform Studio Vegetalista.
Photo credit on portrait: Emilia Martín