Patricia Domínguez Claro (b. 1984, Santiago, Chile) is an artist, educator, and defender of the living. Her practice combines experimental research on ethnobotany, healing practices, and the corporatization of wellbeing in her practice. Her work focuses on the transference of patterns of extraction and overworking from colonial times into today’s neoliberal age.
Her work was recently exhibited in: Screen Series, New Museum, NY; Rooted Beings, Wellcome Collection, London (all 2022); Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Transmediale, Berlin; La Casa Encendida, Madrid (all 2021), How to Tread Lightly, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; Madre Drone, CentroCentro, Madrid; Cosmic Tears, Yeh Art Gallery, New York (all 2020); Green Irises, Gasworks, London; MOMENTA | Biennale de l’Image, Montreal; The Trouble is Staying, Meet Factory, Prague (all 2019); What is going to happen is not “the future,” but what we are going to do, ARCOMadrid; Working for the Future Past, SEMA, Seoul (both 2018), among others.
She has recently contributed to books such as Health (MIT Press/Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art, 2020), Season 1 for st_age from TBA21 (2020). Recent awards include the Beca Fundación Botín grant (2022), and the SIMETRIA prize to participate in a residency at CERN, Switzerland (2021). She is currently the director of the experimental ethnobotanical platform Studio Vegetalista.