Artist: Patricia Domínguez
Title: The eyes will be the last to pixelate
Curated by: Christina Gigliotti
Screening: July 29 – August 18, 2019
“The eyes will be the last to pixelate” tracks and updates the Latin-American figure of the Spanish conqueror and his horse to its origin in Spain, in a symbolic approach to the relations of dominance and liberation related to cultural molding between Spain and Chile. The video also proposes a reflection on the ongoing processes of digitization and technocratization of the living beings and its consequential precarization, domestication and reduction.
Bringing together an experimental research on ethnobotany, healing practices and the corporatization of wellbeing, the work of Patricia Domínguez (b. Santiago, Chile 1984) focuses on relationships between species immersed in neoliberal practices of extraction and overworking. Recent solo exhibitions include Green Irises, Gasworks, London (2019); Llanto Cósmico Twin Gallery, Madrid (2018); soñé@cerámicas Sala CCU, Santiago (2017); Eres un Princeso Pizzuti Collection Museum, Ohio; Los ojos serán lo último en pixelarse Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago; and Focus Latinoamérica, ARCO Madrid (all 2016). Recent group exhibitions include What is going to happen is not ‘the future’, but what we are going to do’, ARCO Madrid; Working for the Future Past, SEMA, Seoul (both 2018), Apocalypse Me, Emila Filli Gallery, Usti nad Labem; Cantos de Tarapacá, CCE Santiago, 8000 años después, Galería Liberia Bogotá (all 2017). She was a recipient of Beca AMA (2017), 2nd Beca CCU (2015), Media Art Prize from Fundación Telefónica and 3rd Norberto Griffa Prize (both 2014). She runs the ethnobotanical platform Studio Vegetalista and is represented by Galería Patricia Ready (Santiago) and Twin Gallery (Madrid).