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BIO:

She studied plastic arts at the Outremont School in Montreal, Canada, at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington D.C., and in workshops with Somsy Smuthart, Alberto Pérez Soria and Kitzia Hoffman in Mexico City.

She has been a member of the Sculpture Commission for the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), of the Arts and Letters Commission 2004-2005 and of the National System of Art Creators 2005-2008. She developed “Sculptures from the Buenos Aires Neighborhood”, a community based program that ran from 1999 to 2002, supported by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (Fonca). She was awarded a Discovery Grant for a residency as mentor at The Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, 1997-1999.

Her awards and distinctions include the Phoenix Award (2013), the Sorel Etrog Lifetime Achievement Award for Sculpture & Public Art, Vancouver Biennale (2009-2011), the Camille Claudel Acquisition Award, La Bresse, France, (1991),Second Place in World Ice Sculpture Championships, Fairbanks, Alaska (1992), Eurosculpture Acquisition Award, Bardonecchia, Italy (1993), winner of Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design Contest, Beijing, China (2008); winner of the International Toyamura Sculpture Bienal in Abutagun, Japan (1997),first place in Plastic Arts by CNN in Spanish, New York (1994), awarded by National Academy of Medicine in Mexico for “Virus AH1N1” (2010). She awarded a gold medal by Academic Society of Arts, Letters and Science in Paris and is an honorary member of the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts in Belgium. In recognition of her contribution to the arts, the South Gallery of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City has been named after her.

Domenge’s work is included among the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, the Universum Museum (UNAM)and the Museum of Modern Art of the State of Mexico. Her large-scale works are installed at the National Government Palace in Mexico City, the National Institute of Nuclear Investigations of the State of Mexico, UNAM, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Plaza Galerías, Cuernavaca, Mexico and Galerías Guadalajara, Jalisco, Lomas de Angelópolis, Puebla.

Her work “Wind Waves” represented Mexico in the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale (2009-11) and from April 2010 to October 2012, six of her large-scale sculptures were installed in Millennium Park Chicago as part of the exhibition Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge. The sculptures have now been placed in the collections of sculpture parks and cities across the United States, including the McNichols Building, Denver, CO; Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Chicago, IL, Freedom Park, Atlanta, GA. and the Public Safety and Courts building, Fort Worth. TX, all in the United States of America.

Last year her sculpture Conocimiento (Knowledge) arrivied to the compus of the Michigan State University, Michigan, USA.

Born in Mexico City, 1946.

Gallery

Exhibitions

Exhibitions:

 

 

 

EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES

 

 

Amalgama escultórica 

9 Presencias (9 Presences) 

Interconnected: the sculptures of 

Yvonne Domenge 

Studio Translations: Tha drawings 

And maquettes of Yvonne Domenge 

Virus AH1N1 

Procesos (Processes) 

Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City 

Atrium of San Francisco Church, Downtown, Mexico City 

Boeing Galleries, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA 

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, USA 

Biomedic Investigation Institute, UNAM, Mexico City. 

Contemporary Mexico Cultural Center. Mexico City. 

2012 

2012 

2011-212 

2010 

2009 

2009 

Discipline and Passion within sculpture 

Superior Engineering and Architecture School. Mexico City. 

2008 

Yvonne Domenge 

Contemporary Art Museum. Monterrey N.L. Mexico. 

2007 

Olas de Viento (Waves of Wind) 

National Palace. Empress's Garden. Mexico City. 

2006 

Big Cosmos's Small Volumes 

Federico Silva Museum. San Luis Potosi. Mexico. 

2005 

Anthologic Vision 

Modern Art Museum. Mexico City. 

2005 

Matérica 

OMR Gallery. Mexico City. 

2004 

Art Sud Gallery 

International Contemporary Art Fair. Toulouse. France 

2003 

El lleno es el Vacío(Fullness is Emptiness) 

Chopo-UNAM University Museum. Mexico City. 

2002 

Kosmos II 

House of France. Mexico City. 

1999 

Indicatdores (Indicators) 

OMR Gallery. Mexico City. 

1997 

 

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

Paradigmas X aniversary Federico Silva Museum 2013 

Naturaleza Fragmentada (Fragmented Nature) Chancellery Museum , Mexico City 2011 

Tizapán Ecléctico (Eclectic Tizapan) Studio Lofft Gallery, Tizapán, Mexico City 2010 

Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale Vancouver, Canadá 2009 

The artists pay Homage to Isidro Fabela Casa del Risco, Mexico City 2008 

“Skulpturen, Objekte, Instalationen” Kunsthaus Rapp Gallery, Switzerland 2008 

Territories, 2007 Collecting SHCP Museum, Archbishop’s Palace, Mexico 2008 

Olympic Sculptures Beijing Olympic Park, China 2008 

1st ZhengZhou International Sculpture Symposium Henan, China 2006 

Arte-Urbe Project International Cervantino Festival. Guanajuato, Mexico2006 

2nd Beijing International Art Biennial Beijing, China 2005 

Itineraries 2003 Mairie du 9ème. Paris, France 2005 

Time, Stone and Clay MUCA-UNAM. Mexico City. 2002

 

 

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

Paradigmas X aniversary Federico Silva Museum 2013 

Naturaleza Fragmentada (Fragmented Nature) Chancellery Museum , Mexico City 2011 

Tizapán Ecléctico (Eclectic Tizapan) Studio Lofft Gallery, Tizapán, Mexico City 2010 

Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale Vancouver, Canadá 2009 

The artists pay Homage to Isidro Fabela Casa del Risco, Mexico City 2008 

“Skulpturen, Objekte, Instalationen” Kunsthaus Rapp Gallery, Switzerland 2008 

Territories, 2007 Collecting SHCP Museum, Archbishop’s Palace, Mexico 2008 

Olympic Sculptures Beijing Olympic Park, China 2008 

1st ZhengZhou International Sculpture Symposium Henan, China 2006 

Arte-Urbe Project International Cervantino Festival. Guanajuato, Mexico2006 

2nd Beijing International Art Biennial Beijing, China 2005 

Itineraries 2003 Mairie du 9ème. Paris, France 2005 

Time, Stone and Clay MUCA-UNAM. Mexico City. 2002

Sonic Habitat - 4th International Sonic Art Festival Ex Teresa Museum. Mexico City 2002 

Nîmes Art Fair – International Contemporary Art Fair Nîmes, France 2002 

New Tendencies – 100 Years of Mexican Sculpture Museum of Beautiful Arts. Mexico City 2001 

Small Format Stone Exhibition Plaza Gallery. Tokyo, Japan 2001 

Versailles 2000 – 2000 Versailles Fair Versailles, France 2000 

National Society Hall of Beautiful Arts Louvre Museum. France 1999 

Silver Sculpture Mexican Cultural Institute Gallery. New York, USA 1998 

Eight Women within the Art Modern Art Museum. Mexico City 1998 

1997 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennial Hokkaido, Japan 1997 

11 x 11, UO's La Veme Krauze Gallery. Oregon, USA 1997 

Contacts Tamayo Museum, Mexico City 1994 

1st Monterrey Biennial Monterrey Museum, Mexico 1992

 

SELECTION DE TRAVAUX

Counseling by Internet, to sculptors living on oil platforms. Mexico. 

 

2002-2008 

Sculptors and Craftsmen Symposium. Pieces made with the fallen trees of the Isidoro Huricane. Yucatan,Mexico. 

2003 

“Community Sculptures”. Bueno Aires Neighborhood. Mexico City. 

1999-2002 

“Nuevo Milenio”, Emerging Housing Program for Chiapas. Chiapas, Mexico. 

1999 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCIES AND TUTORIALS. NATIONAL COUNSIL FOR THE ART AND CULTURE (CONACULTA)

 

Artistic Creator of the Art Creators National System. FONCA. 

 

 

2013-2016 

Artistic Creator of the Art Creators National System. FONCA. 

2005-2008 

Member of the FONCA's Arts and Letters Commission. 

2004-2005 

Sculptures made by the Buenos Aires Community's neighbors. FONCA's Program. 

1999-2002 

Artistic Creator of the Art Creators National System. FONCA. 

1997-2002 

“Discovery” Residence Scholarship, mentor and FONCA jury. Banff Center for the Arts . Alberta, Canada. 

2000 

Sculpture Tutor in the FONCA's Young Creators Program 

1994-1996 

Member of the FONCA's Counseling Sculpture Commission. 

1994 

 

PRIX ET DISTINCTIONS

Miembro acádemico de número, Academinia de las Artes, México 2014 

Phoenix Award and proclamation of the 20th day of March 2013 as Yvonne Domenge day, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2013 

Price “Notable Woman” by Sanofi-Pasteur Laboratories, Mexico City 2012 Sorel Etrog Lifetime Achievement Award in Sculpture & Public Art, Advisory Council for the 

International Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada 

Awarded by the National Medicine Academy of Mexico in the XLI National Medical Congress, for the 

sculpture "Virus AH1N1”, in the Biomedical Research Institute 

Selected artist to represent Mexico in the International Sculpture Biennial in Vancouver, Canada. 

2011 

2010 

2010 

Selected artist and sculpture acquired in the Olympic Sculptural Park of Beijing, China. 

2008 

Honorary Member of the Sculpture Section of The Royal Academy Sciences, Arts and Letters of Belgium. Belgium 

2008 

Golden Medal awarded by the Société Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres in Paris, France. 

2007 

Sculpture selected and acquired by “The International Sculpture City and Cultural Year of Zhengzhou”. Henan, China. 

2006 

Selected Artist to represent Mexico in the Second Beijing International Art Biennial in Beijing, China. 

2005 

First place in the International Plastic Arts Contest “Visiones Convergentes”, CNN in Spanish. New York, USA. 

2003 

Selected artist to represent Mexico in the Hall of Beautiful Arts in the Louvre Museum. Paris, France. 

2001 

First place in the Steel Creativity Contest. National Iron and Steel Chamber. 

2000 

The South Gallery of the UAM University in Mexico City is named after her. 

1999 

Acquisition Award in the International Toyamura Sculpture Biennial in Hokkaido. Japan. 

1997 

First Place in the Latin-American Mexinox Industrial Design Contest. Mexico City. 

1996 

Acquisition Award in Euroescultura of Bardonecchia, Italy. 

1993 

Second place in the Art in Ice International Contest. Fairbanks, Alaska. 

1992 

Camille Claudel Acquisition Award. La Bresse, France. 

1991 

 

CONFERENCES

Brown Bag Lecture, Brown bag, Fort Worth, Texas, E.U.A. 2014 

Presentation, dedication and unveiling ceremony for three new artworks installed at Atlanta’s Freedom Park, 2013 

High Museum of modern Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

Nature’s Remembrance, Artist Tour of Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge, Millennium 2012 

Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA 

Public Art: Alternative models, 23rd International Sculpture Conference, International Sculpture Center, 2012 

Art Institute of Chicago,Chicago, Illinois, USA 

Round Table “Tree women in the art”, Miguel Alemán Foundation, Mexico City 2011 

“Interconnected” Lunchtime lecture, The Arts Club, Chicago, IL, USA 2011 

Conversation with Porfessor Bibiana Suárez, DePaul University, Chicago, IL. USA 2011 Conference for the exhibition "Interconnected" in Millenium Park, Mexican Art Museum, Chicago USA 

Round table "Dialogo Creativo" (Creative Dialogue) in the Ibero American Encounter of Artistic and Cultural Education. INBA 

Wood Carving in Mexico. Painting, Sculpture and Engraving National School La Emeralda. Mexico City. 

2010 

2010 

2009 

Wood Carving, Ancestral Profession. Contemporary Language. René Brusau Museum of Beautiful Arts in Resistencia, Argentina. El Chaco International Sculpture Biennial. 

2008 

Passion and Discipline within Sculpture. Superior Engineering and Architecture School. IPN Naucalpan, Mexico. 

2008 

Passion for Sculpture. San Nicolás de Hidalgo's Michoacana University. Michoacán, Mexico. 

2007 

Passion for Sculpture. National Museum of Art. Mexico City. 

2007 

Presences Design. Architecture Department of the Anahuac University. Mexico City. 

2007 

Presences. 1st International Sculpture Biennial of León. Guanajuato, Mexico. 

2007 

Talk between Yvonne Domenge and Art Critic Jorge García Murillo. Marco Museum. Monterrey, Mexico. 

2006 

Visual Artist Responsibility with his community. Culture Tlaxcalteca Institute. Tlaxcala, Mexico. 

2001 

Concrete work, Spiritual work. Sculptures Garden. Jalapa, Mexico. 

2001 

Discovery Residence, mentor of 25 artists from all over the world. 

2000 

Fragmentation and Fiction. Banff Center for the Arts. Alberta, Canada. 

2000 

Identity, Experience. Banff Center for the Arts. Alberta, Canada. 

2000 

Spirituality in Art. Sculptures Garden. Jalapa, Mexico. 

2000 

Time and Art. Light Museum UNAM. Mexico City. 

2000 

Contemporary Sculpture. Querétaro, Mexico. 

1999 

Contacts, Frontiers between Sculpture and Architecture. Rufino Tamayo Museum. Mexico City. 

1999 

Contemporary Art Influences. Guatemala 8 Cultural Center. Mexico City. 

1999 

Contemporary Art Conference. Tijuana Cultural Center. Tijuana, Mexico. 

1998 

Use of the Contemporary Space. Tijuana Cultural Center. Tijuana, Mexico. 

1998 

Interactive chat on Contemporary Mexican Sculpture. Portland's University. Portland, USA. 

1997 

Interactive chat on Contemporary Mexican Sculpture. Oregon's University. Oregon, USA. 

1997 

Points of Reflexion on Stainless Steel Sculpture. Camino Real Hotel. Mexico City. 

1996 

Creativity and Sensibility. 4th Encounter of FONCA's Young Interns. Conferences Center of Guadalajara. Jalisco, Mexico. 

Encounter of FONCA's Young Creators Interns. Zacatecas, Mexico. 

1994 

Sculpture and its Magic. Queretaro, Mexico. 

1994 

Verbal Expression in Volume. State of Mexico's Beautiful Arts Institute. Mexico. 

1988 

 

 

 

ATELIERS

Invited artist, National School of Arts “La Esmeralda”, Mexico City 

 

 

2009 

Sculpture for people with different capacities Workshop. Marco Museum. Monterrey, Mexico. 

2007 

Sculpture is for Everybody”. San Nicolás Michoacana University. Hidalgo, Mexico. 

2007 

Sculpture Workshop (Theory and Practice) . Culture Tlaxcalteca Institute. Tlaxcala, Mexico. 

2001 

Sculpture Workshop in the Buenos Aires Beighborhood. Mexico City. 

1999-2002 

Sculpture Workshop (Theory and Practice). Jalapa, Mexico. 

2002 

Workshop on Creativity in Industrial Design, Urbanism and Visual Arts. UAM Xochimilco. Mexico City. 

1999 

Sculpture Workshop (Theory and Practice) in Tlaxcala, Mexico. 

Sculpture Workshop (Theory and Practice) in Chiapas, Mexico. 

Sculpture Workshop (Theory and Practice) in UAM University, Mexico City. 

 

AUTRES ACTIVITES

2007 Northwest Sculpture Biennial Jury. Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico. 

International Sculpture Biennial Jury. Resistencia, Argentina. 

2000-2001 Tlaxcala's Art and Culture Fund Jury. 

Conference Panel “XXth century Sculpture's Challenges”. Academy of Beautiful Arts Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Therapy through Art workshops (sculpture and painting) for young and old alike. As well as for institutions.

 

CONSEIL ET FORMATION

Counseling young Mexican and foreign creators, through theory and practice. Mexico City. 

Training Mexican and foreign Plastic Artists. Mexico, City. 

Training on sculpture over the internet to artists living on oil platforms. Mexico. 

Sculpture Tutor for the FONCA's Young Creators Program. 1994-1996 

Creativity Courses (Theory and Practice) for Executives in many Mexican companies. 1984-1987 

Therapy through Art (sculpture and painting). Tanesque Institute. Mexico City. 1980-1983 Art Therapy. Counseling y Crecimiento A.C. Mexico City. 1974-1986

 

SELECTION DE SCULPTURES AUPRES DES MUSEES, COLLECTIONS PRIVEES ET INSTITUTIONS A MEXICO

PLACE 

CITY 

YEAR 

Virus AH1N1 

Silencio (Silence) 

Biomedics Investigation Institute 

Art and History Museum of Guanajuato 

Mexico City 

León, Guanajuato. 

2009 

2008 

Olas de Viento (Waves of Wind) 

Marco Museum of Monterrey 

Monterrey, N.L. 

2007 

Olas de Viento (Waves of Wind) 

National Palace Museum -Empress Garden- 

Mexico City. 

2006 

Esfera Liverpool (Liverpool Sphere) 

Mexico-Cuernavaca Road -Galerias Cuernavaca- 

Cuernavaca, Morelos. 

2005 

Cumela 

Modern Art Museum 

Mexico City. 

2005 

Garden Designs 

Child Museum of Jalapa 

Jalapa, Veracruz. 

2004 

Nuevo Sol (New Sun) 

Modern Art Museum 

Mexico City. 

2003 

Clythia 

ITESM, State of Mexico Campus 

Toluca, State of Mexico. 

2003 

Karlain I 

UAM University –Xochimilco- 

Mexico City. 

2003 

Clythia 

Exterior Relations Secretariat 

Mexico City. 

2003 

Clythia, Flor de Abril (April Flower) 

Lomas de Angelópolis (5 sculptures) 

Puebla, Puebla. 

2003-05 

Ritmos Sonoros (Sonorous Rhythms) 

Manuel Felgueres Abstract Art Museum 

Zacatecas, Zacatecas. 

2001 

Indicador 5 Instantes (5 Instants Indicator) 

Universum Museum -UNAM- 

Mexico City. 

2001 

Intervalos Celestes (Celestial Intervals) 

Energy Research Insititute -UNAM- 

Temixco, Morelos. 

2001 

Eco de 5 Instantes (5 Instants Echo) 

FES -UNAM- 

Mexico City. 

2001 

Geodi Nectuni 

Science and Technology Library -IPN- 

Mexico City. 

2001 

Dimension 5 

National Nuclear Research Institute -ININ- 

State of Mexico. 

1997 

Dimension 5 

Modern Art Museum 

Mexico City. 

1997 

Esgrafiador Marino ( 

Televisa 

Mexico City. 

1997 

Viento de Luz Infinita 

(Wind of Infinite Light) 

Hewlett Packard 

Mexico City. 

1996 

 

SELECTION DE SCULPTURES AUPRES DES MUSEES, COLLECTIONS PRIVEES ET INSTITUTIONS

PLACE 

CITY 

YEAR 

Conocimiento/Knowledge 

Michigan State University 

Michigan, USA 

2014 

Listones de Vida/Ribbons of Life 

Surrey Memorial Hospital 

Surrey, B.C., Canada 

2013 

Tabachin Ribbon 

Wind Waves 

Coral 

Tree of life and seeds 

Lily 

Public Safety and Courts building 

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park 

McNichols Building 

Atlanta’s Freedom Park 

Olimpic Park Of Beijing 

Fort Worth, Texas, Chicago, Illinois 

Denver, Co 

Atlanta GA 

Beijing, China. 

2014 

2013 

2013 

2013 

2006 

Circontinuo 

1st Zhenzhou Sculpture Symposium 

Henan, China. 

2006 

Luz y Sombra, Stupa IV (Light and Shadow, Stupa IV) 

1st Beijing International Biennial 

Beijing, China. 

2005 

Clythia 

Chevron Texaco 

San Ramon CA, USA. 

2003 

Quasicrystal I and II 

Novell Inc. 

San Francisco CA, USA. 

2001 

Karlain II 

House of Mexico in France -Cité Univesitaire- 

Paris, France. 

2001 

Microcosmos 

Toyamura general Center 

Hokkaido, Japan. 

1997 

Karlain I 

PG&Energy Services Company 

San Francisco CA, USA. 

1996 

Nuevo Sol (New Sun) 

World Bank of Washington 

Washington D.C., USA. 

1995 

 

 

 

 

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