Yvonne Domenge

Mexico

Bio

Born in Mexico City in 1946, Yvonne Domenge studied plastic arts at the Outremont School in Montreal, Canada, at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, and in Mexico City. During her career she worked in materials as diverse as wood, stone, marble, cement, steel, silver, and resin.

Her sculpture Lily won the gold medal at the Olympic Landscape Design Contest in Beijing, China, and her artwork Olas de Viento (Wind Waves) was selected to represent Mexico in the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale. Many still recall Wind Waves‘ intense red circular form in Garry Point Park, a rural oasis situated in the historic community of Steveston, British Columbia. The Vancouver Biennale subsequently awarded Domenge a Lifetime Achievement Award in Sculpture and Public Art.

During her decades-long career she had more than 50 solo shows and participated in nearly 200 group exhibitions across Mexico, the United States, Canada, Europe, and China. She was the recipient of a gold medal from the Academic Society of Arts, Letters and Science in Paris and was awarded an honorary membership from the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts in Belgium.

In addition to her work as an artist, Domenge was also passionately involved in philanthropy: she participated in projects to address social issues such as housing programs in the Mexican state of Chiapas (Programa Emergente de Vivienda para Chiapas Nuevo Milenio) and worked with the inhabitants of the Buenos Aires neighbourhood, a low-income housing area in Mexico City, to involve them in the creation of sculptural artworks.

Domenge passed away on September 27, 2019, at the age of 73.

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