Maribel Domènech. Photo: Rosi Moreno Zahinos

Maribel Domènech. Photo: Rosi Moreno Zahinos

"Funda prisión", 1996

"Funda prisión", 1996

"Para observar el mundo a cierta distancia", 1995

"Para observar el mundo a cierta distancia", 1995

"A partir de mí, a partir de aquí", 1991. 70 x 50 x 30 cm

"A partir de mí, a partir de aquí", 1991. 70 x 50 x 30 cm

"Adorado lugar", 1988. Box and window. 200 x 40 x 100 cm, 200 x 100 x 30 cm.

"Adorado lugar", 1988. Box and window. 200 x 40 x 100 cm, 200 x 100 x 30 cm.

"Cabanyal", 1989. "Noche oscura", 1986

"Cabanyal", 1989. "Noche oscura", 1986

"Cálido rincón", 1986. 200 x 70 x 10 cm.

"Cálido rincón", 1986. 200 x 70 x 10 cm.

"Después de todo el mundo está a mi alrededor, no frente a mí", 1991

"Después de todo el mundo está a mi alrededor, no frente a mí", 1991

"Silla cuatro elementos", 1986. Iron and photography.

"Silla cuatro elementos", 1986. Iron and photography.

Maribel Domènech

Spain, 1951

Interdisciplinary artist and researcher in art, gender, textile and technology.  In 2022 she became president of the association MAV: Mujeres en las Artes Visuales Contemporáneas, in 2021 she was a member of the Advisory Council of IVAM, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, and between 2002 and 2021 she was Professor of Sculpture at the Universitat Politècnica de València. 

She has been Director of the Sculpture Department for ten years and a member of the research group Laboratorio de Luz at the UPV (1990-2021) and of the citizen Platform Salvem el Cabanyal (1998-2019), which has made her creative work oscillate between individual and collective creation, between the intimate and the social. 

She began her studies in 1979 and started exhibiting her work in 1982. Her career can be organized into three major series: "Stories of the everyday" (1982-1987), "Light, spirit and time" (1988-1993) and "Weaving time. The intimate and social aspects of everyday life", on which she continues to work.
All her work refers to her identity, social situation and political thought, she uses words and fabrics that arise from experience, emotional and technological processes that she has developed through a series of works that reflect on the intimate and social aspects of everyday life. She uses as a creative process the action of weaving for its narrative power in works and installations of interdisciplinary character; she uses traditional and new artistic media experimenting with textiles, clothing and technology; a work that also investigates the physical and meaningful quality of industrial materials that are always located in homes, such as electrical, telephone or multimedia cables, which once woven become above all significative. 

She has held numerous solo exhibitions, the last one a retrospective at the Centro del Carmen, Cultura Contemporánea, curated by Rocío de la Villa. Her work has also been shown in dialogue with other artists in international exhibitions such as Miradas Protejidas Asier Laspiur/Maribel Domènech at Sala Rekalde Area-2 Bilbao (1996), Maribel Domènech/Anja Krakowski at Sala ESPAIS del Centre d'Art Contemporani in Girona (1997) or La Piel de los Hijos de Gea. Isabel Muñoz/Maribel Domènech, which toured 12 Latin American museums and institutions in Brazil, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Argentina and Cuba. 

Her works have been part of numerous group exhibitions in galleries, institutions and museums of national and international relevance, in Europe, USA, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

Her work is part of collections such as Museu Afro Brasil de Sao Paolo (Brazil), Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (Amman, Jordan), Museum Beelden Aan Zee (Scheveningen, Holland), Museo IVAM Julio González (Valencia, Spain), Fundació La Caixa de Barcelona (Spain), Centro Eusebio Sempere de Arte y Comunicación Visual (Alicante, Spain), Spain), Salvador Allende Museum (Chile), Fundació BANCAIXA (Valencia, Spain), Diputación Provincial de Valencia, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Universitat de Valéncia (Spain), and city councils, Spanish institutions and private national and international collections.

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