Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere

Sunday, 17 Feb 2019, 4 PM to Sunday, 26 May 2019, 5 PM

Fredesvinda Almeda Consunji Gallery, Ambeth R Ocampo Gallery, Elizabeth Gokongwei Gallery, and Alicia P Lorenzo Gallery, 3F Ateneo Art Gallery

Admission is free of charge. To book a tour, e-mail us at or call Esty Bagos, Museum Education Officer at 426-6488.

Not anywhere is, in the rhetoric proper to modernity, the space of utopia (from the Greek ού, 'not' and τοπσς, 'place')... always sited beyond the horizon, in a perpetual, unrealisable future.”

The Ateneo Art Gallery celebrates the National Arts Month with the launch of Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere, a touring exhibition by Catalan artist, Domènec, organized in partnership with the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and with the assistance of the Embassy of Spain to the Philippines.

Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere was first shown in MACBA last April 2018. Curated by Teresa Grandas, the Manila iteration presents more than ten (10) works from the MACBA exhibition which offers an overview of Domènec’s artistic practice since the 1990s. It also includes two new works that he had developed after his 10-day visit to Manila last July 2018.

In Not Here, Not Anywhere, Domènec uses modernist architecture and city planning as starting points to tease out issues related to the politics of urban development and its social impact on its stakeholders. Largely based on anthropological research and narratives from different local contexts, he makes use of photography, videos, archives, and installations to start a dialogue on how these projects have failed to address basic social and human needs.

Coinciding with his exhibit, Domènec will also participate in the ArtFair Philippines 2019 programs through an artist talk on 23 February 2019, Saturday, 2PM at the 5F, The Link, Ayala, Makati City. The activity will be moderated by writer and 2014 Ateneo Art Awards-Purita Kalaw Ledesma winner, Carlomar Daoana.

This exhibition tour to the Philippines is organized by the Ateneo Art Gallery and Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the Embassy of Spain to the Philippines, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and Aretè, with support from Alta Fairs & Exhibit as official handler, and Weekend Craft Ales.


Domènec (Mataro, b. 1962) is a Catalonian visual artist whose sculptures, photographs and interventions in public space responds to the crisis of modernity and its impact to culture and society. His works have been exhibited in numerous countries such as Mexico, France, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, USA, Finland, Israel, Palestine, Slovenia, and Japan. Domènec is also a co-editor of Roulette, an art magazine based in Spain.

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