Inspired by the idea that every action prompts a reaction, the Argentine collective Doma creates fantastic, absurd and often playful universes that have a direct reference in the society they live in. The group, formed by Mariano Barbieri, Julian Pablo Manzelli, Matias Vigliano, and Orilo Blandini, came of age in 1998 amid the Argentinean political and economic collapse, immediately taking a critical stance, yet optimistic and fun, against the chaotic environment they experienced. Doma’s early urban interventions made the group one of the most important collective in the 1990s Buenos Aires. Currently, Doma works with various media, mainly audiovisual, creating animations, films, drawings, silkscreens, and sculptures, which are usually part of large installations. Their monumental plush toys not only challenge the visual perception, but also offer unusual points of view, forcing the viewer to an active reaction.
Doma’s artists have training in illustration, graphic and audiovisual design from the Buenos Aires University (UBA). In May 2008, they opened Turbo gallery, aiming at fostering and promoting local artists, in addition to their own initiatives. As a collective, the group has developed projects and exhibitions in some of the major art centers of the world, such as Buenos Aires (Contemporáneos II, Malba, 2003), Berlin (In Tango, 2004; Stupid Tank, Planet Prozess, 2007; Meat Tour, Berlin Neurotitan gallery, 2009), New York (Doma Exhibition, Zakka Corp., 2004), Barcelona (Doma Show, Maxalot, 2006), Mexico (Pictoplasma, 2006-2007), Santiago de Chile (Transferencia, Feria Chaco, 2011), São Paulo (Templo Criptométrico, 2012), and Toronto (This is Not a Toy, Design Exchange, 2014).
SP ARTE, Brasil. // “One for All” Installation. Logo Gallery.
Templo Criptométrico // Sao Pablo. Brasil.
Coloso // Tecnopolis. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Transferencia // Feria ChaCo Stgo de Chile.
Parade // Galería Turbo. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Fama // Museo Macro Rosario Argentina
Cocinita // CCEBA. Buenos Aires. Argentina
Carne Tour // Berlin Neurotitan Gallery.
Sr. Cajón // Pictoplasma. Berlin. Germany
Comunión // Turbo Galería. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Conveyor Belt // Animation Festival. Portland Usa
Stupid Tank // Planet Prozess. Berlin. Germany.
Doma show // Maxalot. Barcelona
Pictoplasma. BsAs // Berlin // MexicoDF // TelAviv
Usted está aqui. GCBA. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Doma exhibition // Zakka Corp. New York. USA.
No tango // Berlin. Germany.
Master control // MAC. Bahia Blanca. Argentina.
Usted contento // Ruth Benzacar Gallery. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Contemporáneos II // Malba. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Audiovisual Project 01CeroUno // The Locomotion Channel
1998 – 2000
Starting Point // Urban Art Buenos Aires
Bibliography Doma Collective
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-Nuevo Mundo. Latin American Street Art. Gestalten. Germany.
-Arte Contemporaneo Argentino. Artista Por Artista. PapersEditores. Argentina.
-The Beautiful Walls. Fowler Museum at UCLA. USA.
-Buenos Aires Street Art. La Marca Editora. Argentina.
-The Art of Rebellion II. Publikat. Germany.
-Latin America Graphic Design. TASCHEN.
-Dot Dot Dash. Art Characters. Gestalten. Germany
-Neighbourhood Curated by Rinzen Victionary. Hong Kong.
-Los Logos. Gestalten. Germany
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-Pictoplasma. The Character Encyclopedia. Pictoplasma. Germany.
-Prepare for Pictopia. Pictoplasma. Germany.
-Vinyl Will Kill. IDN World. Hong Kong.
-Graffiti Argentina. Thames & Hudson. UK.
-Argentine Design – Influencing Creators. PapersEditores. Argentina.
-Hasta la Victoria, Stencil!. La Marca Editora. Argentina.
-Doma/00. Colección Orbital. Argentina