Domingo Cisneros

Birthdate: 1942

Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico 

Based location: Quebec, Canada 

Social profiles 

Territoire culturel project website 

Domingo Cisneros biography at Lesecrits 

Domingo Cisneros profile at the Historical Dictionary Quebec sculpture the 20th Century


Domingo Cisneros (born 1942, Monterrey, Mexico) 

Domingo Cisneros is a Mexican visual artist, poet, and educator based in Quebec and Mexico. Domingo studied architecture at the University of Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico, and cinematography and literature at the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico. After immigrating to Quebec in 1968, he began working as an educator at the Manitou College in La Macaza, where Cisneros developed educational concepts and philosophy of “territoire culturel” or cultural territory. These concepts became intrinsic to his studio work as a sculptor by making interventions in nature to reflect on our ecological relations with the land and history. His continuous practice expanded as a formally studied practice of sociological art at the art program of Manitou College in 1974. Domingo has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions. In 1990 he was the recipient of the Grand Pix de la Culture des Laurentides by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and in 2018 he received the doctorate honoris causa by the University of Quebec in Montreal. 

Domingo Cisneros’s studio work is through the cultural territory practice; he intervenes by sculpting with the elements of the land. His work interventions have been made in the provinces of Québec, Alberta, and Yukon in Canada and later in the United States, Cuba, Norway, and France. Domingo has been showcased in Canada and internationally, and his work has been included Par la forêt (2018) at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Queébec, and Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art (2013) at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

El espíritu de la Montaña Parole de Lauzes


Installation photograph cultural territory 

The Historical Dictionary of Quebec Sculpture in the 20th Century, photograph taken by the artist Domingo Cisneros, Google Images 2023

Solo exhibitions

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Collective exhibitions

Domingo Cisneros collective exhibition Par la forêt, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, 2018

Domingo Cisneros press release collective exhibition Par la forêt, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, 2018 

Domingo Cisneros collective exhibition Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2013 


Domingo Cisneros video interview by Azeb Wolde-Giorghis, 2018 

Domingo Cisneros interview by Delphine Jung, Radio Canada, 2018

Domingo Cisneros interview by Paloma Martinez-Mendez, Radio Canada Internacional, 2016

Published work by Domingo Cisneros

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Published work about Domingo Cisneros

Domingo Cisneros profile at ESSE publication platform,

Domingo Cisneros article by Edith-Anne Pageot, 2017 

Domingo Cisneros review by Aseman Sabet, 2014 

Domingo Cisneros article by Edith-Anne Pageot, 2009 

Domingo Ciscenos text extract from Front Magazine, vol. VIII, no. 2, p. 13, November/December, 1996 

Domingo Ciscenos review Espace Sculpture, Érudite, 1995 

Domingo Ciscenos review Espace Sculpture, Érudite, 1992

Domingo Ciscenos review Espace Sculpture, Érudite, 1988 

Press release

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List of Grants, Awards and Projects

Domingo Cisneros press release Doctor Honoris causa by the University of Quebec a Montreal, 2018

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