Born in Buenos Aires in 1946, he graduated with honors from School of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano and studied at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón where he graduated as a Professor of Sculpture and Drawing in 1972.
Between 1964 and 1965 he travelled extensively through Europe studying sculpture and researching new techniques. In 1974 he was named Head Professor of the Sculpture Department at the School of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano, position he fulfilled until 1983.
In the early 80s he traveled to Peru and Mexico and came into contact with the ancient Aztec, Maya and Inca Civilizations. Two years later, he won the Esso Scholarship which allowed him to travel to New York and continue his research of artistic expressions and techniques. The impact caused by the trip to Mexico and Peru marked his career as a sculptor. The search to express the regional identity of the Latin American continent will be a constant in his works from later years.
Dompé creates sculptures with archaic and contemporary forms. He uses marble, wood, granite, iron and bronze and combines them with elements such as: bones, teeth and animal skulls, horns, bristles, snails that were used by the ancient societies to create their ornaments and amulets.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2010. De Batallas y Guerreros, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007. PanAmerican Art Proyecta, Miami, FL, United States.
2003: The Guerreros de Agua Regia, MAMAN Fine Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1997: Hernán Dompé , Yaco García Contemporary Art, Panamá, Panamá.
1995: Hernán Dompé, National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argetina.
1994: La Obra escultórica de Herán Dompé,, Ramis Barquet Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico.
1993: Expresiones Arte Latinoamericano Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
1992: National fundo of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1989: Dompé 1979-1989, San Telmo Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1983: Alberto Elía Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Awards and Prizes:
2002: Artist of the Year Leonardo Prize, National Fine Arts Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2000: Great Honor Prize Sculpture, National Hall of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1992: Visual Arts Platinum Prize, Konex Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1990. First Prize, X Concorso Internazionale Sculpture Legno, Cortna D´Ampezzo, Italy.
1990. First Prize Wood Sculpture International Contest, Toluca, Mexico.
1986. First Prize Sculpture, Fortabat Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1983. First prize Sculpture, Manuel Belgrano Visual Arts Municipal Hall, Buenos Aires, Argentina.