Dora Garcia


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Born in 1965 in Valladolid (Spain). Lives and works in Barcelona (Spain).

Dora García uses the exhibition space as
platform to investigate the relationship between the visitor, the artwork, and place. To this end the artist often draws on interactivity and performance. Through minimal changes, not encroaching on the space, the room is converted into a sensory experience, with each visitor leaving it again with his or her perceptions altered, or at the very least perhaps with a degree of skepticism.

By engaging with Dora García's work we develop a sense to begin reading even the smallest signs as possible signifiers. The artist engages herself with the question of what is real and what is fiction, and thus visitors become protagonists in a fiction: sometimes knowingly, sometimes not. Since 1999 she has created several works on the web (

She represented Spain at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.

Dora Garcia’s works have been exhibited in Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Fondation d'Entreprise Hermes (Brussels), Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto), Fonderie Darling - Centre d'arts visuels (Montreal), Punkt Ø (Moss), Centre d'Arts Visuels (Montréal), FRAC Ile-de-France (Paris), Tate Modern (London), MNAM - Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), MUDAM (Luxembourg), SMAK (Gent), MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, MACBA - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Index Contemporary Art Foundation (Stokholm), Fundació La Caixa (Barcelona), Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Madrid), Tel Aviv Museum (Israel), MAC's - Musée des Arts Contemporains (Bossu), MOCAK (Krakow), Fondation d'entreprise Ricard (Paris), Villa Arson (Nice), Henry art Foundation (Seattle) etc.

She participed at the 54th, 55th, 56th Venice Biennale, (d)OCUMENTA 13 (Kassel), 2d Athens Biennale, Lyon Biennale, and Gwangju Biennial (Korea).

Her work is part of prestigious collections as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), San Francisco MoMA, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Sevilla), Coca-Cola Foundation Collection (Madrid), CNAP - National Center for Plastics Arts (Paris), Fundación La Caixa Collection (Barcelona), Fundación ARCO (Spain), De Bruyn Collection (Rótterdam), Flannan Browne Collection (UK), FRAC Bourgogne / Franche-Compté / Ile-de-France Le Plateau / Languedoc-Rousillon / Lorraine, Henry Art Foundation (Seattle), Kadist Foundation (Paris), MACBA - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Museo de Vitoria (Araba), Patio Herreriano - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español (Valladolid) etc.

Selected press



Dora Garcia

June 2017


Dora Garcia

April 2017

Canadian Art

Dora Garcia Q&A

October 2015

Jornadas de la ELP - Crisis

Dora Garcia

September 2015

Arte Informado

Dora García, única española seleccionada por Okwui Enwezor para la Bienal de Venecia

March 2015

Arts Libre

Dora Garcia

November 2014

Art and Signature

Dora Garcia

October 2014

The Gazette

Dora Garcia

August 2014


Dora Garcia

July 2014


Reading as community: Dora García and The Joycean Society

June 2014


Performer le document: nouvelles théatralités politiques

May 2014

Mousse Magazine

Dora Garcia

December 2013

Hors d'Oeuvre

Steal this book

June 2012


Notes & Queries

October 2011

Art Review

Pavilion profile : Spain, Dora Garcia

June 2011


Dora Garcia

Second Time Around - Which is in fact the first

April 2018
Publisher: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
ISBN 978-84-8026-570-025 €
Dora Garcia

Segunda Vez, que siempre es la primera

April 2018
Publisher: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
ISBN 978-84-8026-569-025 €
Dora Garcia

Dora Garcia - i see words

July 2016
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Berlin, Germany
Dora Garcia

The Joycean Society

September 2013
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale, Milan, Italy
Dora Garcia

All the stories

November 2011

ISBN 978-2-84066-519-9
Dora Garcia

Dora García - oui / non, Le futur doit être dangereux

November 2005

ISBN 84-934541-2-5