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Dora García (Valladolid, 1965) studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and the Rijkakademie in Amsterdam, Holland. She lives and works in Barcelona. 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 (doragarcia.net). She represented Spain at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.
Selected exhibitions include: (d)OCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012, Gwangju Biennial, Korea, 2010, Lyon Biennial, France, 2009, TATE Modern, London, UK, 2008, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2008, SMAK, Gent, Belgium, 2006, MUSAC, Leon, Spain, 2004, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, 2002.