Dora Garcia

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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.

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Arts Libre

Dora Garcia

November 2014

Art and Signature

Dora Garcia

October 2014

The Gazette

Dora Garcia

August 2014

ArtForum

Dora Garcia

July 2014

SelfSelector

Reading as community: Dora García and The Joycean Society

June 2014

Esse

Performer le document: nouvelles théatralités politiques

May 2014

Hors d'Oeuvre

Steal this book

June 2012

Frieze

Notes & Queries

October 2011

Art Review

Pavilion profile : Spain, Dora Garcia

June 2011

Artpress 2

Reality must go on

August 2010

Publications



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Dora Garcia

All the stories

November 2011

publisher: Book Works and Eastside Projects
English
215 x 140 mm
526 pages
softcover


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

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

November 2005

publisher: MUSAC, León (Spain), Frac Bourgogne (France)
Spanish / French / English
Texts by Edwin Carels, Peter Doroshenko, Guillaume Mansart, Agustin Pérez Rubio, François Piron
240 x 170 mm
240 pages
softcover
out of stock

 


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