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

Selected exhibitions include: Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2015 / Punkt Ø, Moss, Norway, 2015 / Centre d'Arts Visuels, Montréal, Canada, 2014 / (d)OCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012 / FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France, 2011 / Gwangju Biennial, Korea, 2010, 2016 / Lyon Biennial, France, 2009 / TATE Modern, London, UK, 2008 / Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2008 / MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2008 / SMAK, Gent, Belgium, 2006 / MUSAC, Leon , Spain, 2004 / MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, 2002.

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