Dora García is an artist and researcher on the parameters and conventions of the presentation of art, questions of time – real or fictional – and the limits between representation and reality. She uses various supports to generate contexts in which the traditional system of communication – transmitter, message, recipient – is altered, thus modifying the traditional relationship between artist, work and public.
In 2011 she represented Spain at the Venice Biennale with The Inadequate, and in the 56th edition of 2015 she presented the performance and installation project The Sinthome Score, based on a transcription of Jacques Lacan’s 23rd seminar Le Sinthome. A reference in her recent work, she discovered Jacques Lacan through Lacan's work on James Joyce, on whom she has reflected in works such as her film The Joycean Society (2013). She is currently working on Oscar Masotta and the notion of repetition and her ongoing project El café de las voces, which began in Hamburg in 2014 and is still taking place in different cities.
She participated in Munster Sculpture Projects (2007), Sydney Biennial (2008) dOCUMENTA 13 (2012) and Gwangju Biennial (2016). She is professor of contemporary art in Oslo Art Academy and HEAD Genève, and part of the faculty of PEI, Barcelona. She co-directs (2013-2018) with M. Villeneuve and A. Baudelot Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers.
Dora García studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Holland (1985-1992). Lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo.
Penguin Modern Classics book edition Ulysses 1968, cut
CAAC, Sevilla, Spain, 1999
Peephole, Milan, 2010
Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale,The Inadequate, 2011
These Books Were Alive They Spoke To Me! The Tetley, Leeds, 2017
Segunda Vez, MNCARS, Madrid, 2018