This monograph (somewhere between an artist's book and an exhibition catalogue) provides a complete overview of the Spanish artist's œuvre and an important documentation on each project.
This monograph is the outcome of a joint effort involving two institutions – the MUSAC of Castilla y León and the Frac Bourgogne – responsible for two major exhibitions in their respective venues in 2005; these shows made it possible to bring together for the first time two significant sets of a works produced in the last ten years.
Hitherto no book has offered such an overview of the œuvre of Dora García - important documentation on each project - or proposed different readings - by critics and exhibition curators who have been involved in her work - in order to get an idea of its one-off quality and its coherence.
Contrary to the idea that would have art addressing the greatest possible number of people, Dora García (born in 1965 in Valladolid, lives and works in Barcelona), best known for her performance devices, is interested in what is enacted at the individual scale: in a radically conceptual form, at once accessible and elegant, she elects to transmit oddly coded messages, their ask being to bestir a specific relation with each and every visitor. Dora García is interested in everything that intervenes in the communication between an artist and his/her public: art no longer represents the world, but itself becomes a producer of realities often on the borderline of fiction and make-believe. It urges us to undergo experiences other than ordinary situations, at once simple and hard to grasp.
Dora García has had solo exhibitions at the MACBA in Barcelona, the Reina Sofia in Madrid and the SMAK in Gent. She represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011, and was a part of the Skulptur Projekte Münster 07, the Sydney Biennial in 2009, the Biennale de Lyon
in 2009 and Documenta 13 in 2012.