Timeline

1965
Born in Valladolid, Spain
2013
Co-Director with Mathilde Villeneuve and Alexandra Baudelot of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, France
Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain
Studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibitions

2013
Art, Science et Fiction, group show, MAC’s, Hornu, Belgium
2012
Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (solo)
2012
The Beggar's Things, Galerie Michel Rein, France, Paris (solo)
2011–2012
Blow up, cycle Side Effects, L'espace virtuel du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
2011
Jobbers to the stars, (cur. Claire Shallcross), CGP London, cafe gallery, UK
2011
Dora Garcia, Aubette 1928, Strasbourg, France (solo)
2011
L'inadeguato, Lo Inadecuado, The Inadequate, (cur. Katya García-Anton) 54th Venice Biennale, Spanish Pavillion, Venice, Italy (solo)
2011
Forever, (cur. Silvia Dauder), Bòlit, Centre d'art contemporain, Girona, Spain
2011
No sense of place, (cur. Elisabeth Byre and Christian Alendete), Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2011
Principe d'incertitude, (cur. Ecole du Magasin- session 20), Magasin CNAC, Bordeaux, France
2011
Die fünfte säule / the fifth column, Secession, Hauptraum Gallery, Grafisches Kabinett, Vienna, Austria
2011
In the Crystal Palace, (cur. Pascale Cassagneau / Pascal Beausse), Ca-asi, Venice, Italy
2011
Anticipation d'une ville, a tribute to James Ballard (cur. Pascal Beausse / Pascale Cassagneau), Venice, Italy
2011
Nul si découvert, (cur.Guillaume Désanges), Le Plateau, FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France
2011
The Rehearsal of Repetition, (cur.Anja Isabel Schneider), Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2011
History in Art, (cur. Maria Anna Potocka), MOCAK, Krakow, Poland
2011
Mayfest 2011, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
2011
The Impossible Show, RMS El Espacio, Madrid, Spain
2011
Está En Mi Cabeza. Detrás De Los Ojos, Contraseñas Ciclo 10, Centre Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2010
Double Bind: Arrêtez d'essayer de me comprendre!, Centre d'Art Contemporain de la Villa Arson, Nice, France
2010
Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism (cur. Nicholas Frank), Institute of Visual Art (Inova), Milwaukee, USA
2010
Sur le Dandysme Aujourd'hui: from Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star, cGac, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2010
Break Even, Rotterdam film festival, the Netherlands
2010
Nepotists, opportunists, friends, freaks and strangers intersecting in the grey zone, Hasselt z33, 2 1/2 dimensional: film featuring architecture, deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium
2010
I am a judge, Index Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2009
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo)
2009
What a Fucking Beautiful Audience*, galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Be an outlaw, be a hero,Ellen de Bruyne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2009
Wilkinson Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2009
Mille et tre…, goup show, salle d’actualité des arts graphiques, aile Denon, musée du Louvre, Paris, France
2009
The conspiracy, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2009
Periodic table (cur. Katalin Timar), Traversée, Munich, Germany
2009
The Eventual, (cur. Eva Gonzales-Sancho) Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
2009
The Uncertainty Principle, MACBA Chapel, Spain (performance)
2009
Le spectacle du quotidien, 10e Biennale de Lyon (cur. Hou Hanru), France
2009
Félicien Marboeuf (1852 - 1924) (cur. Jean-Yves Jouannais), Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
2009
Living Together, Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2009
Blind Chance & Possible Futures, Nieuwe Vide artspace, Haarlem, The Netherlands
2009
Playing the City, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2009
Paper Exhibition (cur. Raimundas Malasauskas), Artists Space, New York, USA
2009
Videos Europa, Lille 3000, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France (Cat.)
2009
Au pied de la lettre, group show, Domaine départemental de Chamarande, France
2009
Heaven, 2d Athens Biennale (cur. Chus Martinez), Greece
2009
Wake Up, Please, group show, Centre d'art contemporain Le Quartier, Quimper, France
2009
The Spectacle of the Everyday, Xth Biennale de Lyon (cur. Hou Hanru), France
2008
Periferic 8 - Art as Gift / Arta ca dar, Periferic Biennial, Iasi
2008
U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
2008
La sombra de la historia, CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
2008
H Box, Tate Modern, London
2008
Word Event, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
2008
16th Biennale of Sydney
2008
The discrete charm of technology. Arts in Spain, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz
2008
Be an outlaw, be a hero, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (solo)
2008
Banquete_nodes y redes, Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón
2008
Master Humphrey´s Clock, De Appel, Amsterdam
2008
Where the Lions are, Para / Site Art Space, Hong Kong, SAR
2008
Double Agent, Mead Gallery - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
2008
Double Agent, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London
2008
HBOX PROJECT, Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
2008
The first image is an unconditional close up of an eyelid, Wilkinson Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2008
All The Best, Gallery One One One, London, United Kingdom (performance)
2008
Frieze Project, Frieze Artfair, London, United Kingdom
2008
Now Jump, Nam June Paik Festival, NJP Art Center, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
2007
Rooms, Conversations, FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
2007
Cine y casi cine, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS, Madrid
2007
Arqueologias del Futuro, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
2007
Existencias, Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
2007
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig (solo)
2007
Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (solo)
2007
Art Summer University, Tate Modern, London
2007
Art Protects, Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris
2007
An Interpersonal Journey, Santralistanbul, Istanbul
2007
Building Societies / Construyendo sociedades, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lérida
2007
Pensa | Piensa | Think, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona
2007
Intocable (el ideal de la transparencia), Patio Herreriano - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid
2007
Paperback. Ediciones baratas, Fundación Luis Seoane, Coruna
2007
skulptur projekte münster 07, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster
2007
Madrid-Paris-Berlin, Les Rencontres Internationales, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
2007
Sintopías, Instituto Cervantes, Beijing
2006
Code inconnu, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium (solo)
2006
Rooms Conversations/ Cellule Cité Lenine, les laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, France (solo)
2006
Habitaciones, Conversaciones, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2006
Carnets du sous-sol, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
2006
Entangled Tongues (aka Langues Emmêlées), Centre Culturel François Mitterrand, Périgueux, France
2006
Say it Now!, Performance festival Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
2006
Miradas Breves, Casa de España en Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006
60 minutes well spent, Video screening, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
2006
Festival Trouble, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
2006
Untouchable, Villa Arson, Nice, France
2006
Data Mining, Wallspace, NY, USA
2006
Proxecto Edicion, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2005
Short Stories : Contemporary Selections, Henry Art Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA
2005
Letters to Other Planets, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France (solo)
2005
Introduction to a Scientific Aesthetics (with Mathew Buckingham), Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2005
Arco Project Rooms, Arco Madrid, Spain (solo)
2005
Vibraciones, Musac, León, Spain (solo)
2005
Des Messages, des Instructions, des Questions, Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France (solo)
2005
Dora García: Festival de Performance y Video, Espacio 1, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2005
Invisible Scripts. Letter To Morel, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005
Ca ne se représentera plus, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Galerie du cloître, Rennes, France
2005
Posthumous Choreographies, White Box Gallery, NY, USA
2005
Le Génie du Lieu, Musée des Beaux Arts de Dijon, France
2004
Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2004
Forever, permanent commissioned work for the Frac Lorraine, France (solo)
2004
Luz Intolerable & La Esfinge, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain (solo)
2004
Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands
2004
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA
2004
Schöner Wohnen, Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium
2003
The Kingdom, Macba, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2003
Galerie Ellen de Bruijne, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2003
Monocanal, Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
2002
Do it Yourself, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
2002
The Breathing Lesson, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2002
Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2002
Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2001
Two Mirrors, Ellen de Bruyne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2001
Inserts in Real Time, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2001
1101001000infinito, Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2001
Silhouettes and Shadows, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2000
Trasvases, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000
Choreographies, Etablissement d'en Face, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2000
Sleep (Close Up), Arco Project Rooms, Arco Madrid, Spain (solo)
2000
Sleep Project, Ellen de Bruyne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2000
Va a Desaparecer, Photoespaña, galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain (solo)

Public Collections

FRAC Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
Gobierno Autónomo de Murcia, Spain
Henry Art Foundation. Seattle, USA
Collection Michel Rein, Paris, France
Galerie Fur Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Centre national des arts plastiques, France
San Francisco MoMA, USA
Flannan Browne Collection. United Kingdom
Colección Fundacion de Futbol Profesional. Madrid, Spain
Unicaja Collection. Málaga, Spain
MUSAC. León, Spain
MACBA. Barcelona, Spain
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo. Sevilla, Spain
Patio Herreriano, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid. Spain
Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo. Santiago de Compostela, Spain
FRAC Bourgogne. Dijon, France
FRAC Lorraine. Metz, France
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain
Paul Andriesse Collection. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gist-Brocades Collection. Delft, The Netherlands
Plompe & Klompen Collection. Rótterdam, The Netherlands
Fundación La Caixa Collection. Barcelona, Spain
De Bruyn Collection. Rótterdam, The Netherlands
Coca-Cola Foundation Collection. Spain
Museo de Vitoria, Spain
FRAC Languedoc-Rousillon, Montpellier, France
Junta de Castilla y León Collection, Spain

Literature

2010
Real Artists Don't Have Teeth, Libelle n°7, Editions Rosascape
2008
The Beggar's. Book, Diary, Evenings. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
2007
Predictions, un catalogue d'exposition fictive, ed. Trouble
2007
François Piron, "Dora Garcia, Intraduisible", in O2, automne 2007, n°43, pp 24-25
2007
Rooms Conversations, Dora garcia, Zimmer, Gespräche, ed. Jovis Verlag, 2007
2006
Code inconnu, SMAK, Ghent (Belgium) 2006
2005
Todas Las Historias, festival de performance y vídeo, MNCARS Espacio Uno, Madrid (Spain) 2005
2005
Sí/yes/oui, No/no/non, Musac (León, Spain) and Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (France) 2005
2005
Forever, Ediciones CRU (Spain), 2005
2005
Chus Martínez, Dora García, Le système subtile, Arte Contexto, Madrid, Núm 5, February 2005, pp. 74-85
2005
Various authors, Introducción a Una Estética Científica: Dora García y Matthew Buckingham, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid 2005. ISBN: 84-89884-57-9
2004
Luz Intolerable y La Esfinge, Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, 2004, ISBN 84-96286-03-7
2003
Dora García, El Reino/ The Kingdom, Macba, Barcelona, 2003, ISBN 84-89771-03-0
2001
1101001000infinito, Sala Montcada, Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona 2001, ISBN: 84-7664-747-6
2000
Pocket, Galería Juana de Aizpuru y Junta de Castilla y León, 2000
1997
Dora García, de Vleeshal, Middelburg (The Netherlands) 1997 ISBN 90-72310-15-2
1991
Dora García, De Appel, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 1991 ISBN 90-73501-09-1