Dora Garcia  (Spanish, 1965) 

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Dora Garcia Biography
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
Selected 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)
Selected 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