Dora García is an artist, teacher and researcher who lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. Since the beginning of the 1990s, she has been developing conceptual work based around critical approaches to patterns of western thought. Using her knowledge to explore the limits of this thought, her textual and one might even say linguistic work focuses on slippages of meaning, where concepts come face to face with affect; where thought and reason adopt various forms of beliefs and poetics. The presentation of her work is largely performative and often explores the political potential of marginal positions, paying homage to eccentric characters and antiheroes. These eccentric characters have often been the center of her film projects, such as The Deviant Majority (2010), The Joycean Society (2013) and Segunda Vez (2018).
As an artist, Dora García has participated in numerous international art exhibitions, including Münster Sculpture Projects (2007), Venice Biennial (2011, 2013, 2015), Sydney Biennial (2008) São Paulo Biennial (2010), dOCUMENTA 13 (2012) Gwangju Biennial (2016), osloBiennalen, Art Encounters Timișoara (Romania), and AICHI Triennale, Japan (2019). More recently, she has developed projects in Fotogalleriet Oslo, Netwerk Aalst (B) and the festival Colomboskope, Sri Lanka.
She has produced, as editor, a large number of publications, among the most recent are: Love with Obstacles (K.Verlag, 2020), On Reconciliation (K.Verlag, 2018), and Segunda Vez (Torpedo Books, 2018). She is currently working on a large research project (2018-2022) under the title Amor Rojo, on the legacy of Marxist feminist Alexandra Kollontai.