Dora García will present her current work on the circularity of writing and reading, voice and gaze as love objects, hearing voices, ghosts, and (her interpretation of) the relation between Ibsen and Joyce. She will do so starting from the work she presented last year in Bergen Triennale, “Exhausted Books”, her film “The Joycean Society” and her works-on-the-make right now on the Hearing Voices communities (The Hearing Voices Café) and the Ibsen-Joyce ghost connection (What is a Ghost? said Stephen).
Dora García has been appointed as a teacher in the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, starting August 2014. In her work, she uses a range of media including performance, video, text and installation. García’s pieces often involve staging unscripted scenarios that elicit doubt as to the fictional or spontaneous nature of a given situation. They predetermine set rules of engagement or use recording devices to frame both conscious and unconscious forms of spectator participation. García’s work also explores the political potential rooted in marginal positions: namely the figures of the outsider, the outcast and the outlaw.
Dora García has had solo exhibitions at (a.o.) Index Stockholm (2011), Kunsthalle Bern (2010), Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2007), SMAK, Gent (2006) and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2005–06). She has participated in documenta (2012), Biennale di Venezia (2011), Biennial de São Paulo (2010), the Biennale of Sydney (2008), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), Istanbul Biennial (2003