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Section 4: Mediated Experience






Get to Know


• García’s work often plays with the evocation of or skepticism in the viewer.


• In 2000, García placed actors in the Brussels tramway to perform actions that altered the experiences of their fellow travellers.


• Her work for the Spanish pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennial was an extended situational performance called L’Inadequato, Lo Inadecuado, The Inadequate that engaged counterculture, exclusion, and marginality.

Dora García uses a range of media including performance, video, text, and installation. Her practice investigates the conditions that shape the encounter between the artist, the artwork, and the viewer, focusing more particularly on the notions of duration, access, and readability. García’s pieces often involve staging unscripted scenarios that elicit doubt as to the fictional or spontaneous nature of a given situation, setting rules of engagement or using recording devices to frame both conscious and unconscious forms of spectator participation. Her work also explores the political potential rooted in marginal positions, paying homage through several works to eccentric and often antiheroic personas. García has participated in Documenta 13 (2012), Biennale di Venezia (2011), Biennial de São Paulo (2010), Biennale of Sydney (2008), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), and Istanbul Biennial (2003).