Dora García
18 January 2014


Performance as part of the exhibition "Impossible Show", presented by Samir Kandil

"The artist without works: A guided tour around nothing" is exactly what the title says it is: a guided tour around the work of an artist who does not produce any works. A monologue formatted as a guided tour in five stops, circling emptiness, the address presents artistic unproductiveness as the ultimate form of resistance.

Dora García studied Fine Arts at University of Salamanca and at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. In 2011 she represented Spain at the 54th Venice Biennale. Garcia uses the exhibition space as platform to investigate the relationship between the visitor, the artwork, and place. Through minimal changes, not encroaching on the space, the room is converted into a sensory experience, with each visitor leaving it again with his or her perceptions altered, or at the very least perhaps with a degree of skepticism. The artist engages herself with the question of what is real and what is fiction. Since 1999 she has created several works on the web


Dora García: The artist without works: a guided tour around nothing, 2014
Photo: Hartwig Schwarz