Dora García | Insect, History, Mirror, Revolution

Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS is delighted to announce Insect, History, Mirror, Revolution, a new solo exhibition by Dora García, inaugurating the new gallery season on the 9 of September from 5pm onwards. 


Dora García will debut her newest work Insect Vocabulary and present it alongside her most recent film Amor Rojo, a performance installation, and three new drawing/book works. 


Dora García sculpts and arranges knowledge as a material in its own right. Using extensive documentary research, she delves into complex topics such as the history of the irrational, subconscious mind, and forges links with the great names in literature–including Walser, Artaud, and Joyce. The oeuvre of Dora García folds up into writing, film, installation, and performance, as is centred around stories which she organises and stages, conjuring situations designed to engage the visitor and trigger unique, introspective experiences. The result of this multidisciplinary atlas is a highly conceptual and metaphorical discourse that addresses issues like the artistic dimension of fiction, marginality as a form of resistance, or the symbolic logics that condition our relationship with cultural spaces and products.


Dora García lives and works in Oslo. She is a professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway. She has been part of the faculty of PEI Macba Barcelona (2015-2020) and has been a guest teacher in numerous educational institutions such as ENSBA Lyon, HEAD Geneva, and Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, France. She has been the curator of Paul Klee Sommerakademie, Bern (2021-2022), and a guest teacher in IUAV, Studi performativi e di genere/ Laboratorio di performance, Venice (2022). Between 2012 and 2018 she was the co director (with M. Villeneuve and A. Baudelot) of Les Laboratoires, Aubervilliers, Paris. She represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and was present again in the Venice Biennale 2013. She took part in the 56th Venice International Art Exhibition, dOCUMENTA(13) and other international events such as Münster Sculpture Projects in 2007, Sydney Biennale 2008 and Sao Paulo Biennale 2010. Her work is largely performative and deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society, exploring 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) and The Joycean Society (2013), and Segunda Vez (2018). She has produced, as editor, a large number of publications, among the most recent are: Inserts in Real Time (M HKA and K. Verlag, 2023), If I Could Wish for Something (Netwerk & Fotogalleriet, 2021), Love with Obstacles (K.Verlag, 2020), On Reconciliation (K.Verlag, 2018), and Segunda Vez (Torpedo Books, 2018).