Dora García draws on interactivity and performance in her work, using the exhibition space as a platform to investigate the relationship between artwork, audience, and place. García transforms spaces into a sensory experiences by altering perception and creating situations of interaction, often using intermediaries (professional actors, amateurs, or people she meets by chance) to enhance critical thinking. By engaging with the binary of reality vs. fiction, visitors become implicated as protagonists either in the construction of a collective fiction or questioning of empirical constructions–sometimes knowingly, and sometimes not. Since 1999 García has created several artworks on the web.
García studied at the University of Salamanca and at the Rijksakademie of Amsterdam, and has had solo exhibitions in Spain and abroad at MACBA, Barcelona; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; MUSAC, León, Spain; SMAK, Gante, Belgium; GfZK, Leipzig, Germany; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Galeria Civica di Trento, Italy; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; and Index Stockholm. She has participated in prestigious international exhibitions including Manifesta 2, the 8th Istanbul Biennial, 17th Biennale of Sydney; Xe Biennale of Lyon; 2nd Athens Biennale; 29th Bienal de São Paulo; and the 2011 Venice Biennale, where she represented her home country of Spain. ( from San Francisco Art Institute)