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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 47

    Dora García (SPANISH, B. 1965)

    I read it with golden fingers (Premier Amour)

    Price Realised  

    Dora García (SPANISH, B. 1965)
    I read it with golden fingers (Premier Amour)
    book and goldpigment
    18 x 9.5 x 0.5 cm.
    Executed in 2009. This work is unique.


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    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

    The work of Spanish-born artist Dora García, now based in Brussels and Amsterdam, touches on themes as fear, control, authority, dependence, absurdity and power. She studied visual arts at the University of Salamanca and at Los Talleres del Círculo in Madrid. After that she went to the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She now works as a teacher at the atelier Vrije kunsten at the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussel. Dora García's work is situated in between performative, text-based an installation art. She is interested in situations that question the traditional relationship between the artist, the artwork and the viewer. Her conceptual pieces consist mostly of photographs, site-specific installations, drawings, performances, video, sound, net.art and text. Language plays an important role. Often her works have the impossibility of communication and the existence of reality as a starting point. By eliminating the boundaries between the active performer and the passive audience, she makes the border between art and life grow vague. Solo exhibitions include: Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (2008); Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig (2008); S.M.A.K., Gent (2006). Some group exhibitions: H Box, Tate Modern, London (2008); 16th Sydney Biennial, Sydney NSW (2008). She had a solo exhibition in de Appel in 1991.

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