Artist Talk: Dora García, from "Love with Obstacles" to "Amor Rojo"

February 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Join Dora García for a talk on her artistic practice and how the history of ideas, representation of legacy, and the effect of mistranslations and misunderstandings influenced the work included in the exhibition Love with Obstacles.  A Q + A moderated by Senior Curator-at-Large Ruth Estévez will follow.

This program is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Dora García: Love with Obstacles, on view at the Rose through May 17th, 2020.

Free + open to the public.





Dora García (b. Valladolid, Spain, 1965) works with performance, video, text, and installation to investigate the conditions which shape an encounter between the artist, artwork, and viewer. García’s work often involves 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 to eccentric and often antiheroic personas.

Love with Obstacles is the artist’s first solo presentation in the United States. She has exhibited worldwide, with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm), Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès (Brussels), Tate Modern (London), Tel Aviv Museum (Israel), The Centre Pompidou (Paris), MUSAC (León), MACBA (Barcelona), Museum of Contemporary Art (Krakow), and participated in Gwangju Biennale (2016), Venice Biennale (2015), (d)ocumenta 13 (Kassel), São Paulo Biennale (2010), Sydney Biennale (2008), and the Istanbul Biennial (2003). 

García’s work is held in numerous  institutional collections, including Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), SFMoMA (San Francisco), Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), and MACBA - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

A graduate of the University of Salamanca, Spain, and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Holland, García resides in Barcelona and teaches at the Oslo National Academy of Fine Arts, Norway.