Patricia Dauder

Birth placeBarcelona, Spain Birth date1973

Patricia Dauder lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. She studied Fine Arts at the Fine Arts School in Barcelona and has been resident at Ateliers Arnhem, Holland (1997-98) and at ISCP in New York (2011).

In Patricia Dauder’s work, matter and structure constitute the media needed to project ideas and feelings about the passing of time and the idea of space. Her work, essentially abstract and procedural, presents records, tears, discolorations, marks and layers that compose, accumulate and constitute a new body. Ephemeral or organic elements work as a travel log or record of an action in which the artist demonstrates the passage of time through the material exposed to a biological and, at times, chemical process.

The will to see beyond the immediate surrounding visible world conducts Dauder’s work. The artist attempts to capture what is extremely difficult to retain: time, a fleeting moment, an ephemeral trajectory, something with no form, a remote place. To that end, she uses a variety of media, from sculptures, objects and drawings to films. The experience, iconography and literature around sea culture has also been a recurrent reference in Dauder’s work.

Recent solo exhibitions by the artist include Nadala, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (2018); Introducing Patricia Dauder: Surface, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (2018); The Second Image, Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2012); and Horitzontal – Orbital, Espai Zero, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona, Spain (2009), among many others.

Among the group exhibitions in which she has participated, stand out Collecting Practices: 25 years of Itinerarios, Centro Botín, Santander, Spain (2019); Una dimensión ulterior, Patio Herrariano Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid, Spain (2019); 1979, un monumento a instantes radicales at La Virreina Centre de la imatge, Barcelona, Spain (2011); and Test Transmission en Artspace, Auckland, New Zeland (2011).

Her works are part of public collections such as Ministerio de Cultura de España, Spain; Fundació Banc de Sabadell, Spain; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain; Coleçao Fundaçao Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Chartwell, Auckland, New Zeland; Fundación Caja Madrid, Spain; Fundació Vilacasas. Barcelona,Spain; Banco de España, Madrid, Spain; CGAC, Cento Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; and Fundación Marcelino Botín, Spain.

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