Trained in Fine Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona and with stays in the Netherlands, New York and Prague, Patricia Dauder currently lives and works in Barcelona. Using various media (drawing, sculpture, textiles, film and photography) and a language close to Minimalism, Dauder experiments with form and matter as a reflection on the passage of time and the idea of space. Presence and absence, the whole and the fragment, the mass and the void, the residue and the footprint, are concepts that resonate throughout her production, without ever abandoning the idea of morphology and working with matter. Markedly procedural in nature, in her work the journey plays an important role, as does the culture of the sea and the idea of nature. The artist aims to return to more direct and essential ways of relating to the natural environment, reflected both in her travels and in her chromatic choices, in her physical and artisanal relationship with materials (paper, graphite, cardboard, canvas, plaster, wood, air, earth). Dauder creates and destroys, traces and erases, adds and removes, to the point of modelling refined and abstract-looking pieces that, in their ambiguity, end up projecting multiple associations and iconographies.

Since the end of the nineties, her work has been exhibited in the Museu de l’Empordà, Figueres (2008), Fundació Suñol, Barcelona (2009), Museu de Serralves, Porto (2012), MARCO, Vigo (2015) and the National Gallery, Prague (2018). Her work is in the collections of the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla; Coleçao Fundaçao Serralves, Porto; Colección CAM de Arte Contemporáneo, Alicante; Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela; Chartwell Collection, Auckland, New Zealand; and MACBA, Barcelona, among others.

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FONS ÀUDIO #35. Patricia Dauder