Fernando García-Dory (Spain) deals specifically with the relationship between culture and nature today, as it is manifested in multiple contexts. These include the relationship between landscape and the rural, to desires and expectations concerned with identity, through to (global) crisis, utopia and the potential for social change. Interested in the harmonic complexity of biological forms and processes, his work addresses connections from microorganisms to social systems, and produces diverse outcomes, from drawing to collaborative agro-ecological projects, actions, and cooperatives.
Garcia-Dory’s major INLAND project is about an organisation that examines the role of territories, geopolitics, culture and identity in the relationship between the city and the countryside today. It´s aim is to introduce the possibility of contemporary art practice in relation to the rural, and how that context might modify the way art happens and circulates.