Néstor García

Néstor García is an artist and independent curator from Valencia. Studies theater at the Institut del Teatre (Barcelona) and choreography at P.A.R.T.S (Brussels). In 2012 his production turns towards the visual arts as a consequence of his sustained collaborations with the artists Tino Sehgal and Dora García, taking part in many of their major exhibitions.

His practice revolves around notions such as social choreography, researching the instances where body practices and material culture have served as patterns for modern social organization.

Currently he combines his artistic production with the co-direction and co-curation of Pols, independent project space in Valencia.

I’m continuing the line of research that I’ve been developing in my last projects: to uncover the historical relationships between the choreographic field and the conception of the body within the structures of capitalist production.

I’ll be working towards a three-channel video work focusing on the parallel development of modern dance and the systematization of the worker’s movements in fordist-style assembly lines, departing from a critical reading of the book Effort: economy in body movement. In it the choreographer Rudolf von Laban sets the ground for the application of his dance theories to the productive system of early capitalism.

Néstor García’s residency is realised in collaboration with Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana with the support of The Direcció General de Cultura i Patrimoni in the framework of Cultura Resident residency programme for creators.