Dora Budor was born in Zagreb in 1984 and is currently living and working in New York. She explores the intertwining narratives of mainstream cinema and architectural structures in ever-evolving environments. Integrating re-appropriated screen-used cinema props into her installations, sculptures, and staged settings, she has given these objects a second life in a new context outside that of the cinematic arena.
Budor has exhibited widely in America and Europe. Her solo exhibitions have taken place at, among others, the Swiss Institute and the Ramiken Crucible in New York. Recently, she took part in institutional group exhibitions at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the David Roberts Art Foundation, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; and Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz. Her works were also featured in the 9th Berlin Biennale, the Vienna Biennale 2017, and Art Encounters 2017, Timișoara. Budor was awarded the Emerging Art Grant by the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, in 2014. Additionally, she has participated in panel discussions at the Judd Foundation, New York; Art Basel Miami; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.