Body, movement, contraction, retention and flow are elements present in Dora Smék's work based on different types of media, such as sculptures, installations, photographs, videos and performances. Smék's research is often related to the processes of adaptation of the body in stressful situations, especially with regard to the female body.
Smék holds a master's degree in Visual Arts from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) and a degree in Corporal Arts from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (Brazil).
In 2021 he presented 'La danza del cuerpo sin cabeza', Smék's first solo exhibition at Central Galeria. Group exhibitions include: Art in the Field, Estadio Pacaembu, Brazil (2020) In the present, life (is) political, Central Galeria, Brazil (2020); Political Polysemy (Polysemia), Arte Londrina 8, Brazil (2020); Plei, Massapê Projects, Brazil (2020); 47th Contemporary Art Salon Luiz Sacilotto, Brazil (2019); Women in Brazilian Art: Entre dois Vértices (Women in Brazilian Art: Between Two Vertices) Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil (2019); 12o de Arte de São Bernando do Campo, Brazil (2019); Brasília Extemporânea (Extemporaneous Brasilia), Casa Niemeyer, Brazil (2018-2019); Transbordação (Overflow), Galeria Vermelho (Verbo - Performance Art Festival), Brazil (2017), among others.