Marco Godoy

b. 1986, Madrid, Spain


2012–2014 MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2010–2011 School of the Art Institute, Chicago
2005–2010 BA Fine Arts, Complutense University, Madrid

Wacth This is No Time for Metaphors by Marco Godoy

Artist’s Statement

I understand my work as the search for ways in which to perform disagreement. My intention is to use the exhibition space as a platform for actions and activities that link with specific social and political events in both the past and present. My practice acts as a response to these performances. 

I am interested in how authority is visually constructed by those who exercise power, and the tools that we have to confront it. To do so I study the scenography used by power structures in order to respond with alternative images and narratives that happen through the use of video, sculpture and performance.

The work questions the way in which authority is legitimized and how its fictional nature can be revealed. Modification and displacement are the main strategies that remove symbols of power from their original context, aesthetic, and ideology.

Recent Exhibitions

2013 Bosch Young Talent Show, Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch
2013 Who makes Europe, Matadero, Madrid, and Städtische Galerie, Bremen
2013 Micro actions of emergency, ADN Gallery/Platform, Barcelona
2012 Estado Ausente, Lugar a dudas art center, Cali
2011 Transformaciones en el espacio, Gallery San Jerónimo 31, Mexico City
2010 Channel, Channel, Eight artist working with Video Installation, Sullivan Gallery, Gene Siskel Center, Chicago

Awards and Residencies

2012 INJUVE, Spanish Government Award, Madrid
2014 International Fellowship, Kiosko Galeria, Santa Cruz, and Gasworks and the Triangle network, London
2012–2014 Letrou Family Bursary, Royal College of Art, London

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