Marco Godoy (b.1986 Madrid) explores the relationship between images and ideology. He searches for alternative ways in which to talk about current social and political issues through the use of video, sculpture and performance. Over the last year Godoy's work has focused on how authority is visually constructed by those who exercise power, and the tools that we have to confront it.
Godoy studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and the School of the Art, Institute of Chicago. He holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art (2014). His exhibitions and projects include Hors Pistes. Une autre mouvement das images. L'art de la revolte, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Europe, solo show at Copperfield, London (2016); London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); Claiming the Echo, Temple Contemporary Philadelphia (2015); Do Disturb!, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Preaching to the Choir, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2015); Songs for someone how isn´t there, Edinburgh Art Festival (2015); ArteFactos, Dados Negros, Villanueva de los Infantes (2015); New Contemporaries 2014, ICA London (2015); 9a Biennal d’art Leandre Cristòfol, La Panera Lleida (2015); New Contemporaries 2014, ,Liverpool Biennial (2014); Bosch Young Talent Show (BYTS), Stedelijk Museum’s-Hertogenbosch (2014); Post Communiqué, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art (2014); Micro Actions of Emergency, ADN Galería Barcelona (2013); Who makes Europe, Matadero Madrid (2013); International Fellowship with Gasworks & Triangle Network. Residency at Kiosko, Santa Cruz Bolivia (2014); (des)ocupados, Siart Biennial La Paz (2013); INJUVE prize, Tabacalera, Madrid (2012), Estado Ausente, Lugar a Dudas Colombia (2012), amongst others.
This year he will have exhibitions with Hangar, Centro de Investigação artística, Lisbon, Um trabalho um texto, São Paulo and in 2018 he will present his project The Fiction of Power at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, as one of the winners of the award Generaciones 2018. Godoy has been selected as one of the ten winners of Generaciones 2018, and is the recipient of the Primera Fase prize, Spain (2017).
For his most recent solo exhibition with the gallery please click here
To view the most recent group show with the gallery including work by Marco Godoy click here