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 solo shows include In the service of vision, Max Estrella, Madrid (2021); Heterarquía: Ven, seremos, Patricia Ready, Chile (2020); Double reverb, Solo performance at Centro Centro, Madrid (2020); My we, your we, our we, Copperfield, London (2019); La distancia que nos separa, Sala de Arte Jóven, Madrid. As part of Primera fase, Comunidad de Madrid and DKV (2018); What we still have to talk about, Galería Max Estrella, Madrid (2017); Möbius strip curated by Violeta Janeiro, Hangar, Centro de Investigação artística, Lisbon (2017); Europe, Copperfield, London (2016); Claiming the Echo curated by Robert Blackson, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia (2016).
His group exhibitions include Si las palabras hablaran, Fundaciòn Sandretto, Madrid (2022); Dialecto CA2M, curated by Manuel Segade and Tania Pardo, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid (2021); La forma del tiempo. Loop. Sala San Miguel. Fundació La Caixa, Castelló (2021); Injuve. 30 años. Tabacalera Madrid. Comisariada por David Armengol (2021); Reset. Instructions to begin in a new present, TACA, Mallorca (2021); AP21, Aragon Park Madrid (2021), Under the Surface (Fear, Monsters, Shadows)’, Conde Duque Cultural Centre, Madrid, 2021; 14th Martínez Guerricabeitia Biennial, Valencia, Spain (2020); Molten Capital - Mac Quinta Normal, Chile (2019); Reading International curated by Maayan Sheleff, Reading, UK (2019); Cinéphémère, Fiac 2018 curated by Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, Paris (2018); La forma de los tiempos, Casa Elizalde, Festival Loop, Barcelona (2018); The Fiction of Power, La Casa Encendida, Generaciones 2018, Madrid (2018); Poéticas del odio, Can Felipa, Barcelona (2018); Zone d’Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T.). Yellow Brick, Athens (2017); We have the weights, We have the measures, Copperfield, London (2017); Um trabalho um texto, with Clara Ianni, São Paulo (2017); Hors Pistes. Une autre mouvement das images, L'art de la revolte, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (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; (des)ocupados, Siart Biennial La Paz (2013); INJUVE prize, Tabacalera, Madrid (2012); Estado Ausente, Lugar a Dudas Colombia (2012) amongst others.
He has been an artist in residency at LauchPad Lab, curated by Veronique de Champvallier Parke and Sarah Lee Elson, La Boissière, France; British School at Rome (Resident with New Contemporary Bursary); Molten Capital - Mac Quinta Normal, Chile; Kiosko, Santa Cruz Bolivia (International Fellowship with Gasworks & Triangle Network).
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.