Marco Godoy’s practice consists of a set of strategies with which to throw light on and work with dissent. The exhibition space is viewed as a place associated with specific moments from our social and political context related with issues concerning our past and our present. After leveraging these situations, he draws up proposals that can serve as some kind of response.
Through visual formats such as video, sculpture and actions, Godoy reflects about the way an authority figure is constructed and legitimized through the use of images, spaces and actions. Whether it is the way a family is organized or the structure of a state, these relationships speak of how we position ourselves with regards others, and how these elements are staged and given a degree of theatricality.
In this sense, the exhibition space turns into a meeting place, into a platform from which to search for ways of collaborating with individuals or collectives. Whether it is ultimately visible or not at the end of the process, the exchange is a key part of the work.
Marco Godoy (Madrid, 1986) lives and works between Madrid and London. Graduate in Fine Artes at the Complutense University of Madrid, he then studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and got a Master’s degree in photography at the Royal College of Art, London. In 2012, he was selected in Injuve with its consequent exhibition at Tabacalera Madrid. The following year, his work was included in various shows at Matadero Madrid, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum s-Hertogenbosch, Städtische Galerie Bremen, and Siart Bolivia Biennal 2013. Since then, he has participated in biennales, Liverpool Biennial 2014 and prestigious institutions such as Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Whitechapel, London, all of them in 2015; Centre Pompidou, Paris, Haus der Kulturen del Welt, Berlin in 2016. He is currently exhibiting a solo show at Sala de Arte Joven, ‘La distancia que nos separa’, as well as participating in Generaciones at La Casa Encendida, both in Madrid.