For a number of years now, Marco Godinho has been sensitively tackling the themes of exile, memory and geography inspired by his own experience of nomadic life, suspended between different languages and cultures and nourished by literature and poetry. From installations and videos to drawings and collaborative pieces, his works form a map of a world shaped by personal experiences and multiculturalism.
From the static traveller in his Le Monde Nomade that opens the exhibition to the tireless and foolhardy adventurer who sets out to explore geographic boundaries and the far-flung depths of the world, he appropriates cartographic conventions and puts them to the test.
The MAMAC exhibition focuses on a selection of works related to these geographical and biographical explorations while shedding light on the artist’s creative processes. Marco Godinho has been honing an in situ style for a number of years now, carefully weighing up the economic and ecological aspects of his work. Thus, most of the works on display at the MAMAC were recreated on-site or made from recycled materials.
Born in 1978 in Portugal’s Salvaterra de Magos, Marco Godinho divides his time between Paris and Luxembourg.
He has been the subject of several monographic exhibitions since 2006, notably at the MNAC Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal; at the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (2013), and at the Mois de la Photo in Montreal, Canada (2011).
He has also taken part in many collective exhibitions, particularly at the Museo Universitario Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia, at the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay (2011) at the Bienal Video y artes mediales, Santiago de Chile (2013), at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (2011), at the Mudam Luxembourg (2011), and at the Fondation Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal (2011).
Hélène Guenin, director of MAMAC