Marco Godinho / A PERMANENT FIRE INSIDE US

For his exhibition in the main hall, Marco Godinho will pursue his research based on his own nomadic life experience, caught between several languages and cultures, while deeply influenced by literature and poetry. Unfolding from a reflection upon exile, Godinho’s work examines notions of borders, limits and geographic conventions. The sensorial exploration of walk as a form is layered with one of memory, swaying between the artist’s subjectivity and collective memory.

Marco Godinho

Born in 1978 in Salvaterra de Magos in Portugal, Marco Godinho shares his life between Paris and Luxembourg. In a conceptualist spirit, he is interested in subjective perception of time and space through exploration of the notions of wandering, exile, experience, memory and time as it is lived. From 2000 to 2005, he studied at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy (France), at the École Cantonale d’Arts de Lausanne (Switzerland) and at the Kunstakademie and Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (Germany). Between 2005 and 2006, he completed a post-graduate at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy. Since 2006, he has had several solo exhibitions, including at the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (January–April 2013), at Faux Mouvement – Centre d’art contemporain in France (March–May 2013), Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg in Germany (July–September 2012), at l’Espace pour l’art in Arles, France (2012), at Mois de la Photo in Montréal, Canada (2011), at l’Instituto de Camões in Luxembourg (2008, 2011), at Centre d’arts plastiques et visuels in Lille, France (2009), at La Chaudronnerie – FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in Reims (2007), and the Hervé Bize Gallery in Nancy, which represents him (2007, 2009, 2012).