Márcio Carvalho

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Márcio Carvalho

b. 1981, Portugal
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Collective technologies and practices of remembering and how they influence individual and group memory of past events is his primarily artistic focus.

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The Performativity of Performance
Fictional performances that exist only in documents.
Courtesy the artist © Márcio Carvalho, 2016

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The Era of Involuntary Memory

a selection of 10 out of 23 unique pieces

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A2_small.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A2_BIG.jpg" w="400px" h="436px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

1

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A1_small2.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A1_BIG2.jpg" w="400px" h="436px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

2

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A3_small.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A3_BIG-1.jpg" w="400px" h="436px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

3

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A5_small2.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A5_BIG2.jpg" w="474px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

4

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/B1_small2.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/B1_BIG.jpg" w="474px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

5

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/C2_small2.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/C2_BIG2.jpg" w="400px" h="436px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

6

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/C4_small2.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/C4_BIG2.jpg" w="400px" h="436px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

7

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/C1_small.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/C1_BIG.jpg" w="400px" h="436px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

8

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/E1_small.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/E1_BIG.jpg" w="400px" h="436px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

9

[image_magnify src="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/E7_BIG.jpg" src_big="http://emergeart.agency/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/E7_BIG.jpg" w="643px" alt="The Era of Involuntary Memory _ © Márcio Carvalho, 2016 @EMERGE - Contemporary Art Agency" /]

10

1 — Inkjet print on found picture
22,3 x 16,5 cm
2016

2 — Inkjet print on found picture
19,5 x 15,7 cm
2016

3 — Inkjet print on found picture
22,3 x 16,5 cm
2016

4 — Inkjet print on found picture
30 x 24,5
2016

5 — Inkjet print on found picture
18 x 13 cm
2016

6 — Inkjet print on found picture
17,5 x 12,6 cm
2016

7 — Inkjet print on found picture
22,3 x 16,5 cm
2016

8 — Inkjet print on found picture
19,5 x 15,7 cm
2016

9 — Inkjet print on found picture
30 x 24,5 cm
2016

10 — Inkjet print on found picture
30 x 26 cm
2016

Ohne Raum

a selection of 3 out of 6 unique pieces

jesus1

1

jesus2

jesus3

G2

2

G6

3

1 — Jesus (triptych) – Berlin, Germany
142 x 320 cm
Unframed
2016

2 — Infante D. Henrique – Lagos, Portugal
142 x 100 cm
Unframed
2016

3 — Os Bandeirantes – São Paulo, Brazil
146 x 100 cm
Unframed
2016

Agenda

Exhibition

curated by Manuel Furtado Dos Santos @MUTE

MUTE is an art project that wants to inculcate a new dynamic, especially with fine arts, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon, Portugal

december . 7th . 2016

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Artist Statement

Collective technologies and practices of remembering and how they influence individual and group memory of past events is my primarily artistic focus. Some of my recent projects research the influences of history and storytelling on the formation of autobiographical and collective memory, and the reasons why some narratives became part while history excludes others. I am curious on the different modes of public commemorations, specially mnemonic signs and systems, that we engage with on a daily basis, to embody, represent and reenact particular narratives of the past. Mnemonic signs and systems grant an exclusive focus — monuments, statues, books, films, photographies, photo-albums, exhibits and other symbolic structures — that commemorate the influences of history on the formation of autobiographical and collective memory. To complement my work and research on collective memory formation I am driven to understand the forces of storytelling on our individual and collective bodies. Some of my last works have investigated on different social groups - such as my family - and through qualitative interviews and collaborative videos and performances, I have collected and act upon their autobiographical memories of various events, namely the experience of colonization and displacement. Both these latter methods try to examine and act upon biological, social and political factors, responsible for disrupting the formations of individual and collective narratives. Carvalho works with installation, photography, video and performance participating in exhibitions and festivals in 4 different continents (Europe, North America, Africa and Latin America). He is the co-founder and curator of the performance art program named COLAB editions. He was the founder and art director of the artist residence program Hotel25 in Berlin, and he initiated “The Powers of Art”, the first international TV Show dedicated to showcasing a crossing between performing arts and paranormal activity.


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Carvalho shown his work in Brazil, Cameroon, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, United States of America, among other 11 countries.


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grants

2014
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal
BBK Berlin Studio Grants, Germany

2013
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal
2009
INOV Arte, DG Artes, Portugal

residencies

2012
RAVY Biennial, Yaoundé, Cameroon
HAU - Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany

2010
Buda Kunstcentrum, Kortrijk, Belgium
Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Mousonturm, Frankfurt Main, Germany

2009
E.R.M. Wittemberg, Germany
2008
Avan’t Rue, Paris, France

solo shows & performances


2015
Solo show, If My Grandmother Was A Historian, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2014
Solo Show and performance, Gemäldegalerie, part of Giving Contours to Shadows project by NBK and Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

group shows

2015
Floating Platforms, Art and Science project, Turku, Finland
Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece
Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil
Verbo Festival, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria
New Performance Turku Festival, Turku, Finland
Peninsula Project, Embassy of Italy, Berlin, Germany

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2014
Giving Contours to Shadows, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany
Accumulation project, Boston University’s 808 Gallery, Boston, US
Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Congress, CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, Germany
The Bodies We Tell - Collective exhibition, National Gallery for Contemporary Art Yaoundé, Cameroon
Bergen International Performance Festival, Bergen, Norway
Live Action Goteborg Festival, Goteborg, Sweden
Live Art for Born Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
Miami Performance International Festival, Miami Beach, Florida
Uprooted/Fake Nations Festival, Helsinki, Finland
LIVE Bienale of Performance Art, Vancouver, Canada
Intermedia Festival, Gdansk, Poland
Artist in Residence, Palacio das Artes, Porto, Portugal
Rapid Pulse Festival, Chicago, US
Point in Time Collective Exhibition, Aqua Carré Berlin
Collective exhibition, Time to Pretend, Harare, Zimbabwe

2012
7a11d, festival of performance art, Toronto, Canada
The Pornography of Everyday Life, 7th Berlin Biennial, Berlin
X-Choreographers, Tanz im August, Berlin
RAVY Biennial, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Blauverschiebung 5, Kub Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
Paersche, performance art event, Cologne/Bonn, Germany
Extension Extra, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
Go West Festival, Frankfurt, Germany

2011
Nomadic Settlers, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Infraction Festival, Sete, France
Kontrapunkt Festival, Szczecin, Poland
24h Festival, Szczecin, Poland
Infraction festival, Venice, Italy
Colab Editions 3, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin
Blauverschiebung 4, Kub Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
Oh My god, Gallery 5 people, Berlin
Performer Stammtisch, Berlin
From me to you Festival, Berlin
Verão Azul Festival, CCL, Lagos, Portugal

2010
Project Brand New, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Home Sweet Home Festival, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin
ExtensionSeries 5, Grimmuseum, Berlin
Appointment, Performance project with the collaboration of Yingmei Duan, Hotel25, Berlin
M5-Differential Festival, Galerie Nord, Berlin
Plot in Situ Festival, Acud Theater, Berlin
Men Only, Kunst Fabrik, Berlin
'The Powers of Art', AlexTV, Berlin


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