Camilo Godoy
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A portrait of the artist with Barbie and Ken at the age of ten, 2000

Camilo Godoy is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the construction of political meanings and histories. His work engages with conceptual and choreographic strategies to negotiate questions that confront the politics of citizenship, imperialism and sexuality. Godoy analyzes and challenges past and present historical moments to imagine different subversive ways of being. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia and is based in New York, United States. He is a graduate of The New School with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2012; and a BA from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, 2013. Godoy is currently a resident at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and was a 2015-2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence; 2014 Keyholder Resident, Lower East Side Printshop; 2014 Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program Fellow, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, NYU; and 2012 Fellow, Queer Art Mentorship. His work has been presented at venues such as Center for Performance Research, New York; Judson Church, New York; La Mama Galleria, New York; Donaufestival, Krems; and Mousonturm, Frankfurt, among others.


Education
The New School, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, New York, NY, U.S.
Bachelor of Arts, Education Studies, 2013

The New School, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, U.S.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, 2012


Group Exhibitions

2016
Art AIDS America, Alphawood Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S. Curated by Jonathan David Katz and Rock Hushka

Queering Space, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, U.S. Curated by Loren Britton, Shikeith Nieree, Christie Denizio, Erik Freer, Jonathan Robert Payne, Asad Pervaiz, Res, Buzz Slutzky and Erica Wessmann

SPEAK OUT, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY, U.S. Curated by Linda Cunningham, Eva Mayhabal Davis, and Dalaeja Foreman

2015
RALLY: Queer Art and Activism Now, Dixon Place, New York, NY, U.S. Curated by PJ Gubatina Policarpio and Beck Feibelman

Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States (with QUEEROCRACY and Carlos Motta), Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, U.S. Curated by Yaelle S. Amir

2014
EVAKUIEREN (with Carlos Motta), Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany. Curated by Akira Takayama

Migraciones: Género, economía, poscolonialismo (with QUEEROCRACY and Carlos Motta), Galería de Arte del Palacio Municipal, Puebla, Mexico. Curated by Michael López Murillo

In and Out of Context, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY, U.S. Curated by Hallie Ringle

2013
NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS, La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY, U.S. Curated by Kris Nuzzi and Sur Rodney (Sur)

donaufestival (with Tania Bruguera for Immigrant Movement International), Kunstraum Stein, Krems, Austria. Curated by Gabrielle Cram

2012
Don’t Worry What Happens Happens Mostly Without You, Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY, U.S. Curated by Kris Nuzzi

2011
Risk + Reward Series (with QUEEROCRACY and Carlos Motta), Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, U.S. Curated by Jake Yuzna

Ty, GALERIE 77, Kroměříž, Czech Republic. Curated by Radek Grosman

2010
Constructing Identities, Thomas Werner Gallery, New York, NY, U.S. Curated by Thomas Werner

2009
Constructing Identities, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM, U.S. Curated by Thomas Werner

2008
Fresh Perspectives, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, U.S.


Panels | Performances | Presentations | Workshops
2017
“Hands” (Workshop with Amanda Turner Pohan), Proximities, Helena Anrather Gallery, New York, NY, U.S. Organized by Mira Dayal and Josie Heston. July 18, 2017

“Peter’s death.” (Performance with Miguel Angel Guzmán), Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at Performance Studio Open House, Center for Performance Research (CPR), Brooklyn, NY, U.S. March 21, 2017

“El Salón” (Presentation), Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, U.S. March 15,

2016
“Lucky Sevens: An Art Salon” (Presentation), El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, U.S. November 15, 2016

“Sex Dances #2,” (Performance with Miguel Angel Guzmán), Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York, NY, U.S. October 24, 2016

“Sex Dances #1,” (Performance with Brian Carlos Contratto, Connor Donahue, Camilo Godoy, Brendan Mahoney, Carlos Martiel, Eduardo Restrepo, Jorge Sánchez, and Keijaun Thomas), Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York, NY, U.S. April 18, 2016

“WE WALK FOR” (Performance), SPEAK OUT, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY, U.S. February 19, 2016

2015
"Social Medium: Art-Making with Social Media” (Panelist), CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY, U.S. September 29, 2015

“Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States” (Panelist), Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, U.S. July 11, 2015

“Anthems #1 (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia)” (Performance with Veronica Ramirez and Jorge Sánchez) PERFORMEANDO, Queens Museum, Queens, NY, U.S. February 21, 2015

2014
“Hips Don’t Lie,” (Performance with Aetschy, Roland Brammer, Fausto Israel, Carlos Motta, Merel Roozen, Emmilou Rößling and Marcus Schill), EVAKUIEREN, Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany. Curated by Akira Takayama. September 12, 2014

“Captive Thoughts” (Performance), MANIFEST! Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. June 27, 2014

"The Deportation Landscape: Immigration Law and The Freedom of Movement" (Presentation), Hart Hall - Global Living and Learning Center, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY, U.S. April 28, 2014

2013
‘“CRIMINAL STATUTES ON HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS “TRANSMISSION” U.S. Edition’ (Performance), Foundational Sharing 5, La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY, U.S. June 23, 2013

“Criminal” (Performance), Foundational Sharing 4, Private Apartment, Brooklyn, NY, U.S. February 23, 2013

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"Why Borders?” (Performance), I am not alone in this way, Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY, U.S. May 27, 2012

“Retracig I.C.E.” (Workshop), Don’t Worry What Happens Happens Mostly Without You, Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY, U.S. May 20, 2012

“The Immigrant Manifesto and the Struggle for Social Justice” (Panelist with Immigrant Movement International), Left Forum, Pace University, New York, NY, U.S. March 17, 2012

2011
“A New Discovery: Queer Immigration in Perspective” (Panelist), QUEEROCRACY and Carlos Motta for Risk + Reward Series, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, U.S. October 15, 2011

" I desire to know wherefore you are banished” (Performance and Panelist), The Defense of Marriage Act and Binational Relationships in the US, Coming Out in the Developing World, The New School, New York, NY, U.S. October, 11, 2011

“I desire to know wherefore you are banished” (Performance), Vulgar Tongues, Bluestockings, New York, NY, U.S. September 23, 2011

“Warning! The Colonizing Trick: Patriotic Pride” (Performance), The Body Blend Series — Remixed n’ Homotized PRIDE EDITION, Queer Art Impact, Dixon Place, New York, NY, U.S. June 25, 2011

" I desire to know wherefore you are banished” (Performance), GAY WARS: The Thursday Conversation, Queer Art Impact, Gibney Dance Center, New York, NY, U.S. May 19, 2011

“Controlling Sexuality At The Border” (Panelist), QUEEROCRACY Symposium, QUEEROCRACY, The New School, New York, NY, U.S. April 17, 2011

“7th Grade Activism Kick-off” (Workshop), Taking A Stand, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, New York, NY, U.S. April 13, 2011

“Queer Migrations” (Panelist), Amplification and Resistance: Introducing Politics of the Globe, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, U.S. April 9, 2011

Awards | Fellowships | Residencies
Artist in Residence, 2017
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY, U.S.

Artist in Residence, 2015-2017
Movement Research, New York, NY, U.S.

Keyholder Resident, 2014-2015
Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY, U.S.

Fellowship, 20014
EMERGENYC, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, New York, NY, U.S.

Fellowship, 2012-2013
Queer Art Mentorship, New York, NY, U.S.

Coyne Family Foundation Award, 2008
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), New York, NY, U.S.


Press | Interviews
The Velvet Silence: Mentoring Across the AIDS Queer Artist Gap (Press)
Slate, Christopher Carbone, November 18, 2013

Immigrant Activist-artist Engages People in Political Issues with Provocative Art (Press)
Feet in 2 Worlds, Micaela Scofield, June 20, 2013

Camilo Godoy (Interview)
dr^k magazine, Alonso Cedillo, June 2013

INTERVIEW: CAMILO GODOY (Interview)
In the Flesh, Ella Boureau, November 23, 2012

Seeking a Wider Dialogue on Queer Migrations (Press)
Feet in 2 Worlds, Von Diaz, April 15, 2011