Márcio Carvalho is an artist whose projects are primarily focused on collective technologies and practices of remembering, and on how they influence individual and group memory of past events. Coming from a multiracial family made of Angolans and Portuguese, Carvalho shares the ancestors of two distinct world geographies with distinct epistemological and belief systems. He interconnects those legacies with the notions of autobiographical and collective remembrance. His work examines public life and archives, autobiographical memory and collective memory, with a focus on acts of remembering and their biological, cultural and social influences. His artistic practice is research and process-based, examining representational memories that are embedded in urban and private settings, especially the ones that still commemorate colonialism and Imperialism at the cost of indigenous people´s exploitation and oppression.
Márcio holds a Master degree in performing arts from HZT/ UDK Berlin and a Master degree in Visual Arts from ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. His work is currently part of the collective show Europa Oxalá at the Gulbenkian Foundation, curated by António Pinto Ribeiro, Katia Kameli and Aimé Mpane. For more information about the artist: https://www.marcio-carvalho.com/
We wish to thank all applicants for their participation and also our jury members (Nathalie Anglès, Isabel Carlos and Sébastien Pluot) for their collaboration in the review process. Our gratitude extends to the PLMJ Foundation for carrying on this initiative which started last year, with the selected artist Maria Trabulo. This call was targeted for Artists from the CPLP (Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries) at any stage of practice and independently of where they are based.