Márcio Carvalho

Márcio Carvalho is a Portuguese visual artist and an independent art curator, based in Berlin.

He holds a master degree in performing arts at HZT/UDK Berlin and a master degree in Visual Arts at ESAD in Portugal.

He is the co-founder and curator of the performance art program CO-LAB editions. The performance art program innitiated at Savvy Contemporary in Berlin and will continue its second edition in Copehagen in collaboration with LiveArt.dk organization.

In the past he was founded the artist residence program Hotel25 in Berlin and initiated programs and festivals such as “The Powers of Art”, the first international TV Show dedicated to showcasing a crossing between performing arts and paranormal activity and Plot in Situ festival of Performance art in Berlin.

Framing Statement

Carvalho’s practice for the last five years have been focused on memory and its influences upon collective groups and individual people. Science and human behavior, network sciences, appropriation and fiction are some concepts and forms used by the artist to research on autobiographical, collective and cultural memory, and its impact into social, cultural, political and economic contemporary life.


The multidisciplinary ability of crossing disciplines reframes his work in various formats such as live performance, film documentary, video art, photography and sculpture, always attempting specific relation with the context and site in which he is operating.


2011-2013 Master Degree – SODA Performing Arts UDK/HZT, Berlin, Germany

2004-2006 Master Degree – Visual Arts University of art and design (ESAD) Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

2001-2003 Bachelor Degree – Visual Arts University of art and design (ESAD) Caldas da Rainha, Portugal



Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal

BBK Berlin Studio Grants, Germany


Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal


RAVY Biennial, Yaoundé, Cameroon

HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany


Buda Kunstcentrum, Kortrijk, Belgium

Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Mousonturm, Frankfurt Main, Germany


INOV Arte, DG Artes, Portugal

E.R.M. Wittemberg, Germany


Avan’t Rue, Paris, France

Performances & Exhibitions (Selection)


Solo show, If My Grandmother Was A Historian, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

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


Solo Show and performance, Gemäldegalerie, part of Giving Contours to Shadows project by NBK and Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

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


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


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


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


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



While moving forward on time, Film Documentary, www.whilemovingforwardontime.blogspot.de


Colab Editions – The Publication, Retrospective and Book Launch – supported by FRAME Finland, OCA Norway, Embassy of Norway Berlin and Pro Helvetia Switzerland, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin

IPAC – International Performance Art Convention, Glogauair artist-in-residence program, Berlin


Colab Editions 7, 8, 9 and 10:

Mind Pirates Gallery, Berlin | Invited artists: Olivier Foukua (Cameroon), Mark Patrick Tchambou (Cameroon), Nathalie Bikoro (Gabon), Willem Wilhelmus (Netherlands)

Freies Museum, Berlin | Invited artists: Leena Kela (Finland), Tomasz Szrama (Poland), Juha Valkeapää (Finland), Kimmo Modig (Finland)

SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin | Invited artists: Jacques Van Poppel (Netherlands), Ieke Trinks (Netherlands), Jelili Atiku (Nigeria) and Lan Hungh (Taiwan)

TV Show, The Powers of Art 3 and 4, ALEX TV, Berlin


CO-LAB Editions 1-6:

SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin | Invited artists: Alastair Maclennan (Scotland), Nezaket Ekici (Turkey), Kurt Johannessen (Norway), Ruth Feukoua(Cameroon), Serge Olivier Fokoua (Cameroon), Antoni Karwowski (Poland), Andrés Galeano (Spain), Essi Kausalainen (Finland), Magnus Logi Kristinsson (Iceland), Márcio Carvalho (Portugal), Maurice Blok (Netherlands), Stefan Riebel (Deutschland)


Founded the artist residence Hotel25 in Berlin

Plot in Situ, Live art festival, ACUD Theater, Berlin

Exhibition Curator from Hotel25, artist in residence program, Berlin

TV show ‘The powers of art’ edition 1, Press Conference, Hotel25, Berlin

TV show, ‘The Powers of Art’ edition 2, AlexTV Studios, Berlin

‘One more land be twin’ Exhibition by Luis Simões and Rita Manuel, Theaterhaus Mitte, Berlin