'Camilo Godoy: Amigxs', an offsite project by current resident Camilo Godoy, is a billboard of a photograph from the artist’s zine titled Amigxs. This title is a gender-neutral alternative to the Spanish word for “friends.” The zine is produced in conjunction with this offsite project.
'Amigxs' captures gender and sexual ways of being with a photograph of the artist’s friends and lovers. Influenced by the use of billboards by artists and activists during the Gay Liberation Movement and the AIDS Crisis, Godoy’s billboard project inserts a photograph of love and lust in public space.
Camilo Godoy was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and is based in New York. 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 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; and 2012 Queer Art Mentorship Fellow. His work has been presented at venues such as La Mama Galleria, New York; Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York; Donaufestival, Krems; and Mousonturm, Frankfurt among others.
Reading: On Tuesday, November 28, Camilo Godoy has invited Ella Boureau, Susie Day Michael Funk, Jorge Sánchez, Pamela Sneed, and Aldrin Valdez for a reading at ISCP.
Dedication Event: On Wednesday, November 29, the day after the billboard is erected, Camilo Godoy will speak about his artwork onsite from 11–11:30am.
The billboard will be on view from November 27 through December 24, 2017, at 9th Avenue and 37th Street in Manhattan, adjacent to Lincoln Tunnel.
This project is coordinated by Juliana Cope, Director of Development and Programs Manager at ISCP.
This program is made possible through the generous support of The New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.