José Carlos Teixeira


José Carlos Teixeira has been involved in various projects, exhibitions, festivals, and screenings both in Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, UK, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Lithuania, and Cyprus), and in the USA, as well as in Singapore, China, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, and Cape Verde. His interdisciplinary and research-based work involves primarily video-essay, photography, installation, text, and performance. It explores and expands on notions of identity, otherness, language, boundary, exile and displacement. Through strategies of participation, his pieces address specific issues related to locational identity, global diaspora, and the limits (or overlapping) of personal/social, physical/mental, and political territories. They attempt to generate not a set of conclusions, but a continuous process of questioning. Teixeira focuses mainly on participatory and collaborative events, therefore incorporating multiple voices and subjects into his audiovisual projects.

José Carlos Teixeira (Portugal, 1977) holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio from the University of California Los Angeles (2006), and a BFA in Visual Arts - Sculpture from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Porto (2001).
His work has been shown in several countries – like Angola, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UK and the USA – in venues such as: 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica/Los Angeles, 2016); MOCA (Cleveland, 2016); Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts (Princeton, 2014); Reinberger Galleries (Cleveland, 2014); Residency Unlimited (New York, 2013); MMOCA (Madison, 2013); DAZ Deutsch Architektur Zentrum (Berlin, 2013); Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa (Lisbon, 2012); Berlinerpool (Berlin, 2012); S.P. Cultural Center (São Paulo, 2012); Oriente Foundation (Macao, 2012); Soares dos Reis Museum (Porto, 2012); CAAA (Guimarães - European Capital of Culture, 2012) Goethe-Institut (Lisbon, 2011); Württembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart, 2010); Hélio Oiticica Art Center (Rio de Janeiro, 2010); Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 2010); M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum (Kaunas, 2009); EDP Museum (Lisbon, 2009); LACE (Los Angeles, 2008); Galeria Presença (Porto, 2008); Carmona e Costa Foundation (Lisbon, 2007); Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, 2006); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, 2006); Museum of the City (New York, 2006); Art Interactive (Boston, 2006); National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow, 2006); Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (Paris, 2004); to name a few.
José Carlos Teixeira is represented in several art collections, and he has been the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, Samuel Booth Award, D'Arcy Hayman Award, Gulbenkian Foundation/FLAD Grant, Fuso Video Festival Jury Prize, and the 2005 EDP New Artists Prize nomination. He was an artist-in-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany, 2008-09), MacDowell Colony (USA, 2013), and the Headlands Center for the Arts (USA, 2013).

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