José Carlos Teixeira

José Carlos Teixeira is a visual artist, filmmaker, researcher and educator. Born in Portugal, he holds a master’s degree from UCLA. His interdisciplinary and participatory work – in video-essay, documentary, installation, and photography – has been exhibited internationally in venues such as LACE, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena), UnionDocs, Anthology Film Archives (NY), MOCA, The Sculpture Center (Cleveland), Württembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart), DAZ (Berlin), 104 Cent Quatre (Paris), NCCA (Moscow), Hélio Oiticica Art Center (Rio de Janeiro), SP Cultural Center (São Paulo), Oriente Foundation (Macao), MNAC, Museu da Cidade, Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), to name a few. Recent solo shows at MAAT (Lisbon), SPACES (Cleveland), MMOCA (Madison), and AANM (Detroit). His films have been screened in numerous festivals around the world: London International Documentary Film Festival, Eindhoven Film Festival, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Arthouse Asia, Currents: New Media Festival, AIFVF, among others, and included in the media libraries of HotDocs and Visions du Réel. Teixeira has been the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, Efroymson Award/Contemporary Arts Fellowship, Best Documentary + Jurors Award at the AFFEST 2019 (New York), SMHAF Experimental Film Award 2019 (Glasgow), FUSO Video Festival Jury Prize 2011 (Lisbon), and the 2005 EDP New Artists Prize nomination. In addition, Teixeira was an artist-in-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), MacDowell, 18th Street Arts Center, and the Headlands Center for the Arts (USA).


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