José Carlos Teixeira
April 27 – May 20, 2016
José Carlos Teixeira’s research-based work involves primarily video, installation, text, and photography. Through performative and participatory structures, he examines notions of language, locational identity, exile, and displacement, addressing the limits and overlapping of personal and socio-political territories, physical, and psychological spaces. The relationship with, and the representation of Otherness occupy a central role in his ethical and aesthetic materializations. In his socially-engaged practice, Teixeira is concerned with generating an encounter and framing the moment without absolute control of the outcome. He is open to what the situation and the participants have to offer, and interested in creating moments where co-authorship might occur.
Born in Portugal, in 1977, José Carlos Teixeira holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio from UCLA, and a BFA from the University of Porto. His work has been shown across Europe and in the USA–as well as in Brazil, Singapore, China, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and South Africa; in venues such as the LACE, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena), Art Interactive (Boston), Museum of the City of New York, Residency Unlimited (NY), MOCA (Cleveland), MMOCA (Madison), Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts (Princeton), Württembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart), DAZ, Berlinerpool (Berlin), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (Paris), National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow), M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum (Kaunas), Hélio Oiticica Art Center (Rio de Janeiro), S.P. Cultural Center (São Paulo), Oriente Foundation (Macao), EDP Museum, Gulbenkian Foundation, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Goethe-Institut (Lisbon), Galeria Presença, and Soares dos Reis Museum (Porto). 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, among others. He was an artist-in-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), MacDowell Colony, and the Headlands Center for the Arts (USA).