Born 1977 in Porto/Portugal.
José Carlos Teixeira completed his Master of Fine Arts in the Interdisciplinary Studio at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) after having studied at NYU, New York, at the University of Basque Country in Bilbao, and at the Fine Arts School in Porto, Portugal.
He has also studied music, experimental theater and collaborated extensively with the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto.
His mostly cross-disciplinary work attempts to investigate the notions of identity, language, boundary, displacement, and focuses on video-installation and related performance. He has been involved in several art projects, exhibitions, festivals and screenings in Europe and in the USA.
Teixeira is represented in some collections, such as the Aberdeen Art Gallery Collection (UK), and the PLMJ Foundation (Portugal).
He has been the recipient of many awards and grants like the Fulbright/Carmona & Costa Foundation Grant, the Gulbenkian/FLAD Grant, the Samuel Booth Award, and UCLA Fellowships, among others.
Selected solo exhibitions: »Geographies and other Ethnographies«, EAC, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon (2007); »Shipwreck | Naufrágio«, collaboration with Sofia Ponte, Sala do Veado, Natural History Museum, Lisbon (2005).
Selected group exhibitions: »Stranger than paradise«, Presença Gallery, Porto; »LÁ FORA«, Museum of the Presidency of the Republic, Viana do Castelo & Lisbon; »EVR lisbon, e-flux«, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; »Where are you from? Contemporary Art from Portugal«, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell/IA (all in 2008); »Displacements, Four Portuguese contemporary perspectives«, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels (2007); »L.A. Freewaves: 10th biennial of experimental film, video and new media«, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; »At Home in the World«, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA; »Latino-Anglo Culture Clash: Erecting and Breaking Barriers«, Museum of the City of New York w/ Art For Change; »Into the Deep: Exhibition of contemporary Portuguese art«, NCCA National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; »Embodied Technologies«, Art Interactive Gallery, Boston/MA (all in 2006); »EDP Award New Artists 2005«, Centro de Portugal Pavillion, Coimbra, Portugal; »Unclassifiable Project«, Malmofestivalen, Malmö, Sweden (all in 2005); »Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin«, Le Grande Halle de La Villete, Paris (2004).