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Opening Reception 6 PM - 9 PM, Friday, May 6, 2022

MAY 6, 2022  –  AUG 26, 2022

Hawthorn Contemporary is pleased to announce the exhibition opening of Fragments. Encounters and Representations featuring video, installation and text-based works of José Carlos Teixeira.


With an emphasis on empathy and thoughtfulness, José Carlos Teixeira has created an immersive exhibition that amplifies the connections between the viewer and the story-telling participants in the videos. As an act of listening, his projects reveal intimate portraits of those suffering physical or psychological displacement: from the refugee experience to mental illness.  He states “Turbulence and uncertainty seem to be upon un. In the aftermath of a lingering and isolating pandemic, and in the midst of war with massive displacement and loss, I feel these works from recent years are poignant as we reflect on our personal struggles, collective challenges, and shared humanity.”


José Carlos Teixeira is a visual artist, filmmaker, researcher, and educator. 

Born in Portugal, in 1977, he holds a master’s degree from UCLA, and a BFA from the University of Porto.  His work – in video-essay, documentary, installation, and photography – has been exhibited internationally in venues such as LACE, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), UnionDocs, Anthology Film Archives (NY), MOCA, The Sculpture Center (Cleveland), Württembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart), DAZ, Rosalux (Berlin), 104 Cent Quatre (Paris), Hélio Oiticica Art Center (Rio de Janeiro), S.P. Cultural Center (São Paulo), Oriente Foundation (Macao), FCC, Museu da Cidade, Carpe Diem, Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), Museu FBAUP, Galeria do Palácio, MausHábitos (Porto), and at the Instituto Camões Cultural Centers (Praia, Luanda, Maputo, Brasília), to name a few. Recent solo shows at MAAT (Lisbon), SPACES (Cleveland), and MMoCA (Madison).  His films have been screened in various festivals: LIDF, Eindhoven Film Festival, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Currents: New Media Festival, The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image, AIFVF, among others, and included in the media libraries of HotDocs and Visions du Réel. Teixeira has been the recipient of a Fulbright/FCC Grant, Fundação Gulbenkian/FLAD, Efroymson Fellowship, Best Documentary/Jurors Award at the AFFEST 2019 (NY), SMHAF Experimental Film Award 2019 (Glasgow), FUSO Jury Prize 2011, and the 2005 EDP New Artists Prize nomination. Teixeira was also 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). He has taught at, in Portugal, and in the USA as Champney Visiting Professor at CWRU and CIA in Cleveland, and at UW-Madison. 

Hawthorn Contemporary
706 South 5th  Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 USA

Opening Reception Hours: 6 PM - 9 PM Friday, December 3, 2021

Regular Daytime Hours: 11 AM - 4 PM Friday, Saturday

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