Jose Ferreira - Mutant Straight Jacket

Jose Ferreira – Mutant Straight Jacket
Ltd Edition Print on Fabriano 4/10 1998
76 x 56 cm / unframed at date of publication
* printed by Stepping Stones in Natal

Jose Ferreira is Assistant Professor and the Area Chair of Sculpture and Expanded Practices area at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. Born in Mozambique, Ferreira moved to South Africa where he later studied Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology. After spending a brief period living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, he returned to Johannesburg, South Africa, to co-initiate The Trinity Session, a curatorial organization that develops projects in collaboration with artists and institutions. In early 2001, he began teaching in the Cultural Studies Department at the University of East London, United Kingdom, and later that year accepted a full-time position as Research Fellow in Fine Art Digital Media, at the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. From 2006 to 2013 he was full-time faculty in the Sculpture Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, United States. From 2015 until 2017 he served as Artistic Director of Sculpture at Anderson ranch Arts Center.

Contributions to the art world have been recognized through prestigious grants and awards presented throughout the years, including, The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, The Hague, Netherlands; The London Arts Council, London, United Kingdom; The Human Science Research Council, South Africa; The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; Grainger Grant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Megan and Julia Chandler Merit Award, Durban, South Africa.

He has exhibited internationally at venues like, The Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago; The 8th Havanna Biennale, Cuba; Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York City; The Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg; Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires; The Good Citizen Gallery, St Louis; World Wide video Festival, Amsterdam; OK Video festival, Jakarta; Pulse Projects, Durban; MiMo (Museum of Moving Image) Leiria, Portugal and many others. ( content taken from the artists website )

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