cropped-gold.jpg Crossing the bridge from the ‘conscious’ and the ‘unconscious’ 

My Art practice is where I try to make sense off the human condition, where I reflect and engage with philosophical suggestions, dialogues and narratives around questions off, ‘consciousness’  ‘being’ ‘identity’ ‘humanity’ ‘belonging’ ‘life & death’,  responding to current local and global;ClimateSocio-Economic-Political, perspectives and challenges. 


Please refer to my news page for further details on current and past exhibitions and events. 

  • My monotype print ‘Hypertrophied’ was auctioned on Artsy from the 13th May – 27th April 2019,  for the Amref Health Africa: Benefit Auction 2019
The Amref Health Africa ArtBall is a contemporary African art auction and philanthropic event which was on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in New York City. Artsy hosted the Auction two weeks online before the live event. South African artist and LGBTQI+ visual activist Zanele Muholi was  honored with the Rees Visionary Award at the event this year. 
  • Recent exhibitions include ‘The Art of Lithography, a collaboration with LL Editions’ group show at The University of the Witwatersrand Art Museum (WAM) from September 2018 until March 2019 and The Catalogue project of the 2018 Endless Biennial in New York from the 7 – 21 December 2018.
  • I attended the Crown Point Press etching summer workshop in San Fransisco, in the USA, in June this year. 


The work exhibited at The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, which opened on Earth day, the 22 April 2018, ‘Nothing stands still’ moves my practice towards collective consciousness  ‘belonging‘, ‘migration‘,’conflict‘, aligned to the theme of water, as the underlying conceptual metaphor for this reflection, ‘Fresh water’ as a limited natural resource. 

Refer to the work page for images of the ‘Nothing stands still‘  portfolio 

Nothing Stands Still

Earth Day 2018 focused on the rising plastic crisis that is landing in our oceans and that never breaks down. The installation ‘ Hanging in the balance 1 ‘ responds to the growing activism around this global issue.  
Hanging in the Balance 1‘ Mixed Media 2.5 by 2,5 by 2.5m 2018Hanging in the balance 1- Max
Photo 2018-03-25, 14 20 08
Following ‘Nothing stands still’, I am currently deepening my interest in Climate Change and the questions that arise from the threat off increased Temperatures. 
‘Who will cool it? ‘  – Mixed Media, oils on stainless steel – 39 by 39cm 2018 Who will cool it
Contact me on tessa@tessateixeira.com