José Cruzio (b. 1975) lives in Viseu. He graduated in Fine Arts and Painting, and has a one-year post-graduate master degree in Contemporary Artistic Creation at the University of Aveiro. At present, he works as a teacher of Visual Arts and as an artist. Since 1998 he has attended many photography, video and video-art workshops; he worked as a scene photographer in various collective scenic-performative art groups and as photojournalist in the 2012 Ephemeral Gardens, among other events. He participated as an artist in the International Biennials of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Douro / Alijó and Porto Santo, in the World Triennial of Chamalieres (FR), Miniprint of Cadaqués (ES) and at several events, such as the Ephemeral Gardens in Viseu (PT). Currently, he is also working in multidisciplinary teams in media arts.


SELF[INTENTIONS], 3' 19", 2017/18

The self – as the deepest representation of itself – and its intense desire to permeate in the expression and language of the Other, blazes the project [self] Insertions, as another untimely view. It’s not a simple addition, but rather a particular approach about the artist’s | performer’s potential as an inherent part of the work of the Other and its own world. The video and sound will be the most evident media and will be combined in a new work.

Concept & Project: José Crúzio
Collaboration: Paulo Matos
Direction, Script & Edition: Isabel Pérez del Pulgar
Performer:José Crúzio
Sound: Conferência: Breaking the Cycle of Violent Conflict with Johan Galtung &
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