Texas Woman's University
Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead’s practice encompasses traditional and newer media art-making, curatorial projects and creative writings on visual culture. His artworks display accidental and forced intersections of personal experiences, histories, current events, geo-locations, languages, and found artifacts, and manifest themselves through traditional and new media pieces, presented in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums, as well as film and video festivals, nationally and internationally (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cuba, Cyprus, England, Germany, India, Mexico, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates). Recent art projects have dealt with metaphorical representations and interpretations of fear and violence, as well as aging and technological obsolescence. Mendonça-Whitehead joined Texas Woman’s University in 2016 and has since served as chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University. At TWU, Mendonça-Whitehead aims to empower traditionally under-represented art students and scholars in higher education. Mendonça-Whitehead is President Emeritus of NMC.