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Step into the vibrant and dynamic world of Ana Paula Teixeira, a boundary-pushing filmmaker and photographer hailing from the US and Puerto Rico. Ana's captivating work shines a spotlight on the hidden beauty of Puerto Rico, celebrates the diversity of the LGBTTQ+ community, and challenges colonial social norms with a fierce resistance. With a keen eye for storytelling and a passion for amplifying BIQPOC voices, Ana has made waves in the industry with their thought-provoking films and striking photography. Featured in renowned publications like Paper Mag and Refunery29, Ana's work is a testament to the power of representation and the importance of authentic storytelling.
Notable Mentions
March 2024 “Domingo de Descanso” a black and white satire short directed by Ana Paula Teixeira premieres at FACC* Festival de Cine CDMX
December 2023 publicly began fundraising for their upcoming photography book, Era de Acuario
November 2023 See Ya L8R is nominated at the Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival
November 2023 debuts first photo-installation piece “Meu legado” at Galeria Ori group show “Altares Y Su Ser Sagrado”
June 2023 Divina Gracia is presented with Puerto Rico Queer Film Fest at El Centro for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
March 2023 “Chichaíto” Group Show in Casa Archivo Manatí
December 2022 “Ay Que Palo Mama” Video Release by Moréna Espiritual and Ana Paula Teixeira at El Hangar, Santurce
July 2022 “Identity Fabric” Group Show by Brukout Media in King Manor Museum
July 2022 See Ya L8R The Short Film premieres at RedBull Headquarters NYC
June 2022 Art Directs LALIFF Inclusion Short “Daughter of the Sea”
December 2021 “Entre Paredes” is nominated at the Puerto Rico Film Festival
May 2021 LGBTQ+ Virtual Summit Speaker at NORCO College, they presented "Somos de Aqui: An introspection of the QPOC experience in Puerto Rico and the necessity of galvanizing activism within the LGBTQ+ community of the neo-colonial experience"
April 2021 Release of “Entre Paredes” at Amor Fuego Gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico
September 2020 "Divina Gracia" 2019, a short film directed by Ana Teixeira, wins at Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, later in November 2021 Divina Gracia wins honorable mention at the 2021 Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival.
July 2019 Featured at the "Mad Rad Soft" group show at the Waller Gallery
March 2019 Featured on Paper Magazine for their work with Skate Mamis collective
December 2018 Featured on the Woes of Being a Weirdo of Color zine by Odiosas
February 2017 Modeled and Wrote for Curated By Girls