Adam Moore is a transdisciplinary artist from east London of Caribbean and European heritage involved in life’s healing transits, transitions and transformations. Intensely experimental, he configures various processes of materialisation to speak in a range of artistic languages. Dancing is fundamental for his work, predating and permeating his formal education in contemporary, somatic and improvisational dance practices. Working with dance across architecture, ceramics, drawing, film, painting, sculpture, sound and writing he explores the intersectional discourses, technologies, and embodied explorations of sustainability, creating moments of synthesis peaking at multimedia performance and installation. Applying embodied and transdisciplinary processes to post-studio and socially engaged contexts he examines emergent forms and their potential to amplify and transcend expressions of sustainability, healing open the closures between fragmented dimensions of life. He limns poetics and theories of sustainability through his work finding new alternatives and better ways of living, developing progressive thinking, and cultivating a more ecologically sound world; softening hardened institutions, stewarding life to thrive. His social work with diverse groups across human rights, arts and culture non-profit and government welfare informs his approach to art making, collaboration and sustainability.1
A CONSTELLATIONS 2020-21 artist supported by UP Projects and Flat Time House to develop collaborative and socially engaged practice, Adam has established collaborations with a range of international socially engaged creative networks innovating across events and interventions in the public realm, heritage sites, digital platforms and print publications including Theatrum Mundi’s Choreographing the City (2022-23), Diaspore Projects’ A Love Affair (2023), Daniel Lie and Jupiter Artland’s Rotten TV (2021-22), The Hildegard Von Bingen Society for Gardening Companions (2021-), and Takeaway (2022), founding the reading and spatial practice collective Readings & Rituals (2022).
Adam co-designed and facilitated the syllabus for Camden Art Centre’s 2021-22 Youth Collective Transformative Futures programme with artist Madeline Pledge and resumes this role with artist Becky Lyon for the gallery’s 2022-23 programme. Committed to decolonial, transparent and non-hierarchical pedagogy he uses accessible resources and decentring practices to support learning, teaching and facilitating with the goal of improving education and creative development at the institutional, professional, and individual level. He has facilitated placemaking workshops for the inaugural Theatrum-Mundi Cohort programme in London and NN Contemporary Art in Northampton, facilitating Professional Morning Class at Independent Dance.
Recent awards and residencies include the a-n 2022 Time Space Money Bursary and the Jerwood UNITe 2022 artist studio residency at g39, Cardiff. In 2022 the first large-scale institutional solo exhibition of his ongoing installation and performance series Bright Dynasty was presented by Phoenix Art Space, Brighton. Bright Dynastyis about an ever expanding sense of being at home on different scales, spectrums and frequencies, within the universe, landscape, architectures and dwellings, with other people, ecologies, within oneself and beyond.
A Trinity Laban Leverhulme Performing Arts Scholar with an MFA in Dance Creative Practice, he is associate Lecturer for Contemporary Performance Practice: Experimental Arts and Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His work has been commissioned, exhibited and produced with support from Arts Council England, g39, Cardiff, Jerwood Arts, a-n The Artists Information Company, Hypha Studios (London Borough of Waltham Forest & REGENT STREET), Theatrum-Mundi, Jupiter Artland, Performance @ Kings (Kings College London), Camden Art Centre, Kunstraum, London, Ingestre Orangery, Newham London, UP Projects & Flat Time House, Guest Projects, The Yard, Hackney Wick, Haarlem Artspace, RAW Lab (Bow Arts) and more.
I am a transdisciplinary artist who dances and works with dance applying choreographic, embodied and sociopolitical processes for dancing across works in ceramics, drawing, film, painting, sculpture, sound and text. Dancing with people, life forms, materials and structures in the places I live and the spaces I move through I heal open the closures between fragmented dimensions of reality touching us and our world deeply. Synthesising material, sensory and spiritual dimensions of the self with the world and with others I examine different ways of living that soften and transform hardened institutions, stewarding life to thrive.
228 Chingford Mount Hypha Studios & London Borough of Waltham Forest
Commissioned Performances & Screenings
Readings & Rituals Independent Dance, Siobhan Davies Studios Avalanche qap.digital launch, Reference Point 180, London A window widening open UP Projects, London Readings & Rituals Royal Docks Floating Garden & Good Hotel London Newham Word Festival 2022 Iris, Earth Day Readings Large Glass Gallery, London The Water Garden The Hildegard von Bingen Society for Gardening Companions Readings & Rituals My Lady Garden florist, London
Devonshire Youth Collective Devonshire Collective Associate Lecturer BA Contemporary Performance Practice: Experimental Arts and Performance Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Transformative Futures 2022-23 Camden Art Centre Dance Art Journal Guest Writers Workshop Dance Art Journal
Associate Lecturer BA Contemporary Performance Practice: Experimental Arts and Performance Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Transformative Futures 2022-23 Camden Art Centre Guest 1-2-1 Artist Advisor Art Quest Embodying Otherness: Architectural Tissue Boston University Embodying Otherness: Architectural Tissue Theatrum-Mundi Cohort 2022: Displacement Professional Morning Class Independent Dance Transformative Futures2021-22 Camden Art Centre Visiting Practitioner Contemporary Performance Practice Boston University Visiting Practitioner BA Experimental Arts and Performance Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Supercritical, A Psalm A Love Affair Diaspore Projects and ATLAS Projectos
Spell of abundance/The magician TAKEAWAY 022 – ABUNDANCE Affirmation Phoenix Art Space Rust Large Glass Gallery All that glitters is not gold Theatrum-Mundi Editions, Encounters Embodying Otherness Choreography Report Theatrum-Mundi Cohort 2022 Displacement The triangle game Hypha Studios & London Borough of Waltham Forest
Screensaver Series Dance Art Journal The Elsewhen Series Dance Art Journal
Awards & Residencies
UNITe Jerwood Arts and g39 Artist Studio Residency, Cardiff
TIME SPACE MONEYbursary a-n The Artists Information Company
Pleasure Ground Ingestre Orangery, Arts Council England
Percolate Residency Dance Art Journal at Siobhan Davies Dance
CONSTELLATIONS 2020-21 UP Projects & Flat Time House
Collectivism Residency Haarlem Artspace
Leverhulme Arts Scholarship Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Month of Making Clarence Mews
MFA Dance Creative Practice Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 2015-2017
BA Hons Dance, Theatre and Professional Practice Coventry University 2007-2010
1 Human Rights, Non-profit, Social Wellbeing
Civil Service Executive Officer DWP Supporting, coaching and managing relationships with vulnerable customers with a range of complex circumstances navigating Universal Credit, using solution focussed coaching and multi-agency support planning, to facilitate customers searching for suitable and enriching professional development opportunities and sustainable employment
Programme Lead Curtains Up! Collaboratively planning, producing and delivering a multi-stranded programme of professionally facilitated and peer-led creative learning opportunities for 13-17-year olds (working as a volunteer with Curtains Up! prior to this since 2004), facilitating and empowering them to become the source of cultural activity. Creating a range of age appropriate evaluation tools enabled young people to contribute to programme and policy development, improving the quality of the programme and its relevance in meeting their needs
Observatory Coordinator, Astronomy Education and Events Royal Observatories Greenwich Planning and delivering a range of education and public programme events throughout the year, coordinating Science Learning Department classes, courses, workshops and events; managing resources and relationships with families, informal groups, schools and visitors
March – June 2017
Interim Company & Digital Coordinator East London Dance Planning and implementing East London Dance’s social media strategy, creating engaging digital content across the breadth of the organisations programmes and events appropriate to brand and mission; supporting with finance and operational systems and administration
Founder, StagE3 Fern Street Family Centre Collaboratively designing and facilitating performing arts programmes for KS2 and KS3 in Tower Hamlets, increasing their access to creative opportunities delivered by dance, theatre and music professionals
Coordinator GrowTH Tower Hamlets Night Shelter Collaboratively coordinating all aspects of operational delivery including volunteer training and management, facilities, hospitality, catering and guest and volunteer health & safety
Sept 2014 – Aug 2015
Administration Manager and PA to the Director Working alongside the Director, Deputy Director and senior staff: responsible for strategic planning and operational management across all areas of the organisation including administration, HR, personnel and resources, with opportunities to collaborate on development, sales and communications, managing all associated budgets; line managing Volunteer Coordinator, Front of House Assistants, and volunteers, and their training and appraisals; Director’s diary management and regular correspondence with artists, arts professionals, and the Board of Directors; managing monitoring, reporting, evaluation and policy across the organisation; working with the public across the breadth of the organisations programmes and events.
Employment Programme Assistant The Camden Society Campaigning alongside adults with special educational needs and disabilities, working with and for them; collaboratively producing an accredited training programme for 16-25s, reporting on delivery across all strands of the programme, managing relationships with local and pan-London partners
Accommodation and Support Manager YMCA Somerset Coast In alignment with their changing needs, nurturing and supporting homeless young people 16-25 to gain essential skills for independent living. Collaboratively coordinating multi-agency support plans providing essential and specialist services. Developing young people’s programme, monitoring and evaluating the range of courses and projects enhancing their well-being, skills, positive engagement and employability