Adam Moore is a transdisciplinary artist from east London of Caribbean and European heritage. Using choreographic, embodied, transdisciplinary processes in post-studio and socially engaged contexts he examines the intersectional discourses, technologies, and embodiments of sustainability, peaking at multimedia performance installations, public artworks, and interventions in the public realm.
Still life (2023), Adam’s public artwork for Eastbourne pier commissioned by Devonshire Collective and Eastbourne Alive celebrating the character and urban fabric of Eastbourne and the 2023 Turner Prize will be unveiled in October. A new choreography developed at the pier with communities in Eastbourne will be performed as part of the commission.
Adam’s solo exhibition and performance series, Bright Dynasty, was presented by Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, in 2022. Bright Dynasty(2020-) is 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. In 2023 he was awarded the Jerwood New Work Fund to develop and produce a new performance installation with new work in sculpture, print, and live sound composition with forthcoming national and international public presentations.
A Trinity Laban Leverhulme Performing Arts Scholar with an MFA in Dance Creative Practice, teaching nationally and internationally he is currently Associate Lecturer in the Department of Architecture & Visual Arts, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering teaching on the BA and MA Fine Art programmes at the University of East London. Prior to this he was Associate Lecturer for Contemporary Performance Practice: Experimental Arts and Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2022-23).
A CONSTELLATIONS 2020-21 artist researching and developing collaborative and socially engaged practice with UP Projects and Flat Time House, Adam has established collaborations with 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 (2021-23) and 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 literary and spatial practice collective Readings & Rituals (2022). He has been part of Dance Art Journal, an online independent dance magazine that writes about underrepresented dance makers, since 2019.
Adam co-designed and facilitated the syllabus for Camden Art Centre’s Transformative Futures Youth Collective 2021-22 programme with artist Madeline Pledge, collaborating with Becky Lyon to design and facilitate the 2022-23 programme, co-producing and co-curating the youth collective’s gallery takeover at the end of each programme. He designed and facilitated placemaking workshops for the inaugural Theatrum-Mundi 2022 Cohort programme in London and NN Contemporary Art’s 2022 Sensing Place and Placemaking Research Programme in Northampton, as well as facilitating Professional Morning Class at Independent Dance. For Destination Unknown 2023 Adam was invited to co-design and facilitate the residency artists’ intensive exploration of sound, body, and space co-teaching with Lotte Van Gelder and Raviv Gankrow in the decommissioned Philips factory in Roermond, NL.
Recent screenings of Adam’s video works have included the 2023 London Festival of Architecture and Open City’s 2023 Open House Festival.
Recent awards and residencies include the a-n 2022 Time Space Money bursary, the 2022 g39 UNITe artist studio residency, ACE funded 2021 Pleasure Ground residency at Ingestre Orangery, and a 2021 Jerwood Arts bursary.
Adam’s work is distributed by Queer Art Projects, and has been supported, produced and exhibited by Arts Council England, g39, Cardiff, Hypha Studios, Theatrum-Mundi, Jupiter Artland, Kunstraum, London, Ingestre Orangery, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Haarlem Artspace, and more.
I am a transdisciplinary artist from east London of Caribbean and European heritage. Using choreographic, embodied, transdisciplinary processes in post-studio and socially engaged contexts I examine the intersectional discourses, technologies, and embodiments of sustainability. Working with dance1 I speak in a range of artistic languages and strategies moving freely across architecture, ceramics, design, painting, photography, sculpture, sound, video, and text peaking at multimedia performance installation. Sprawling beyond institutional walls my social work with diverse groups across human rights, arts and culture non-profit and government welfare informs my approach to art making, collaboration, and sustainability2, manifesting as public artworks and interventions in the public realm. Working at various scales with different groups of people I find alternative ways of thinking, doing, and being that soften hardened institutions stewarding life to thrive.
1I dance with the senses and the movement of attention, embodying life’s shifting intimacies and pluriformities: material, social, and spatial dimensions in the cosmos, lands and waters, architectures and dwellings, ecologies, with other people, within one’s self and beyond. Dancing is essential for my work, predating and permeating my formal studies in choreographic, embodied, improvisatory, and somatic dance practices.
“I am a transdisciplinary artist who dances and works with dance. Moving freely across art forms I apply choreographic, embodied and sociopolitical processes for dancing to architecture, ceramics, design, drawing, video, photography, print, 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 synthesise sensory and spiritual dimensions of self-with-the-world-and-with-others, amplifying life’s intimate pluriformities touching to reveal different ways of living that soften and transform hardened institutions, stewarding life to thrive“.
228 Chingford Mount Hypha Studios & London Borough of Waltham Forest
(forthcoming) Eastbourne Turner Prize wraparound public art commission Devonshire Collective
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
Associate Lecturer BA Fine Art Department of Architecture & Visual Arts, School of Architecture, Computing, and Engineering University of East London Destination Unknown 2023 Destination Unknown, Roermond, NL 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
The Minutes Volume 2 The Hildegard Von Bingen Society for Gardening Companions
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
Jerwood New Work Fund Jerwood Arts
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
2 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