Joe Moran is a British-Irish artist and choreographer based in London with a wide-ranging practice incorporating theatre and gallery performance, curatorial projects, lecture-performance, drawing and spray paint works. Joe is Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation through which his performance and curatorial work is produced. He is currently in residence at Wysing Arts Centre and is a Dance4 Associate Artist.
Recent and forthcoming commissions and performances include Sadler’s Wells (2019), The Lowry (2019), London Contemporary Dance School (2019), Wysing Arts Centre (2018), Bluecoat (2018) coinciding with the Liverpool Biennial, Kettle’s Yard (2018), Sadler’s Wells (2017), Whitechapel Gallery (2017), Delfina Foundation (2016), Block Universe/ fig-2 at the ICA (2015) and DRAF (Frieze 2014).
Joe contributed to the publication Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery & Museum and Nothing About Us Without Us, a recently commissioned essay on artist advocacy was published by Siobhan Davies Dance in November.
‘The associations it produces are vivid violence, dependency, domination, weight, guilt, desire but the duet remains resolutely abstract, giving space for these readings to arise, mutate and complicate one another’
Thirst (2017), Sadler’s Wells, Exeunt Magazine
‘In some of its most sophisticated manifestations, critique can be a conscious engagement or dis-identification with the object upon which it is focused…. Moran gently, incisively queer-ies these things’
Arrangement (2014), national touring, Londondance.com