Dean Moss

Dean Moss is a dance based interdisciplinary director, and media artist. The founding director of Gametophyte Inc., his work investigates the fluidity of self and perceptions of other, through transgressive multidisciplinary performances and collaborations that often incorporate audience participation. Recent works include: figures on a field (2005), a collaboration with visual artist Laylah Ali; Kisaeng becomes you (2008) with traditional Korean Dance choreographer Yoonjin Kim; and Nameless forest (2011) with sculptor/poet Sungmyung Chun. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography; the Doris Duke Impact Award in Theatre; a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Artists Grant; multiple MAP Fund and NEFA National Dance Project grants, plus fellowships in both Choreography and Multidisciplinary Works from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Moss was the Curator of Dance and Performance at The Kitchen from 1999-2004 and a Curatorial Advisor until 2009. He lectured internationally including at Kookmin University in Korea, at Tokyo University of the Arts, and for three years at Harvard University in the department of Visual and Environmental Studies. At Harvard he received a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Moss’ most recent premiere, johnbrown (2014), was commissioned by the New York Museum of Modern Art. His current project, Petra, is commissioned by Performance Space 122 and will premiere in fall 2017.