Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement

Moriah Evans

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Moriah Evans is a movement artist and choreographer who defines their work as exploring “the physical interiority of the human body in order to re-script how bodies occupy themselves and the stages that present them.” Her work inspects the relationship of the spectator, the dancer, and the choreography. She has been commissioned throughout New York and internationally at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Theatre de l’Usine in Geneva, Villa Empain in Brussels, Atelier de Paris in Paris, and Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai.

Notable works by Evans include BASTARDS: We are All Illegitimate Children (NYU Skirball, New York, 2019), Configure (The Kitchen, New York, 2018), Figuring (Sculpture Center, New York, 2018), Be my Muse (Villa Empain, Brussels, 2016), Social Dance 9-12: Encounter (Danspace Project, New York, 2015), Social Dance 1-8: Index (ISSUE Project Room, New York, 2015), Another Performance (Danspace Project, New York, 2013), and Out of and Into (8/8): STUFF (Theatre de l’Usine, Geneva, 2012).

While at MacDowell Moriah worked on a new piece, Remains Persist.



Moriah Evans worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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