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moira williams

Brooklyn, NY

moira williams is a disabled artist and curator based in New York. moria’s often co-creative work weaves together disability, ecology, movement and science. Works interdependently move between disability awareness, citizen science, environmental site responsive installation, performance and sound, while simultaneously connecting and creating opportunities for artists through curatorial projects and gatherings.

moira regularly invites people to reconfigure familiar objects and social events to offer multiple opportunities for opening our social imagination to diverse bodies of knowledge that include disability, our environment and its complex ecology, teeming with many forms of life and beliefs. moira approaches culture as something we actively shape together. For moira, participation is about being in-service of all bodies; human and non-human and our connections to our world: to participate is to generate empathy and vitality.

moira has been seen/supported by Flux Factory, iLAND, The Denniston Hill Artists Colony, I-Park Site Responsive Biennale, No Longer Empty, Cornell University,nBuffalo University Coalesce Lab for Art and Science, Aurora Picture Show Texas, Santa Fe Art Institute Water Justice Residency, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Ghetto Biennale Haiti, Disability Forward Fund NYC, US Embassy Kyiv and  IZOLYATSIA Programme to research disability and protest specifically sign language interpreter Nataliya Dmytruk’s protest on Ukraine State television, family and friends.

moira is a Laundromat Project Alumni, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship and  Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant recipient, Creative Time Artist on Our Radar and a DANT + Gibney Dance Disability Task Force Boot Camper. moira holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, a Graduate Certificate in Spatial Politics and MFA from Stony Brook University.

moira’s recent curatorial project TALK BACK, an exhibition and convening supporting disabled artists and organizers. TALK BACK centers the lives and leadership of disabled artists and organizers, asserting that deep-rooted cultural changes must be made within the art world to become more inclusive and accessible. TALK BACK believes that disability must be included