Doris Duke Impact Award, 2014
New York, NY
Dean Moss is a dance-based, multidisciplinary theatremaker, media artist, curator, and lecturer. As founding artistic director of Brooklyn-based Gametophyte Inc., Moss’s current research investigates perceptions of self and other through transcultural, multimedia performance collaborations often incorporating audience participation. His recent work johnbrown (2014) explored the legacy of the white abolitionist casting five teenaged women of color as production assistants alongside the six performers that included the artist. He has received MAP Fund grants, NEFA National Dance Project grants, and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2014). Moss danced with David Gordon for ten years and has had a long relationship with The Kitchen—serving as the Curator of Dance and Performance from 1999-2004, then as a Curatorial Advisor through 2009. Currently, Moss is founding a yearly, non-monetary mentoring award for experimental dance/performance makers in NYC called THE AWARD.