moira williams

United States
Focus area: Sound, Acoustics, Biology, Body, Self, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Public Art, Placemaking, Site Specific, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Dance, Choreography

moira williams is a disabled indigenous artist, disability culture activist and dreamer weaving together intersectional Disability Arts, Eco-Somatics, Bio-power and Queer Ecologies. moira's often co-creative work reframes embodied difference as a distinct resource resisting aesthetic ideals; with interdependent ways of leading to imagine, disrupt, experience or imagine experiencing disrupted spaces and futures that make room for all bodies, “access intimacy.” * and deepening our ecological meanings. Leading with disability for its transformative possibilities while simultaneously questioning systems of power, moira approaches culture as something we actively shape together.

moira is honored to be supported by Flux Factory, Works on Water, I-Park Biennial, Coalesce Lab For Art and Science, Genspace and Disability Forward Fund NYC. They have spoken at Common Field about Crip DIY and are a recipient of the Santa Fe Arts Institute Revolution, Blue Mountain Center, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Spinal Cord Injury and the Disability + DANCE NYC Social Justice Fellowships. moira’s work has been seen at MoMa PS1, The Kitchen, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum Denmark, Cue Foundation, NY.
The US Embassy IZOLYATSIA Programme in Kyiv selected moira to create a disability centered performance based on Universal Sign Language interpreter Nataliya Dmytruk’s 2004 sign language protest on Ukraine State television.