Aidan Moesby

Artist, Project manager, Arts development worker, Writer, Lecturer / academic

As a socially engaged/responsive artist my process is research-based around dialogues and conversations. These may be spoken, observed, forensic or creative. Focused on memory and identity both from a cultural and personal viewpoint, I am fascinated by how we communicate and connect. From this research-based approach to relationships between people and place - often through the distillation of intimate, concealed histories - I produce text based responsive interventions in which the works serve as the pivot/axis/catalyst for a personal or communal exploration through an internal or socially active/engaged conversation. I utilise a range of media to execute my work, employing sensitivity to the nature and function of the location. The context dictates which material/s I use and how I fabricate.

The way in which we experience places and spaces, both physically and emotionally within varying timeframes/activities is a major influence. Buildings, as people, have both public and hidden aspects. My work explores the notion of what is concealed and what is revealed - through deliberate choice and unavoidable accident. Working extensively with text I utilise Letterpress. I mix analogue and digital technologies to create interventions and installations within galleries and non traditional showing spaces. Artists Books are playing an increasing role within my work.

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Location Newcastle/Gateshead, North East
Activities Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Disability arts, Community arts, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Creative writing
Artforms / type of project Book Works, Participatory, Printmaking, Public Art, Text
Tags Text, Book Arts, Letterpress, Installation, Public Realm, Print Making, Visual Art, Intervention, Sculpture, Environmental

News & Events

  • Land (Exclamation) Marks! at WIP:STHLM

    Currently exhibiting in Stockholm at WIP:Sthlm with Catrin Andersson (SWE) and Jan Heinonen (Fi) as part of a trans-national collaboration.

  • Fragmenting The Code(x) - Unlimted R & D Award

    Working with Pum Dunbar. Two Artists share a language but not meaning. Through the creation of a new paradigm creative conversations will lead to site responsive installations for Summerhall,

  • No Time For Nostalgia - The Tetley, Leeds

    Over the course of a three-month long residency, and a Production Residency from 9 – 13 July, the artist will explore and respond to the building and produce temporary installations for its interior

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