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Aidan Moesby

Aidan Moesby, an artist and curator whose practice considers art, health and technology, investigates the dual crises of climate change and mental health and explores the relationships between the outer physical weather and internal psycho-emotional weather. Moesby is concerned with language: literally in text-based pieces, through the use of metaphor and the emotional and psychological language of spaces and location.

He regularly participates in panel discussions, presents at conferences, lectures, mentors, trains and facilitates groups and discussions.

He has worked, exhibited and curated nationally and internationally, working with galleries and organisations such as Dundee Contemporary Arts, Newcastle University, Laboratorio Arte Alameda (CDMX), WIP: Stockholm, The Tetley, New Media Scotland, NHS24, ANAT(Aus), Watershed, Jadraas Art (SE:SU) and The Sick of the Fringe. Despite this, developing a sustained career or gaining employment as a curator in an institution has remained an elusive goal.

Aidan is the second artist to be awarded a DASH Curatorial Commission at MIMA.

Thresholds is a digital exhibition curated by Aidan Moesby that explores the impact of Covid-19 on relationships to home. The exhibition comprises of new films and photographs by artists Sonia Boué, Lindsay Duncanson and Catriona Gallagher, developed, in response to their experiences of 2020. It includes an essay by Jade French co-commissioned with Corridor8.

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