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Aidan Moesby's Curatorial Residency

Aidan Moesby, a Newcastle based artist and curator, joined Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) in January 2020 as our second curatorial resident in DASH's innovative partnership programme to support the career development of Deaf and Disabled Curators.

"This residency feels like a significant piece of my professional jigsaw and know I am very fortunate to be working and benefitting from MIMA’s Elinor Morgan and the teams’ expertise.”

Aidan Moesby
Aidan Moesby

Aidan's art and curatorial work tends to explore relationships we have to the environments we inhabit, with particular focus on the dual crises of climate change and mental heath.

In early 2016, Aidan curated an exhibition in collaboration with DASH's Tu Fewn project at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre as part of the "Maker to Curator" series.To learn more about this project, watch the Tu Fewn Symposium which offers an insight into the aims and direction of curatorial commissions for disabled artists and curators.

Moesby is working with the Middlesbrough Collection, the town’s public collection of modern and contemporary art and craft which is held at MIMA. This partnership is aiding MIMA's broader aim to connect people through creativity and change perceptions to promote inclusion.

"We are passionate about representing a range of voices and perspectives within MIMA’s programme and know that Aidan will bring a fresh angle on our work. We are excited about developing programmes with him through this open-ended residency."

Elinor Morgan, Senior Curator, MIMA