My work examines relationships between objects, people, and geographic terrain as a means to explore cultural understanding and political structures. Self-organized archives and material excavations allow me to investigate objects and places of personal and collective significance; the potential to hold and reassemble history–be it a photograph, concrete rubble, a stone or a work of art. The visual vocabulary of my work shifts as well, oscillating between different levels of interpretation.
I use my art to explore the regulation of landscapes, people and objects within specific geographic contexts.
Bio - CV
Alva Mooses (b. 1982, Chicago, IL.) is interested in the regulation of landscapes, people and objects within specific geographic contexts. From 2004-2009 Mooses co-founded various community art initiatives in Latin America. These projects created a platform for over forty New York City-based artists to make their work and teach art in low-income communities.
In 2005, Mooses received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, New York City, NY. In 2014, Mooses finished her Masters of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art, Painting & Printmaking, New Heaven, CT. Alva Mooses lives and works in New York City.