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Pratt Institute Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ayanah Moor

April 4, 2023 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Ayanah Moor (b. 1973, Norfolk, VA) is a Black visual artist and educator living and working in Chicago. She earned an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 1998 and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995. Her art is held in the permanent collections of public and private institutions, including DePaul Art Museum (Chicago); Capital Group (Los Angeles); Soho House (London); Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago); and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh). Moor’s artwork and writing are featured in Nicole Fleetwood’s, Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (2011); Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere’s, Incite: Journal of Experimental Media, SPORTS (2017), and discussed in, What is Contemporary Art? (2009) by Terry E. Smith and The Social Practice that is Race (2016) by Dan S. Wang & Anthony Romero. Moor has exhibited at venues including the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago); Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh); Studio Museum in Harlem (NY); daadgalerie (Berlin); ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, University of Southern California Libraries, (Los Angeles); Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, (Auckland); and in scenes of Universal Pictures’ 2021 film, Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele.