Dean Moss is a choreographer, video artist, curator, and lecturer in interdisciplinary dance and media composition. He directs a project based company called Gametophyte Inc. His performance works have been commissioned by the New York Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Kitchen among others.
A longtime New Yorker, Moss has had a wide range of dance training including a short period working directly with Martha Graham, touring with the Louis Falco Dance Company, and performing in the Paris company of Broadway’s revival West Side Story, all in the early 1980’s. He additionally danced ten years (1983-93) with the post-modern choreographer David Gordon in his Pick-up Performance Company. Moss is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography; the Doris Duke Impact Award in Theatre; a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Artists Grant; plus fellowships in both Choreography and Multidisciplinary Works from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was awarded a “Bessie” for his work Spooky action at a distance.
Dean was the Curator of Dance and Performance at The Kitchen from 1999-2004 and a Curatorial Advisor until 2009. He has lectured internationally including at Tokyo University of the Arts, Kookmin University in Seoul, and Harvard University in the department of Visual and Environmental Studies, for which he received a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Recently Moss was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He currently lectures in video, plus in dance and performance composition at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Sarah Lawrence College. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.