Bridget Moser

Bio & Contact

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Bridget Moser is a performance and video artist whose work is suspended between prop comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, absurd literature, existential anxiety and intuitive dance. She has presented work in venues across Canada, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery TPW, and Mercer Union, Toronto; The National Arts Centre and Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville; MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax; and Western Front, Vancouver. She has presented projects throughout the US and Europe, and has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre and at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy. Her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Visual Arts News, The Dance Current, NOWNESS, and a collaborative publication with other FAR residents published by Mousse Magazine.

Moser is a 2015 recipient of the William and Meredith Saunderson Prizes for Emerging Artists as selected by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator and Associate Director at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She is a 2016 TFVA Finalist Prize recipient.

"Moser uses [conventions] as tools; she uses them to stabilize her slippery semiotic shifts even as she turns them back on themselves, slicing the bonds between signifier and signified with the ease of a practiced shoplifter removing a security tag. Moser does not defy or reject popular culture, but her performances do undermine the unified significations on which it relies, offering instead a thicket of signification so rich with distraction, dazzle and reflection that we forget the habits we came in with, forget, as it were, how to walk. In her activation of this dialectic of known and unknown, familiar and unfamiliar, Moser is less a young artist trying to define herself against the masters who precede her, than one in a long line of meaning-makers, outclassed but clever, sparring playfully with the behemoth of mass culture." - Sarah Hollenberg


Contact: bridget.moser@gmail.com
Moser currently lives and works in Toronto.