Pádraic E. Moore
Pádraic E. Moore (b. 1982) is a writer, curator and art historian. He holds a BA in History of Art and English Literature from University College Dublin (2004), an MA in Visual Art Practices from IADT (Dublin, 2007) and completed CuratorLab, the postgraduate programme at Konstfack University (Stockholm, 2010). Moore is a former participant of the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht, 2014-15). Moore’s practice is shaped by the belief that visual art enables alternative modes of interaction in a world increasingly led by technological rationality. Moore’s curatorial methodology is meticulous but subjective and is informed by an acute awareness of the artist’s individual position.
Recent research has focused upon the influence that esoteric philosophies have had upon the literary and visual arts. Several projects have explored how organisations such as the Theosophical Society offered a vital catalyst for change in late 19th and early 20th century art. Moore’s projects often examine how contemporary culture has embraced aesthetics and ideals informed by such esoteric traditions. Chronicling the work of artists who refer to or follow these traditions is also an integral aspect of his practice. Recent projects include: Letters of Last Resort, Damien and the Love Guru, (Brussels, 2018), The Width of a Circle, W139 (Amsterdam, 2018) and Cut-Out Shapes in Secondhand Daylight, Marian Cramer Projects (Amsterdam, 2017).