Andy Moro is a mixed-blood multi-disciplinary artist.
His practice began in studio visual arts, foundry-based sculpture, blown glass, large-scale public installation and pyrotechnics. He has worked in automobile assembly, production film graphics and animation, typography and print design, darkroom and digital photography, 3d display technology, construction and installation, set construction, projection, set, lighting, sound and property design.
Presently Moro co-directs the Indigenous Activism Arts organization ARTICLE 11 with partner Tara Beagan. ARTICLE 11 recently premiered Beagan’s Deer Woman designed and directed by Andy Moro at the Kia Mau Festival in Wellington, Aotearoa (NZ.) the Sydney Festival followed by a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Indigenous Contemporary Scene/Selfconscious Productions’ Canada Hub followed by a run at the prestigious Arts Centre Melbourne.
Moro most recently designed Beagan’s Ministry of Grace for the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, Ian Ross’ The Third Colour for Prarie Theatre Exchange, Natalie Sappier’s Finding Wolastoq Voice, the Dancers of Damelahamid’s Minowin, and Marie Clements’ Unnatural and Accidental Women at the National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre’s Inaugural Festival. He has collaborated extensively with Santee Smith’s Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Upcoming is SkyDancers for Montreal’s A’no:wara Dance Theatre, honouring steelworkers from Kahnawake lost in the Quebec bridge disaster.
He is currently developing a series of autobiographical performance/video sculptural installations. The ROOM series has been installed site-specifically at the Arts Commons in Calgary and the historic “Aud” Hotel in rural Nanton, Alberta.
Currently, Moro and Beagan are preparing to shoot Deer Woman as a solo-performer film in Calgary.