The weight of my work lies in the seeking and collecting of materials, which becomes a way of intervening in the environments I find myself in. Traces and imprints of specific sites and architectural spaces direct the shapes and colors that appear. Displaced forms that converse with one another in diverse contexts—the walls, windows, and fences that demarcate the public from the private, this side or that of national boundaries—become ephemeral instances to be washed away on the sensory register.
Alva Mooses is an artist and educator based in New York. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her MFA from Yale. She has exhibited her work at JCAL, the Logan Center for the Arts and the 10th Havana Biennial, among others. From 2004–09, Alva cofounded community art initiatives and organized collaborations in Latin America. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University.