Lauren Moran creates interdisciplinary projects that are often participatory, collaborative and co-authored. Taking the form of conversation, publication, education, printmaking or curation, the work aims to experiment with and question the systems we are all embedded in by organizing situations of connection, openness and non-hierarchical learning. They are interested in creating sites for accessibility and an expanded notion of institutional critique. They work with the group Public Annex, most recently by organizing the Field of View Artist Residency and co-curating We. at the Portland Art Museum, where they are also curating a monthly workshop program. They have most recently presented work at Spaceness 2018 in Seaview WA, Greensboro Project Space in Greensboro NC, a neighborhood block party in Portland OR, and Abteilung für Alles Andere in Berlin Germany.
Talk to Everyone and Everything About Race, 2016, in collaboration with Lisa Jarrett, Roz Crews and Amanda Evans, presented at Art in Odd Places: Race
Portland Museum of Art & Sports, 2016, in collaboration with Anke Schüttler, presented at the PSU Campus Rec Center
To Teach How Perfect, 2016, in collaboration with Sarah Wolf Newlands, Project Grow artists, and Winter 2016 PSU Freshman Inquiry Work of Art Students, Presented at Port City Gallery
Built around a series of collaborative exchanges between artists at Project Grow and Freshman students at Portland State University. This project was organized with the intention to question the boundaries between institutional forms of knowledge and self-taught artists’ practices, exploring situations that form artistic values and strategies useful to students in their developing practices.
Questions About Apathy/Talking Circle: Apathy, in collaboration with Melika Belhaj, Presented at Likewise
A group conversation based upon images and questions in a publication, dealing with the intersection of local news and questions around apathy.