Moyra Davey Photogaphy
Moyra Davey (b. 1958 Toronto, Canada) has been working in New York since the late1980s. She has been the subject of two recent solo retrospectives, Long Life Cool White at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University (2008), and Speaker Receiver at the Kunsthalle Basel (2010). Her work is currently on view in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and was featured in the 2011 New Photography exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York as well as in numerous recent group exhibitions, including Atlas — How To Carry The World On One’s Back? at the Reina Sofia, Madrid; After the Gold Rush at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Sound & Vision at the Art Institute of Chicago (where her Copperhead Grid is currently on view), and Mixed Use, Manhattan also at the Reina Sofia. Davey has produced three narrative videos: Les Goddesses, 2011 (61:00), My Necropolis, 2009 (32:17) and Fifty Minutes, 2006 (50:00. She is the author of Long Life Cool White (Harvard/Yale, 2008) and The Problem of Reading (Documents Books, 2003), and is the editor of Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood (Seven Stories Press, 2001). She was a founding member of the collaborative gallery Orchard in NYC; with Jason Simon she co-hosts the annual One Minute Film and Video Festival in Narrowsburg, NY.