Morisha Moodley
(b. Durban) is a London and Chicago based moving image artist, producer, and arts administrator.

Their work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including at ICDOCS, London Short Film Festival, Kasseler Dokefest, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Global Citizen, and Camden Art Centre.

Amongst other awards, Morisha is a recipient of a Develop Your Creative Practice grant from Art Council England, AfA’s micro-grant, and was the inaugural Northwestern Fellow at The Flaherty.

They completed their BA in Fine Art (2020) at Central Saint Martins, graduating with First Class Honours. Morisha attained their MFA in Art, Theory, and Practice (2024) from Northwestern University and also achieved a Certificate in Critical Theory. 

Morisha is a current Fellow at Ox-Bow School of Art, and a  previous participant of Barbican’s The Archive is Permanently Under Construction, Chisenhale’s Into The Wild, South London Gallery’s Film School, AfA’s Politics of Sharing, and National Portrait Gallery’s Youth Forum.

Morisha’s practice is rooted in research of the moving image – its histories, theories, and the scientific mechanisms both in the apparatus and the human body that bring about its existence. To this, they interject queer and crip methodologies that challenge traditional film structures, engaging with tactics like recurrence, collage, and delay to produce rupture and overflow. Crip time and queer intimacies are pivotal focuses of their work. 

Traversing ideas of race, queerness, disability and theory, Morisha’s practice is speculative and intimate. They acknowledge themselves as working within the “chaos narrative” (Frank, 1995), creating stories which do not like to tell themselves and providing answers which beget more questions.

Morisha independently curates and produces. Most recently they produced loaming, an experimental writing exchange platform, as well as participatory events for Northwestern’s graduate community. 

Morisha was part of Otherly, a curatorial collective with artist Sara David. Aimed at engaging and uplifting artists of colour, Otherly produced discursive spaces and co-created workshops. 
& Beyond 
Alongside an active art and curatorial practice, Morisha works within the arts, cultural, and heritage sector. They have a breadth of experience working in arts organisations, primarily within administration and engagement. They have a passion for outreach programmes and work to encourage diverse and accessible opportunities within the arts.

Morisha is currently the Archive and Historical Preservation Fellow at Ox-Bow School of Art (Summer 2024).

Picture of Mo, who is light brown skinned with short curly hair. They have their father's Roman nose. They wear a white turtleneck with a dark grey jumper on top because they can't adjust to Chicago's cold winters.