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Zeke Moores

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The Artist

Originally from Newfoundland, Zeke Moores is an artist based in Windsor, ON. He has exhibited
nationally and internationally at such institutions as the Memphis Metal Museum (TN, USA), The
Rooms Provincial Art Gallery (St. John’s, NL), Grounds for Sculpture (NJ, US), Art Gallery of
Nova Scotia (Halifax, NS) and the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (MI, US). He has
received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Nova Scotia
Department of Tourism and Culture. He has participated in residencies at Struts Gallery
(Sackville NB), the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax NS), was short-listed for the
2011 Sobey Art Award and long-listed in 2015. Moores has presented at the Nunavut Arts
Festival (Iqaluit, NV), SUNY University of Buffalo (Buffalo NY) and University of Lethbridge’s Art
Now Series (Lethbridge, AB). He is in the private collections of The Rooms Provincial Art
Gallery, Bank de National, Halifax Municipal Port Authority and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Moores holds a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the
University of Windsor, ON. He currently collaborates with Art Mur in Montreal, QC.

Artist Statement

Physical landscape, everyday objects and common labour practices heavily influence my work. I
take great interest in our material culture, processes of production, and how we use objects to
communicate. By relying on traditional and industrial methods of fabrication to alter mass
produced objects, I subvert their intended existence from one of utility to cultural signifier.
Examining culture through material exploration, physical experience and personal labour. I am
recasting objects as the performers that reflect who we are and the landscape around us.
Exploring the cultural and political economies of objects, by addressing issues of representation,
value, and perception.

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