MILO MOIRÉ | Conceptual Artist
Milo Moiré was born in Switzerland and is of Spanish-Slovakian descent. The swiss artist lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany.
As a child she preferred drawing to dolls. When she was seven years old, there was nothing else she wanted more for her birthday than a large box of crayons. Observing people, interpreting and capturing their moods, developed into an urge to express things in images and to provide them with a space between speech and perceived apprehension.
“Since I was able to think, I have always been interested in unusual things. I liked to watch. I was an introverted child. In every school there are the so-called misfits. These were exactly the children that fascinated me. For me they were like a rainbow, the ascent from the earthly to the heavenly dimension.”
The expressive works of Edvard Munch, Käthe Kollwitz, Maria Lassnig, Frida Kahlo, Francis Bacon and H.R. Giger inspired a young Milo to create her own paintings, in which man and his body are central themes. Consistently concentrating on man and his perception, the artist studied psychology with a focus on cognitive, neuro- and perceptual psychology at the University of Bern, in Switzerland. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she decided to fully implement the elements of the body and her knowledge of the psyche to her art.
Milo Moiré credits her fascination with performance art to a 2006 radio interview with Marina Abramovic. At the time, Moiré was on the Spanish island of Tenerife. She listened attentively to Abramovic’s words on the radio and was completely captivated by the artist’s courage and the artistic power of her body. She began to develop ideas for her own performances. Milo Moiré also began to grapple with the pornographic content in art, as in the works of performance artists Paul McCarthy, Carolee Schneemann, Valie Export and in the comics of author Alan Moore (“Lost Girls”).
Milo Moiré’s works are inspired by satirical images of sexuality, and are shaped by the feeling of otherness and the admiration for moral distance. Her art suddenly experienced international exposure following the online debut of her performance “The Script System” in 2013.
Milo Moiré lives with the prestigious photographer Peter Palm, who describes her as his muse. The unconventional artist couple also work together, giving rise to a large series of eclectic and aesthetic nude photographs featuring Milo Moiré from 2005 to 2014. The pictures exude a powerful confidence of the naked body – strong, striking, challenging and always seductive.
“The intimacy and candour in the pictures result from a symbiotic bond between the person in front of the camera and the person behind it, from the intimate dialogue between Peter and I“, Moiré explains.
A selection of fine art nude photographs by Milo Moiré/ Peter Palm, is now available in the online art gallery (www.unlimitedmuse.com). The galerie offers a selection of hand-signed, limited photo prints from Milo Moiré’s works.
2002: Primary school teacher diploma with distinction for her final paper in art and design on the subject of “Separation“ (painting, drawing), Lucerne (Switzerland)
2011: Master/ Lic.phil. Psychology magna cum laude (Cognition, Perception and Neuropsychology), University of Berne (Switzerland)
2011: Performance “The Wall Speech“, Night of the museums Dusseldorf (Germany)
2012: Group exhibition Painting at the art house Popescu, Kunstpunkte Dusseldorf (Germany)
2013: Art-Movie-Performance “The Split Brain” – “The true face doesn’t exist!”, Dusseldorf (Germany)
2013: Website www.milomoire.com online
2013: Performance “The Script System” – “Daily life is characterized by “human automats “. Can we break the stereotyped action?”, Dusseldorf (Germany)
2014: Performance “The PlopEgg Painting” – “A Birth of A Picture”, Art Cologne, Cologne (Germany)
2014: Performance “The Script System“- “Art fairs- a Script, dominated by bills”, Art Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
2015: Performance “The naked life” – “How little abstraction can art tolerate?”, LWL-museum, Münster (Germany)
2015: Performance “Plopegg The Blue Mauritius“- “Milo Moiré’s tryst with the creation.”, Mauritius
2015: Performance-Series “Naked Selfies” – “Milo Moiré as nude AVATAR of self-exposure”, Art Basel (Basel, Switzerland), Düsseldorf (Germany); Paris (France)
2015: Talk “1UP- Live magazine for ideas no.3” – “Meine Muschi ist mein Kommunikator”, NRW-Forum Dusseldorf (Germany)
2015: Performance “Naked Selfies: SHOW EVERYTHING AND YOU ARE!”, exhibition opening “Ego Update: The future of the digital identity, NRW-Forum Dusseldorf (Germany)
2016: Performance “Protest Over Cologne Sex Attacks”: Respect us! We’re not fair game, even when we are naked!!!, Cologne (Germany)
2016: Performance “Mirror Box: A Mirror of Consent in Sexual Activity”, Homage to VALIE EXPORT, Düsseldorf (Germany), London (UK), Amsterdam (NL)