Meghan Moe Beitiks is a writer, researcher and performance artist working with associations and disassociations of culture/nature/structure. Joining the editorial staff of the CSPA Quarterly in 2014, she was previously a writer/contributor for the publication as well as to inhabitat.com and greenmuseum.org. She also writes for culturebot.org and was featured in “Landing Stages,” the archival publication of the Ashden Directory. She previously worked with the CSPA to develop previous convergences and events.
In her creative practice, Moe analyzes perceptions of ecology though the lenses of site, history, emotions, and her own body in order to produce work that interrogates relationships with the non-human. The work emerges as video, performance, installation, writing or photography depending on what arises from her process of research and improvisation.
She received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied playwriting, acting, movement and scenic design. She has an MFA in Performance Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Bio Art, Social Practice, and performance methodologies. Moe has presented work in California, Chicago, Brooklyn, Wales, London, Latvia, Australia, and Russia. She was a Fulbright Student Fellow in Theater to Latvia and was recently declared the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s recipient for the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists.