Alicia Hall Moran

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musical education at Barnard College/Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music and was taught by major figures in the world of classical music such as Shirley Verrett, Adele Addison, Betty Allen, Hilda Harris and Martina Arroyo. Alicia Hall Moran has collaborated with acclaimed artists like Carrie Mae Weems, Adam Pendleton, Joan Jonas, Ragnar Kjartansson, Simone Leigh, Liz Magic Laser, curator Okwui Enwezor and choreographer Bill T. Jones, from musicians like Bill Frisell and Charles Lloyd and various writers ranging from Simon Schama to Carl Hancock Rux. For example, as artist-in-residence she curated the five-day performance cycle BLEED together with her husband, pianist Jason Moran, at the Whitney Biennial, featuring a combination of song, dance, poetry, diaries, film and journalism. They also developed work for events such as the Venice Biennale, the Walker Art Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall and the Elb Philharmonie in Hamburg. In 2017 they received an Art of Change fellowship from the Ford Foundation. In addition, she was artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and has received commissions from institutes including Art Basel in Miami, the MASSMoCA, Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen and Histories Remixed/Art Institute Chicago. She has written critically acclaimed works including her first album HEAVY BLUE, the motown project, The Five Fans, Breaking Ice: The Battle of the Carmens, and Black Wall Street. She made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and sang the role of Bess in the subsequent tour.