MOHA is an Amsterdam-based artist collective that creates performances, presents workshops, devises publications, and proposes alternative curatorial models. Operating outside conventional art institutions, MOHA works in public spaces and with specific communities, aiming to shatter our personal bubbles and connecting with the day-to-day realities of people we might otherwise never encounter.
Moha’s name comes from Hungarian, it means moss. MOHA chose this name to reflect the desire to embody a moss-like quality which grows and expands even in the most unexpected conditions. MOHA sees their work as a resilient living ecosystem. Moha/moss is not one entity, and therefore can’t have only one fixed definition. MOHA’s work grew into the merge of many fields: urbanism, anthropology, social choreography, magic realism, performance art, guerrilla art and activism among others.
The city, its different social dynamics and the way people make and use their living environment in specific localities, are the starting points for MOHA’s initiatives. Through their projects, MOHA creates connections between the art field and other disciplines. MOHA works with shop owners, maintenance workers, and butchers. They clean. They cut grass. They babysit. They make sandwiches. They make socks. They listen. They become multi-functional art-workers, organizers, caretakers, truck drivers, waitresses, social workers, mediators, cleaners, improvised urbanists and hosts. MOHA’s position in relation to the contexts they’re working in is always in question. Are they part of the building’s maintenance team? Are they a bad entertainment act? Are they the artists? As they strive to understand the different structures that surround them, they become the structures themselves.
Works by MOHA
Veem’s House Artists
We commit to three-year trajectories with our House Artists. Our aim is to help them develop an artistic, independent and sustainable practice over these three years, regardless of the outcome of a project or performance. Every trajectory is customized to the needs of the specific artist. All of them relate to movement, whether that’s through the body or by activating social movements. At the same time, their voices form a mirror to us which leads us to reflect, rethink and sometimes reinvent.