Bio

Maria Theresa Moerman Ib is a Danish-Dutch writer and visual artist, raised between England and Denmark and currently based in Scotland.

She holds a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art, where she also works as a Visiting Lecturer, and an MLitt with Distinction in Creative Writing from the University of Stirling.

A selected artist for the Royal Scottish Academy's New Contemporaries in 2013, she was featured in the prestigious Catlin Guide, an annual catalogue of the 40 most promising art school graduates in the UK.

Maria Theresa Moerman Ib co-curated Part Seen, Imagined Part, a Glasgow School of Art graduate exhibition about loss and resilience following the fire that devastated the institution's famous Mackintosh Building. She continued her curatorial practice with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, which included the short film programme Good Grief to encourage conversations about loss and mortality.

The Third Dad, her debut as a director, was commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Creative Scotland and Channel Four and premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film, which screened at more than 25 international film festivals, won a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award and Best UK Short at London’s East End Film Festival. 

Her most recent exhibition was the site-specific installation Ghost Light was commissioned by Edinburgh's Hidden Door Festival in 2017.

Maria Theresa Moerman Ib is currently researching a new body of work that combines photography and writing to explore the unresolved grief of third culture kids, and the fractured sense of family, home and self that often arises from growing up between languages and cultures.


Artist Statement

Maria Theresa Moerman Ib's practice is grounded in autobiography and deals with subjects such as family, grief, home, identity, liminality and memory. Her work employs a range of media, including photography, film, installation and text. She often reanimates found materials that are considered obsolete.

As a writer, she is drawn to experimental and hybrid forms such as essays and erasure poetry that blur the boundary between visual art, poetry and creative non-fiction.