Gametophyte (ga•me´to•phyt´) the company name is from the greek meaning to marry and to grow. The word refers to the reproductive cycle of small plants that produce in true form neither flowers, fruits nor seeds, commonly called “moss”.

Founded in 2002 by Dean Moss, Gametophyte Inc. is the production structure which organizes his various creative endeavors. It’s goal is to advance public interest in and understanding of interdisciplinary transcultural performance arts, artists and their practices, through performances, video projects, multidisciplinary collaborations, and composition workshops.  It seeks to share new forms of experience and perception with artists and audiences, everywhere.

Gametophyte Inc., based in Brooklyn, has produced performances, exhibitions and screenings of Moss’ work internationally including: The Bitgoeul Citizen Cultural Center, Gwangju Korea; The Seoul International Dance Festival; Ksirarnawa Art Center in Denpasar, Indonesia; New Visions Art Festival, Hong Kong and the FNB Vita Dance Festival in Johannesburg South Africa.  

Nationally works have been produced for and presented by The New York Museum of Modern Art; The Yerba Buena Center for Art; The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; The Whitney Museum of American Art; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; Yale University/World Performance Project; The Walker Art Center; DiverseWorks; The Brooklyn Arts Exchange; The Danspace Project; Dance Theater Workshop, and The Kitchen.

These productions have been created with the generous support of The MAP Fund; The New England Foundation for the Arts, National Dance Project; Jerome Foundation; Greenwall Foundation and The Rolex Institute among others. Residencies include the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Arizona State University Artist Residency, a Kelly Strayhorn Artist’s Residency, the Baryshnikov Art Center’s Martha Duffy Artist Residency, Gibney Dance Center “DiP” Residency and a BRIC Arts Media Artist Residency.

General Operating support for Gametophyte Inc. has been made possible in part by the Map Fund, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Build Grant, and Individual Donors.

Board of Directors: Josh Lubin-Levy, Charlotte Mendelaar, Christopher Warnick, Marya Warshaw and Dean Moss. 

gametophyte inc.home.html

Dean Moss is an interdisciplinary choreographer and video artist who makes work investigating perception, assimilation, and the fluidity of self. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography; the Doris Duke Impact Award in Theatre; a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Artists Grant; plus fellowships in both Choreography and Multidisciplinary Works from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His performance works have been commissioned by the New York Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. He was awarded a “Bessie” for his work Spooking action at a distance.

Moss was the Curator of Dance and Performance at The Kitchen from 1999-2004 and a Curatorial Advisor until 2009. He has lectured internationally including at Tokyo University of the Arts, Kookmin University in Seoul, and for three years at Harvard University in the department of Visual and Environmental Studies. More recently he was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has been newly appointed to the Dance Faculty at Princeton University. Moss’ most recent premiere (Jan. 2018) was a multidisciplinary meditation on power and diversity through the lens of service and unrequited love, titled Petra. He currently teaches dance composition at Princeton University, Sarah Lawrence College and The New School. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

artist statement