Theresa Moerman Ib is a Glasgow-based artist and filmmaker, born in 1977 in The Netherlands and raised between England, Belgium and Denmark. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and worked for the Danish media before pursuing a career in fine art.
Her 2012 BA (Hons) degree show at the Glasgow School of Art was awarded First Class with Distinction and was selected for the New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy, in which her new body of work won the Adam Bruce Thomson Award. In 2013 she was selected for the Catlin Guide, an annual collection of the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the UK. Since then, her work has garnered several accolades and has been shown both in the UK and internationally.
In 2015, the Scottish Documentary Institute, Creative Scotland and Channel Four commissioned her to make The Third Dad, an experimental short documentary. The BAFTA Scotland New Talent award-winning film, also named Best UK Short at London’s East End Film Festival, was selected for more than 25 film festivals and curated screenings worldwide and has received almost 400,000 views as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Her practice is multidisciplinary focusing mainly on film, photography and curation. Memory and folklore are recurring themes in her work as is the appropriation and repurposing of found materials. Inspired by biography and psychology, her work embraces the personal narrative as a performance that can be constructed, deconstructed and reconstructed each time is it retold.
In her curatorial practice, Theresa attempts to channel her own voice through the work of others. In 2014 she co-curated the exhibition "Part Seen, Imagined Part" about loss and resilience for Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions. She recently curated a short film programme for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, "Good Grief", which was screened at Edinburgh Printmakers.