Murat Adash


My practice operates across expanded fields of architecturally motivated choreographic inquiries. Through the medium of movement, I create choreographies in a range of media that seek to investigate relations and frictions between corporeality and spatiality. For the past three years, I have been developing a performative research body that configures a novel conception of "camouflage" - to both study and exercise new relational models of subjectivity in choreographic practice.

I understand camouflage as a process through which the self is negotiated in and through space. Camouflage, at heart, rehearses the problem of distinction: between self and environment, subject and object, and being and appearing. It operates at the threshold of a corporeal localization, osculating at the contours of where the body meets its surrounding, and ultimately surfaces as an interweaving of an interior-exterior, real-virtual, visible-invisible intersection.

The chameleonic term allows for a rethinking of how we take up an embodied relation to our surrounding. And it is in these interplays of self and environment that my practice aims for camouflage and choreography to interlace. For both camouflage and choreography contain a morphological process of negotiating self (figure) in relation to an environment (ground).

I hold an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and am currently pursuing a practice-based PhD in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Fine Art


  • PhD Candidate in Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • MFA in Visual Art (Performance), School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Fulbright Scholar in MFA Fine Art (New Genres), San Francisco Art Institute
  • Studies in Fine Art (Sculpture), Nagoya University of the Arts
  • BA (Hons) Performance and Visual Arts, University of Brighton

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught