Born 1932 London, England, Deceased 1993, New York City.


1950 First published picture, The New York Times
1950s Studied at MIT and Haverford Colleges: engineering, psychology, and art
1950s Worked in photo labs of Life Magazine and the U.N.; Assistant to O. Winston Link, industrial and artful documentary photographer
1960s-1993 Taught photography, made journalistic and documentary photography of fine art and performance art, wrote for and edited photographic magazines, shot several hundred thousand photographs of performance art over 30 years documenting Fluxus, happenings, Judson Dance Theater, performance art and multimedia events

Selected One-person Exhibitions

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Keith De Lellis Gallery, New York, NY
J. & J. Donguy, Paris, France
Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (special memorial section of Peter Moore photographs)
Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Lyons, France
Fluxus Vivus, Arts Club of Chicago (special section of Peter Moore photographs) Gallery Rotor, Konsthogskolan Valand, Goteborgs Universitet, Goteborg, Sweden.
Galerie Lecointre/Ozanne, Paris, France
The Avant-Garde Observed, Galerie Alfred Kren, Cologne, Germany
Gallery 360°, Tokyo Japan
Performance Space 122, New York, NY
Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Ecart, Geneva, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions

Sound and Silence – The Sound of Silence in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (6/18—11/1/20)
The Body Electric, curated by Pavel Pyś with Jadine Collingwood, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (3/30—7/21/19); travels to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (9/6/19—1/26/20)
Nam June Paik, Tate Modern, London, UK (10/17/19—2/9/20)
Clarence Schmidt: “Let’s Call it Hope”, Ricco/Maresca, New York, NY (6/14—8/17/18)
Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (9/12/18-2/3/19)
Montauk Highway: Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY (8/4—9/17/17)
Slow Dancing/Trio A, Danspace Project, St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY(6/23-6/30/17)
An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (8/18/17—TBD)
Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (9/20/17-1/7/18)
A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (1/16-7/17/16), travels: Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY (9/8-12/10/16)
Trees in the Forest, curated by Kari Rittenbach, Yale Union, Portland, OR (7/23-9/4/16)
Play What You Like: Fluxus, Music, and More, How! Happening, New York, NY (6/18-7/31/16)
Concept, Performance, Documentation, Language, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY (2/20 – 4/17/16)
Land/Sky, Leslie Tonkonow, New York, NY (11/21/15 – 1/30/16)
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (5/17 – 9/7/15)
The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960-1980, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (10/26/14 – 1/11/15)
Nam June Paik: Evolution, Revolution, Resolution, Asia Society, New York, New York (9/5/14 – 1/4/15)
artevida: corpo [body], Casa França, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (June 28 - September 21, 2014)
Simone Forti. Thinking with the Body, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (7/26 – 11/9/14)
circa 1963, Carpenter Art Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (8/30 — 10/7/12)
A House Full of Music, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Germany (5/13 – 9/9/12)
Nam June Paik, curated by Sook-Kyung Lee and Susanne Rennert, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany (9/11- 11/21/10); traveling to Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (12/17/10- 3/13/11)
1964, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (3/25 – 10/24/10)
Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic. Tate Liverpool, U.K. & Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1/29 – 4/25/10)
Downtown Pix: Mining the Fales Archives, 1961 – 1991, Grey Art Gallery / New York University, New York, NY (1/12 – 4/3/10)
100 years (Version #2, ps 1, Nov. 2009) P.S. 1/ MoMA, Long Island City, Queens, NY (11/1/09 – 4/4/10)
1969, P.S. 1/MoMA, Long Island City, Queens, NY (10/25/09 – 4/5/10)
Subversive Spaces: Surrealism + Contemporary Art, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, U.K.
See This Sound: Promises in Sound and Vision, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria (8/28/09 – 1/10/10)
Looking at Music: Side 2, organized by Barbara London,MoMA, New York, NY (6/17 – 11/30/09)
Street Art Street Life, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Inaugural exhibition. Nam June Paik Art Center, Republic of Korea
Concept of Play: Archives in Translation. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
A Theater without Theater Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; traveling to Museu Colecção Berardo, Arte Moderna e Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
Fotos schreiben Kunstgeschichte, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Tanzen, Sehen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen & Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville
Live Art on Camera: Performance and Photography, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, U.K.
9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre and Engineering, 1966, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass. & traveling
Robert Whitman: Playback Dia: Chelsea, New York, NY
Art, Lies and Videotape, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (approx. 30 prints)
X-Screen, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (approx. 42 prints)
Yvonne Rainer: Radical Juxtaposition 1961-2002 Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA; traveling to Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
The Worlds of Nam June Paik, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Coming to Life: The Figure in American Art 1955 – 1965, Henry Art Gallery/ University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Joseph Beuys Photographic Documents, Ehlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago, IL
Action/Performance and the Photograph Turner/Krull Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
In the Spirit of Fluxus, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN and traveling (49 prints)
Venice Bienniale, Fluxus pavilion (more than 50 prints)
Art After Silence, Walters Hall Art Gallery, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Camera Infinity, Lever House, New York, NY
Rauschenberg/Performance, The Cooper Union, New York, NY and traveling (25 prints)
Images of Dance, The Bruce Museum, Stamford, CT (4-person show)
One Man’s Family, Camera Infinity, Lever House, New York, NY
Judson Dance Theater, 1964 – 1966, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY and traveling (75 prints)
Alternative Gestures: Another Look at Dance Photography, P.S. 1 (now P.S. 1/MoMA), Long Island City, NY; traveled to Tangeman Fine Arts Gallery, University of Cincinnati; Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, ME
The Photographer and the Artist, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
Happening and Fluxus, Kölnisher Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany, and traveling
Environments and Permutations, Riverside Museum, New York, NY (photographic sculpture)
Avant-Garde Dancers, Library and Museum of the Performing Arts, New York, NY and traveling throughout New York state
Photography 64, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY and the New York World’s Fair
Photography 63, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY and the New York State Exposition, Syracuse, NY

Updated: November 1, 2019