In New York City, Alan W. Moore worked with the artists’ groups Colab and helped start the cultural center ABC No Rio. He worked as a critic for Artforum and the East Village Eye, and made video art and installations from the mid-1970s into the 1980s. In 1986 he started the MWF Video Club artists’ distribution project (ended 2000), the basis for the New Museum’s 2013 show XFR STN. In the early 1990s he went back to school in art history (CUNY PhD, 2000). He has written on artists’ groups, cultural districts and cultural economies. He wrote Art Gangs: Protest and Counterculture in New York City (Autonomedia 2011). He penned chapters for Julie Ault, ed., Alternative Art NY; Blake Stimson & Gregory Sholette, eds., Collectivism after Modernism; and Clayton Patterson et al. eds., Resistance: A Political History of the Lower East Side. He runs the “House Magic” project on self-organized occupied social centers (5 zines, ’09-’13). In 2013 he received a Warhol Foundation Artswriter grant to write a book on art and occupations; it is drafted as “Occupation Culture.” He lives in Madrid.