About Oreet Ashery
Oreet Ashery is a London based, interdisciplinary visual artist. Ashery’s practice is socially and politically engaged, often takes place in public spaces or situations, and tends to include participatory and interactive elements. Frequently Ashery will produce work as a male character. These have included: an orthodox Jewish man, a black man, a Norwegian postman, a large farmer, a false messiah and an Arab man.
Ashery's work is complex and relational, and at the same time accessible and humorous. Ashery exhibits, performs, intervenes and screens her work extensively in an international context, those have included the Liverpool Biennial, ZKM, Tate Modern, Brooklyn Museum, Pompidou Centre, Freud Museum, Umjetnicki Paviljon, National Review of Live Art and Foxy Production. Context-responsive locations have included curators’ bedrooms in various cities, a men only religious celebration, Qualandia checkpoint, and a derelict fishermen’s hut.
Ashery’s work has been discussed in numerous art, academic and cultural publications. She has published Dancing with Men: Interactive Performances, Interactions and Other Artworks (Live Art Development Agency, 2009), and The Novel of Nonel and Vovel, a collaborative graphic novel with Larissa Sansour (Charta, 2009), an expanded project including live events, solo exhibitions and residencies.
Ashery is currently AHRC fellow in the drama department at Queen Mary University, and has been engaged with educational work, public art and community based projects for many years.