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Oreet Ashery

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Oreet Ashery is a London based interdisciplinary artist. - Her work tends to take the form of the site-specific event/installation with audience interaction. Gallery based work includes installation, digital prints, objects and videos. The work is shown internationally in museums, galleries, art spaces, domestic and site specific locations, time-based festivals, cinemas, publications and the internet. Ashery also works as a lecturer and an educationalist in various contexts. most recent was a video installation with ex-prisoners at the Royal Opera House, London.
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Ashery’s work is located in the slippage between art and life and is looking at the relationships between personal narratives and socio/political relaities.
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Ashery was commissioned by e-2.org to create an Internet site relating to the 1-2-1 live interaction;Say Cheese . ‘Say cheese’ was performed by Ashery’s alter ego Marcus Fisher in seven locations across the world including; Liverpool Biennial, Arnolfini, Bristol, NYC, Ljubljana and Linz. www.7actsoflove.org is an ongoing interactive site where visitors can engage in a therapy session about love and loss. The site also acts as an active archive for the overall work of Marcus Fisher. Currently Ashery is engaged in a project titled Welcome Home, looking at issues of disapearance and returning. The project has taken place in various countries and in June 2006 will celebrate the palestinian Right to Return. Ashery is represented by Foxy Production NYC where she had two solo shows in 2001 and 2003. - Selected reviews in: Freeze, Contemporary, Bidoun, Time Out, Dazed & confused, SleazeNation, Village Voice, Circa, Flash Art, Heeb.
Ashery had spent 6 weeks in Delhi in an art residency during Feb- March 2006 and i shoping to go back and research further the story of Sarmad the Saint. in October she will spent a month in a residency in Norway.
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IMAGE DESCRIPTION : 1. - Say Cheese, ‘Home’ , London , 1-2-1 live interaction, photographs. Size varies. 2. - Portrait as Alter-Ego Marcus Fisher 1, Lambda print 1.20/1 meter. Photographer: Manuel Vason. 3. - Village series 2, digital print, size vary,2006 4. - Occupation I, II , video, performance. 5. - Village series3, digital print, size vary , 2006 6. - Welcome Home, Hamar, Norway, a project of installations, perforamnces, interactions, events.
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