|Name Oreet Ashery|
|Books Dancing with Men: Interactive Performances, Interventions and Other Artworks|
they never stop working even when you kiss them by oreet ashery 2009
Oreet Ashery (born 1966 in Jerusalem, Israel) is an interdisciplinary artist based in London.
- they never stop working even when you kiss them by oreet ashery 2009
- Overgaden oreet ashery party for freedom
- Solo Exhibitions
Overgaden oreet ashery party for freedom
Ashery received her BA (distinction) in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 1992, followed by her MA from Central Saint Martins in 2000. Her work explores ideological, social and gender constructions through an interdisciplinary practice, spanning installation, video, live art and 2-D image making.
Ashery's earlier work was often produced as a male character of her own creation, exploring gender relationships and those between woman and cultural identity. Ashery's most consistent character is Marcus Fisher, an orthodox Jewish man found in works such as Dancing with Men and Marcus Fisher | Say Cheese, but she has produced as other male characters, including an Arab man, a Norwegian postman and a black man.
Ashery's more recent work has been based on Mayakovsky's 1921 play Mystery-Bouffe. This work confronts social and class biases alongside issues of political power and agency. Her performance at the Tate Modern The World is Flooding in 2014 was followed by an exhibition Animal with a Language at Waterside Contemporary, both of which saw Ashery work with participants from Freedom from Torture, UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, Portugal Prints, and others, to explore these themes.
Ashery has exhibited and performed at various international venues, such as ZKM, Karlsruhe; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Overgaden, Copenhagen; DEPO, Istanbul; Whitstable Biennale; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Auto Italia South East, London; and Freud Museum, London, producing works that explore her personal politics and identity in relation to wider social and cultural contexts.