Oreet Ashery

Oreet Ashery is a UK based interdisciplinary artist whose politically charged and socially engaged practice includes exhibitions, performances, videos and writings, in an international context, that explore issues of gender materiality, potential communities and biopolitics. Recent presentations include Fig.2 (ICA, London 2015), Animal with a Language (waterside contemporary, London 2014), The World is Flooding (Tate Modern, London 2014) and Party for Freedom (Artangel 2012–13). Oreet teaches at Goldsmiths University of London and is a Stanley Picker Fellow in Fine Art at Kingston University.

Oreet’s keynote presentation will include the screening of 3 episodes of her video series, Revisiting Genesis, as well as a conversation between the artist and Roberta Mock (Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Plymouth). The remaining episodes of Revisiting Genesis will be available to watch throughout the conference.

Revisiting Genesis explores the philosophical, sociopolitical, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death and withdrawal, social networks and digital afterlives. Developed in consultation with Medical and Death Online experts, the project responds to diverse influences from feminist art practice to outsider and minority politics, as well as the emergent online death industry.