Oreet Ashery is an interdisciplinary visual artist with an unorthodox, multi-layered and eclectic practice spanning photography, moving image, mass-produced and unique artefacts, text, music, workshops and performance. Ashery’s work confronts ideological, social and gender constructions within the fabric of personal and broader contemporary realities. Her award-winning miniseries ‘Revisiting Genesis’ (2016) explored some of the philosophical, sociopolitical, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death, particularly in relation to digital legacies and the importance of friendships. As part of this event, an extract from her book How We Die Is How We Live Only More So (Mousse, 2020) was read by Imani Mason Jordan.
In 2020 she was awarded a Turner Prize Bursary, and in 2017 she won the 10th Jarman Film Award. Her many solo exhibitions and presentations include the Wellcome Collection, London (2019–20); Centre of Contemporary Art, Prague (2019); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2018); and the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston (2016).