Kira O'Reilly

Photo: Nada Žgank / Archive: City of Women
Art fields Performance, Bio Art, Body-art / Live-art
Born 1967, Ireland
City and country of residence London, United Kingdom
Homepage http://www.kiraoreilly.com/
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Biography

 

Kira O’Reilly is a UK based artist whose practice, both wilfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined, stems from a visual art background; it employs performance, biotechnical practices and writing with which to consider speculative reconfigurations of bodies. Since graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 1998 in Fine Art, her performances have been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China and Mexico. In autumn 2010 she will begin an AHRC funded three year creative fellowship at Department of Drama, Queen Mary University of London; Thresholds of Performance: Between Body, Laboratory and Text.

 

Source: City of Women

Umetniška dela

Type Interview, Body-art / Live-art, Perseverance performance
Date 22 June 2002
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 24:38

The artist deals with opening up the body and includes rituals of marking the body and bloodletting. Her works recognise the meaning of the body but at the same time, they deny it. The audience becomes a partner-in-crime by engaging in the process[]

Type Body-art / Live-art, Perseverance performance
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 61:43

The artist deals with opening up the body and includes rituals of marking the body and bloodletting. Her works recognise the meaning of the body but at the same time, they deny it. The audience becomes a partner-in-crime by engaging in the process[]

Type Body-art / Live-art, Durational performance, Public intervention
Date 15 October 2010
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1080x1920
Duration 02:24

 

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