Evening Will Come: Bio
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Rachel O’Reilly is a Berlin-based writer/artist, researcher, and Seminar Leader at the Dutch Art Institute’s ‘How to Do Things with Theory’ program, presenting the course ‘At the Limits of the Writerly’. From 2013-14 she was in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie. From 2004-08 she was a curator of film, video and new media at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, including the Fifth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. She has a Master (Cum Laude) in Media and Culture from the University of Amsterdam. Curated exhibitions include The Leisure Class (w/ Kathryn Weir), Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2007; Videoground (Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Studies Centre, USA), 2008; and (in collaboration) Some Profound Misunderstanding at the Heart of What Is, Hedah Contemporary Art Space, part of Moving Images of Speculation Inlab, Jan van Eyck, 2013-14. Her artistic work has been exhibited at the David Roberts Art Foundation, the Museum of Yugoslav History and will be included in the touring exhibition, Frontier Imaginaries, curated by Vivian Ziherl  launching at the Institute of Modern Art. She currently co-writes with Jelena Vesic on ‘Neutrality’ between Non-Aligned Movement legacies and contemporary curatorial economies, and with Danny Butt on artistic autonomy in settler colonial space. Her writing has been published by Cambridge Scholars Press, MIT Press, Postcolonial Studies, in museum exhibition catalogues and critical e-readers.