Rachel O' Reilly

Rachel O'Reilly is writer, curator, and critic. Her current research is interested in relationships between art production, affect and regimes of governance as these play out in recent installation art and curatorial practices. She has wide-ranging interests in cultural theory, media aesthetics, political philosophy and a background in comparative literature. As a curator she has specialized in video, film and media art. She was a co-author of the book New Aesthetic, New Anxieties, produced by the V2 Institute for Unstable Media in 2012, curator of film, video and new media at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, from 2004-08, and Special Projects Consultant to MAAP Multimedia Art Asia Pacific 2008-09. She was part of the Pacific Rim New Media Summit’s Cultural Futures working group foregrounding postcolonial and indigenous approaches to code, location and virtuality for ISEA 2006, and in book form in Place: Local Knowledge and New Media Aesthetics. Curatorial projects include The Leisure Class (co-curator) at the Gallery of Modern Art, 2007, VideoGround, a MAAP Multimedia Art Asia Pacific curatorial commission 2008, and the Australian Cinematheque program of the Fifth Asia Pacific Triennial 2006.

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