Kira O’Reilly (IE/FI)

The Chair of Jury 2020 is Kira O’Reilly, an Irish visual artist based in Helsinki.

Her practice, both willfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined employs performance, installation, biotechnical practices and writing with which to consider speculative reconfigurations around The Body.

She makes, writes, teaches, mentors and collaborates with humans of various types and technologies and non-humans of numerous divergencesincluding mosses, spiders, the sun, pigs, cell cultures, horses, micro-organisms, copper, salt, piss, blood, bicycles, rivers, landscapes, tundras, rocks, trees, shoes, food, books, air, moon and ravens.

Her first ever visit to Finland was at the invitation of ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, 2003.