Sally O’Reilly is a writer. Her divergent subject matter contributes to an on-going investigation into how knowledge is generated, obtained and expressed.
12th February, 2015
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Contributing regularly to many art and culture publications, including Art Monthly, Art Review, Cabinet, Frieze and Time Out, O’Reilly has written many essays and short fiction for international museums and galleries. Her book The Body in Contemporary Art was published by Thames & Hudson in 2009 and she was co-editor of the thematic, interdisciplinary broadsheet Implicasphere (2003-8). She also makes video documentaries, has curated and produced numerous performative events and was co-curator of the Hayward Touring Exhibition ‘Magic Show’ (2009–10).
She was writer in residence at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (2010–11), and producer and co-writer of The Last of the Red Wine (2011), a radio sitcom based in the artworld. She is currently writing a novel, Crude, about academia and the oil industry, as well as an opera libretto, The Virtues of Things, exploring essentialism, which will premiere at the Royal Opera House in May 2015.