Interdisciplinary visual artist Oreet Ashery was born into a Jewish family in Jerusalem, Israel in 1966. She studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, followed by an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, and a PhD from Reading School of Art at the University of Reading. Her practice includes live art, video, 2D image-making and installations exploring ideological, social and gender constructions against a backdrop of wider social and cultural contexts. She draws on her personal politics and identity to produce often collaborative or participatory work questioning the modes and conditions of art production.