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Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

Cally Spooner

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Cally Spooner was born in 1983; she lives and works in London, UK. Her most recent solo shows include On False Tears And Outsourcing, The New Museum, New York, And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016). While her coming new solo show will be held at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017) Her recent group shows include Action!, Kunsthaus Zurich; Speak, Serpentine Gallery (2017); the Geneva Moving Image Biennial (2016 – 2017); O Museu Como Performance, Fundacion Serralves, Porto and Joining Forces with the Unknown, Lafayette Anticipation, Paris (2016)Cally Spooner is an event maker and a writer operating in a space where references to books, theoretical treatises, films, pop songs or talk shows find arrangements in unsynced forms; live productions, film installations, choreography, sound, as well as fiction, readings and scripts. Arriving from a training in Philosophy and landing somewhere between stable, formal compositions and ongoing, unresolved activity, her work prods and makes restless the hierarchies between those who hold power to manage bodies and thought, and those who do not. She lives and works in Athens and London.
Her book of ‘Scripts’ is published by Slimvolume (2016), and her novel ‘Collapsing In Parts’ is published by Mousse (2012). She is the current writer in residence at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016 -2017).
Spooner is also the Stanley Picker research fellow at Kingston University seeking a cross-disciplinary exchange with Kingston University’s Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) to unpack the politics, ethics and economics of collaboration in the creative industries and lay groundwork for the formation of a more or less functional performance company. The fellowship arrives through a number of public gatherings – partly academic, partly practical.