Cally Spooner has developed a distinctive body of work consisting of media installations, essays, novels and live performances such as radio broadcasts, plays and a musical. Fluctuating between the intuitive and the bureaucratic, the unplanned and heavily managed, her work grapples with how indeterminacy, instincts, conviviality and less cogent time can be organised and arranged within the linguistic architectures of corporate, mediatised and institutional production.
Recent solo exhibitions include And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015 & 2013); THE ANTI CLIMAX CLIMAX (2015), Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld), Post-production, Spike Island, Bristol (2015); On False Tears and Outsourcing (2015, Vleeshal, Middelburg) and Regardless, it’s still her voice..., gb agency, Paris (2014); He's in a Great Place!, BMW Live Performance Room, Tate Modern, London (2014); Performa 13, The National Academy, New York (2013) and Seven Thirty Till Eight, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2013). In 2013 Spooner received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award. Her novel Collapsing in Parts was published by Mousse in the same year. In April 2016, Spooner’s first large-scale US solo exhibition will take place at the New Museum, New York.