Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture Symposium III

Venue: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZ

Date: Monday 1 October 2018

1 week left to book onto our exciting 1st October, Swansea conference.

We have Dr. Daniel Baker speaking this year - please see bio below.

Daniel Baker is a Romani Gypsy born in Kent, United Kingdom in 1961. An artist, curator and theorist, he holds a PhD on the subject of Gypsy aesthetics from the Royal College of Art, London. Baker acted as exhibitor and advisor to the first and second Roma Pavilions: Paradise Lost and Call the Witness at the 52nd and 54th Venice Biennales respectively. Baker‘s work examines the role of art in the enactment of social agency through an eclectic practice that interrogates contemporary art discourse and its social implications via the reconfiguration of elements of the Roma aesthetic. Publications include We Roma: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art (2013) and Ex Libris (2009).

Solo exhibitions include: Daniel Baker, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 2017; 100 thousand blows, Gallery8, Budapest, Hungary, 2015; Dark Glass, Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin, Germany, 2015. Group exhibitions include: Shiftwork, g39, Cardiff, Wales, 2018; The Travellers, KUMU Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia, 2017; (Re-) ConceptualizingRoma Resistance, Hellerau, Dresden, Germany, 2016. Bibliography includes: Nomadic Sensibility, in Posthuman Glossary, eds. Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova, Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK, 2018; Shifting Visibilities: the social implications of a Roma aesthetic, in IDENTITIES, Romaphobia and the Media. Vol. 4 issue 6, 2017; The Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, Magdalena Moskalewicz, Lugmik, Tallinnn, Estonia, 2017. Baker‘s work is exhibited internationally and can be found in collections worldwide. Former Chair of the Gypsy Council (2006–2009). He lives and works in London.

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