Biography

Daniel Baker studied sociology, gender studies and ethnology at the Royal College of London and also works as a curator. He has taken part in various international group and solo exhibitions and has already participated twice in the Venice Biennale: he was represented in the first Rome PavilionPARADISE LOST in 2007 and also in the second one in 2011 - CALL THE WITNESS. Baker's artoscillates between art and the spoken word and refers to the social sensitivities towards the Sinti andRoma. At the same time, his art reflects his own identity, which is conveyed through the senses and language. His art becomes a political issue that deals with "Gypsy aesthetics".

CV

Daniel Baker. Solo exhibitions

2017
Daniel Baker, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow: Scotland
2015
100 thousand blows, Gallery8, Budapest, Hungary
 
Makeshifting: structires of mobility, Art Central, Barry, Wales

 
Makeshifting: structires of mobility, Cardiff Story Museum, Cardiff, Wales
 
Dark Glass, Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin, Germany
2013
Shine, Welsh assembly, Ty Hywel Building, Cardiff Bay, Wales
 
Shine, The Riverfront, Newport, Wales
2011
R-in-R, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, NL
2010
STORE, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2009
Suspect, FEINKOST Gallery, Berlin, Germany
 
New Work, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2008
The New Gilt, FEINKOST Gallery, Berlin, Germany
 
Interfere, Aufenthalt im Zentrum für Zeichnungsprojektraum, WCA, UAL, London, UK
2006
Lookinglass, Novas Gallery, London, UK
2005
No Travellers, Victoria Hall, Oakham, Rutland, UK
2003
Bodies, Corn Exchange Gallery, Newbury, UK
2000
Romani Jivapen Jinapen, im Auftrag von BAMS, British Museum, London, UK

Daniel Baker. Group Exhibitions

2022
Roma Rajni, Manifesta 14, National Library of Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo (upcoming)
 
One Day We We Shall Celebrate Again: RomaMoMA at documenta fifteen, documenta fifteen, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
 
The Influencing Machine: Ujazdowski Castle. Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
 
Getaway: Venice Biennale, Italy
2021
VULNERABLE ARCHIVES. On Silenced Archives and Dissenting Views, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
 
Queer Constellations, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, UK
 
Roma Resistance and Resiliance, European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, Berlin, Germany
 
ORDER AND DREAMS, OFF-Biennale, Budapest, Hungary
2020
Actually, the Dead are not Dead. Una forma de ser, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
2019
58th Venice Biennale: Curator of FUTUROMA
2018
Shiftwork, g39, Cardiff, Wales
2016
The Travellers, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland​
 
Frei Sein!, Galerie Kai Dikhas, Kunstraum Dikhas Dur und DokuZ Sinti und Roma, Berlin, Germany
 
TITLE, film
 
Sites of Repressed Remembrance, Hungarian Scientific Academy, Budapest, Hungary
 
(Re)conceptualizing Roma Resistance, Hellerau - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden, Germany and Goethe Institut, Prag, Tschechische Republik
2015
Under Erasure – Aspects of Romani/Gypsy/Traveller Life in Europe, Gerlesborgsskolan Bohuslan, Gerlesborg, Sweden
 
When that Oil Runs Out, People Will Need Horses, Rivington Place, London, UK
 
Performing Romani Identities: Strategy and Critique (PRISaC), OFF-Biennale Budapest
2014
Stopping Places IV, Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin, Germany
 
Performance Matters: Strategy, Critique and the Politics of Romani Representation in the UK and Beyond, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
 
Houses as Silver as Tents, The Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
2013
Houses as Silver as Tents, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
 
FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
 
The Legend of the Shelves, AUTOCENTER, Berlin, Germany
 
ROMAISM – Constructing Roma Cultural History, Gallery8, Budapest, Hungary
 
Black Butterflies, New School House Gallery, York, UK
2012
Art on Fire, Camberwell Space, London
 
Elective Affinities. Imaginings of the nomadic in contemporary art, Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg, Germany
2011
Reconsidering Rroma – Aspects of Rroma and Sinti life in Contemporary Art, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
 
Stopping Places, Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin, Germany
 
Expansive Mood, Mansion House, London, UK
 
54th Venice Biennale; contributor and advisor to Call the Witness; 2nd Roma Pavilion
 
What the Folk Say, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
2010
FEINKOST Triennale, (FEINKOST, Berlin)
 
During Office Hours, VGF Verband Geschlossene Fonds e.V, Berlin, Germany
 
Sovereign European Art Prize, Barbican, London, UK
 
Videodrome, AUTOCENTER, Berlin, Germany
 
Destination X, Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden
 
Off the Shelf, Slade, UCL. London
 
The Atrocity Exhibition, (FEINKOST, Berlin)
 
Art Rotterdam, (FEINKOST, Berlin)
2009
Sleeper, FEINKOST at Brown, London, UK
 
Reality Sandwiches, Art News Projects, Berlin, Germany
 
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (Feinkost)
 
Living Together, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria – Gasteiz, Spain touring to MARCO, Vigo, Spain
 
Ventriloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (kuratiert von Emma Dexter)
 
Hannah beyond the mirror, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
 
More love hours than could ever be repaid, FEINKOST Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008
The Forgotten Europeans, Museum der Stadt Köln, Cologne, Germany
 
Deleted Scenes, FEINKOST Gallery, Berlin, Germany
 
Artissima, Turin (FEINKOST, Berlin)
 
Volta 4, Basel (FEINKOST, Berlin)
 
Volta 4, Basel (Steinle Contemporary, Munich)
 
Paint Lab, Royal College of Art, London, UK
 
Paradise Lost, Kampa Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
 
Paradise Lost, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Brussels, Belgium
 
Acts & Actions, Café Gallery, London, UK
 
Viennafair, Vienna (FEINKOST, Berlin)
 
Kairos, Alfred Topfer Stiftung FVS, Hamburg, Germany
 
Travellers, Gallery Steinle, Munich, Germany
2007
Artissima, Turin (FEINKOST, Berlin)
 
CHAVI, Novas Gallery, London, UK
 
Nature and Society, Ethnographisches Museum, Dubrovnik and Glyptotheque, Croation
 
Academy of Science and Art, Zagreb, Croatia
 
52. Biennale Venedig; Mitarbeiter und Berater bei Paradise Lost; 1. Roma-Pavillon
 
Prague Biennale, Refusing Exclusion
 
Productive Matter, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London, UK
 
No Gorgios, Co-Kurator in der Novas Gallery, London, UK
 
Paranoia, Freud Museum, London, UK
 
What are Feelings for?, Centre for Drawing, WCA, UAL, London, UK
 
Contemporary Gypsy, Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood, Kent, UK
2006
Paranoia, Leeds City Art Gallery & Focal Point, Southend, Kent, UK
 
Second Site, Stephen Lawrence Gallery London, Appleby and Stowmarket, UK
 
When in Rome V, Third Floor Gallery, Southampton, UK
2005
When in Rome IV, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK
2004
When in Rome III, Castlefields Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
 
When in Rome II at Homeland, Spacex Gallery und an gleichzeitigen Veranstaltungsorten in Exeter, UK
 
Passing Places, Ausstellung der Gypsy Culture, Hertford Museum, Hertford, UK
2003
When in Rome I, Art House Gallery, London, UK
1999
Paintings, Beardsmore Gallery, London, UK
1997
Oriel Mostyn offene Ausstellung, Llandudno, Wales
 
Open Exhibition der Royal Over-Seas League, London, UK and Edinburgh, Scotland
1996
DROM, eine Multimedia-Zusammenarbeit zur Erforschung von Queer-Romani-Identitäten, finanziert vom London Arts Board, aufgeführt im The Place Theatre, London, UK
1995
Toynbee Hall, London, UK