Bobby Baker, born 1950, Kent, United Kingdom
Bobby Baker is a woman and an artist acclaimed for producing radical work of outstanding quality across disciplines including performance, drawing and multi media.
In a career spanning four decades she has, amongst other things, danced with meringue ladies; made a life-sized version of her family out of cake; and driven around the streets of London strapped to the back of a truck yelling at passers by through a megaphone to ‘Pull Yourselves Together.’
Baker’s touring exhibition Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997- 2008 premiered at the Wellcome Collection in 2009, and the accompanying book of the same name won the Mind Book of the Year 2011.
Wonderfully absurd, inspired, generous, and, yes, loving, Baker takes us with her beyond cliché, camp, irony and grotesquerie into a state of ecstasy... shop-lift, if you have to, for a ticket.
Caroline Stacy, TIME OUT
Baker occupies a unique professional and personal position in the worlds of both the arts and mental health. Following an AHRC Creative Fellowship at Queen Mary University, London she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2011.
Bobby Baker is the artistic director of Daily Life Ltd. Visit the Daily Life website to find out more about her past work and current projects.