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curriculum vitae

Cindy Baker

Selected Performances and Interventions

Personal Appearance

  • Health, Embodiment and Visual Culture conference, McMaster University, Hamilton – November 2010
  • Popular Culture Association national conference, St Louis – March 2010
  • Exposure Festival, Edmonton AB – November 2009
  • ANTIfest, Kuopio, Finland – September 2009
  • Main Street Festival, Leduc AB – July 2009
  • Pride Parade – AIDS Saskatoon float, Saskatoon, SK – June 2009
  • Toronto, ON: April/May 2009:
    • Waterloo Collegiate High art collective, Waterloo, ON – May 2009
    • reVUE, Buddies in Bad Times comedy festival
    • Granny Boots cabaret, Gladstone Hotel
    • Bryce Kulak and Friends Cabaret, at Statler’s Piano Bar
    • 401 Richmond Building
    • Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Resource Library
  • Eastern Edge, St. John’s, NF – January 2009
  • The New Gallery, Calgary AB (for Mountain Standard Time) -  October 2008
  • Saskatoon, SK: Mendel Art Gallery – September 2008
  • Open Space, Victoria BC – August 2008
  • The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN (for Artery 24) – July 2008

Face Time

  • Saskatoon, SK -1-866-ORAL-ACT, a national toll-free gallery – April – June 2007

Have You Seen My Panties?

  • Saskatoon, SK – a part of Back Alley Antics – July 2006
  • Saskatoon, SKfor Sprocket; CBC Radio – August 2006

Free Mittens and Mufflers (with Megan Morman) – November 2005

  • Saskatoon, SK -action against CBC lockout

Fashion Plate – July – August 2005

  • FADO, Toronto, ON

The Cultural Worker – October 2004

  • Western Front, Vancouver, BC

Heart to Heart - February 2004

  • Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON

AestheticsNovember 2003

  • Artspace, Peterborough, ON

Plexiglass box – traveling intervention

  • Toronto, ON – supported by YYZ – April 2005
  • Regina, SK – as a part of Cartographies: Dunlop – July 2003
  • Prince Albert, SK – supported by the Art Gallery of P.A. – May 2003
  • Edmonton, AB – as a part of Visualeyez; Latitude 53 – May 2002
  • Vancouver, BC – organized by Tagny Duff and Marlene Madison during Vancouver’s Live Biennial of Performance – November 2001
  • Winnipeg, MB – supported by Ace Art and Send & Receive – October 2001
  • Brandon, MB – supported by the AGSM – October 2001
  • Saskatoon, SK – September 2001 – April 2005

Say No To Performance Artists – (with Cheli Nighttraveller)  Saskatoon – August – November 2001

Dibs - (with Shara Rosko; Published in Ace Art’s annual PaperWait; August 2001) -  May 2001 – ongoing

Happy Valentine’s Day – February 2001, 2002, 2003

Door dose not lock

  • May 2000 – ongoing
  • Kelowna, BC – supported by Alternator Gallery January 2004

LOVE CINDY BAKER STOPNov 2000 – Sept 2004

Spurious (with Shara Rosko) – March 1999 – 2000

Selected Solo Exhibition History

  • TBA: Solo exhibition at Gallery 101, Ottawa – June 2010
  • Gimmick Dunlop Art Gallery – May – July 2008
  • The Wetaskiwin of Saskatchewan – Solo show, Royal Red Gallery, Saskatoon – November 2006
  • Gimmick - Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton – March – April 2004
  • All Things to All Men (and Women) - Alternator Gallery, Kelowna – January – February 2004
  • No Word of a Lie - Gallery of Southwest Manitoba, Brandon – October 2001
  • No Word of a Lie – Edmonton Art Gallery (now Art Gallery of Alberta) – April 2001
  • Recent Work- NeXtfest – next generation arts festival, Edmonton – June 1999
  • Feminine Wiles – Solo show; Manifesto Culture Counter, Edmonton – March 1998

Selected Group Exhibition History

  • Queerly Art Group show featuring Toy Lipsticks and Bullets organized by Saskatoon Diversity Network for Pride 09 – June 2009
  • Gender Alarm Group show at La Centrale featuring Floriography, poster project collaboration with Megan Morman – Fall 2008
  • That’s So Gay featuring Self Portraits of my Hands - Snelgrove Gallery, U of S campus, curated by Zachari Logan – June 2007
  • Super String (featuring All Things to All Men (and Women)) – Stride Gallery, Calgary, curated by Anthea Black – July – August 2006
  • That’s So Gay (featuring All Things) -  Presented by the Saskatoon Diversity Network at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, curated by Zachari Logan – June 2005
  • stimuli (featuring One Mouthful) – SNAP Gallery, Edmonton – January – February 2005
  • Signature Appearances (featuring LOVE CINDY BAKER STOP) Curated by Joanne Bristol for The New Gallery, Calgary – September 2004
  • Soft and Fuzzy Lies (2-person show featuring No Word of a Lie) – Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston – February 2004
  • Western Panic! (featuring Pill Deer with Finger Legs) – Art Gallery of Calgary – April – June 2002
  • Fetish ObjectSNAP Gallery, Edmonton – May 2000
  • Dirt SweetCollaborative installation; Edmonton Art Gallery (now AGA) –   Sept – Nov 1998

Selected Curatorial History

  • Artists by Artists (mentorship of artist Dee Lowe), Mendel, Saskatoon – September 2008
  • Thrift Store Cowboy – Red Shift Gallery, Saskatoon – June – August 2006
  • StuffingArtspace, Peterborough – November – December 2003
  • Spontaneous CompulsionLatitude 53, Edmonton – December 1998 – January 1999

Selected Screenings and film festivals

  • And Now for some Hot Boy on Boy Action (collaborative video with Megan Morman), PAVED Arts Video Valentine, Roxy Theatre, Saskatoon Feb 2008
  • The Nice Lady (collaborative video with Megan Morman), CAMPER, Truck Gallery, Calgary – September 2006
  • Stock Footage (collaborative video with Shara Rosko), Video Verite, Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon – September 2001

Workshops, panels and lectures presented

  • Personal Appearance – Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture  Conference, McMaster University – November 2010
  • Personal Appearance – Popular Culture Association National                  Conference (Fat Studies Department), St Louis, MO – March 2010
  • The Fashion of SelfLecture for Hairamorphosis, Snelgrove Gallery – March 2007
  • Heart-to-Heart - Facilitator, Modern Fuel Off the Radar project, Kingston -  February 2004
  • Art on the SlyArt Gallery of Peterborough, ON – November 2003
  • Branching Out Workshop – Interpride Conference, San Francisco – October 2002
  • Panel Facilitator, Cabaret host – Queer City Cinema, Regina – May 2002
  • SPASM - Paved/Video Verite, Saskatoon – May 2002
  • Call Yourself a Liar – Metamorphosis Conference, Saskatoon -  October 2001, October 2002
  • Call Yourself a Liar – National Health Conference, Saskatoon – Sept 2001
  • Call Yourself a Liar – Edmonton Art Gallery – April 2001
  • Dirt Sweet – Edmonton Art Gallery – November 1998

Employment History

  • AKA Gallery Inc. – Programme Coordinator – September 2000 – June 2008
  • Harcourt House Arts Centre – Exhibition Coordinator – August 1998 – August 2000
  • Administrative Assistant – March 1998 – August 1998
  • Metro Cinema Film Society -House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator – April 1998 -December 1999
  • The Works Visual Arts Society – Volunteer Recruitment and Program Remastering – January 1998 – June 1998
  • Latitude 53 Society of Artists Community Outreach Coordinator – June 1997 – September 1997
  • The Works Visual Arts Society – full-time volunteer positions – Tour and Exhibit Attendant Coordinator 1995-1996; Exhibit Attendant/Tour Guide – 1994
  • Sightlines International Print Symposium Volunteer Coordinator – August – October 1997
  • Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta - Gallery Attendant – September 1996 – May 1997

Selected Volunteer History

  • ARCCC/CCCAA (Artist-Run Centres & Collectives) Founding President –       2004 – 2006
  • PARCA (Plains Artist-Run Centre Alliance) Elected Representative – 2001 – 2004
  • Paved Art + New Media – Vice President – 2002 – 2006
  • Video Verite Board member – Programme Chair – 2000 – 2002
  • Edmonton Professional Arts Council – 1998 – 2000
  • Alberta Association of Art Galleries; Harcourt representative – 1998 – 2000
  • Metro Cinema Film Society; Member of the Board – 1998 – 2000
  • Latitude 53 Society of Artists; Member of the Board; President – 1997 – 2000
  • Visual Arts Association of Alberta Conference; Student representative – 1996
  • The Works International Visual Arts Festival; Various positions – 1994 – 1997
  • Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists; Volunteer – 1995 – 2000

Selected writing and publications by Cindy Baker

  • Perusing Peanut’s Roomfor AKA Gallery – February 2010
  • Public Art Experiment – SPASM; publication for PAVED Art – 2002
  • Do It Yourself - fifty3, quarterly publication of Latitude 53 – May 2002
  • No Word of a Lie – foldout publication and finger puppet multiple, Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba  2001
  • Dibs – Paper Wait, annual publication of Ace Art – 2001
  • Anne Severson – millennium publication, Harcourt House – 2000
  • Blair Brennan - millennium publication, Harcourt House – 2000
  • Why Did the Pill Deer Cross the Road? – SNAP publication – 1998
  • Dirt Sweet – Edmonton Art Gallery publication – 1998

Selected media coverage and writing about Cindy Baker’s work

  • She Is So LuckyAllyson Mitchell for Eastern Edge – January 2009
  • The Performance Art of Cindy Baker - Allyson Mitchell for International Conference of Geographers – September 2007
  • Fashion Plate - Allyson Mitchell for Fado – August 2006
  • Have You Seen My PantiesSprocket; CBC Radio – August 2006
  • Life-Sized Barbie Doll Toronto Sun – August 2005
  • A quirky look at urban spaces – Gilbert Bouchard, Globe and Mail – May 21, 2002
  • Art that goes looking for you – Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal – May 18, 2002
  • Life in a FISH BOWL - Sigrid Dahle, Winnipeg Free Press – September 26, 2001
  • Emerging artists explore the idea of play - Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal – April 13, 2001
  • Lies and dolls – Maureen Fenniak, Vue Weekly – April 12, 2001

Performance art collaboration

  • Yellow Wedding – Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stevens – Designed/decorated wedding cakes (with Megan Morman and Anthea Black) One Yellow Rabbit, Calgary AB – January 2007
  • ART/LIFE – Linda Montano for That 70′s Ho festival – Western Front, Vancouver BC – October 2004
  • Passage to Origins II – Joane Cardinal Schubert – Fine Arts Building Gallery, Edmonton AB – October 1995