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“Exceptionally funny, Bobby Baker is a performance artist of rare quality and distinction.”
Daily Telegraph

Bobby Baker is a woman and an artist. She lives in London, England. In her career of over 35 years she has, among other things, danced with meringue ladies, made a life-size edible and tasty cake version of her family to be eaten by visitors, opened her kitchen to the public and subsequently many kitchens around the world, driven around the streets of London strapped to the back of a truck screaming at passers-by through a megaphone to “pull yourselves together” and cured thousands of her pea patients with their many ‘unreasonable’ psychological and behavioural problems with her Therapy Empire in How to Live.

Bobby Baker’s company, Daily Life Ltd, is a charity, regularly funded by Arts Council England, which aims to produce artworks that explore the value in this world of ambiguity, altruism, awareness, arithmetic, agony, accessibility, attention to detail, arduous application…oh and, of course, art – in a (dis)arming, amusing and occasionally alliterative way.

Date Title Venue City
10 March 2011 Durational Sit Down Chit Chat Pinter Studio, Queen Mary, University of London
21 January – 20 March 2011 The Life of the Mind: Love, Sorrow and Obsession The New Art Gallery Walsall Walsall
1 December 2010 Bobby Baker, Prof Bas Verplanken & Simone Lewis in Conversation ICIA, University of Bath Bath
10 November 2010 – 28 January 2011 Mad Gyms and Kitchens: a work in progress ICIA, University of Bath Bath
23 October 2010 Happy Talk Durham
24 September 2010 Pull Yourself Together Harlem
16 September 2010 Outside IN Launch The New Art Gallery Walsall Walsall
25 February – 25 March 2010 Bobby Baker's Diary Drawings: Mental Illness And Me Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon
31 October 2009 Culture Cake - a one day workshop Chelsea Theatre London
8 October 2009 On The Drawing Of Breath Newcastle University
11 May – 1 July 2009 The Art Of Engagement
18 April 2009 Peas, Placards, Protest! Wellcome Collection London
18 March – 30 July 2009 Bobby Baker's Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me Wellcome Collection London
16 October 2008 A Model Family Queen Mary, University of London London
19 July 2008 Give Peas a Chance! London
8–9 March 2008 Bumper Package Toynbee Studios
20–23 September 2007 How to Live Wellcome Trust London
24–25 May 2007 How To Live Warwick Arts Centre Coventry
15–16 May 2007 How to Live Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Norwich Playhouse Norwich
7–8 March 2007 How to Live Nuffield Theatre Lancaster
31 October – 1 November 2006 How to Live Gardner Arts Centre Brighton
20–23 September 2006 How to Live Barbican Theatre London
25 April 2006 How to Live BBC Radio 4
Kitchen Show by Bobby Baker