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Lawrence James Bailey

United Kingdom

26 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Lawrence James Bailey grew up in the post-industrial ruins of 1980’s Britain before studying Fine Art at the Hull School of Art and later at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. His interest in geography, history, theatrical set design, suburban life, religious cults, protest movements and folklore serve as points of reference in his work. People’s relationship with the landscape form a backbone to this work - in particular how individuals use their surrounding environment for hidden, subversive or introverted acts.

Lawrence collects material from his surroundings, which he photographs and combines to make new representations in his studio. In the type of ‘landscape’ that he uses as a source, a kind of human presence is tangible:

‘The border area where the city and the surrounding landscape meet. A kind of no man’s land where hardly anybody goes and where criminal activities take place.’ In a world where people control most of the existing nature, he sees these terrains as the new wilderness. ‘You won’t be eaten up by a wolf, but it can be dangerous there just the same and end up in confrontations.’ ?

2017 Individual artist presentation at This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL
2015 The Gates Open, Art West Open Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
2008 The In and The Out, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Shapshifters and Working Wear, Deiska, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Cluedo, Déiska, Amsterdam, NL
2001 Travelling Stage Show, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL

2020 Solo exhibition at Galerie Bart
2019 Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, NL
Boekenkunst, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder, NL
Around the Corner (Duo Exhibition with Jeppe Lauge), Galerie Bart Amsterdam, NL
Tekenkabinet 7, Tekenkabinet, Amsterdam, NL
2018 Graphicall, 4BidGallery, Amsterdam, NL
Brownfield Research Center, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Tekenkabinet 6, Tekenkabinet, Amsterdam, NL
2017 Boxshop, OT301, Amsterdam, NL
A Miracle Will Happen (Duo Exhibition with Frans van Tartwijk), Galerie Bart Nijmegen, NL
2015 Art West, De Hallen, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Survival Kit 6/Utopian City, Latvian Center For Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
2013 Van Perskamer tot Kunstpaleis, The Times, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Ruilen, Mediamatic Fabriek, Amsterdam, NL (as part of Déiska collection)
2011 Edits, Central Station Amsterdam, NL
2010 Mate(r)ealties, Hirsch building, Amsterdam, NL
The Keys, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL
Sneak Preview, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL
Déiska: The Complete Collection, Rozengracht, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Meet and Greet, Taets Art Gallery, Zaandam, NL
Arti09, Den Haag, NL
2008 Escape, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL
In Between, Déiska, Amsterdam, NL
2006 Arti06, Den Haag, NL
Adventures in Geology, Déiska, Amsterdam, NL
Coincidence or Wellplanned, Déiska, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Stuft, Red Gallery, Hull, UK
Uitgelicht 04, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
2003 Site Specific, Déiska, Amsterdam, NL
2003 Hunting Lodge, Consortium, Amsterdam, NL
Alienation in Progress, Déiska, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Early Works, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
2001 End Presentation, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
2000 Elly And The Microwave, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
1999 Bad Sense of Humour, Bond Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Red Shop, Red Gallery, Hull, UK
Red Group Show, Red Gallery, Hull, UK
1998 12th Stoke Open, City of Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, UK
The Independents, Quay Art, Hull, UK
End Presentation, Hull School of Art, UK
1997 Spitting Pips, Hull Fruit Market, Hull, U.K
1995 End presentation, Staffordshire University, UK

2015 Online article http://www.failedarchitecture.com/amsterdams-former-totems-of-dissent/
2014 Online article http://ssba-salon.nl/#!/beeldende-kunst/locals-lawrence-james-bailey
2014 Catalogue, Survival Kit 6/Utopian City, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
2013 Online article http://hart.amsterdammuseum.nl/66045/nl/lawrence-james-bailey
2012 EDITS Exhibition catalogue
2011 Online article, http://verylikely.tumblr.com/post/3079840490/04-lawrence-james-bailey
2010 NRC Next, 29 September “Antikraak in een zwembad”
2010 Catalogue, The Keys Project
2009 Van prive naar publiek , Edited by Marty Bax, published by Accenture.
2008 N.A.P, jaargang 2, nummer 4 “Ruilhandel”2006 Myways, in collaboration with M.M.M. Vos/R. McBride
2004 Amsterdam Echo, 5 May “Exploitatie culturele woestenij in Zuidoost”
2004 Het Parool, 10 May “Het valt niet mee om aandacht te trekken op de Kunstvlaai”
2004 Blue Tuesdays: De Ateliers 1963-2003, De Ateliers, Amsterdam2004 Catalogue, Uitgelicht 4, Fonds BKVB
2002 Catalogue, Early Works, De Ateliers

2016 Winner of Wonderlust photo competition, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
2002 Received Fonds BKVB, startstipendium
1998 Winner of Public Prize, 12th Stoke Open, City of Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, UK

2006 Residency at Chris Evans’ Existentialist Retreat, Westpoort, Amsterdam, NL