Cindy Baker is a contemporary artist based in Western Canada whose work engages with queer, gender, race, disability, fat, and art discourses. Committed to ethical community engagement and critical social enquiry, Baker’s interdisciplinary research-based practice draws upon 25 years working, volunteering, and organizing in the communities of which she is part. She moves fluidly between the arts, humanities, and social sciences, emphasizing the theoretical and conceptual over material concerns. Baker holds an MFA from the University of Lethbridge where she received a SSHRC grant for her research in performance in the absence of the artist’s body; she has exhibited and performed across Canada and internationally. Helping found important community and advocacy organizations over the course of her career, Baker continues to maintain volunteer leadership roles across her communities.
FADO presents Things I’ve Forgotten by Cindy Baker in the context of –I (2022), curated and organized by Christof Migone.
Each year the event moves through each word of the 12-word phrase “you and I are water earth fire air of life and death” and activates the word of the year in a myriad of ways. This year the word is ‘I’, consequently the focus is on selfless selves, linked Is, and not-Is.
Resolution(s) by Cindy Baker
Over several months in 2021, Cindy Baker created performances for people she know, using their yards and/or the spaces outside their windows as the stage and source of inspiration, creating small intimate experimental performances with no preconceived themes or ideas.
Performance Academy 3: Good Bodies with Cindy Baker
Performance Academy 3 with Cindy Baker asks, What can your body do? What CAN’T your body do?