Born in 1971 in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.
1989. Matriculated from Clarendon Girls' High School, East London
1990-1993. BAFA degree (direction: sculpture), Stellenbosch University
1995-1996. B. Hons.(FA) degree, Stellenbosch University
1996-1997. MFA candidate at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006. 'But being a sensible woman, she subdued her terrors and turned
over and went to sleep again' at the Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape
2001. 'Official BB Project', at the University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
2000. 'As if you've never seen it before' at the Artists Unlimited Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany
1997. 'Bridget Baker - BAFA(Stell.), BA. Hons.(FA)(Stell.), MFA (UCT) cand.' at The H?nel
Gallery, Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
1996. 'The Shrill sound of a telephone at 3 a.m.' at The Planet Contemporary Art Site, Observatory, Cape Town
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
2005. 'The Blue Collar Girl (Delhi)', performed in Old and New Delhi, India
2005. 'Official BB Mittens Project' performed at 20 Years of Artists Unlimited,
Hochbunker, Bielefeld, Germany.
2005. 'The Blue Collar Girl (Maputo)' performed at the Maputo Harbour, and in the city, Maputo, Mozambique.
2005. 'Official BB Mittens Project' performed at Liste ’05, the Young Art Fair in
2005. 'Official BB Project in absentia MMV' performed at the Klein Karoo Kunstefees, Oudstoorn
2005. 'GNO', photographic group show during the month of photography, Joao Ferreira Fine Art, Cape Town
2004. 'The Blue Collar Girl (Gent)' performed at the Flanders Film Festival, The Vooruit Art Centre, Gent, Belgium. The film festival’s major theme was 'South Africa: Ten years after apartheid'
2004. 'Extra Soles', a video production exhibited at Contra Mundi, The Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2004. 'The Blue Collar Girl (Cape Town 2004)' performed in the City of Cape Town at the Old Mutual Building.
2004. 'Decade of Democracy', The National Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2004. '40' at the Sasol Museum of Art, Stellenbosch
2003. 'Picnic', at the Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town.
2003. 'Very Real Time', a 1-month international group public art project, Cape
Town. The dvd of Extra Soles was produced during this residency.
2003. 'Official BB Mittens Project', Gallery Puta, an intervention in the artist’s
home, Cape Town
2002. 'Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa' at The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2002. 'Buzzards', a collaborative performance piece with Marlaine Tosoni (SA) and Mara Verna (Canada) at the Klein Karoo Art Festival, Oudsthoorn, SA
2001. 'Homeport', an international harbour city public art project taking place in
Havana, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai, Jarkata and Cape Town. This component of the project takes place at the V&A; Waterfront and Cape Town Harbour (8 Dec 2020 – 15 Jan 2020), Cape Town
2001. 'Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa' at The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor
Centre for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California, USA
2000. 'Holland South Africa Line', at The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
2000. 'Holland South Africa Line', at the Baggagehal, Loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000. 'Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa', at The Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA
1999. 'Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa', at The Museum for African Art, New York, USA
1999. 'Softserve' - a multi-media evening art-event held at The National
Gallery, Cape Town
1999. 'Oos Wes, Tuis Bes', 25 - 31 March, Oudsthoorn Arts Festival,
1999. 'Channel', a video-art exhibition at The Association for Visual Arts, Cape
1999. 'Unplugged IV' at The Rembrandt Van Rijn Gallery, Newtown Precinct,
1998. 'Graft', 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, The South African National Gallery,
Cape Town. (October 1997 - January 1998)
1998. 'Family Ties', PGSI Project, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg
1998. 'Club', an interactive club-culture event, 20 March, Nico Malan Theatre,
1997. Exhibited ' Bridget Baker - BAFA(Stell.), BA. Hons.(FA)(Stell.), MFA
(UCT) cand.' at Art Cologne, Germany - in association with The Hänel
1997. 'SA Lifetimes' at South African Art Festival, Munich, Germany
1997. 'The Disrict Six Public Sculpture Project', District Six, Cape Town
1997. 'Unplugged II' at The Rembrandt Van Rijn Gallery, Newtown Precinct,
1997. '3x10' at The H?nel Gallery, Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
1996. Designed and created 'In Memory of Those We Love' installation at The Twinkly Sea Project (Mother City Queer Projects), The River Club, Observatory, Cape Town
1996. 'Future Prospects' at Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg
1996. 'Portraits' at The Planet Contemporary Art Site, Observatory, Cape Town
1995. 'Kaping', fringe show at the 1st Johannesburg Biennale, Newtown Precinct,
1995. 'Site' at Trust Bank Centre, Stellenbosch
1993. 'Graduandi' exhibition, University of Stellenbosch Gallery, Stellenbosch
South African National Gallery; Billiton Board, Old Mutual
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
1993. 'Artist of the Year Award', University of Stellenbosch
1995. Maggie Laubser Bursary from Stellenbosch University
1995. Research Bursary from Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
1996-7. Irma Stern Scholarship from University of Cape Town
1996-7. Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) bursary
1999. Department of Trade and Industry bursary
SELECTED CATALOGUES / PUBLICATIONS
"Art in South Africa: Future Present" by Sue Williamson and Ashraf Jamal
"Trade Routes: History and Geography" by Okwui Enwezor
"The District Six Public Sculpture Project" edited by Crain Soudien and Renate Meyer
"Liberated Voices": Contemporary Art from South Africa, edited by Frank Herreman, assisted by Mark D'Amato
"The Newest Avant-Garde", an article written by Barbara Pollack for "ARTnews", April 2001
"The Weave of Memory: Siemon Allen's 'Screen' in Postapartheid South Africa, an article written by Andrés Mario Zervigón for Art Journal – Spring 2001
"KKNK 2002" edited by Clive van den Berg, Kathryn Smith and Lucia Burger
"10 years 100 artists: art in a democratic South Africa", edited by Sophie
"Very Real Time", edited by Gregg Smith and Sara De Bondt.