Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey (b. 1963, London) is a composer, sound artist and DJ. Her practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics, live performance, as well as collaborations with performance and visual artists. She also facilitates workshops considering the role of sound in the formation of identity, and conducts sound workshops with LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers.

Bailey holds a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (1993), an ABC Diploma in Sound and Music Technology from London College of Communication (2008), and an MMus in Studio Composition from Goldsmiths University (2012). 

Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions, performances and screenings including ‘Black Melancholia’, CCS Bard Galleries, New York (2022); ‘Listening To The City’, Serpentine Pavilion (2021); ‘And We’ll Always Be A Disco In The Glow Of Love’, Cubitt Gallery, London (2019); ‘Desperate Living’ (with Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski), Studio Voltaire, London (2019); 'The Range', Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2019); ‘Jupiter Rising’, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh (2019);’Sounds Like Her’, York Art Gallery, York (2019); ‘The Range’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2019); ‘RE:Respite’, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2019); ‘Words After The World’, Camden Arts Centre, London (2018); ‘Soundscape Park’, Art Basel Miami Beach (2016); ’Two Steps to the Left’, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2016); ‘Music For Museums’, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); The Kitchen, New York (2015); ‘AGORA’, The British Museum, London (2015); ‘Assembly: For People’, Tate Britain, London (2013); ‘Long Night of the Museum’, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2007).

Bailey was artist in residence at Birkbeck, University of London (2015-2016), the ICA, London (2018 - 2019), and was the Cavendish Arts Science Fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge (2023). 

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