Kimberly Baker is an interdisciplinary artist who practices a/r/tography, which is a research methodology, a creative practice and a performative pedagogy that explores the relationships of the in-between. Kimberly investigates themes of humanity and the environment. During her research process she discovers the interlocking relationships that occur between these convergences. Kimberly reflects upon these meanings and then transforms them into visual understandings. Her aim is to communicate with the viewer, whereby she asks them to reflect upon contemporary issues that impact them in the everyday and have a cumulative force on our collective future.
Pipeline: A Line of Division
Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George
Exhibition Opening: Thurs. April 11, 2013 - 7;30pm.
National Art Education Association (NAEA) Conference: March 7-10, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
PRESENTATION: A/r/tography as Intervention
A/r/tographers distinguish themselves from other arts-based researchers by using the intersecting identities of artist, researcher and teacher to inform and articulate their work through shared inquiry (Irwin, 2004). In this presentation, Kimberly Baker, Heidi May and Natalie LeBlanc focus on the NAEA strategic goals of learning and community, and present case studies that utilize art intervention strategies to promote community learning. They will discuss how the a/r/tography community can use interventions to advance visual arts education.
Intercultural Connections and Arts Foundation (ICAAF) Workshop: Sept. 8-12 Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
Kimberly is collaborating with Peter Masina and the ICAAF to support artists' creativity and professional development in a workshop that will focus on global contemporary art and the business of art. She has recently designed the ICAAF's artists website as a way of provinding international exposure fort he Malawian artists. www.icaaf.weebly.com
Current A/R/Tography Project: Places In Between:
Explores the discourse that occurs when the environment is threatened by economic development proposals. Kimberly is investigating the contested spaces of the Delta Port Expansion, oil tankers on the Salish Sea and the Northern Gateway Project through photo documentation, creating artwork and writing reflective articles about the impacts and consequences of these convergences.