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Eve Bailey
Brooklyn, NY

ARTIST STATEMENT: Eve Bailey has formed a practice based on the concepts of balance and coordination. She sees the body as a perceiving structure in constant movement and is profoundly interested in how physical awareness fosters creativity. Rooted in the tradition of the artist-engineer, her work lives at the intersection of sculpture, performance, dance, architecture, and design, addressing themes of motion. Her large sculptures include wide-ranging references—from ancient totems to contemporary ergonomic design—yet they always revert to biomorphic forms and structures, functioning as sites for choreographed performances in which the artist or other performers climb, contort and balance their bodies, activating the space. “Through my performances, I emphasize on the ideas of flexibility and lightness,” Bailey has said. “The structures I build serve to express the elegance of a gesture, a finite moment of equilibrium.” In recent projects, Bailey has collaborated with professional dancers in New York and Moscow and is now developing practicable sculptures for the public. Her current research explores association of her understanding of the body with cognitive science and neurology.

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Born 1975, Nancy, France

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA


2015 “Rising Awareness” (one night performance) / part of “A Philosophy Block on Fifth Avenue” curated by Meriam Korichi, French Ambassy Cultural Services, New York, NY

2014 “Our Impermanent Walk”, two-year public installation, 3D Foundation Sculpture Park / part of “Mutations” (opening performance) curated by Paul Goodwin and Alexa Kusber, Verbier, Switzerland

2013 “Entasis Dance IV”, permanent public installation, Vyksa Sculpture Park / Art-Ovrag Festival (3 day performances) curated by Konstantin Grouss, Vyksa, Russia

2013 “The French Connection: Sculptures, Movement & Architecture”, Bulgarian Consulate Art Gallery, New York, NY

2012 “Entasis Dance I, II, III”, temporary public installation, Brooklyn Bridge Park / Dumbo Arts Festival (3 day performances), Brooklyn, NY

2011 “Intuit”, temporary public installation / Dumbo Arts Festival (3 day performances), Brooklyn, NY

2011 “Between the Tongue and the Taste” (2 person show with Albert Pedulla) curated by Michael Merck, Triangle Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009 “Finger in my Brain”, curated by Charlotte Batifol, La Fog Galerie, Paris, France


2015 Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York, NY

2014 “Simpson & Stone: A Special Selection”, Merton D. Simpson Gallery, New York, NY

“Real Estate” curated by Peter Soriano, Ventana244 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 “Suddenly, There: Discovery of the Find“ curated by Eileen Jeng and Tamas Veszi, Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York, NY

“The Left Over Method“, La Couleuvre Art Center (in collaboration with Radiator Arts Gallery), Saint Ouen (Paris), France

“A Cage Went in Search of a Bird” curated by Sarah Walko, Radiator Arts Gallery, LIC Queens, NY

“Kod-Epohi (Zeigeist)” curated by Konstantin Grouss, Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts, Moscow, Russia

2012 “Common Frequency“ curated by Daniela Kostova, Radiator Arts Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, NY

“Double Reverse”, Theater for the New City Art Gallery, New York, NY

“Pencil Drawings“, The Art Directors Club, New York, NY

2011 “Blur: Cross Disciplinary Practice in Art and Design” curated by Mark Campbell and Marie Anne Friel, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Dallas Art Fair, Cueto Project, Dallas, TX

“Now Wow”, Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH

“The Way Things Go 2” (screening) curated by Didi Dunphy, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA), GA

“The Way Things Go” (screening) curated by Didi Dunphy, Cine Lab, Athens, GA

2010 “Special Features” curated by Marie Losier and Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, Kumukumu Gallery, New York, NY

“Spring 2010 Personal Cinema Series” (screening), Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY

2009 “140 Characters or Less” curated by Eduardo Cure, Jason Rulnick Gallery, New York, NY

“The Common Mind” curated by Julie Boukobza, Cueto Project, New York, NY

“The Myriad Things Assume Their Changing Forms” (screening) curated by Fletcher Boote, Junto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008 “Kindergarten” curated by Changsuk Park, World Culture Open Center, New York, NY

“Metaphoric Gestures” (screening) curated by Artlog, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2007 “25th Anniversary Exhibition” curated by Sarah Walko and Marco Antonini, Triangle Arts, Brooklyn, NY

“On the Edge” curated by Norman Magden, A1LabArts Gallery, Knoxville, TN

“30 Second Spot”, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY

2004 “Open Studios”, Triangle Arts Workshop, Brooklyn, NY (catalog)

2003, “Triangle Arts Residency Exhibition” (2 person show with Craig Drennen), Brooklyn, NY

2002 “Razzia: Tactic for a Wild Quest”, Artis, Den Bosh, Netherlands

2001 “Golden Gate”, temporary public installation, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

“Hanging“, 2C Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“To be announced” curated by Rita McBride, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

“A Ride” (screening), San Francisco Art Institute, CA

2000 “Werkshow”, curated by Rita McBride, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, German

“A Ride” (screening), Underground Film Festival, Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba


2014 Relief Grant, The Haven Foundation

Relief Grant, Change Inc

Relief Grant, Artists’ Charitable Fund

Relief Grant, Max’s Kansas City Project

Relief Grant, Artists’ Fellowship Inc

Funded Residency, 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland

2013 Funded Residency, Art-Ovrag Festival, Vyksa , Russia

2011 Funded Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporay Arts, Omaha, NE

Residency under the Invitation Program, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT

2008 Funded Residency, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

2004 Triangle Arts Workshop, 45 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Funded Residency, Triangle Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2000 Best Video, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1999 Maurice Colin-Lefrancq Scholarship, Paris, France

San Francisco Art Institute Scholarship, San Francisco, CA

1996 Grand Prize, Museum Expressions (Art & Design Fair), Paris, France


2013/present Creative Committee Member, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT

2014 Juror, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Lecture, “Sculpture, Movement and Cognitive Science”, Ecole Cantonale d’ Art du Valais, Martigny, Switzerland

2013 Lecture, “Sculpture, Movement and Architecture” with architect and theoretician Leopold Lambert, Bulgarian Consulate, New York, NY

2012 Juror, Triangle Arts Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Writer, “The Groundbreaking Clarity of Ryan and Trevor Oakes”, essay published in The Funambulist

2011 Performer, “The Shape of Our Best Intentions” for Megan & Murray McMillan

2010-11 Visiting Artist, Triangle International Workshop, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Choreographer, “Slap the Gondola” for Marie Losier, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Project Manager, “Footnote to You” for Urs Fischer at the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

2008 Lecture, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

2008 Lecture, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

2007 Builder, “You” for Urs Fischer at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

2006 Builder, “Your Negociable Panorama” for Olafur Eliasson at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Visiting teacher, workshop on anamorphosis, AFEDAP, Paris, France

2001 Visiting teacher, workshop on freehand sketching, AFEDAP, Paris, France

2000 Visiting teacher, workshop on atmospheric perspective, AFEDAP, Paris, France

2000 Commission, custom wrought iron gate for French journalist Noëlle Bittner, Provence, France

1999 Visiting teacher, workshop on geometry, AFEDAP, Paris, France

1998 Commission, custom steel and copper lamp for French writer Marie-Ange Dadler, Paris, France

1998-99 Full-time Teacher, linear perspective

1997 Commission, custom wrought iron gate for French journalist Marie-José Lepicard, Brittany, France


2001 Masters of Fine Arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

2000 International Exchange Program, New Genres & Sculpture Departments, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1996 Bachelor of Arts and Design with Honors, Architectural Metal Work studio, Olivier De Serres School of Art and Design, Paris, France


1995-2006 Capoeira practice in France and the US, as well as Capoeira and Gymnastics workshops in the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary

1991-92 Acting Classes at Le Petit Theatre, Nancy, France

1983-90 Formal training in Classical Ballet and Music Theory at the Conservatory of Lorraine in Nancy, France



“Mutations: Contemporary Sculpture in Context” by Alexa Kusber, Artsy, August

“Two Collections Fuse the Ancient, Contemporary, East, and West”, Artsy Editorial, June

“Mutations at the 3-D Foundation Verbier”, Sculpture Network, May

“Belle Vitrine sur le Contemporain”, Le Nouveliste, May 17

“Verbier 3-D ‘Mutations’ Artist Residency” by Paul Goodwin, Artsy, April

“Eve Bailey – The Body is Plastic: Negotiating with Gravity”, with Leopold Lambert, podcast Archipelago, March

“Suddenly, There: Discovery of the Find” by Taney Roniger, The Brooklyn Rail, February


“Art Vivant” by Noëlle Bittner, cultural pages, Cozy Moutain Magazine #17, October

“Eve Bailey: Ballet on Sculpture” by Yana Soboleva, Blouin (Russia), June 17

“Le Festival d’Art Contemporain Art-Ovrag”, La Russie D’ Aujourd’hui (, June 10

“Designing Gravity: Five Young Designers and the Body. Yiqing Yin, Lawrence Lek, Jieun Kim, Eve Bailey and Kordae Henry” by Leopold Lambert, The Funambulist (, June 7

“Summer Begins: The Art-Ovrag Festival in Vyksa” by Yana Soboleva, Blouin (Russia), June 6

“Vyksa: the Art-Ovrag Festival”, RBC Daily (Russia), June 5

“Festival Art Ovrag: arte de todo el mundo en la provincia rusa” by Ricardo Marquina Montanana, Rusia Hoy, June 4

“New Culture: Art-Ovrag Festival” by Tatyana Podyablonskaya, Voronezh KP Online News (Russia), May 30


“Dumbo Arts Festival: a recap” by Joann Kim Núnez,, October 2

“Dumbo Arts Festival 2012″ by AndrewAndrew, live streamed interview, September 30,

“Dumbo Arts Festival” by Kelsey Piva, Columbia Daily Spectator, September 28

“Artwork taken to new level in Dumbo” by Lauren Glassberg, interview on abc 7 news, September 27

“Dumbo Arts Festival”, Time Out New York, September

“Double reverse” by Tema Stauffer, Art Watch Weekly, January 11

“Double Reverse”, ARTslant, January


“Eve Bailey” by Henri Julien Sandront, Blend (The Netherlands), December

“Intuit by Eve Bailey” by Lars Laemmerzahl, Experientell (Germany), December

“Eve Bailey-Intuit”,, December

“Intuit: Eve Bailey”,, December

“I love My Home”, Southern Metropolis Weekly (China), Issue 40, October 17

“Blur: Six Artists/ Six Designers in Contemporary Practice” by Jeffrey Bussmann, Title Magazine (Philadelphia, PA), Issue2, September

“As Seen at The Dumbo Arts Festival”, Wet Paint, September

“Transformations” by Nadia Sheikina, Salon Magazine (Ukraine), September

“Eve Bailey-Shoulder Path”,, August

“Shoulder Path: Eve Bailey”,, August

“Le Bonheur Comme Art de Vivre” by Noëlle Bittner, Editions Chêne (France), June

“The Way Things Work” by Jason Parker, Art Relish (Atlanta, GA), March

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