Born Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Lives and works in Cambridge, UK

roelofbakker(at)mac.com

2019 MA Fine Art, Cambridge School of Art

Current/forthcoming
2019 Salon 19, Photofusion, London
2019 Winter Showreel, The Window Project, Art Language Location/Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, UK
2019 Book Arts Newsletter No 129, December 2019-January 2020, cover artist Download
2019-2020 Peer Forum, Photographers’ Gallery, London, facilitator Daniel Regan
2020 The Spots That Never Went, Artspace, Cambridge

Selected projects/events/exhibitions
2019 Cambridge Artworks Residency, Cambridge, UK
2019 After the Fall, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2019 The Spots That Never Went, ‘Print: A Catalyst for Social Change’, Bury Art Museum, Bury
2019 Night Walks, London Independent Photography, analogue slideshow and talk, London
2019 The Spots That Never Went, artist’s talk, Photofusion, London
2018 How Many Hopes Lie Buried Here Mother, talk at ‘Dialogues of the Dead’, King’s College, London
2017 ‘Yellow’, reading at Polari Literary Salon, Southbank Centre, London
2016 How Many Hopes Lie Buried Here Mother, exhibition at Dutch Centre, London
2014 Strong Room, ‘F Book Show’, 72 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Leap, ‘Oooooh Art’, Bruce Castle Museum, London
2012 Still, exhibition and author event, Foyles, London
2012 Wanderlust, Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, Virginia, US
2011 Wanderlust, ‘The Meantime Multiplex 2011’, Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham Spa
2010 Still, exhibition, Hornsey Town Hall, London

Residencies
2019 Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge
2015 De Grote Enk, Arnhem, Netherlands
2010 Hornsey Town Hall, London

Awards
2019 Winner Cambridge Artworks Residency, Cambridge
2019 The Spots That Never Went, Highly Commended Finalist for the Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing, presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2013 Still, Runner-up Best Mixed Anthology, Saboteur Awards
2011 The Strong Room (Archive), First Prize, London Photographic Association Still Life 5 (series)

Selected published work
The Spots That Never Went (Negative Press London), January 2020 (new edition)
Confingo 10 (Confingo Publishing, 2018), ‘Curtains and Windows’,
David Rose and Roelof Bakker
European Journal of Life Writing
, Vol 7 (2018), ‘Strong Room: Material Memories and the Digital Record’, Jane Wildgoose and Roelof Bakker
Printed Lies (Negative Press London, 2017)
Unthology 9
(Unthank Books, 2017), story ‘Yellow’
How Many Hopes Lie Buried Here Mother (Negative Press London, 2016)

Unthology 5 (Unthank Books, 2014),
story ’Red’
Strong Room (Negative Press London, 2014), Roelof Bakker and Jane Wildgoose
Still (Negative Press London, 2012)
Rethink: Idea, Output, Exchange, Issue 1 (Portland Green, 2011)