I’m a Cambridgeshire-based artist and the publisher of Negative Press London.

With my projects I process life experiences and events, addressing themes relating to history, memory, death, health, queerness, nature and the environment.

I’m interested in telling stories, playing with image, text, form and format. I work across photography, writing, artists’ books, publishing, video and performance.

Graduating in 2019 with an MA Fine Art (Distinction) from Cambridge School of Art, my MA show was awarded the 2019 Cambridge Artworks Residency.

Negative Press books are in international collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Wellcome Foundation, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Artists’ Book Collection, Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany.

The Spots That Never Went (Negative Press London, 2018) was highly commended finalist of the 2019 Cornish Family Prize for Design and Art Publishing presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

Exhibitions include Photofusion, London; Bruce Castle Museum, London; Foyles Gallery, London; Dutch Centre, London; Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge; Arnolfini, Bristol; Bury Art Museum, Bury; Grote Enk, Arnhem, Netherlands; and Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, Virginia, US.


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Roelof Bakker, all rights reserved, 2021