Why Covid Made Me Start a New Mailing List for Art Events in Valencia (And Cancel my Meetup Membership)
When I moved my studio from London to Valencia in 2017, the city’s art scene was almost entirely hidden from fresh immigrants like me. There was IVAM and the extraordinary Bellas Artes Museum, but smaller galleries and arts festivals like IntraMurs seemed entirely impenetrable. Websites were infrequently updated, emails were unanswered and press releases were…
Curation of Masks on Miércoles, covid-responsible art events in Valencia
Bay curated a series of weekly covid-responsible art events throughout October 2020. In collaboration with art collective Colonia Roma, the events included artist talks, art workshops and discussions. Highlights were artist Emma Shapiro’s discussion on social media censorship and Tina McCallan’s workshop on shamanistic journeys into the subconscious.
Exhibiting Virtually with Yorkshire’s Dean Clough Galleries until November 2020
Exhibiting several works as part of Dean Clough’s postponed Summer Exhibition series, which is now available via a virtual gallery tour. The show can be visited in reality until the end of November 2020.
Curator of Group Show: The Everyday Masks Project with Colonia Roma, Valencia
Curation of show ‘The Everyday Masks Project’ with photographer Alex Baker and arts collective Colonia Roma. Bay designed the exhibition to work safely within Valencia’s covid restrictions. In lieu of a traditional inauguration, ten artists opened the show with a photoshoot of the original masked artworks.
Lockdown Experimentation: Exhibiting Art Virtually with Scratch Coding
Working in one of Europe’s strictest Covid-19 lockdowns, Bay explored coding with Scratch as a means to exhibit paintings virtually. Her project “Silence”, an interactive digital painting in Scratch code, was awarded full marks by Harvard University’s open computing MOOC, CS50.
Paintings Sell at Packed Exhibition & Charity Auction
Bay’s paintings were seen and sold last night at the highly successful exhibition “Fragilidad” at Valencia’s Sporting Club Russafa art space. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the neonatal department in the city’s La Fe hospital.
Group Show: “Flash Figures” at The RW Project, Valencia
Bay has been invited to exhibit in the group show “Flash Figures”, curated by artists Shapiro & Brown. The show will explore representations of the human body, and will be held in The RW Project space in Russafa, Valencia until 20 March.
Group show: “Fragilidad” at Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia
Bay is exhibiting at the group show and charity auction “Fragilidad” at Valencia’s independent arts venue, Sporting Club Russafa. Bay will be showing two new paintings, “Pausa” and “Ophelia” (2020), both of which will be available in the auction. 20 Feb 2020
Group Show: Fashion Week with Runway Gallery, London
Bay will show this weekend with Runway Gallery at their London Fashion Week exhibition. The event is co-located with the Fashion Scout international runway in Victoria House, Bloomsbury. Runway Gallery, London Fashion Week 15 Feb ~ 19 Feb 2020
Group show: Re-Visible at The Crossley Gallery, Yorkshire, England
Bay is one of four artists selected for Re-Visible at The Crossley Gallery in Dean Clough, Yorkshire’s largest gallery devoted to contemporary painting. 16 Feb – 17 May 2020