Ain Bailey is a sound artist living and working in London. Her current practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics and live performance, as well as collaborations with performance, visual and sonic artists. Among these is performance/visual artist Jimmy Robert, who commissioned Bailey to create a composition for his 2016 show Desendances du Nu at the CAC- Synagogue de Delme, France. Bailey has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally, and Oh Adelaide, her collaboration with the artist Sonia Boyce, has shown at Tate Britain, the Whitechapel Gallery and the Kitchen, New York. In 2016, Bailey was commissioned by Art Basel Miami Beach to compose for the Soundscape Park. Recently she devised a Study Week at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, which considered the role of sound in the formation of identity, and collaborated with Gaylene Gould on the creation of a Sonic Trail for Tate Britain in response to the recently acquisition of William Stott’s painting La Passeur. Currently, she is part of the group exhibition Sounds Like Her at New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK.
Bailey is a doctoral scholar at Birkbeck, University of London.