Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based Famous New Media Artist whose work explores custom software in a performative context. His work is often confidently self-deprecating in offering hilarious parodies of new media vocabularies." (Marisa Olson, Rhizome) Recent projects include performances for Rhizome's Seven on Seven, Transmediale, the Stedelijk Museum, FACT, the Tate Liverpool and the New Museum in New York. For more visit
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Five Years Later, Kev Has a New Website

So glad to hear about Kev in any form.
I'll never forget our time together in Toronto right after the New Museum appearance. He generously drove himself to Toronto to re-stage the performance with very little incentive except my excitement for him and the urging of our mutual friend Mike Bell Smith. He embraced my lakeside condo habitat as if it was the remote wilderness. He maintained his meditative rituals during the day and at night he slept outside, his stoic silhouette lit only by a river of flickering headlights from a nearby expressway. His performance was brilliant and left an unsuspecting canadian audience in stunned silence. Kev, was my hero, Kev is my hero, long live Kev.


Jeremy Bailey: Less Important Portraits

Fri Jun 14, 2013 19:00 - Sun Jul 07, 2013

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Jeremy Bailey: Less Important Portraits
Opening June 14th, 7-10pm. On view until July 7th, 2013.
Devotion Gallery
54 Maujer St, Brooklyn NY 11206

"As an artist, when I look at crowdfunding sites like all I see are the creators, where are the backers? I've been an artist long enough to know that art is about who pays for it. How can important people be satisfied helping others without being recognized themselves? The powerful and wealthy patron should be celebrated the way they have been in the past, in grand portraits commissioned and hung on the walls of museums and galleries.

The portrait has existed as an art tradition for centuries. A well-executed portrait expresses the inner essence of a person. Portraits have primarily memorialized the rich and the powerful as important records of status. For artists they have represented subsistence as paid commissions and an opportunity to demonstrate the latest techniques and technologies for artistic expression.

I am revealing the true inner essence of over 50 backers of a successful Kickstarter campaign I ran in February with their very own 21st century augmented reality portrait. This exhibition will feature over 20 new portraits from Less Important patrons of the series.

As a Famous New Media Artist I have access to the latest techniques and technology, everything necessary for you to truly express yourself is at my fingertips. I've been making myself look amazing in augmented reality self portraits for over 10 years and I've decided it's time to help others look as great as I do."

Bailey’s selected recent exhibitions and performances include Rhizome's Seven on Seven Conference, New work for The New Museum's First Look commission series, Life Feed: New Works by Jeremy Bailey and Antoine Catala, at the New Museum in New York, The Future is Now, Media Arts, Performance and Identity after Nam June Paik, at Tate Liverpool and Myths-Online, at MOSAIC, Polytechnic Museum Moscow, Russia.

Bailey has been extensively exhibiting and performing, since 2003, nationally and internationally. Including: Dadamachinima, Devotion Gallery, (New York, USA), Domain, ZER01 San Jose Biennial, (San Jose, USA), BWNY, Albright Knox, (Buffalo, USA), Colours of the Spectrum Art Metropole (Toronto, ON), Space Invaders, NIMk, (Amsterdam, Netherlands), The Jeremy Bailey Show, HTTP Gallery (London, UK) , Festival International du Film sur lʼArt - Musee d'Art Contemporain (Montreal, QC), Definitely Independent, Transmediale, Akademie der Kuenste (Berlin, Germany) and many more.

Born in 1979 Bailey received his MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University (2006) and an undergraduate degree in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto(2002). He is co-founder of award winning artist video collective 640 480 and performance journalism collective ArtStars*. He has been described by Filmmaker Magazine as "a one man revolution on the way we use video, computers and our bodies to create art". For more info visit

Image: Important Portrait of Addie Wagenknecht, 2013, C print


London Calling

I enjoyed the article and are glad you got to meet the talented and supportive guys of Lucky PDF, but I have to say though that you missed a very important gallery and organization right next door to Ben's place up in Manor House: HTTP Gallery and Marc and Ruth, who run HTTP, are both excellent curators and purveyors of the london scene. They have personally done more for my career than any other organization abroad; commissioning new work, publishing my writing, hosting me several times in London and introducing me to curators that have helped me even further in the UK. They are among the warmest huggers in the electronic world. :)


Perform for People .1

Thu Jun 25, 2009 00:00 - Tue Jun 16, 2009


The first ever PERFORM FOR PEOPLE!

Perform for People is a new multi-disciplinary performance series. It showcases international and local artists, working in performance art, theatre, dance, new media, academia, etc...
Curated by Jeremy Bailey, Alex Snukal, and Alex Wolfson.

The first edition of PFP is at Gallery TPW in Toronto and will host all new performances by:

Marisa Olson (NYC)

Kevin Bewersdorf (NYC)

Philippe Blanchard (Toronto)

Marisa Olson will perform a new work centering on The Joys Of Cybersex.
Marisa's work "combines performance, video, net art, sound, drawing, and installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation within pop culture, and the aesthetics of failure. Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia."

Kevin Bewersdorf will present PUREKev, a performance that premiered at the New Museum in May.
PFP is excited to be the first to exhibit Kevin's work in Canada. Through ritual verses, video, and musical performance, Kevin Bewersdorf will introduce and expound upon the PUREkev: that info which dwells within the product of the Kev. Kevin Bewersdorf is an artist living in Brooklyn who has shown extensively. He teaches digital media at RISD in Providence, RI.

Philippe Blanchard will present Night Visions, a new performance in collaboration with Toronto's
The Torrent.

Philippe Blanchard works on video art projects, cinematography, live visuals and commercial post-production and animation. His collaborators have included local studio Head Gear Animation, filmmakers Kara Blake and Malcolm "The World Provider" Fraser , Toronto's The Torrent and Berlin-based hip-hop puppeteers Puppetmastaz. His artistic focus has shifted from explorations of perpetual motion and digital trickery to broader experiments with the language of animation and pop culture appropriation. Philippe is currently working on his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art at OCAD, where he is exploring ideas of expanded animation, combining animation with live performance or installation.



that's awesome, I really need some wow gold. I've been looking everywhere for a good price.

ps. nice interview, really enjoyed it. Video will never and should never be sold. It's a bastardization. It's like charging someone for air. We should all be working as hard as possible to give everything away for free. Video is one of the easiest things to give away for free, except maybe music, or text....hey maybe in 100 years you'll be able to get a car for free. Or maybe next week.