Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (born 1990, London) works through sculpture, installation, drawing, and poetry. She completed her postgraduate at the Royal Academy Schools in 2017. Using readily-available building and landscaping materials, she composes physical metaphors for how the natural earth is represented in a capitalocentric world. Factory standardised and processed almost beyond recognition, Baker forms these materials into signifiers of the enforced distancing of ‘nature’ from ‘culture’ in today’s markets and urban topographies. In invented languages of reconciliation, different materials and forms allegorise events to each other. They create microclimates of dependency and exchange, and tell stories of labour and survival which unearth the histories of what (and where) their sources are, and the processes they have undergone.