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Current:



I am performing Myriam Lefkowiz' work 'Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh)' at Talbot Rice Gallery throughout November, December and January.
This coincides with the gallery's 'The Extended Mind' exhibition. If you would like to walk with myself in particular, please get in touch.


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Upcoming:

Sunday 15th December 6-10pm
DOG UNIT - a night of performance at Glasgow Autonomous Space with myself, MVBrown, Ruby Conner, Leona Dölger, Gabriele Longega, Emalia Mattia and Claude Nouk.

Living in an unstable ecosystem.
We confront constructs, expose the paradoxes, meld conventions, and deconstruct the norms, restrictions and privileges that we carry.
The tensions between embodied subjectivity and the body as spectacle.
Time is an algorithm used to document binaries.
Abstract space is a vessel for actions of desire and subverting subversion.
Methods of making genders, cultures and histories. Indeterminate intimacies.
Autobiographical experiences and nuanced autobiographical narratives become landscapes of precariousness and alternative geographies.

(dog unit is) the urgency and the autonomy of representation.




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The script for Stain, my recent degree show performance, is available to buy for £2.50 (incl. UK p&p). 24 pages, black & white. Please get in touch if you would like one.

Stain is a solo performance by Conor Baird that explores an acutely personal relationship to various fluids and viscosities (biological and inanimate) by collaging time travelling fragmented memoirs, bodily interactions with materials and technologies, textures, film and light projection - using the theatre as a second body, or skin, that slowly becomes contaminated. In turn, the work hopes to purify and release a new collective psyche.


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Selected Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings
2019
I Want to Know What Love is, After School Special, Landmark Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen NO.
Stain, James Arnott Theatre, Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow SCT.
Experiment 3, James Arnott Theatre, Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow SCT.
Reverse It, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow SCT.
Hopelessly Devoted, The Garment Factory, Glasgow SCT.

2018
SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland, Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow SCT.
Pouring On House, CCA Cinema, Glasgow SCT.
Can We Still Be Friends, Guest Projects, London ENG.
Summer Camp Showreel, Eastside Projects, Birmingham ENG.
Syllabus III x Tough Matter, Delicious Clam, Sheffield ENG.
SCRATCH #11 with Only Skin Theatre, Pipe Factory, Glasgow SCT.
more of an avalanche with Syllabus III, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge ENG.
FORWARD, Recent Activity, Birmingham ENG.
Bring Back the Mountains, South Block, Glasgow SCT.

2017
BUZZCUT Double Thrills, CCA, Glasgow SCT.
Can I Be Me, The Northern Charter, Newcastle ENG.
You're Too Kind, with Thank You Very Much, David Dale Secret Garden, Glasgow SCT.
Trans-fixed, GENERATORprojects, Dundee SCT.

2016
something about breaking limbs off statues, GENERATORprojects, Dundee SCT.
Company with Florida Collective, Summerhall, Edinburgh SCT.
Mucho Más Mayo, Muralla Bizantina, Cartagena ES.
SUPERNOVIA, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow SCT.
Sticky Honey, Laurieston Arches, Glasgow SCT.

2015
TEMPORARY STUDIO: LIVE (3), Temporary Studio, Aberdeen SCT.
//BUZZCUT// 2015, The Pearce Institute, Glasgow SCT.

2014
Underneath the Art Shed, Laurieston Arches, Glasgow SCT.
Tempting Failure, The Island, Bristol ENG.
Table of Submissions, The Art Shed Collective, Edinburgh SCT.
Kaleidoscope, The Virginia Gallery, Glasgow SCT.
Draw In, St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh SCT.
Vision & Values, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow SCT.
//BUZZCUT// 2014, The Pearce Institute, Glasgow SCT.
Bricolage (Glasgow International), The Pipe Factory, Glasgow SCT.
A NATeRnL MISTAKE: x The B_i_g Cut Up ./STURB en (ritual transformation), Stereo, Glasgow SCT.
performingNOW!, GENERATORprojects, Dundee SCT.
Promenade, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen SCT.
RSA New Contemporaries 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh SCT.
Afflux, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow SCT.

2013
Performance Nights 1, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow SCT.
Guimarães noc noc 3, Guimarães PT.
Best of Degree Show, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow SCT.
Recurring (Degree Show), Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen SCT.
LIVE WINDOW, Seventeen, Aberdeen SCT.
performingNOW!, GENERATORprojects, Dundee SCT.
the moment has to arrive, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen SCT.
VARIA, Foyer Restaurant and Gallery, Aberdeen SCT.
HERSELF, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen SCT.

2012
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, SWG3, Glasgow SCT.
IN exactly THIS, Kunstvlaai 2012, Amsterdam NL.
RESHELF HERSELF, SLUPP, Aberdeen SCT.
Warm-Up, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen SCT.
HERSELF, SLUPP, Aberdeen SCT.
Performance Mini-Festival, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen SCT.
At what point I thought orange is yellow?, B93, Enschede NL.
PAE#4 OBJECT, Wolfart Projectspaces, Rotterdam NL.
The Email, AKI ArtEZ, Enschede NL.

2011
HERSELF, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen SCT.
SYRUP SOAK, Project Slogan, Aberdeen SCT.
BAIRD & BURT: TWO OBJECTIVES, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen SCT.

2010
they are not yours, they are not mine, they are someone else’s most of the time, Project Slogan, Aberdeen SCT.

Education and Training
MLitt Theatre & Performance Practices, with Distinction: University of Glasgow, SCT, 2018-2019.
Syllabus III: Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire and Iniva, UK, 2017-2018.
Market Gallery Committee Member, Glasgow SCT, 2015-2017.
BA(Hons) Sculpture, with First Class Honours: Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen SCT, 2009-2013.
Erasmus study programme: AKI ArtEZ, Enschede NL, 2012.

Roles and Curatorial
Performance Assistant for 'Walk, Hands, Eyes' by Myriam Lefkowitz, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh SCT, 2019.
Workshop Artist for Underpinning, The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen SCT, 2018.
Lead Artist for Beta-Beta Residency with Bobby Sayers, Braemar SCT, 2016.
Performance Workshops Facilitator with Ashley-Louise McNaughton at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen SCT, 2016.
Programme Assistant at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire SCT, 2015.
Artist panel talk: “Can you see me now? Perceptions of Intimacy” at Tempting Failure 2014, Bristol ENG.
the moment has to arrive – live art event at Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen SCT, 2013.
Founding Co-Director at SLUPP, a domestic gallery in Aberdeen SCT, 2012-2013.
Co-Founder of artist collective HERSELF, 2011-2013.
Intern at Project Slogan, Aberdeen SCT, 2011-2012.

Residencies and Workshops
LADA DIY 15: marikiscrycrycry, SH4ME/[N0 SH4ME], Glasgow SCT, 2018.
Live Art (Both Pronunciations) with Anne Bean [selected by CCA Glasgow], CAMP, Aulus-les-Bains FR, 2018.
3O/3O participant, 12øcollective, 2018.
Mhor Farr, Mellon Udrigle SCT, 2017.
Interdisciplinary Residency, Hospitalfield, Arbroath SCT, 2017.
LADA DIY 13: FK Alexander, HEAVY META(L), Folkestone ENG, 2016.
AADK Spain, Blanca, Murcia ES, 2016.
CAMP BREAKDOWN BREAK DOWN, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire SCT, 2015.
The Nightshift Residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire SCT, 2015.
Body Weather, Glasgow SCT, 2013.
PAStudies #26 | object trouvé, Rotterdam NL, 2012.
Collaborative residency with Marina Burt at Limousine Bull, Aberdeen SCT, 2011.

Awards and Other
Scottish Funding Council Bursary, 2018.
Hope Scott Trust Grant, 2016.
George Davidson's Trust Art Scholarship, 2013.
It Doesn’t Feel Like it Does’, dissertation made part of Robert Gordon University Library’s public collection, 2013.