Reckoning with White Supremacy: Scotland's Role Within the European Colonial Project

Simone Bailey in Conversation with Dr. Stephen Mullen

Reckoning with White Supremacy: Scotland's Role Within the European Colonial Project

Saturday, October 7, 2023
12:00–1:30 PM

In conjunction with Simone Bailey’s solo exhibition, join us for a live Zoom conversation between the artist and Dr Stephen Mullen about Scotland's role in the transatlantic slave trade.
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Dr Stephen Mullen is an historian of slavery and its consequences in the British Atlantic world, particularly Scotland’s connections with the Caribbean. He is alumnus of the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, completing a PhD at the latter institution in 2015. Stephen is a Lecturer in History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of The Glasgow Sugar Aristocracy: Scotland and Caribbean Slavery, 1775-1838 published by University of London Press in November 2022.

Simone Bailey utilizes sculpture, performance, site-specific installation, and video in her practice, which focuses on ephemerality, desire, surrogate bodies, violence, Blackness, and the impossible. Bailey’s work has been exhibited at Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA), The Lab (San Francisco, CA), Southern Exposure (San Francisco, CA), Galería Luis Adelantado (Valencia, Spain), Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY), Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA), the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY), and CDA Projects (Istanbul), among other venues. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies at Art Omi (Ghent, NY), Real Time & Space (Oakland, CA), Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY), and Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). She received both an MFA and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. She also earned a BFA in Filmmaking from San Francisco Art Institute. Bailey lives and works in San Francisco.