Paul Bai


Untitled (Wind Charm), 2013 by Paul Bai
Single channel video projection, timber, audio
Image courtesy the artist and Pestorious Projects

Paul Bai works in various media including painting, sculpture, video, photography and collage. Throughout his practice, Bai poses a consistent interest in the notion of space, by adopting the tradition of conceptual art, he re-instigates the topic of ‘content and context’ by displaying the ambiguous nature of spatiality that is both conceptual and physical. He has exhibited with Pestorius Sweeney House, Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, Singapore Art Museum, Yuill/Crowley Gallery Sydney, University of Queensland Art Museum, Sarah Cottier Gallery Sydney, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.

Bai’s work featured in MAAP’s 2014/15 international exhibition
LANDSEASKY:revisiting spatiality in video art


Paul Bai Born 1968 Tianjin, China; Arrived Australia 1988; lives and works in Brisbane

Education 1992 – 5 Bachelor of Visual art (Honours in Painting), Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane
2010 Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane
2008 The Sky is the Limit, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Brisbane
2006 Return to Aesthetics, Ausstellungsraum Ursula Werz, Germany
2006 Return to Aesthetics, Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane
2004 Paintings +more , Ausstellungsraum Ursula Werz, Tubingen, Germany
2004 Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane
2003 Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane
2003 two seasons restaurant, Brisbane
2002 Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2001 Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane
1999 Gallery 4A, Sydney
1998 Eagle street Magazine Space, Brisbane
1996 White Box gallery, Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions

NEW15, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
LANDSEASKY, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art, Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

LANDSEASKY: revisiting spatiality in video art
, Gallery IHN, Seoul
LANDSEASKY: revisiting spatiality in video art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai
Spring 1883, David Pestorius Project, Winsor Hotel, Melbourne
LANDSEASKY, National Art School Art Gallery, Sydney
LANDSEASKY, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane

Sydney Contemporary 13, David Pestorius Booth, Sydney

Primary Views, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Art Movement, UTS Gallery, Sydney
TURRBAL-JAGERA, University of Queensland Art Museum

Power to the People
, Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane

Gravity -MAAP in Singapore, Singapore Art Museum
A Group Show, The Other House, Singapore
1+1+1, Yuill/Crowley Gallery, Sydney
Post Contemporary Painting, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Art Forum Berlin, David Pestorius

Yellow, Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane

Multimedia Art Asia-Pacific, Brisbane
, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Drawing room, Brisbane City Gallery
Now, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Crossing the Ocean, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

Group Show, Steven Alderton Gallery, Brisbane