Headshot of David A. Bailey.

David A. Bailey MBE is a photographer, writer, curator, lecturer and cultural facilitator who lives and works in London. He is currently Artistic Director of ICF – International Curators Forum. One of David’s main concerns is the notion of diaspora and black representation in art. He co-curated the groundbreaking exhibitions Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance with Richard J. Powell at the Hayward Gallery in London in 1997, and Back to Black: Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary with Petrine Archer-Straw and Richard J. Powell at Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 2005.  David key co-curatorial work in the Caribbean has the BDVA Black Diaspora Visual Arts in Barbados in 2009 and The Black Jacobins in Barbados and Martinique 2011.  The Caribbean Pavilion at the 2010 Liverpool Biennale.  Curating In The Caribbean publication 2011. Life Between Islands 2021/22 Tate Britain.